• August 6, 2012

VIDEO: Cooking with Arlene & Oliver

Learn how to make a delicious no-bake banana split mini-cheesecakes!

Arlene and her friend Oliver are going to show you how to make kid-friendly No-Bake Banana Split Mini-Cheesecakes. Yummy! Click below to watch the video and see whether or not Oliver likes bananas!

No-Bake Banana Split Mini-Cheesecake

Serves 12

  • 1 package graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • melted chocolate to taste
  • sliced cherries to taste

Put graham crackers in a large re-sealble plastic bag, and crush them with a rolling pin until very fine crumbs form. Pour crumbs into a medium bowl; stir in sugar; add butter and stir until well combined.

Add 1 tablespoon of the crumb mixture into muffin cups and press flat. Chill crust in refrigerator at least 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the filling. Using an electric mixer set at medium high speed, beat cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Beat in the condensed milk a little at a time. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla.

Add 1 tablespoon of filling into crust. Then layer bananas, chocolate, and cherries. Top off with more filling. Cover and refrigerate 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Remove and add whipped cream, sprinkles, or any other toppings you enjoy.

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