Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love Tart

by Sad Man’s Tongue

So as we look for a location and plan the menu for ”Sad Man’s Tongue Rockabilly Bar & Bistro – Prague”, we keep a look out for recipes and unusual dishes. So today lets talk dessert and all of you can help us decide if we should put it on the menu.

Apparently there is a little thing called “Project PB&J” being sponsored over at “Once Upon a Loaf,” where numerous folks have entered recipes centered around peanut butter. Well we found this recipe that just may fit into our bistro. It’s called ”Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love Tart” and it’s based on Elvis Presley’s love of Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches.

The recipe comes from a blog called ”The Food Floozie,” wich is quite delightful and is worth a look at. She goes on to say;

This is my final entry into Project PB&J – a contest for food bloggers which is being hosted by my friend Cindy of Once Upon a Loaf and her friend Christina of She Runs, She Eats.  The competition is in honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, as well as Cindy’s birthday, on April 2; and the rules required preparing a sandwich and/or a baked good with a nut butter and a jelly/jam or fruit.
So, as I thought of all the variations on the theme of peanut butter paired with fruit, how could I not think of Elvis’ favorite treat?  And yet, that particular pb&j has already been done, hasn’t it?  Hmmm ….

Yes it has, and we have featured that recipe here before, but the Food Floozie was not deterred and she came up with a dessert that by;

 …..taking the essential components and whirling them in my brain until I devised a different concoction with those flavors …?
And so, I settled upon a dessert … a dessert with a peanut butter-flavored crust … a dessert with a peanut butter-flavored filling … a dessert with a peanut butter-flavored topping … and a dessert with bananas happily mixed in.

Thus this little food floozie has gracelanded us with this … the Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love Tart! Make it, taste it, tell us what you think. Should we bring over here to Prague as one of our rockabilly dessert items. You decide! Her recipe below.

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love Tart

  •  1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  •  1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, chilled, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons ice water

In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and salt.  Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles meal.  Mix in the peanut butter with a fork.  Add water 1 tablespoon at a time and stir with a fork; then knead gently until the mixture comes together.  Form dough into a ball, flatten into a disc, and wrap in plastic; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350F. On a lightly floured countertop, roll out dough to a 12″ round.  Place dough into a 9″ tart pan with a removable bottom or into a 9″ pie pan; trim edges.
Place a sheet of foil into the crust and fill with dry beans. Place the tart pan onto a baking sheet; bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is set.  Remove foil and beans, bake for 5 more minutes until the crust is cooked, then let crust cool completely.



  •  2 cups Breyer’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, very soft
  • 3 small bananas, sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter-flavored Multi Grain Cheerios, ground (a fabulous marketing gift to play with!)
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, ground whipped cream, if desired

Spread the ice cream into the prepared crust; top with the sliced bananas, then freeze for 45 minutes until the ice cream is mostly set.

Spread the Nutella over the bananas, swirling it over the top.  (If the ice cream mingles with the Nutella, it won’t hurt anything … I know from personal experience!)  Combine the Cheerios and peanuts, then sprinkle over the top of the tart.  Freeze for at least 3 hours until firmly set.

Let the tart rest at room temperature for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Makes 12 servings.  Serve with whipped cream, if desired

Recipe from the Food Floozie

About Sad Man's Tongue: Rockabilly Bar & Bistro - Prague

We are a Bar and Bistro where old school meets the new school, dedicated to preserving the roots of rock and roll and it's modern adaptations as well as preserving the cultural identity of our neighborhood through our food, the the principles of the slow food movement. A little bit of rockabilly and retro combine with the kustom kulture of today, in an atmosphere devoid of Pretension.
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