No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake Bars

by aimee @ shugarysweets on July 3, 2014

Looking for the best summer dessert? These No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake Bars just might be what you’re looking for! No oven needed, yet delicious rich cheesecake in every bite!

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No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake Bars: delicious and creamy...these won't last long at dessert time

Day 3 of Banana Split Week. It’s a winner too.

Banana Split Cheesecake.

Not any cheesecake….a delicious, easy NO BAKE cheesecake. I win right? Like if there were awards for best Banana Split desserts…I win. Yes, I’m a bit competitive. But c’mon….Banana Split Fudge….Banana Split Poke Cake….and now cheesecake.

No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake Bars: delicious and creamy...these won't last long at dessert time

I probably say this at least once every week….but this is my favorite dessert.

Yeah, that’s the problem with being a food blogger. You love everything. And each time I bake (or NO BAKE as the case might be), the recipes just get better and better.

From the sweet graham cracker crust to the cheesecake filling, these bars have everything you want.

And don’t skimp on those salty pecans either. I decided to go with pecans instead of peanuts…you know, to change this up, hehe. Actually, since I’m a Fisher Nut Brand Ambassador (no, this isn’t a sponsored post) I’m fortunate to have a lot of my favorite nuts on hand. And since I just love pecans I knew they would be great on top. Oh, I also added some into the crust. DIVINE.

I think after this Banana Split Week I realized TWO things:

1. I love banana splits. More than I thought I did. I love the sweet pineapple with banana, strawberries…just LOVE it.

2. I need to eat some lettuce. See number 1.

No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake Bars: delicious and creamy...these won't last long at dessert time

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No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 16 large bars

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 2 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 15 full crackers)
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Filling:
  • 3 (8oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 8oz Cool Whip
  • For the toppings:
  • 12 oz can Crushed Pineapple, drained
  • 3 large bananas, sliced
  • 8 oz strawberries, sliced
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • maraschino cherries, halved
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup

Instructions

  1. For the crust, combine graham crackers and pecans in food processor. Process until crumbs. Add melted butter. Press into bottom of 13x9 baking dish.
  2. For the filling, beat cream cheese with sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice for 3-5 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Fold in 8oz Cool Whip. Pour over graham crust.
  3. Top with drained pineapple, sliced bananas and strawberries. Spread Cool Whip over berries. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Top with cherries and drizzle with chocolate syrup. ENJOY.
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Be sure to stop over and see what my friend Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life made for Banana Split Week!

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Mir July 3, 2014 at 7:25 am

I get the competitive thing. You and Jocelyn can duke it out this week for best banana split ideas!
But I gotta say, cheesecake will always be a favorite! These are beautiful!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 3, 2014 at 8:55 am

Hmmm, I’m going to have to show her this message…basically you’re saying, I win, right? hehe!!

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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life July 3, 2014 at 7:38 am

Hahaha! Sorry to disappoint ya babe…but I win. No bake cheesecake…and OREO! Booyah!!! ;-) I mean I like pineapple and all, but chocolate beats fruit every time! Ha! But seriously, this is one awesome looking no bake. For realsies!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 3, 2014 at 8:55 am

What? This is my blog, you totally don’t win. LOL!!! But yes, OREO is a good thing!

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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life July 3, 2014 at 9:21 am

Fine. I’ll call a truce and just say it is a tie. No bake cheesecake vs. no bake cheesecake. Point both teams ;-)
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Ashton July 3, 2014 at 8:08 am

Oooohh, I’m loving banana split week!! This looks insane and deliciuos, and I love that it is NO BAKE!! Pinned :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 3, 2014 at 8:54 am

Thanks for the pin! Banana Split Week is pretty awesome!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) July 3, 2014 at 10:51 am

I think I just fell in love with banana splits again! This looks incredible!
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Librarian Lavender July 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm

What a great recipe, I have to try this! It looks amazing!
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tahnycooks July 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Ahhhh….no-bake! I am in on this one! Looks Delish!
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Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts July 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm

mmmm, this looks SO wonderful! and uhm. I should probably get on that whole “eating lettuce” thing too…
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Jamie July 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

This looks heavenly!!! I’m loving all of the banana split recipes this week!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 5, 2014 at 10:16 am

Thank you! It was fun coming up with some delicious treats!
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marcie July 4, 2014 at 12:16 pm

I love banana split desserts, and these are calling my name! Hope you have a wonderful Fourth, Aimee! :)
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Sharon July 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Just a note to say thank you for this recipe. Made it for July 4and it made my husbands number one dessert. He wants it for breakfast and lunch today also. A big hit at our home.

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aimee @ shugarysweets July 6, 2014 at 12:12 am

Haha, so glad to hear it!! Thanks for stopping back over and letting me know!

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Julianne @ Beyond Frosting July 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Having a new favorite dessert all the time is “side effect” of blogging right?! This looks amazing!
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Kayla July 6, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Oh my goodness this looks so good, and the chocolate and nuts really top it off :) The best part is you don’t have to bake!
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Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness July 7, 2014 at 7:40 am

There is so much goodness going on here that I am pretty sure my taste buds just fell off my head. And, no bake? I am going to marry you. Pinned!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

Thanks Taylor, you’re too sweet :)

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DessertForTwo July 7, 2014 at 8:03 am

I don’t think I can make it through today without a piece of this!
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Paula July 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

I could seriously face plant right in this! Looks so yummy!
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Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) July 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm

I’ve enjoyed your banana split posts! You’ve made me realize I liked them more than I thought I did! Pinned!
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Krystle(Baking Beauty) July 7, 2014 at 11:54 pm

I love everything about this recipe, the crust, the cheesecake, the banana. Yum! Pinning to try soon.
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 8, 2014 at 9:21 am

I hope you do try it. It’s seriously amazing. Thanks for pinning!!!

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Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom July 8, 2014 at 7:44 am

Haha, I’m with you on the needing to eat more lettuce thing! I love banana splits, too – these look amazing!
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Alexis @ Upside Down Pear July 8, 2014 at 2:10 pm

While I’m not the biggest fan of banana split’s original form, these cheesecake bars look incredible! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many takes on the banana split before, and some of these just look too good to pass up. I’ll have to give these a try!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 9, 2014 at 9:52 am

Thanks Alexis. The cheesecake bars are truly delicious. I guarantee you will love them…if not I will gladly take them off your hands ;)

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Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen July 8, 2014 at 10:46 pm

I love the switch up of pecans, sounds divine!! And yes more lettuce for me too… oh the horror!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 9, 2014 at 9:50 am

Stupid lettuce. LOL

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Efrain- RookstoCooks July 25, 2014 at 10:23 am

Banana Split & Cheesecake- Who could ask for anything more? This puts the best of both worlds into one dessert and for this I cannot wait to make it. I always forget how much I love cheesecake until I see it or read about it. Thanks for the post!

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aimee @ shugarysweets July 26, 2014 at 8:19 am

You’re welcome. ENJOY :)

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