Brownie Banana Split Pizza holiday recipe

When we jumped from the city to the country I had no idea of all the fringe benefits awaiting me.

For example, I live in a county full of bakers.

Good, mouth-watering, melt-in-your-mouth, recipes-passed-down-from-generation-to-generation with extra butter kind of bakers.

The church potluck looks like something out of food network gone wild.

And makes it so hard to remember…..

…..that I really should be eating broccoli. ūüôā

Brownie Banana Split Pizza recipe

And every year all those bakers get together and have a charity dessert auction to benefit the basketball team.

They start with a table full of desserts and auction them off one by one and the bidding can get a little wild.

Pumpkin pies and peach pies and banana pudding go for almost a car payment.

But the winner this year?

The dessert that everyone wanted?

The one that made me wish I had a trust fund so I could guarantee it came home with me?

Brownie Banana Split Pie.

Brownie Banana Split Pizza simple dessert

Yes ma’am.

A layer of brownies and a layer of this and a layer of that and toss it all together and you end up with something that will make you the talk of the next church pot luck.

Shhhh….don’t tell….but I managed to get the recipe with the secret ingredient.

And it’s not broccoli. ūüôā

Brownie Banana Split Pizza dessert

Brownie Banana Split Pizza


1 pkg (13 x 9) brownie mix

2 pkgs. cream cheese softened

2/3 cup sugar

1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained

3 – 4 bananas sliced

15 -20 strawberries sliced

1/2 cup chopped nuts

2 Tbsp. Nesquick Chocolate Syrup (secret ingredient)

Brownie Banana Split Pizza strawberries


1.  Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

2.  Mix brownie mix as directed on the package.

3. ¬†Place parchment paper on 15-inch baking stone (pizza pan). ¬†Pour brownie mixture on paper and spread into a 14-inch circle. ¬†Do NOT try without using parchment paper…the batter will run off the stone while baking.

4.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until set.  Cool.

5. ¬†Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth. ¬†Spread over brownie “crust”. ¬†Top with fruit and nuts. ¬†Drizzle chocolate syrup over pizza. ¬†Chill. ¬†Cut into wedges with a pizza cutter.

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  1. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Oh the temptation of those desserts -- makes a strong man (woman) weak. And since you've been such a good girl and very strong to boot. I thin you can advance from broccoli to . . . . . cauliflower!! I know how excited you are and you are jumping up and down for joy. But you deserve to treat yourself. Just go easy on it and not overdo. Big hugs to you!!! :-)

  2. Image for Rita Hosick Rita Hosick

    I can not believe how beautiful you made the dessert look!! The pictures are fabulous! Just like you!!!

  3. Image for Mari Mari

    Omg when I sawthis I nearly lost my mind lol looks awesome!!! Just added to my save folder thanks for the share and cute story. I would love to live next to bakers indeed!!!

  4. Image for Funky Junk Interiors Funky Junk Interiors

    Your town sounds like my neighbour... she's always bringing a plate of stuff over. It's really hard living where I do... :) This pizza sounds incredible! I can see the fruit taking away from the richness of the brownie... dang! I want that! Promise me if I try I won't need a week's vacation afterwards?!

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