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Sweet and Salty Texas Two-Step Pie

Have you ever had a Texas Two-Step Pie? Well, you are in for a treat. No matter how many no-bake pie recipes you try, each one seems better than the other. No-bake pies are convenient, easy to make, versatile, and super delicious. They can be moist and creamy, and very satisfying. No-bake pies are perfect for you if you have a huge sweet tooth but don’t like baking very much. 

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Texas Two-Step Pie

If you are following my recipes, you would have come across several no-bake pies by now.   I wouldn’t lie; all these recipes are very close to my heart. But the one I am going to tell you today is probably the best one there is. It is unique. That’s because I have added a savory item to it as well. It is rich, decadent, and very delicious.

Texas Two-Step Pie

Main components of this Texas Two-Step Pie

Well, as the name says, you might think there are two main steps to this pie. It might have been true for other recipes, but I like to add several layers to my desserts. This way, they are super tasteful and memorable as well. Here is everything you need to know about all the layers of this dessert pie:

  • Graham cracker layer: This layer sets the base for this pie because it is a no-bake pie; the best ingredient for the crust is the graham cracker. You can use premade crust or make one by processing graham crackers in melted butter and placing it on the bottom of the tray so that you get a nice crust.
  • Peanut Butter Filling: The main filling of this pie is the rich and creamy filling made from peanut butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Blend them using a hand blender and slowly fold in whipped cream and vanilla. This filling is amazing, and you will fall in love with it instantly.
  • Chocolate Ganache: Chocolate Ganache makes everything better. It is super easy to make and is shiny, glossy, and chocolaty. Mix chocolate chips and heavy cream overheat, and that’s it.
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Topping: This is just like the chocolate ganache. The difference is that it is made from peanut butter instead of heavy cream. Mix peanut butter and chocolate chips by heating them in the microwave. Mix well, and it is ready.
  • Peanut Butter Cup Topping: This layer is quite stiff and less creamy. That’s because we are going to top the pie with it. It includes peanut butter, butter, sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla, and graham crackers. Mix well and set aside.
Texas Two-Step Pie

Assembly for the Texas Two-Step Pie

Once you have all elements ready, now it’s time for assembling the pie. It is a straightforward process. You have to follow these steps:

  1. Start by spreading the peanut butter filling on the graham cracker pie crust. About half a cup will do.
  2. Next, add a layer of sliced bananas.
  3. Spread the peanut butter filling layer again over the bananas.
  4. Now add half a cup of peanut butter cup topping into the remaining peanut butter filling and mix. Now spread this layer evenly on the peanut butter filling.
  5. Add the remaining peanut butter topping to the filling.
  6. Drizzle chocolate ganache and peanut butter fudge over the pie.
  7. Finally, garnish with cooked crumbled bacon on top.
  8. Place it in the refrigerator and enjoy!
Texas Two-Step Pie

Sweet and Salty Texas Two-Step Pie

But First Desserts
Have you ever had a Texas Two-Step Pie? Well, you are in for a treat. No matter how many no-bake pie recipes you try, each one seems better than the other. No-bake pies are convenient, easy to make, versatile, and super delicious.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Course Pies
Cuisine American
Servings 9 slices
Calories 856 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 small disposable piping bags

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust

  • 1 9 inch premade graham cracker crust pie shell

Peanut Butter Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 8 oz brick of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas medium, sliced

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet
  • ¾ cup heavy cream

Peanut Butter Fudge Topping Ingredients

  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup milk chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Cup Topping Ingredients

  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted sweet cream, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Bacon

  • ½ cup precooked bacon, crumbled ( 8 slices)

Instructions
 

Chocolate Ganache Topping Instructions

  • Using a small pot, heat the heavy whipping cream to a simmer
    1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Using a medium heat proof mixing bowl, add the chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream.
  • Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth.
  • Set aside

Peanut Butter Fudge Instructions

  • Using a heat safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and the peanut butter.
  • Place into the microwave and heat for 30 seconds.
  • Mix until smooth. If not melted, place back into the microwave for 15 seconds.
  • Set aside.

Peanut Butter Cup Topping Instructions

  • Using a large bowl, mix together until combined the peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, graham cracker crumbs and vanilla until combined.
  • Set aside.

Peanut Butter Pie Filling Instructions

  • Using a large bowl and hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese , peanut butter and powdered sugar until combined.
  • Using another bowl, beat the whipped cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently beat the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture.

Building The Pie Directions

  • Spread ½ cup of the peanut butter filling into the pie.
  • Using the sliced bananas, place them evenly into the pie filling.
  • Cover the banana slices with another even layer of the peanut butter filling.
  • Crumble about ½ cup of the peanut butter cup topping into the remaining peanut butter filling and mix to combine.
  • Spread evenly over the peanut butter filling.
  • Using the remaining peanut butter cup topping, crumble it over the peanut butter pie filling.
  • Take the 2 small disposable piping bags and fill one with the chocolate ganache and the other with the peanut butter filling.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled bacon on top.
  • Place into the fridge overnight to allow it to firm up before serving! Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 856kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 17gFat: 61gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 474mgPotassium: 535mgFiber: 5gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 783IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg
Keyword banana pie, no-bake dessert, no-bake pie, peanut butter pie
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Texas Two-Step Pie

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  1. Wow this looks & sounds like a fantastic pie !
    I will definitely be making it.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I love pies !

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