This protein-rich dessert is a skinny copy cat version of an Emeril Lagasse chocolate peanut butter pie! One word – delicious.
Many of you have realized this, but I am going to confess again – I LOVE dessert! I believe in having dessert WITH a meal, and this dessert contains one of my favorites ingredients – peanut butter!
I was inspired by an Emeril Lagasse recipe for his Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie I found while look at the Louisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine website. His chocolate peanut butter pie looked amazing and had my mouth watering, and I was positive after a few tweeks, I could save some calories, carbs and fat.
When view the recipe, I realized I could make some simple changes to the following ingredients:
1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate cookies. I eliminated these and decided to drizzle the cake with chocolate.
1/4 pound of cream cheese. I used 1/3 fat cream cheese.
3/4 cup powered sugar. I used only 1/4 cup.
1 cup of heavy cream. I used half and half.
Super simple modifications, super awesome taste! Trust me, the kids and hubs loved this dessert!