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Banana Split Fudge

This Banana Split Fudge recipe is the perfect summer treat! All the flavors you love in the classic ice cream sundae packed into bite-sized squares of fudge.

This Pink Lemonade Fudge is another one we love to make in the summertime. You’ll love our Maple Walnut Fudge recipe too.

Banana Split Fudge: creamy fudge with a fun summer taste! #bananasplit #fudge

Why This Fudge is Best

Banana splits are delicious but not the easiest dessert to serve to a crowd. Not to mention the mess, the melting ice cream and sticky chocolate sauce getting everywhere.

Banana Split Fudge, on the other hand, is easy to serve with little mess and no bowls and spoons to clean up. You’ll love this out-of-the-box recipe!

  • This fudge has a creamy banana fudge base.
  • Cherries and pineapple are folded in to every bite.
  • The colorful sprinkle topping makes it fun to eat.
  • No candy thermometer needed to make this easy banana split fudge!
Banana Split Fudge: creamy fudge with a fun summer taste! #bananasplit #fudge

Fudge Ingredients

This fudge recipe starts with butter, sugar and heavy whipping cream. Here’s what you need to turn that mixture into banana split fudge.

  • Instant Banana Cream Pudding Mix – You add the powdered mix right to the bowl to give the fudge its banana flavor.
  • Marshmallow fluff – It creates soft, velvety fudge with perfect sweetness.
  • White chocolate morsels – These melt and combine with the other ingredients to give the fudge its structure and a creamy vanilla taste.
  • Dried cherries and pineapple – Chop them into bite size pieces before folding them into the fudge mixture.
  • Toppings – Use red M&Ms to imitate the appearance of a cherry on top of a banana split! We also topped this fudge with chocolate chips, sprinkles and a drizzle of melted white chocolate.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use an electric mixer. The quick action of the beaters make it easy to incorporate the melting chocolate and fluff into the hot sugar mixture.
  • Line the fudge pan with parchment paper. Leave a little paper hanging over the edge. Then once your fudge is set, you can use the edges of the parchment to give the fudge out of the pan all at once.
  • Refrigerate: After pouring the fudge mixture into the pan, it needs several hours to chill and set. It’s ready in as few as three hours but I usually like to leave it in the fridge overnight.
  • Enjoy cold! Banana split fudge tastes best cold straight from the fridge. The chilled temperature makes it even more reminiscent of an ice cream treat.
Banana Split Fudge: creamy fudge with a fun summer taste! #bananasplit #fudge

Recipe FAQs

How do I store this fudge? How long does it keep?

Store your homemade fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for about two weeks.

What is marshmallow fluff?

Marshmallow fluff is a thick, sticky spread that tastes like marshmallows. It’s also called “marshmallow creme” in some places! I use it in many of my fudge recipes to give the fudge a smooth, soft consistency.

What’s the best way to keep fudge from drying out?

I recommend storing homemade fudge in a block and cutting it “as you go.”
By slicing off only what you will eat or serve immediately, you keep the rest of the fudge fresher and softer longer. Make sure to keep fudge in a tightly sealed container when you’re not eating it too!

Can I add other banana split toppings?

Other toppings like crushed peanuts would be delicious on this fudge! I would avoid adding wet toppings like maraschino cherries or chocolate sauce as it would make the fudge difficult to eat.
If you wanted more chocolate flavor, you could always swap the melted white chocolate morsels for their milk chocolate counterpart.

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Yield: 64 servings

Banana Split Fudge Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes

This Banana Split Fudge recipe is the perfect summer treat! All the flavors you love in the classic ice cream sundae packed into bite-sized squares of fudge.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cup Unsalted Butter
  • pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Box (3.4 Ounce) Instant Banana Cream Pudding Mix
  • 1 Package (11 ounces) White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Jar (7 ounces) Marshmallow Fluff
  • 3 ounces Dried Cherries, chopped
  • ½ cup Dried Pineapple, chopped
  • ½ cup White Chocolate morsels, melted
  • Sprinkles, for garnish
  • Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips, for garnish
  • m&m's Milk Chocolate M&Ms, red, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, add sugar, butter, salt, and heavy cream. Heat over medium high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once boiling, continue to stir and boil for a full 4 minutes (a good rolling boil). Remove from heat.
  2. To a large mixing bowl, add white chocolate morsels, marshmallow cream and pudding mix. Pour hot sugar mixture over this. Using an electric mixer, beat until chocolate is melted and creamy (about 1 minute).  Fold in dried cherries and pineapple.
  3. Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish that is lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight.
  4. Cut into 64 bite sized pieces.
  5. In a small microwave safe dish, melt white chocolate morsels for 30 seconds, stir and heat an additional 30 seconds until creamy. Drizzle over fudge pieces and add sprinkles and mini chocolate chips immediately. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

Notes

  • Use an electric mixer. The quick action of the beaters make it easy to incorporate the melting chocolate and fluff into the hot sugar mixture.
  • Line the fudge pan with parchment paper. Leave a little paper hanging over the edge. Then once your fudge is set, you can use the edges of the parchment to give the fudge out of the pan all at once.
  • Refrigerate: After pouring the fudge mixture into the pan, it needs several hours to chill and set. It's ready in as few as three hours but I usually like to leave it in the fridge overnight.
  • Enjoy cold! Banana split fudge tastes best cold straight from the fridge. The chilled temperature makes it even more reminiscent of an ice cream treat.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    64

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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    Posted on July 1, 2014

    Comments & Reviews

    1. YAY Best of luck with the closing and the rest of the move!! So excited for you that it’s almost all done. 😀 And WOOO FOR AMAZING FUDGE!! This is going to be the best week ever since I freaking adore banana split EVERYTHING.

      1. Thanks Jess. We’re nearing the end of this crazy move, just going to be unpacking for awhile!

    2. Happy moving day my friend! I hope you’re well on your way to your new journey. Congrats! Eat some fudge!

    3. Good luck with your closing! And congrats!
      This fudge is so wonderful! What a great way to get banana splits in the mix without having to down an actual banana split. This way is much more fun!

    4. And now I love you just a little bit more than before 🙂 This is just fantastic Aimee! Pinned!

      Good luck with the move girl!

    5. Woo hoo for closing on the house. I hope you have your signing hand ready…and maybe some of this delicious fudge in your purse to munch on in between pages. I love all the fun banana split flavors you have going on in these adorable little squares.

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