Fried Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Hand Pies


One bite of these mouthwatering hand pies will transport you right back to childhood.

Fried Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Hand Pies
Serves: 8
  • 1 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1 medium banana, thinly sliced
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piecrust to a 12-inch circle. Using a 4-inch round cutter, cut 8 rounds from each crust, rerolling scraps as necessary.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together peanut butter and chocolate. Place 3 banana slices, slightly overlapping, in center of 8 dough rounds. Top each with a heaping teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture. Moisten edges of dough with water. Top with remaining dough rounds. Crimp with a fork dipped in flour to seal.
  3. Fill a cast-iron skillet halfway with oil, and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360°. Fry pies in batches (do not overcrowd skillet), turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove pies using a slotted spoon, and let drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar; serve immediately.