By Mary Frederiksen, AKA The Happy Cooker
I fondly remember the day I first tasted this dessert. It was served at an office potluck and I fell in love with it. I requested the recipe from my co-worker and she was kind enough to share it with me. The ingredients are easy to find and the recipe is very easy to follow. The hard part about this dish is finding the extra time to work off the calories!
If you are a banana lover and are looking for a rich, tasty and fun dessert that is easy to prepare, this is it. We have decorated the top for many celebrations such as birthdays and holidays. Every time it is served, I am asked for the recipe, so I have a number of printed copies tucked in my recipe folder. Try it and see if your guests love it as much as we do. Enjoy!
2 cups crushed Nilla Wafers
1 stick of butter, melted
2 sticks of butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
5 large bananas, sliced
1 large can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 large container of Cool Whip, thawed
Combine the first two ingredients and press into the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch glass dish. Chill in the refrigerator until you prepare the next layer.
Place the next three ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat on high with the beaters for at least 15 minutes. The cream will be a light golden color when it is ready. Carefully spread this mixture over the Nilla Wafer crust.
Slice five bananas and layer them over the cream layer.
Next, carefully layer the crushed pineapple over the banana layer. Top with the Cool Whip. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!