Kara's Party Ideas Frozen Banana Split Recipe- In Jars! Make in Advance for your party!

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The fabulous book, Desserts in Jars by Shaina Olmanson is full of delectable treats- all served in jars! This delicious FROZEN BANANA SPLIT RECIPE is from the book. For more wonderful recipes like this you can purchase the book at Target, Barnes & Noble, Amazon & other bookstores. Get your hands on a copy today!

Recipe: Frozen Banana Splits!

Here is a fun spin on the traditional banana split. Rather than using ice cream as the glue that holds all the sweet treats together, these banana splits rely instead on frozen banana. With a bit of pineapple and chocolate, a touch of strawberry, and a swirl of whipped cream, this cherry-topped treat would be a welcome surprise at your backyard celebration.



  • ·       1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ·       2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ·       2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ·       5 bananas, peeled, cut in chunks, and frozen
  • ·       1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in 100% juice, drained
  • ·       1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ·       ¼ cup chocolate sauce; recipe follows
  • ·       1 cup heavy cream
  • ·       2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • ·       8 maraschino cherries


1.     Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and butter in a bowl. Divide the graham cracker mixture evenly among eight 8-ounce jars, and press the mixture into the bottoms of the jars.

2.     In a food processor, blend the frozen banana chunks until smooth. Scoop on top of the graham cracker mixture and level off. Add one ounce of crushed pineapple to the top of each jar and follow with the strawberries. Drizzle chocolate sauce over the strawberries. (Reserve any leftover chocolate sauce for another use.)

3.     Beat the cream and the confectioners’ sugar in a medium-size bowl until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon the whipped cream over the chocolate sauce and top each jar with a maraschino cherry. Serve immediately.

Recipe: Chocolate Sauce


  • ·       ½ cup heavy cream
  • ·       2 tablespoons water
  • ·       2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ·       2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ·       2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ·       Pinch of salt
  • ·       7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • ·       1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ·       1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a small saucepan, heat the cream, water, cocoa powder, sugar, corn syrup, and salt over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture just begins to boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Allow to cool slightly. The sauce can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator; reheat it slightly before pouring over your dessert.



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  1. April says:

    Love this and I cannot wait to make these for my son’s birthday! What size Mason jars did you use?

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