Peanut butter and bananas go so well together. Add rich chocolate pudding and meringue and you’ve got chocolate peanut butter banana pie.
When I was a kid we used to eat bananas and peanut butter as a healthy snack. Then as a teenager I discovered frozen bananas covered in chocolate. So when I was thinking of what to do with some older bananas I was a bit torn. Put them in a peanut butter sandwich or coat them with chocolate and freeze.
As I was staring into my pantry deciding what to do, I spied some peanut butter cookie mix and thought how that might go with the bananas. I decided then that I was going to put together all three flavors – peanut butter cookies, bananas, and chocolate.
I don’t know why I settled on a pie but I’m glad I did. The chocolate pudding is great by itself and the flavor combination is everything I’d hoped it would be. Slightly salty peanut butter cookies with chocolate and bananas. It looked a little plain when I put it together and I had some extra egg whites from other baking projects so I decided to top it with some meringue.
My colleagues at work gave Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pie 2 thumbs up. They’re brutally honest when it comes to desserts so I know I’ve got a good one when they ask for more.
Since it’s not filled with chocolate mousse, you’ve got to freeze it in order to slice it. This makes the chocolate pudding like a fudgesickle and it’s so refreshing on a hot day!
There are quite a few shortcuts you could use to make this. I started with peanut butter cookie mix. You could use store-bought pudding for the filling. I caramelized the bananas but it would be good with sliced bananas. If you’re in a rush, you could also just top it with whipped cream instead of meringue.
If you like this, you might also like this Chocolate Banoffee Pie
Or these Mini Peanut Butter S’mores Pies from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen.