One of my favorite food combos: peanut butter and chocolate.
There is something about the slightly salty taste of peanut butter combined with chocolate’s sweetness that makes the perfect treat. I have been known to make ginormous peanut butter chocolate shakes, or simply down Reese’s Pieces as if it were my job when I am in the mood/stressed.
But when a classier situation arises, like having people over for dinner, or attending a party, this pie is the perfect dessert! It is so simple to make and doesn’t involve the oven, so it is a great no-bake treat. All you do is mix everything together and then freeze it for a few hours.
This may sound like a super rich dessert, but by using reduced-fat or fat-free ingredients, you cut a ton of calories, but none of the yumminess!
To start, combine the peanut butter with the cream cheese (make sure you have let it sit out a bit to soften), using an electric mixer.
Then you gradually beat in the sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice.
Next you fold in with a spoon the whipped topping. Stir until nice and combined.
Then you add in the chocolate chips and stir.
Once everything is nice and mixed together, just pour it into the pie shell and smooth the top. Then sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips.
Cover the pie and place in the freezer for a minimum of four hours.
When ready to serve, simply take the pie out of the freezer and slice! Serve with some extra whipped topping if you are feeling really adventurous.
This pie has always been a crowd pleaser. And it doesn’t hurt that it might be one of the easiest things I have ever made.
Frozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie (adapted from Weight Watchers)
1/2 cup reduced fat peanut butter, creamy variety
8 oz Fat-free cream cheese, softened
12 oz Fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh
1 cup Fat-free whipped topping, thawed
5 tbsp mini-chocolate chips, semi-sweet variety
6 oz Reduced-fat graham cracker crust
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter and cream cheese
Gradually beat in condensed milk and lemon juice
Fold in whipped topping
Stir in 4 tbsp chocolate chips
Spoon mixture in to pie crust and smooth top
Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips
Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours
Slice and serve
Yields 12 servings