Walking Banana “Splits” – Easy Camping Treat

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I’ve got a delicious recipe that’s sure to be a hit on your next camping adventure: Walking Banana “Splits.” This fun and easy-to-make snack is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while enjoying the great outdoors. With minimal ingredients and no need for ice cream, these tasty treats are portable, portioned individually, and ready to enjoy in minutes. Let’s dive into the recipe!

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Ingredients (per snack)

Walking Banana Split Ingredients

Look below for a printable version of this snack.


  1. Prep the Cookies: Start by removing the Nilla Wafer Cookies from their bags and set them aside.
  2. Add the Pudding: Open the vanilla pudding cups and pour the one pudding cup into each bag of cookies.
    Pudding in bags
  3. Add the cookies back: Place the mini Nilla Wafers back to the bag, on top of the pudding.
    Nilla Wafers in bags
  4. Banana Slices: Slice a banana and add a few slices into each bag.
    Banana slices in bags
  5. Top It Off: Add a generous dollop of whipped cream on top of the banana slices.
  6. Cherry on Top: Finish off your Walking Banana “Splits” by placing a cherry on top of the whipped cream.
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Why You’ll Love These Treats

  • Easy to Make: This recipe is super simple, making it perfect for kids to help out with and for quick assembly at the campsite.
  • Minimal Ingredients: With just five ingredients, you won’t need to pack much extra in your camping gear.
  • Portable: Since these treats are made in the bags that the cookies come in, they’re easy to carry around and enjoy wherever you are.
  • Individually Portioned: Each serving is portioned individually, making it easy to distribute and enjoy without any mess.
Walking Banana Split HERO

Walking Banana “Splits”

These Walking Banana "Splits" are a delightful and portable twist on the classic dessert. Made with Nilla Wafer Cookies, banana slices, vanilla pudding cups, whipped cream, and topped with a cherry, they are easy to assemble and perfect for enjoying on the go. Ideal for camping trips, these individually portioned treats offer a refreshing and tasty snack or dessert without the need for ice cream.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 4


  • 4 Mini Nilla Wafer Cookies snack bags
  • 4 Vanilla Pudding Snack Packs
  • 1-2 Bananas sliced
  • Whipped cream
  • Cherries


  • Remove the cookies from the bags.
  • Add vanilla pudding into each bag.
    Pudding in bags
  • Add banana slices and cookies.
    Banana slices in bags
  • Top with whipped cream & and cherry.
    Walking Banana Split HERO
  • Enjoy!

Tips for the Perfect Walking Banana “Splits”

  • Chill the Pudding: For an extra refreshing treat, chill the vanilla pudding cups in your cooler before assembling the “snacks.
  • Go Nutty: Add some crushed nuts like peanuts or almonds for a bit of crunch and extra flavor.
  • Get Creative: You can mix in other toppings like chocolate chips or sprinkles to make your Walking Banana Splits even more fun and personalized.

These Walking Banana “Splits” are the perfect treat to enjoy after a day of hiking, swimming, or just relaxing at the campsite. They offer the delicious taste of a banana split without the need for ice cream, making them an ideal dessert for any camping trip. Give them a try on your next adventure, and let us know how you like them!


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