Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie

Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie

We know that the King of Rock and Roll would've loved a slice of this creamy peanut butter pie on his table at Graceland. And with layers of chocolate, banana, and peanut butter, what’s not to love? This delightfully refreshing pie is both tasty and easy to make. The chilled peanut butter mousse is mouth-watering, and it pairs perfectly with the freshly sliced bananas. This Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie is sure to be a hit at any dinner party or family gathering – after all, icebox pies are as much a part of the South as fried chicken and sweet tea. Until electric ovens were readily made available in the South, cooks used any excuse they could find to make an icebox pie; using ovens heated up the entire house. We've carried on these same traditions – especially with hot Southern summers at our backs – and bring mile-high pies to every family reunion and potluck that we can. The garnish on this crowd-pleaser is especially attractive. We've added whipped cream, drizzled with chocolate syrup, sprinkled with candied nuts, and topped with fresh bananas.

If you don't have time to pull together the whole pie at once, it's a great dessert to take in separate steps. When pressed for time, you can always sub in a premade pie crust for our buttery cinnamon graham crust (but we can't say it'll taste as good!). The crust, chocolate ganache, and banana layer can be left in the fridge for a few days before your event, and then you can add on your peanut butter mousse the day before so that your pie can chill completely. Be sure to grab a slice – it'll go quickly!

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

[MUSIC] Ice box pies are as much a part of the south as fried chicken and sweet tea. Until electric ovens were readily made available in the south, cooks used any excuse they could find to make an ice box pie. They did not want to use their ovens to heat up their entire house. So they would use these as a really great dessert alternative. [MUSIC] One southerner, the king of rock and roll himself, would definitely have approved of this icebox pie, it has layers of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate, some of Elvis' favorite, favorite things. Well I'm not very sure if this pie ever ended up on the table at Graceland, I know the king would of loved it if it had. [MUSIC] Two of the biggest things I look for when I'm making a recipe is that A it has to look good and B Has to be easy to make. That's what I love about this ice box pie. All you have to do is assemble it, put it in the refrigerator overnight, and pop it out whenever you're ready to serve it. [MUSIC] Peanut butter and banana go together like peas and carrot. And as easy as it is to put together, I know Elvis would agree that this peanut butter banana icebox pie is something that you just can't help but fall in love with. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]
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