{skinny} chocolate peanut butter pie

One my bestest friends' birthdays was about a month or so ago, and at her party {with 2 friends. I feel so honored.}, along with a humungo chocolate laden cake, there was a cute little peanut butter pie. I opted for the pie because gosh dang it, I love my peanut butter! I took a bite, took a few more, and then seconds, and maaaaaaybe thirds. When she told me that it was healthy, the angels started singing. "How in the what is this healthy?", I thought to myself. Well apparently the crust was made from dates and the pie part was peanut butter and bananas.  Thank goodness it was healthy though, because that made up for the fact that I ate like a quarter of the pie by myself. No shame. 

Anyways, since that glorious day of discovery so long ago, I've been thinking about this pie. Non. Stop. Almost every day. ALMOST. As you can tell, my thoughts are mostly consumed of sprinkles and pretty pastries and brownies and healthy pies.  It's kinda weird. I seriously have no idea why I've waited so long to make this pie. It's SO quick and easy and you TOTALLY can't tell it's healthy, I promise! Pinky promise! If I never even found out that it was healthy, I'd still say it's the best peanut butter based dessert I've ever tasted. I'm not joshing here, people. 

I'd have to say, I think the healthy chocolate crust is my favorite part of the pie. It's made with dates, honey, cocoa powder, and cookie crumbs. I know that sounds rather unappetizing, but it results in a super chewy, chocolaty crust- the perfect base for… PEANUT BUTAAAAAAAAAH! The pie part is  SUPER easy. If you feel like leaving the crust off, I'm sure you could, and you could have this ready in just a couple minutes. The filling is made of pureed bernerners, honey, peanut butter, vanilla, and a little bit of powdered sugar. Pour that into the crust, plop it in the freezer, and wait for a few hours. I know. It sucks to wait. But if you don't freeze it, you'd be left with a gooey gloppy peanut buttery mess. Which aaaaaaaactually doesn't sound too shabby. 

Just be classy and freeze it.

This pie is GREAT to just make ahead and keep in the freezer for when you get those cravings for something sweet. It makes it easier to have something healthy on hand instead of caving in and eating a package of cookies or something NOT healthy. The best part is, you can eat like half the thing if you're feeling real crazy. Yah, be like me. 

{skinny} chocolate peanut butter
1 c. dates
1 c. cookie crumbs/graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c. cocoa 
1/2 c. honey
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp. honey
3 tbsp. powdered sugar
To make the crust, combine the dates, cookie crumbs, cocoa, and honey in a food processor or blender. Press into a round pie dish and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the bananas, peanut butter, and honey. Add in the powdered sugar and stir until smooth. Pour into prepared crust. Refrigerate for 2+ hours or until firm. 

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  1. I didnt see anything after skinny and chocolate. lol
    I'm pinning this and plan on making it!
    Please stop by my recipe blog when you have a chance. Great photos!

  2. Is there anything you can substitute for bananas, I'm allergic but love chocolate and peanut butter

    1. I don't believe there is... I'm sorry! I think the texture of the bananas can't be replaced. It would end up to runny.

  3. Yummy! I love that this is a skinny recipe! Thanks for partying with us at Time To Sparkle!


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