4. Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

You can also make a lot of healthy desserts that include peanut butter, which pleases me to no end because I love peanut butter.

As a matter of fact, this just happens to be one of my favorite healthy recipes.2

This pie is just to die for, and it's really not that fattening, especially if you keep your pieces properly sized.

You can further decrease the fat content by using alternative ingredients, like lower fat graham crackers – but make sure you still use the chocolate ones!

Ingredients:

1 2/3 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 8 1/2 cookie sheets)

7 tablespoons sugar, divided

2 large egg whites, lightly beaten

Cooking spray

1 1/4 cups fat-free milk

2/3 cup reduced-fat crunchy peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup(4 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened

1 (8-ounce) container frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed2

3 tablespoons finely chopped salted, dry-roasted peanuts2

1/4 cup shaved milk chocolate (about 1 ounce)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and egg whites;

toss with a fork until moist.

Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate coated with cooking spray.2

Prick crust with a fork before baking.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven;

cool on a wire rack.

Combine milk and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat.

Cook 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly;

transfer mixture to a bowl.

Add peanut butter and vanilla, stirring with a whisk until combined.

Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Place cream cheese in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add milk mixture, beating on low speed until combined.

Fold in whipped topping;

pour mixture into prepared piecrust.

Freeze, uncovered, 8 hours or overnight or until hard.2

Sprinkle with peanuts and shaved chocolate.

Transfer pie to refrigerator 30 minutes before slicing.

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