I am bananas for bananas...Holy Smokes! is all I have to say. This came to me by way of my friend Vandee W. and is nothing short of perfect. I have a love/hate relationship with cheesecake and this is just enough cheesecake to make me fall in love!
1 ¾ c. Crushed Graham Cracker Crumbs
¼ C. Sugar
½ C. Butter (melted)
Combine Graham crust and sugar – mix well. Stir in butter, set aside ½ C. of Graham for topping. Press into 9x13 greased pan. Bake at 350* for 5-7 minutes then let cool completely.
1st layer of filling:
½ C. Sugar
1 pkg. (8z) Cream Cheese – softened
1/2 carton Cool Whip
In bowl beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in cool whip and set aside.
2nd layer of filling:
1 1/2 C. cold Milk
1 (3.4oz) Banana Cream instant pudding
Whip until thickens and fold in remaining 1/2 carton of Cool Whip
3-4 firm Bananas – sliced
Arrange bananas on crust. Spread cream cheese mixture onto bananas (sometimes spreads better if slightly warm). Arrange another layer of bananas and top with pudding mixture, sprinkle with graham cracker crust and refrigerate 1-2 hours.