Ta-da, the last post in Hubby’s 3-Part Birthday Series….his birthday cake! Better yet, his birthday pie….
As you well know, the guy doesn’t like birthdays. Well, that is just too darn bad, because I adore them and simply love any excuse to celebrate and eat dessert!
This pie is one of his favorites and has been enjoyed by the family for quite some time. Long enough that I actually couldn’t find the recipe online that I used to make it from. I know it was from Cooking Light but when I went to search it, there was nothing there that resembled what I was looking for. The original recipe used crushed vanilla wafers as a crust and light cream cheese and reduced fat peanut butter, if I remember correctly. So I did what I thought best resembled it while also forgoing any of the “light” and “reduced fat” suggestions…..because in my book, birthday cakes/pies/sundaes are all calorie-free…..the minute someone sings the birthday song, the calories simply float away. You all know this, yes?
So anyway, being pressed for time and getting a gazillion other things ready for the birthday BBQ, I opted to go with a prepared crust. I chose chocolate because besides jelly, it is peanut butter’s best friend. The outcome was delicious and enjoyed by all. We sang, snapped some photos, watched Hubby blow out his candles, and of course, envisioned those calories drifting away! Enjoy…
Peanut Butter Banana Pie
Adapted from: Cooking Light (by memory)
OBJ: TCW be able to make her Husband a delicious and crowd-pleasing summer dessert to celebrate his birthday
1 chocolate pie crust
1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
1 C creamy peanut butter
1 tub whipped topping (Cool Whip®), thawed
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
Chocolate syrup and chocolate shavings, for garnish (optional)
1. Place the bananas on the bottom of pie crust, spreading them out evenly
2. Using a mixer, blend the cream cheese and peanut butter well
3. Gently fold in the whipped topping, keep folding until it is all combined
4. Place mixture over bananas and spread, cover and freeze for at least 6 hours
5. Remove from freezer, drizzle with chocolate syrup and add chocolate shavings
6. Slice and serve