Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites (or Pie)

So you guys know once I make something I love like last week's Lemon Almost No Bake Cheesecake Bites I must make 47 other versions of it.

Here's version #2 (and #2.5): I stretched the crust out (thinner base than the lemon version.) I made one batch of mini "bites" to keep and made a big pie version I gave to a neighbor who was blown away that it was a weight loss surgery friendly dessert and had no flour or added sugar. Well his exact words were "Holy sh!t no way!" I think the bites are better because they offer better portion control and well... they are just soooo darn cute.

The taste: Ohhhhh yeah. These will seriously make you swoon.

No joke. Swoon.

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Classic Yummy Combination.


Shelly's Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites (or Pie)

1 9-inch baked Almond Crust or 24 baked mini Almond Crusts (see below)

1/2 cup Ricotta
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 oz. Cream Cheese
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani (I used SF Caramel)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Mix, dry

Topping

1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Hot Fudge Sauce, nuked (I used Smucker's)
1/4 cup Peanuts

Mix first 5 ingredients together till well combined. Spread over cooled Almond Pie Crust or Mini Almond Crusts.

Microwave Fudge Sauce for 10 seconds. Drizzle over bites/pie. Sprinkle with nuts. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.


Shelly's Almond Pie Crust

3/4 cup Almond Meal or Flour, ground (you can grind your own)
1 1/2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Butter, melted
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)

Mix together and press into a 9" pie plate. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before adding the filling.

or make 24 mini crusts by pressing the mixture firmly and evenly mini muffin paper lined mini muffin tin (about 1/4 full.) Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool before adding the filling.

*Note: mini crusts cooking times are obviously slightly different.


My stats (24 bites): 95 cals, 5 grams protein. Find yours: Go to fitday.com enter your ingredients and divide totals by # of servings.

5 comments:

DCY said...

Male neighbor that you made a pie for????? Is he single, is he in your age range, is he gay, is he gorgeous? How many items on the perfect guy list does he rate? I am essentially new to your blog, so if he has already been crossed off the list of potentials, I am sorry I brought it up.

You are killing me here with these recipes. Thanks for the pics, I usually swoon in my computer chair just looking at them. Even dear hubby has started asking if you have put up a new recipe blog.

Michelle said...

LOL Married with 2 kids. His wife is a super cool lady. They are both chefs. We talk food. They are sadly moving this weekend. I figured they'd packed their bakeware already and deserved a treat while cleaning and all that.

Hope you and your hubby love the bites. They are scary good :) another reason the pie version needed to go LOL ;)

~Michelle

Barb Del Piano said...

Ok....I'm gonna have to take you in Eggface! This is totally rich and should be illegal!

E said...

You are my super hero!! Honestly, I think I am going to make you a nice cape to wear in the kitchen. Also wanted to thank you for the Attune bar review, I bought one last night and they are so good.

mamaT said...

3 months post surgery & getting bored until I started using your recipes! I am a nurse but used to be a baker for over 20 years. You have got me interested in cooking again, thank you! I have 'tweeked' a few recipes adding or deleting certain ingredients to my tastes but you have inspired me so much Shelly!Going out today to go shopping with your pantry stocking ideas. You are a true angel! Thank you Shelly!