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Discover a refreshing twist on a classic dessert with our Banana Split Fluff Salad! This delightful recipe transforms the beloved flavors of a traditional banana split into a light, fluffy, and creamy salad that’s perfect for any occasion. Combining the tangy sweetness of crushed pineapple, the rich creaminess of banana pudding, and the nostalgic charm of maraschino cherries, this dessert is a true crowd-pleaser. Topped with mini chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts, each bite offers a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, attending a potluck, or simply craving a sweet treat, our Banana Split Fluff Salad is sure to impress and satisfy your sweet tooth. Get ready to enjoy a dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!


  • 1 box (3.4 ounces) instant banana pudding mix
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple (including juice)
  • 1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (plus 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (plus 1 tablespoon for garnish)
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 jars (10 ounces each) maraschino cherries, halved and patted dry


  1. Combine Pudding and Pineapple: In a large bowl, mix the dry banana pudding mix with the crushed pineapple until fully dissolved and thickened.
  2. Add Cool Whip: Gently fold in the thawed Cool Whip using a spatula until well incorporated.
  3. Mix Other Ingredients: Carefully stir in the mini marshmallows, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, banana slices, and halved cherries.
  4. Chill: Refrigerate the mixture for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld and the dessert to firm up.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Before serving, sprinkle the top with the reserved chopped walnuts and mini chocolate chips. Serve immediately for the best texture and flavor.


  • Banana Tips: If preparing in advance, add the banana slices just before serving to prevent browning. Alternatively, dip the banana slices in lemon juice to slow the browning process, though this may impart a slight lemon flavor.

Enjoy your delightful banana pineapple fluff salad!

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