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Oh, well heyyy Friday!!

Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest

I am so happy you came!! Although, I can’t believe how fast you arrived (it was a busy week), but hey, no complaining here!

So I’m feeling very on point and straight forward today. I really just want to tell you about this banana cream pie and how epic it is. My dad told me it’s his favorite dessert of the moment. But the guy really loves the combo of chocolate, peanuts and bananas, so I kind of knew this would be his thing before he even tried it.

Traditionally banana cream pie has either a flaky buttery crust or a graham cracker crust. You guys know I’m all about switching it up, so I decided to go with a chocolate peanut crust. I know, I know, typical ….me and my chocolate… or in this case, chocolate paired with peanuts.

Always the best. 🙂

Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest

The pie starts with a simple chocolate cookie crumb crust, which then that gets filled with the BEST vanilla pudding. I can’t believe how easy it is to create such a yummy pudding, I mean, egg yolks, cream and vanilla beans… magic ingredients.

After you add the vanilla pudding to the crust you’ll want to let it chill until firm, about two to four hours. Not gonna lie though, I took mine out after an hour and it was good enough for me. I really just do not have the patience to wait four hours for something to chill.

Like I just can’t.

ANYWAY, once the pie has chilled comes the super fun part.

All the toppings! YESSSS.

Toppings = LIFE.

Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest

Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest

Okay, so here’s how it goes. Layer on a whole bunch of sliced bananas. Like a whole bunch, I mean, this is a banana cream pie guys!

Next, whip up a good amount of cream and stir in melted chocolate. This creates a kind of instant chocolate mousse. YUM. Next spread a dollop of that chocolate mousse right on top of the bananas. Then chop up lots of roasted peanuts and melt together some chocolate and coconut oil to create a “magic shell”. Drizzle the “magic shell” over the pie and then quickly sprinkle on those peanuts. The shell will begin to harden.

Next take the remaining whipped cream and layer it over the “magic shell”. Oh man, this is getting too good.

Finish it up with a few more peanuts and slices of banana.

And then ummm??

Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest

Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest


Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest

Banana Cream Pie...with Chocolate and Peanut!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest/Refrigerate 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 463 kcal

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Cream Pie


  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate melted + cooled
  • 2-3 firm but ripe bananas, sliced
  • chopped peanuts

Chocolate Shell (optional)



  • Add the chocolate wafers, peanuts, melted butter and honey to a food processor pulse until finely ground and well combined.
  • Pat mixture into a 9-inch pie dish, pressing firmly into the bottom and up the sides.

Cream Pie Filling

  • In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Add the egg yolks and whisk until smooth. Pour in the milk and whisk until fully combined. Add the vanilla bean seeds. Set the pan over medium high heat. Bring the mixture to a low boil. Cook, stirring consistently until the mixture thickens and is pudding like, about 8 minutes. Once thickened, remove from the heat and stir in the butter. Spoon the pudding into the prepared pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill at least 4 hours.


  • Whip the cream using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Scoop out 1/3 of the whipped cream and place in a separate bowl. To the remaining 2/3 whipped cream, add the melted chocolate and gently mix until the chocolate is fully incorporated into the cream.
  • Remove the pie from the fridge and add the sliced bananas. Add the chocolate cream in a single layer and then add the final dollop of whipped cream. If desired, drizzle with the chocolate shell (see below) and finish with a sprinkle of chopped peanuts. Slice and serve!!

Chocolate Shell (optional)

  • melt together the chocolate and coconut oil until smooth and combined. Let cool 10 minutes and then drizzle over the pie.
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Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest

Yup, Friday I love you. Especially when you involve pie. 🙂

PS. this may be one of my most on topic posts ever. Whooa Friday, you have me like crazy focused and in GO GO GO mode… until I crash tonight with my giant slice of pie. Hehe.

PSS. I am planning more videos for you guys and I would love to know if there are any recipes you would love to see me make?? Recipes already on the site and new ones!! Let me know in the comments!!! ?

Banana Cream Pie…with Chocolate and Peanuts | @hbharvest

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  1. 5 stars
    This was absolutely incredible! Everybody loved it. If you want a little bit more crunch you could consider baking the crust first. Also make sure if you do the final chocolate layer, people like coconut because you will definitely taste that from the coconut oil.

    1. Hey Stacie,
      I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks so much for giving it a try. Have a great week! xTieghan

  2. Question: could you potentially double this recipe and make it in a 9×13 like a lush? I feel like that would be incredible, and a good format for dessert for a group.

    1. Hi Anna,
      I haven’t tested this, but you could certainly give it a try! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions!

  3. I made this pie last night and it was AMAZING!!!! Fairly easy to make which was surprising and the different flavours and textures were next LEVEL! I also loved that it was not super rich or dense and just light and a perfect end to the meal (which was your Moroccan Chicken by the way and that was 100 too!).

    oI will admit, we had some this pie for lunch today (lol!) and it was actually even better the next day.

    Thank you Tieghan for all your amazing recipes!

  4. Can you make this pie in advance? Thinking of making it to take to Thanksgiving dinner this weekend and wonder if I could make it the day before?

    1. Hey Jenna! I think that making this the day before will be great! I wouldn’t make it more than 24 hours ahead though since this does use fresh bananas. Please let me know if you have questions. Thank you! 🙂

  5. Wow Tieghan! If there would be any pie I’d like to face plant into it’d be this one!!

  6. Looks absolutely amazing! I vote for a video of the insane Snickers cake you made a few years ago with the caramel apples!

    1. Thank you!! I didn’t get to that one this time but possibly next time! Thanks for the suggestion Jean (:

  7. I would love to see how to make your pesto and hummus in a video! Particularly a modification to a pesto without tree nuts (i.e. Almonds, pistachios, pine nuts, cashews.. I’m allergic:(…) But any of those staple everyday recipes would be great!

  8. More no-meat/dairy recipes! You have such a knack for flavor combinations, I feel like you could make some killer vegan(ish) dishes! Like seriously.

    I really enjoy the challenge of cooking no-meat/dairy dishes and making them taste amazing. The different ingredients you end up using are really fun and inspiring. I think you would feel the same.

    There seems to be a pretty significant demand for these recipes, too. 🙂

  9. Seriously? This is just too good. I cannot wait to make it. I love banana cream pie and this takes it over the top!