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I walked in on someone talking about a banana split dessert at work the other day. She said it was AWESOME, though it wasn't actually a banana split. So here it is, my challenge piece, the Banana Split Freezer Dessert Trifle Thingie.
1/2 gal Neapolitan ice cream (the kind in the box)
1/2 c chopped nuts
1 c chocolate chips
2 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs (divided)
1/2 c butter
1 1/2 c evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 16 oz Cool Whip, thawed
2 c powdered sugar
Cover the bottom of a 11x15 or 13x9 in pan with 1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs. Thinly slice bananas and place over crumbs. Slice ice cream into 1/2 inch slices and layer next in the pan. Sprinkle with nuts. Place in the freezer until frozen solid.
While freezing, melt the chocolate chips & butter in a medium sauce pan over low heat. Add powdered sugar and evaporated milk. DO NOT BOIL. Cool mixture slightly. Remove pan from freezer and add chocolate as the next layer. Freeze again. Remove from freezer, cover with Cool Whip and sprinkle with remaining crumbs.
Keep frozen, remove 5 minutes before serving.
(not my photo)