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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

PIE for Pi Day

There are two things I really love in life...sweets and math. This morning I decided that I was going to celebrate Pi Day with {Skinny Taste's Peanut Butter Pie}.  I have really loved using Skinny Taste's crock pot  recipes, but I was dying to try on of the desserts {shocking, I know}.  Gina {the mastermind behind Skinny Taste} says this recipe has only 217 calories for 1/10 of the pie.  That is not too bad!  I might have more than a 10th though...I did make one adjustment which might add a *few more calories.  Instead of using chocolate syrup I used melted chocolate chips. To make this you will need:

  • 1 reduced fat graham cracker pie crust
  • 5 oz of cream cheese {softened}
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 1/3 cup Better n Peanut Butter {I got this at Sprouts}
  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping {softened}
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Dash of milk

In a mixer combine cream cheese and powder sugar.  

Add the Better n Peanut Butter {this has half the calories of PB}... I wouldn't say that this is better than peanut butter when you eat it by the spoonfuls, but I did like it in the pie though :) If you cannot find this I am thinking regular PB would work just fine!

Mix until well combined.  Looking yummy...

Now fold in the whipped topping {make sure you let this sit out for a while}, and pour mixture into pie crust!

 An easier option is to use chocolate syrup, but since I didn't have any I used chocolate chips.  Melt the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl with just a dash of milk.  I microwaved mine for only 30 seconds, and it was almost too long!  I stirred until the chocolate was a consistency I could work with.  I then put the chocolate in a zip lock bag {make sure your chocolate isn't too hot}, and cut one of the corners to make my crazy design.  

Cover your pie, and refrigerate for 3 hours before serving! 
Happy Pi Day!


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