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Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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!


*Inspiration from Emeril Lagasse Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie.


Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Author: Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN
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Serves: 12
This protein-rich peanut butter pie is a skinny copy-cat version of Emeril Lagasse’s chocolate peanut butter pie.
  • 2 blocks 1/3 fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Dark Chocolate Sauce, for serving
  1. Place cream cheese in a bowl. Beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Add sugar and peanut butter. Beat with electric mixer for 1 minute
  3. Add milk and half and half. Beat for 1 minute.
  4. Pour mixture into muffin tins. Refrigerate until firm (around 2 hours) or freeze.
  5. Serve with dark chocolate sauce.