It always seems that I have at least one or two bananas that eventually begin to turn brown, of which I do not want to throw out, and typically I end up making banana bread with them. So today I went on perusing the good old net to find something beyond the standard banana bread and I ran straight into this recipe. I found the adorable blog Chocolate Covered Katie a healthy dessert blog, and she made a no-bake peanut butter pie. It looked amazing and lucky for me I had 3 very brown bananas and all the other ingredients on had I needed to make the pie. (Since I only had 10 inch spring form pan, mine is rather flat.)
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
a pinch of kosher salt
4 T. powdered sugar
I blended all of the ingredients in my blender until smooth.
For the crust I had to improvised since I REALLY wanted chocolate but had no chocolate graham crackers or cookies. Unlike Katie, I did bake my crust for about 5 minutes in an oven set at 350 degrees F.
So for the crust I used...
2 1/2 cups crushed regular graham crackers
1/2 cup of heath bar, crunched
2 heaping T cocoa powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter melted
1/4 tep. kosher salt
Toss all the dry ingredients together and then add the melted butter. Press the crust into a prepared spring form pan and bake. Remove and let cool.
Pour peanut butter banana mixture over the cooled crust and set in the freezer until it firms up.
To serve, remove from freezer and let set for about 10 minutes. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and crushed peanuts and enjoy!
Since my kids cleaned me out of store bought chocolate syrup, I had to resort to making my own. It was pretty easy though, all you need is...
1 cup Hershey Cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbs. real vanilla
In small saucepan whisk together the cocoa and sugar, add the water and salt and over medium heat gradually bring the mixture to a slow boil. Make sure to stir constantly and cook for about 4-5 minutes. Remove pan from stove, add the vanilla and let cool completely. Mixture will thicken upon cooling. Store in the frig in an airtight container for up to one month.
By the way, this dessert got two thumbs up from both the kids and the old hubster.
Ciao 4 now!
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