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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 sooo 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 :) )

Peanut Butter Icebox Pie- 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 Type: Dessert
Author: Mary Allen Perry, Southern Living JUNE 2012
Prep time: 9 hours
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 9 hours 12 mins
Serves: 8
Smooth, decedent and cool peanut butter banana icebox pie.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 15 sheets)
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. 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.

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  • bbklarinette

    That looks delicious.  I think I gained 5 lbs. just looking at it.

  • http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/ Christina at I Gotta Create!

    LOOKS FANTASTIC!!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!<3 Christina

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  • Lynda Self

    That looks incredible!

    • http://www.grinninglikeanidiot.com/ Stephanie

      Hey Lynda!
      It is really good!!! I had to have a whole glass of milk with it because it was so rich! I was debating between bringing this one and the key lime pie to the next get together. :)
      See you soon!
      Stephanie @ grinninglikeanidiot.com

      • Lynda Self

        Bring this one! :)

        • Lynda Self

          Your key lime was incredible! Next time we are to bring desserts bring this one. I still would like to try it.

          • http://www.grinninglikeanidiot.com/ Stephanie

            Thanks Lynda! I have plans for the next one (it was my hubby’s idea), so perhaps I’ll bring this one in November – it’s worth waiting for :)

  • Jennifer H

    Oh yum! I love pb and I love chocolate. I have to try this!!

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