Monday, November 30, 2015

Peanut Butter Banana Mini pies

I was in the mood for a dessert last week but too lazy to run to the store to buy supplies, thus these Peanut Butter Banana Mini Pie bites were born. They are great for any time of  the year and can be made ahead of time and frozen! Now who doesn't like a desert that is tasty AND convenient? Not to mention how yummy they look!

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp. vanilla
2 bananas
chocolate syrup
cool whip, optional

Preaheat your oven to 350 F.
Prepare your crust: In a bowl mix your cream cheese and butter until well blended. Mix in your flour. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Once dough is chilled, fill mini muffin pans, pressing the dough into the holes to make mini pie crust.

Bake for 10 minutes or until crust are brown. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Once your cups are cooled, prepare peanut butter filling. Blend the cream cheese and peanut butter together until smooth. Mix in remaining ingredients until well blended.

Fill each cup with a small spoon full of peanut butter pie mix.

Slice banana's and lay on top of each mini pie.

They are great here if you want to stop! I always like to go over board with my desserts though. Drizzle some chocolate or whipped cream on top and voila! Pure perfection. If you are not ready to serve these immediately, they hold well In the freezer. Put out an hour before serving. Enjoy!

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