Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Peanut Butter Pie

If you want a sweet treat that is also full of protein, make this.

Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients:
-10 oz peanut butter (I used Better N' Peanut Butter to save calories)
-16 oz non-fat vanilla yogurt
-1 tbsp stevia powder plus dash of salt
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-8 dates
-1/2 cup almonds (I used pre-sliced)
-1/2 cup coconut flakes
-1 tbsp cocoa powder (for crust), plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder (for chocolate topping)
-2 tbsp coconut oil
-2 tbsp pure maple syrup

I started with the filling, which is ridiculously easy to make. Just stir the peanut butter, yogurt, stevia, dash of salt, and vanilla in a mixer.
Like so.
Next, get the crust ready. In a food processor, blend the dates, almonds and coconut flakes with 1 tbsp cocoa powder, until it all gels together. Then spray a 9" pie tin with coconut oil spray (or any cooking spray for that matter), and press the mixture into the pie tin.
Then pour the peanut butter/yogurt mixture into the tin and stick it in the freezer for several hours.
After the mixture is frozen, whisk together the coconut oil, cocoa powder and syrup (2 tbsp, equal parts of each). Whisk the 3 ingredients until you get a smooth chocolate sauce.
Then watch the magic happen when you spread it over the frozen pie mixture. It will immediately form a crispy top layer for the pie.
Like so.
You'll instantly be ready to cut slices and eat! (And if you don't feel like eating it all at once, it saves well in the freezer for several weeks). After making this for the first time, I realized I'll never need to buy magic shell toppings for ice cream sundaes ever again. It's just too easy to whisk together 3 pure ingredients and make it fresh. And I almost always have the freezer stocked with one of these pies now.

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