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Banana Split Trifle

July 12, 2017
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This Banana Split Trifle is a perfect nobake dessert! Layered vanilla wafers, vanilla pudding, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and of course sliced banana!

banana split trifle

We've entered the toddler zone. Please send help. And chocolate. And coffee.

Reuben turns two years old in October, but for us, the terrible two's have started a little early. In the morning when he wakes up, he MUST have his juice or milk cup ready and waiting for him or he has a melt down. During the day, he MUST watch his daily episode of Puppy Dog Pals and Sesame Street or he has a melt down. Don't try feeding him anything on a spoon, he MUST do it himself in his high chair making an absolute mess. And then, even if you manage to do all of those things attempting to make him happy during the day, when 5pm rolls around, he follows me throughout the house crying for no apparent reason. 

This child needs to start talking with real words!

Reuben is, of course, a brat because he doesn't act this way for anyone else. Only for the lucky four of us that live with him. Gahhh!!

banana split trifle recipe

It's a good thing I have quick, no-bake desserts in my arsenal to make when the four of us are exhausted from toddler meltdowns and want to enjoy a peaceful, sweet treat at the end of the night! This is really easy to pull together and I'm going to give a plug for this amazing Anchor Hocking Party Bowl that I picked up on Amazon a few weeks ago:

Full disclosure: this is my affiliate link to Amazon, so when you purchase this on Amazon I receive a small percentage of the sale. When I went to originally make this dessert, I remembered that I had broken my trifle dish when we were moving last year. I spotted this one on Amazon and I love that it came with a lid - it works perfectly for trifles, jello desserts, even storing salads. And it cleans up great in the dishwasher - I highly recommend!

Yield: 16 servings

Banana Split Trifle

This Banana Split Trifle is a perfect nobake dessert! Layered vanilla wafers, vanilla pudding, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and of course sliced banana!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: total time: 15 mins


  • 4 cups milk, divided
  • 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding
  • 3.4 oz package instant chocolate fudge pudding
  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • maraschino cherries, drained and patted dry


  1. Prepare instant vanilla and chocolate puddings in separate bowls, using two cups of milk each. Allow each to sit for 5 minutes to thicken up.
  2. In the bottom of your trifle dish, lay enough vanilla wafers to make two layers of cookies on top of each other, about 30 - 40 cookies.
  3. Spread vanilla pudding over cookies. Place banana slices over vanilla pudding, drizzle chocolate syrup over bananas, and then make another layer of vanilla wafer cookies.
  4. Spread chocolate pudding over cookies, and then spread whipped topping evenly over chocolate pudding. Arrange cherries over whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour or ideally overnight. Serve cold.
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Banana Split Trifle paula deen

This really was an amazing summer dessert to enjoy at the end of a HOT day! No need to heat up the oven for this one either, score!! Feel free to top this with your favorite chopped nuts - the only person that likes nuts in dessert is Paul so I skipped that for us. Shh don't tell him! ;)

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If you go ahead and pick up that trifle bowl I linked to above in the post, let me know what you think when you get it! It's my favorite new item in my kitchen for sure!

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