Enjoy the satisfying taste of a banana split in this chocolate crusted pie. This make-ahead dessert has crumbled chocolate Oreo cookies and melted butter, which creates a delicious no-bake pie crust. Then delve into the vanilla pudding and whipped topping layer marbled with more chocolate. Have fun with this Banana Split Pie and all the colorful crazy toppings you can think of.
Make ahead desserts are so great when planning any party or get-together. It allows you to make it, then forget about it, while you concentrate on all the other details.
Another highlight to the pie, besides the fantastic taste, is that it does not require you to turn your oven on. No Bake desserts are a favorite during the dog days of summer around here.
Both can be made ahead of time, and both are simply scrumptious.
Making a chocolate Oreo pie crust
You’ll need three things: a 9″ pie plate, the Oreo cookies, and the butter.
The cookies need to be reduced to crumbs using something like a food processor, blender, or rolling pin.
Next, melt the butter and mix together with the cookie crumbs in the pie plate.
Form the pie crust by patting the bottom and pressing the crumbs up the sides.
Layer the sliced bananas
What’s a banana split without the bananas, right? The recipe calls for two bananas, but add more if you’re a banana lover.
After slicing the bananas, place them in an even layer over the crust. Don’t worry about how it looks, you’re about to cover them up with the pudding layer.
In other words, the slices don’t have to be perfect. In fact, if you have someone who doesn’t like bananas (parish the thought), you can always make the pie half/half like a pizza; half with bananas, half without.
Adding the pudding layer
In a large bowl, beat together the milk and instant vanilla pudding mix. Than add the whipped topping to the pudding mixture and spoon over the bananas.
Now lick the beaters. Ha! I call this quality control.
Gently spread the pudding mixture to the edges of the pie. There’s a lot in this layer, so expect the center to be a little higher than the sides.
The pie plate shown here was actually 9.25″, which was perfect.
If using an exact 9″ pie plate, you might have too much vanilla pudding mixture. You can either 1) add less whipped topping (like 1/2 cup), or 2) put whatever doesn’t fit into the pie into a glass or bowl for a later snack.
Making the chocolate layer
Using a small bowl, microwave the baking chocolate until melted. Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir until thoroughly mixed.
The mixture is a little bit thick, but you can still pour it over the pudding mixture with the help of a spatula. Otherwise, a large serving spoon works just as well. Because this chocolate mixture is thick, it’s best to pour it evenly over the top, rather than trying to spread it afterwards.
Using the spatula, cut through the chocolate mixture several times. The chocolate will mix with the pudding mixture below giving your Banana Split Pie a marble effect.
Again, due to quality control, I highly recommend licking the spatula.
Hurry up and wait
At this point, refrigerate the pie for at least 5 hours to set up, although, preferably over night.
That’s it. All that’s left are the toppings, if you want them.
Banana Split Pie Toppings
Toppings are optional, but so fun. Have a tray set out with different toppings and let everyone pick their own.
Some topping ideas are the more traditional, like a dollop of whipped cream, a cherry on top, peanuts, or maybe some sprinkles. How about some more chocolate, like chocolate syrup, or caramel sauce?
Fresh fruit would also make a colorful and healthy topping, while a chopped candy bar would be decadent. Mini marshmallows! More Oreo cookies would be great, so would more sliced bananas. Chia seeds? Ha!
Banana Split Pie
- 18 chocolate Oreo cookies, crushed
- 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 1 cup milk
- 3.4 oz. box vanilla instant pudding
- 8 oz. tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- Mix crushed Oreos with melted butter in pie plate. Pat the bottom and up sides to shape crust.
- Place bananas on bottom of pie crust.
- In large bowl, beat instant pudding into milk until smooth. Add whipped topping. Spoon over bananas.
- Mix melted chocolate and sweetened condensed milk together. Spoon over pudding mixture. Run a spatula through chocolate creating a marble effect.
- Refrigerate for at least 5 hours to overnight. Enjoy!
- OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: whipped cream, cherries, peanuts, marshmallows, fresh fruit, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, more Oreos, and all your favorites.
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I’m sure there are lots of toppings I left out, and some I would never even think of.
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