Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Peanut Butter Pie Makeover
Doesn't this look good???
I love peanut butter pie. Unfortunately, they are SOOOO not good for you. Loaded with fat and sugar. I have done a bit of a makeover with the recipe. It is still NOT 'healthy' but it is a TON better than the original. And well, I like to indulge from time to time (ok, everyday - but I am working on that).
I started with individual graham cracker pie crusts. Yes, you can certainly make your own, I just happened to have these on hand. And - I am lazy. I like shortcuts. If you are making your own, you can use half the amount of butter as normal and substitute the other half with a fat free vanilla yogurt. When I substitute the yogurt, I use about 2/3-3/4 of the amount called for (just less than a 1:1 substitution, in this case the exact amount doesn't really matter). And, I omit the sugar.
I didn't measure anything in this recipe - but since this is a no cook recipe, the amounts don't really matter. You can adjust based on your tastes. All measurement will be approximate.
3/4 cup PB (reduced fat and/or sugar is the best option if you have it)
1/2 cup fat free cream cheese
1 small banana (if you don't like banana flavor, don't add it)
1.5 cup fat free cool whip.
Mix all together and pour into the crust. Freeze.
Yup - it is that easy!
I LOVE these. Hubby didn't (but that is because he doesn't like bananas). Kid's liked them. Next round I will try without the banana and see if they like any better (yes, daddy's influence is strong).
Do you have a favorite recipe? Do you ever wish there was a lighter version?