Peanut Butter Banana Icebox Pie

In this month's Southern Living Magazine I ran across the picture on the table of contents of a Peanut Butter Banana Icebox Pie, it looked so yummy I had to make it.  And like all the recipes from Southern Living, it was fantastic!

What I love about this dessert: it's best made the night before a little gathering of friends (it needs 8 hours to chill in the fridge, then you can have a piece with coffee for breakfast :) - it's great being an adult :) )

The ingredients alone indicated a winner!  Bananas, Cinnamon Graham Crackers, Honey Roasted Peanuts, and Semi Sweet Chocolate - HECK YEAH!

How gorgeous is this pie!  And let me tell you: the Cinnamon Graham Cracker Crust with Honey Roasted Peanuts will become my go-to crust for my Chocolate Carmel Pecan Cheesecake too!

You can see the bananas in between the layer of chocolate and Peanut Butter.  Depending on your taste, you can either leave out the bananas or double the layer. :)

For the chocolate drizzle, I took a hand full of Semi-Sweet chocolate and a 1/4 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream, popped it in the microwave for a minute, stirred and drizzled it on with a spoon.

Peanut Butter Banana Icebox Pie



Recipe by Mary Allen Perry, Southern Living JUNE 2012

Prep time: 9 hours
Cook time: 12 minutes
Total time: 9 hours, 12 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Cinnamon Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 15 sheets)
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Honey-Roasted Peanuts
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1 (4oz) Semi-sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, Chopped
  • 2 Cups Whipping Cream, divided
  • 1 (8oz) Package Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Bananas, sliced
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together first 3 ingredients; firmly press on bottom, up sides, and onto 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).
  2. Microwave chocolate and 1/2 cup whipping cream in a small microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 1/2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring at 30-second intervals. Whisk until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. (Do not overheat.) Spoon chocolate mixture into prepared crust.
  3. Beat cream cheese, next 2 ingredients, and 1/4 cup whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Beat 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; fold in remaining whipped cream mixture.
  5. Arrange banana slices over chocolate mixture in crust. Spread peanut butter mixture over bananas. Cover and chill 8 hours. Serve pie with desired toppings.

Stephanie Weaver

Grinning Like An Idiot: Create your Happiness. I'm a stay-at-home mom who doesn't 'stay' very well. I like to provide everyone with resources and ideas for crafts, painting and DIY!