Chocolate-Banana Split Dessert


30 OREO cookies, finely crushed (about 2-1/2 cups)

6 Tbsp. butter, melted

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

2 Tbsp. cold milk

1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided

4 bananas, sliced

2 pkg. (3.9 oz. each) chocolate instant pudding

3-1/4 cups cold milk

1/3 cup maraschino cherries, halved

1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts

2 Tbsp. chocolate syrup


Mix cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and 2 Tbsp. milk in medium bowl with whisk until well blended. Stir in 1 cup cool whip; spread over crust. Top with bananas.

Beat pudding mixes and 3-1/4 cups milk with whisk 2 min.; spread over bananas. Let stand 5 min. or until thickened; cover with remaining cool whip. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Top with cherries, nuts and syrup just before serving.
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