Peanut butter and banana in a pie—Elvis Presley might be turning over in his grave trying to get to this one. This is a dessert for summer, it’s smooth, creamy, sweet, crunchy, and best of all it’s cool. We don’t mean it wears a leather jacket and rides a motorcycle, we mean it’s actually served cold! So on a hot summer day serve up this delightful peanut butter banana icebox pie! It would make The King proud!
- 2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup finely chopped honey-roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 (4-oz.) semisweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
- 2 cups whipping cream, divided
- 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large bananas, sliced
- Toppings: sweetened whipped cream, chocolate syrup, chopped honey-roasted peanuts
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Stir together graham cracker crumbs, finely chopped honey-roasted peanuts, and butter; firmly press on bottom, up the sides, and onto the lip of a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 30 minutes).
- Microwave chocolate and 1/2 cup whipping cream in a small microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for 1 1/2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring at 30-second intervals. Whisk until chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. (Do not overheat.) Spoon chocolate mixture into prepared crust.
- Beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, and brown sugar, and 1/4 cup whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- In another bowl beat the vanilla and remaining 1 1/4 cups whipping cream at high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third whipped cream mixture into peanut butter mixture to loosen; then fold in remaining whipped cream mixture.
- Arrange banana slices over the chocolate mixture in the crust. Spread peanut butter mixture over bananas. Cover and chill for 8 hours. Serve pie with desired toppings.
Recipe and photo from SouthernLiving.com