Banana Split Cheesecake Squares

Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Filling

  • 3 eight-oz packages Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana

Topping

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 banana sliced, tossed with 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 eight-oz can pineapple chunks, drained

Crust: Mix crumbs, butter and sugar; press into bottom of 13x9" baking pan.

Filling: Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.  Add eggs; mix until blended.  Stir in mashed banana. Pour into crust.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes until center is almost set.  Cool. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight.

Topping:  Top with strawberries, sliced banana and pineapple.  Drizzle with semi-sweet baking chocolate, and sprinkle with toasted chopped nuts.  Cut into squares.

  • Yields: 18 bars
  • Preparation Time: About 4 hours, including chilling -- Make this the day before.

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