Flavorful Banana Split Cookies Recipe

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If you like to try fun and unique cookie recipes, I do believe these banana split cookies fit the bill. These cookies are packed with ingredients to include a blast of flavor in each bite.

With cake mix, banana pudding, cherries, and more, these cookies are far from boring. If you know someone who loves banana splits, be sure to share this recipe with them.

Banana split cookies with chocolate chips and cherries on a table.

Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies

I just love cake mix cookies and cookie recipes that include pudding mix. This banana split cookies creation combines both.

There’s a lot going on in this colorful dessert recipe. It’s sure to satisfy the sweetest of sweet teeth. Add them to your next super happy celebration for an exciting addition to the dessert table.

Also try these banana split pudding cups for a no-bake dessert that’s creamy and dreamy. For another banana cookie option, give these banana cream pie cookies a try.

Banana Pudding Cookies Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this dessert recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • White cake mix
  • Banana instant pudding
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Sprinkles
Cherries, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and cake mix in a bowl.

Banana Cherry Cookies Directions

Get ready by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F and lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Sift the cake mix and the pudding mix into a large mixing bowl.

Add the eggs, oil, and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. The dough will be thick and this is normal.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Gently fold in the maraschino cherries and sprinkles.

Scoop out tablespoon-sized dough balls. Each ball of dough should be about the size of a golf ball.

Place the dough onto a baking sheet about 2-3 inches apart.

Bake for 10-13 minutes.

Let the banana split cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Cookies with cherries and chocolate chips.

Loaded Cookies Recipe Notes and FAQ

You can use Funfetti cake mix.

You can use Funfetti or a confetti cake mix instead of plain white and skip the sprinkles if you’d like.

Can I use vanilla pudding?

You can swap the banana pudding for vanilla and just call these birthday cake cookies if you’d like.

Yield: 28 cookies

Banana Split Cookies Recipe

Banana Split Cookies Cookie Recipe

When you're looking for a fun party cookie, try these banana split cookies. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15.25 oz white cake mix, 1 box
  • 5.1 oz banana instant pudding, 1 box
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries, chopped
  • ¼ cup sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift cake mix and pudding mix into a large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla extract and stir until smooth (dough will be thick).
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Gently fold in cherries and sprinkles (you can use a Funfetti cake mix and then skip the sprinkles).
  6. Scoop out dough by the tablespoon and round into a ball. Each dough ball should be about the size of a golf ball.
  7. Place on baking sheet 2-3 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 10-13 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

28

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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22 Comments

  1. Tammy Woodall says:

    Oh my goodness, these cookies look so delicious. I’m definitely trying this recipe. Thanks.

  2. Very festive looking. Too much sugar for me.

  3. Julie Wood says:

    I love your recipes that you post on your blog, and I really like this recipe for Banana Split cookies. I know that I would make these soon. They are such a pretty cookie.

  4. Barbara Montag says:

    I’ve been looking for good recipes to share when I volunteer.
    This is a keeper – thanks!

  5. Yum! I love a good banana split. Banana split in cookie form sounds amazing. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  6. Carol Bryant says:

    I cannot wait to make these!

  7. Courtney Lovell says:

    These look delicious! I think I’ll try my hand at these this week.

  8. Kim @The Baking ChocolaTess says:

    Yum for banana split cookies! Thanks for sharing! 😉

  9. Fee Roberts says:

    Fantastic! I love the beautiful colors. I’ll have to make these for my granddaughter. She loves colorful things.

  10. What a yummy creative sweet creation! These cookies look delicious! Saying hello from Create it Thursday! I would love for you to stop by sometime!! 🙂
    Cathy

  11. Absolutely love your colourful recipe! I;m inspired!!! I’m pinning this. 🙂

  12. I have never come across a recipe for a cookie like this. What a GREAT idea. I love how fun these look in addition to how delicious they sound.

  13. Kimberly Hilbert says:

    I love this idea! It is beautiful and delicious looking! I am definitely pinning it for another day!

  14. Amanda @ Momily Homily says:

    What a yummy looking recipe!! Thanks for linking up with us at the #homemattersparty. We’re glad to have you!!

  15. The kids are going to love these! I would love for you to share at this weeks parties Sunday through Thursday! Have a terrific week!

  16. how many eggs? Sorry I just see add eggs

    1. Are you on mobile? For some reason that prevents people from seeing the ingredients. That’s horrible and I need to fix it! 🙁
      1 box white cake mix
      1 small pkg. banana instant pudding
      2 eggs
      ½ cup oil
      1 tsp. vanilla extract
      ½ cup chocolate chips
      ½ cup maraschino cherries, chopped
      ¼ cup sprinkles

  17. What a fun treat! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  18. I really enjoy trying different type of cookies out and these are perfect for something new. I’ve never heard of anything like this before!

  19. Shannon F. says:

    I never heard of these before but they look so good! I will pass on the recipe to my mom to try it out. Thanks

  20. Debora Klopp says:

    Jennifer, please help, my store only had the small boxes of pudding mix and 2 together come to more than the amount you have listed. They are 3.4 oz each. Would using 2 boxes be a problem? Would I need to change anything else if I do?

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Debora! It’s probably not a huge deal to use 2 boxes. Or, you could just pour both boxes of the dry powder into a bowl and get rid of about 3.5 tablespoons. Let me know how it turns out!!

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