Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Pie


 My fondness for sweets is well-documented on this blog, so I know a recipe that’s both sweet and adventurous is very much overdue.  After all, it’s been way too long since I’ve posted something sinful and I’m finally delivering!  Mr. Wishes is partipating in his first Tough Mudder race this coming Sunday and I have joined him in eating pretty healthy in the last month or so and cutting out most desserts.  I’m not doing the race with him, but if I bake anything I’m pretty much on my own as far as eating it and I didn’t want to do that to myself, so I have been keeping baking to a minimum 🙂

This pie caused my very strong-willed husband to cheat on his diet….that’s how good it is.  Peanut butter, banana, and chocolate is the best dessert combination known to man, am I right?!  I love this because it’s a little bit different from most peanut butter pies because of the addition of the banana, and it is very creamy and rich without feeling really heavy.  The best part is that it’s entirely no-bake.  That’s right… oven time is required, which makes it perfect for the hot summer days when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen.  It’s also great when you need a quick dessert to throw together in a short amount of time.

Don’t skip the chilling part, because this pie needs a thorough chilling to not only hold everything together, but to give all of the flavors a chance to marry together.  And boy do they marry!

No Bake Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Pie (2)


*makes 8 servings*

Banana Peanut Butter Layer:

1 graham cracker crust
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 medium to large sized banana, mashed
1/3 cup half and half
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Chocolate Layer:

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/2 tablespoon corn syrup, dark or light


In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar until smooth.
Add in the mashed banana and blend until incorporated.  Then blend in the half and half until creamy and combined.
Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
Pour the mixture into the graham cracker crust.

Over a double boiler, melt the ingredients for the chocolate layer.  Stir until smooth.
Pour the chocolate over the banana peanut butter layer.  Smooth very carefully into an even layer.
Refrigerate until firm – at least 3 hours or overnight.  Store uneaten pie in the ‘fridge or it will get all melty.

Recipe source:  adapted from

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32 Responses to “Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Pie”

  1. July 25, 2013 at 12:50 AM #

    Oh-em-gee. I can’t even. I think just the sight of this pie would cause anyone to cheat! Seriously, this looks incredible!

    • July 25, 2013 at 1:29 AM #

      haha I think this pie is worth any amount of “cheating”!

  2. July 25, 2013 at 2:13 AM #

    I hear you when you say you don’t want to eat those baked goods alone. It’s quite a daunting task! That’s why I give mine away to neighbors, friends and family. This pie looks sinfully delicious Ashley! Can I have a slice or two? 😉 Have a great rest of the week!

    • July 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM #

      I try to give them away or make them when we’re having company as much as I can! Thanks, Anne 🙂

  3. July 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM #

    Oh my goodness, are you serious! Bananas, peanut butter and chocolate in a pie??! I love it! 🙂 This reminds me of something my grandma used to make and it is perfect for summer parties!

    • July 25, 2013 at 10:44 AM #

      It’s soo good! Thanks, Becky!

  4. July 25, 2013 at 11:44 AM #

    I love a good chilled chocolate peanut butter pie! This looks delicious, it would be perfect… well it will be perfect anytime because it’s do darn good!

  5. July 25, 2013 at 3:04 PM #

    Wow, this looks amazing, Ashley! Nothing beats the good ol’ combination of chocolate, banana, and peanut butter in a pie!

    • July 25, 2013 at 6:28 PM #

      Oh yes – best combo ever 🙂

  6. July 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM #

    Loooove this pie! Banana, pb, and chocolate are a perfect trio!

    • July 25, 2013 at 6:28 PM #

      The best trio around! 😉

  7. July 25, 2013 at 7:56 PM #

    Oh girrrrrl this looks SO good!! All the best flavors in one pie!

  8. Joe DiBella
    July 25, 2013 at 7:59 PM #

    Bananas in my dessert is like a screen door on my submarine..No thank you.. But maybe I can substitute raw flour for the bananas? also, i saw mr dishes cheat without hesitation with a crepe, so maybe he isnt as strong willed as we thought?

  9. July 26, 2013 at 4:05 AM #

    Sign me up! Wow this one looks good so happy to hear it is no bake but just need to have some self restraint to allow it to chill. A great dessert for the summer. Have a super weekend. BAM

    • July 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM #

      No bake desserts have saved me this summer with the a/c being broken!

  10. July 26, 2013 at 7:55 PM #

    OH MAN! These are all of my favorite things in one pie. This looks so good!

  11. July 27, 2013 at 9:34 AM #

    This is a perfect combination! Peanut butter, chocolate, banana. PERFECT! Pinned!

  12. July 27, 2013 at 9:13 PM #

    OMG, this Pie looks so luscious, impossible to resist!

  13. July 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM #

    Looks quite yummy Ashley!

  14. July 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM #

    Adding the banana was a great idea! I agree, the peanut butter – banana – chocolate combo is always a winner! Yummy.

    • July 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM #

      Thanks!! I did love the 3 together!

  15. Sam Piper
    July 31, 2013 at 6:25 PM #

    I saw this over at Po’ Man Meals a while ago and immediately recognized it. She created a great recipe, no wonder you adapted from it! Yum!

  16. August 2, 2013 at 12:36 AM #

    I love everything about this pie!!! 🙂

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