I need to tell you something… and it’s pretty shocking.
You might want to sit down for this.
There’s more to life than chocolate.
I didn’t believe it either, until I tried this rich and creamy no-bake peanut butter pie. It’ll only take one bite to convince you: There is life outside Planet Chocolate.
For my birthday every year, I usually have my favorite: Flourless Chocolate Fudge Pie.
However, this no-bake peanut butter pie was so good it forced me to make an exception. Technically, chocolate did still make an appearance at the party—in the crust and topping.
Just because life exists outside of chocolate doesn’t mean we should pack our bags and move away forever. Please, let’s not go too crazy now.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
With my Healthy Chocolate Pie Crust
- 1 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly alternative (230g)
- 3 medium bananas (300g) (Here is a Banana Free Version)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp salt, plus pinch more if using unsalted pb
- 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, melted (Can sub with 1/4 cup extra pb; the texture will just change) (50g)
- stevia extract to taste, or 3-4 tbsp powdered sugar, or pure maple syrup
Blend everything together very, very well. (I used a Vita-mix for this.) Pour into a prepared pie crust or springform pan–this pie can easily be crustless!–and freeze until firm. (If not using the coconut oil, just chill in the fridge instead.) Pie should be kept cold; I keep it in the freezer. Just thaw before eating, and the mousse-like texture will come right back! If you want a deeper-dish pie, use: 1 1/2 c peanut butter, 4 1/2 bananas, 1 tbsp vanilla, a little over 1/8 tsp salt, 1/4c plus 2 tbsp coconut oil, and stevia to taste or 5 tbsp powdered sugar.
I got to eat the no-bake peanut butter pie with two of my favorite people– my mom and my roommate, Emily. (The blue apron was a present from Emily. Thank you!!)
Really, I didn’t miss the chocolate one bit. So you know it must have been good!
Is there a special dessert that you always eat on your birthday?
In my family, we have this cake called Maple Chiffon Cake, and pretty much all of my relatives have that cake on their birthdays– uncles, aunts, mom, dad, sister… just not me. Even as a little kid, I wasn’t interested if it wasn’t chocolate! And I prefer pie to cake, so I’ve had a lot of chocolate pie birthdays. It never gets old.
Link Of The Day:
Black Bean Brownies – (flourless + refined-sugar-free)