Monday, August 23, 2010
Banana Split Pizza
If you really love your family, you will make this for them tonight! You never know, they might sing you love songs or make up a poem about how great you are. Or at the very least, they might clean up the kitchen for you when they are finished! Seriously, this is very delicious and it makes a WHOLE bunch. So you might want to share it with a neighbor like I did! ;) But I wouldn't blame you if you kept the whole thing for yourself.
1 package (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed
1/4 chopped peanuts (optional)
2 Hershey bars (I used one of those BIG bars in the candy section)
2 bananas, sliced
1 can (8 oz.) pineapple tidbits, drained
1/2 cup strawberry ice cream topping
Preheat oven to 350. Shape cookie dough into a ball on a large, floured cookie sheet. I used a pizza pan. Roll the dough to a 14 inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick. Bake 16-18 minutes until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Carefully loosen cookie from pan. Cool completely on the pan. Microwave the cream cheese on HIGH for 30 seconds or until softened; whisk until smooth. Add Cool Whip and whisk until smooth. Mixture will be thick. Spread cream cheese mixture over cookie to within 1/2 of edge. Coarsely chop chocolate bars. Sprinkle peanuts and chocolate over the pizza. Arrange banana slices and pineapple tidbits evenly over pizza. Drizzle Strawberry topping all over to taste. Cut with a pizza cutter into 16 wedges and serve to your VERY grateful family!!!