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{Haute Pie} Peanut Butter Banana Whoopie Pies

This month I’m mixing up the haute pie with whoopie pies, which of course are more cookie than pie but just as delish. Maybe because I’m peanut butter addict or maybe just be because it sounded fun, I was really feeling the classic Elvis-inspired combo of peanut butter, banana and honey this weekend. So I paired an improvised version of my mom’s banana bread with fluffy peanut butter-honey buttercream frosting to get these sweet, salty and super moist little gems. I think “The King” would approve.

Peanut Butter, Banana & Honey Whoopie Pies
Banana Cakes
2 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 C butter
1/4 C shortening
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C sugar
2 overripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/3 C milk
1 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In a glass measuring cup, measure milk and add lemon juice. Mixture will curdle slightly. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, shortening and sugars until fluffy. Beat in bananas and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Next, alternately beat in dry mixture and milk until batter is well combined.

Use a cookie scoop to scoop even size balls of batter onto a cookie sheet. For smaller pies, only fill scoop half way with batter. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Peanut Butter-Honey Frosting
1/2 C butter, softened
2 1/4 C powdered sugar
1/2 C peanut butter
3 tsp honey
1 Tbsp half & half

In a large bowl, beat together butter and powdered sugar until creamy. Beat in peanut butter until smooth and well combined. Beat in honey. Spread frosting onto bottom of one banana pie and top with second pie.



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