04.05.16

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA MINI PIES

peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest

certain recipes and foods are really nostalgic for me and this recipe happens to be one of them. my dad use to bring this peanut butter banana pie home for my mom on her birthday from the fancy bakery in town and it was exciting for everyone. somehow my mom managed to snag the recipe and it definitely stands the test of time and is truly one of my favorite desserts. we’re sharing the recipe below with one small change, mini pies instead of full size! -joanie 

peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest

Peanut Butter Banana Mini Pies
adapted from the Amway Grand Hotel
serves: 12

ingredients:
• 6 1/4 ounce cream cheese (room temperature)
• 7 1/8 ounce powdered sugar
• 2 teaspoons vailla
• 3/4 cup peanut butter
• 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
• 1 cup good quality semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
• 4 bananas, sliced
• 2 tbsp half and half
graham cracker crust:
•1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 stick butter, room temperature

peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest

how to make:
• mix crust ingredients together and press very firmly into your pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
• remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. we pulled the crusts out of the pan to make assembling them easier but you can also leave them in the pan as you top them.
• melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and spread over the bottom of your crusts. you can use more if needed.

peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest

• sauté 1 of the sliced bananas in the half and half and mush it. spread this on top of the chocolate layer. add sliced bananas in a circle on top.
• blend the cream cheese and powder sugar, add vanilla and cream together. add peanut butter and mix well. in a separate bowl whip the heavy cream until medium peaks form. fold the cream into the peanut butter mixture. you can either spread this on top or use a pastry bag to pipe this on top of the mini-pies. chill until firm.
• melt the last half of the chocolate chips and put into a plastic bag. clip off a tiny corner of the bag and squeeze it on top of the pies in whatever pattern you desire. you could write a phrase, etc. chill again, serve and enjoy!

peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest
peanut butter banana mini pies | designlovefest

looking for other dessert ideas? peppermint chocolate cake, panna cotta, marshmallow cupcakes, and early grey chocolate chip cookies

styling by: joanie cusack
photos by: 
ivan solis

 

13 COMMENTS

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    Nikki says:

    I think my bf would spontaneously propose if I made these! ha!

    http://www.shopthecoconutroom.com

    designlovefest says:

    hahaha, keep us posted on that 🙂

    Sarah says:

    These looks amazing and I love the story behind them! My husband is a huge peanut butter and banana fan, so I might have to make these for his birthday!

    XO – Sarah
    http://beautyandblooms.com/

    designlovefest says:

    it’s the perfect birthday treat!

    Josie says:

    Love these! Bananas + peanut butter + chocolate is the perfect combination!

    looks so delicious! what kind of pans did you use? 🙂

    designlovefest says:

    we used this pan: and it worked perfectly!

    arin says:

    STOP! These look divine! Gimme all da bananas! http://www.heartofchic.com

    Kaelyn says:

    These sound divine. Definitely trying.

    Kylie Garner says:

    Thanks for sharing your mouthful banana recipe. I’m sure my husband would love this.

    Megan says:

    The peanut butter isn’t listed in the recipe. How much do I use?

    designlovefest says:

    ahh! sorry about that, it’s 3/4 cup!

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