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Skinny Frozen Chocolate S’mores Pie

skinny chocolate smores pie

Yes, I know. “Skinny” and “Pie” don’t always belong in the same sentence. But I put it there anyway!

Wednesday, January 23, is National Pie Day. {Not to be confused with Pi Day, which is my favorite day of the year!} I mean, I’m Crazy for Crust. I kind of had to post a pie for National Pie Day, right?

I love pie. Love it like I want to marry it. The only thing I don’t like about pie? How big it is. It comes to my kitchen, ready to party, in a 9″ pie plate. Always ready to dance, I pick up a fork and do the tango with it…and then I realize not only did it bring its bad self to my kitchen, it brought 3,456,000 of it’s best friends, calories, with it.

My husband is absolutely no help. He looks at something sweet and turns to his WW Brownies instead, leaving me to dance off into the night with a 9″ pie…all to myself.

So, to celebrate National Pie Day, I made you a skinny pie. A skinny frozen pie, one that can be out of your sight in the freezer.

{Yeah right, does that actually work for anyone?}

You won’t know this is skinny, I promise!

skinny chocolate smores pie

This pie utilitzes low-fat or fat-free equivalents of all the normal suspects: cream cheese, whipped topping, graham crackers, and butter. The crust is low-fat graham crackers with butter spread that has a lot less fat than regular butter. I used a combination of low- and fat-free cream cheeses, fat-free whipped topping, and my new favorite ingredient: coffee creamer.

I’ve seen coffee creamer used in so many recipes, but have never tried it. The pie needed some liquid, and instead of using plain milk, I thought to use a flavored non-dairy coffee creamer. What better way to infuse flavor? I used a chocolate flavored, low-fat version. But the beauty is that you can use whatever flavor you want and change up the pie. I almost bought the Bailey’s flavor creamer. Now I want to make this pie again, with a hint of mint!

Since I added cocoa powder for another punch of chocolate, I added some sweetener. I’m always afraid of the bitter taste of unsweetened cocoa and I wanted to be sure there was none. (There isn’t!) I used Truvia Baking Blend, which is a mixture of Truvia and sugar. It’s what I had on hand, so feel free to use what you have. But remember, if you use pure Truvia or Splenda or other sweetener, you may need less, so taste test as you go. Those calories don’t count, so you’re in the clear. ;)

Because I was using graham crackers for the crust and chocolate for the filling, my mind naturally went to s’mores. I drizzled the top with a little marshmallow ice cream topping to complete the trio. The ice cream topping isn’t low cal, but it’s good. Feel free to leave it off if you want to save a few calories.

I froze the pie overnight, and let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before slicing. It melted slightly and was creamy and good. You could also just refrigerate it instead of freezing – it just won’t be as firm. Your choice!

Now that you’re schooled on skinny pie, go make one. It’s National Pie Day! It’s, like, against the government to not have pie.

Or something.

skinny chocolate smores pie

Get. In. My. Belly.

Happy National Pie Day!

Skinny Frozen Chocolate S’mores Pie

Skinny Frozen Chocolate S’mores Pie

Recipe inspired by Sally's Baking Addiction .

Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve (8 sheets) low-fat Graham crackers, finely ground
  • 4 tablespoons light butter (or regular butter), melted
  • 6 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking blend sweetener (I used Truvia Baking Blend. You can use pure Truvia or Splenda, but you need less. See note.)
  • 2/3 cup low-fat chocolate coffee creamer (see note)
  • 8 ounce tub fat-free whipped topping
  • Marshmallow Ice Cream Topping for garnish, optional
  • Hot Fudge or Chocolate Ice Cream Topping for garnish, optional (sugar-free options are fine)

Instructions

  1. Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter with a fork in a small bowl. Press into a 9” pie plate. Freeze until ready to fill.
  2. Beat cream cheese until smooth with an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. (You can use a hand mixer, but I always have trouble with lumps. The electric mixer fixes that for me!) Beat in cocoa, sweetener, and coffee creamer. Gently fold in whipped topping.
  3. Pour into prepared pie shell. Freeze at least four hours or overnight. Drizzle with marshmallow and chocolate ice cream toppings before serving. (The topping is not low-fat, but a little won’t hurt!)
  4. Let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

Feel free to substitute full fat ingredients for all the low/fat-free ones. I used Truvia Baking Blend in this, which is a mixture of sugar and sweetener. If you wish, you can use full sweetener (like pure Truvia or Splenda) but you will most likely need less. Taste as you go. I used a chocolate flavored coffee creamer. You can use whatever flavor you like! Feel like mint? Use the mint version. Use a sugar-free version if you have one. The beauty is that you can change up the flavor depending on what kind of creamer you use. The pie is great frozen, but can also be refrigerated for a creamier pie.

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More Pie for Pie Day:

Carrot Cake Pie

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Alligator Pie

 

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Banana Cream Pie with Golden Oreo Crust

 

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Pies from friends:
Nutella Oreo Cheesecake Deep Dish Cookie Pie by Back for Seconds
Toffee Cream Pie by Kitchen Meets Girl
Monster Cookie Dough Mousse Pie by Something Swanky

What are you doing for National Pie Day? I’m eating pie, talking to Jordan about the gloriousness of pie, and enjoying a Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie for lunch. :)

This post may be linked to: Chef in TrainingLil’ LunaBuns In My OvenChic-and-CraftyI’m Lovin’ it FridaysStrut your Stuff SaturdayWeekend Wrap Up PartySundae Scoop Link Partyand all of these too!

81 Responses to “Skinny Frozen Chocolate S’mores Pie”

  1. Jelli posted on January 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm (#)

    This looks insanely delicious. I know I’d never come across the chocolate coffee creamer in the groceries here in Costa Rica, but I’m pretty savvy with substitutes so this pie just might be made this week. It looks incredible! Visiting from Whimsy Weds.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 22nd, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      You can totally substitute milk! Maybe add a little more cocoa and a little more sugar/splenda to add to the chocolate flavor. :)

      Reply

  2. Jenn posted on January 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm (#)

    I could sure use a skinny pie recipe right about now.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 22nd, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      Um, yeah. Me too. Unless I eat the whole thing (which I probably will….)

      Reply

  3. aimee @ shugarysweets posted on January 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm (#)

    Woah, been thinking about this all day since I saw it on instagram. YUMMERS girl.

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  4. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on January 22, 2013 at 6:14 pm (#)

    You make the best pies, Dorothy. This sounds amazing–and I love that it’s skinny! Thanks so much for the link-love. Now I’m thinking I need some pie. :-)

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  5. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on January 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm (#)

    Oh em gee. This pie looks AWESOME. I, too, have zero willpower around pie. I actually contemplated having an apple pie as my birthday cake because pie > cake anyday, yo. Plus, this is skinny which is nice to my muffin top. Oh, and your pictures are GORGEOUS!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 22nd, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks Hayley! I’m dying to know what your birthday cake will be!!

      Reply

  6. Shannon Moore posted on January 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm (#)

    This looks like pure heaven! I want to eat that picture!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 22nd, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks Shannon! I’ll save you a slice. :)

      Reply

  7. Susan posted on January 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm (#)

    Now that’s what I call pie! I love that it’s skinny and almost guilt free:-D

    Reply

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  9. Alyssa posted on January 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm (#)

    This pie looks delicious and I really love the fact that it is skinny! I wish I had a slice right now!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 23rd, 2013 at 6:38 am

      I wish you did too Alyssa! Then I wouldn’t eat it all, lol.

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  10. Kristin posted on January 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm (#)

    I love using coffee creamer in baking. I’ve got a bottle of the eggnog kind. Any ideas?

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 23rd, 2013 at 6:37 am

      Oooooh! Eggnog ice cream? Eggnog pie? Eggnog blondies!!!!!

      Reply

  11. Shirley posted on January 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm (#)

    This pie sounds too good to be true. S’mores… in a pie… a skinny pie!
    Just for the record, the next time your husband won’t help you eat an un-skinny pie, I’ll be there with my fork. :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 23rd, 2013 at 6:36 am

      Please, that would be great. Otherwise it’s not skinny anymore, lol.

      Reply

  12. Back For Seconds posted on January 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm (#)

    Welcome to the skinny side ;) hehe LOVE this pie, girl and the photos are perfection! Thanks for the link to my not so skinny pie – so sweet of you!
    I better make a pie tomorrow. Wouldn’t want to get in trouble :)

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 23rd, 2013 at 6:36 am

      I have another skinny one (well, two more – hopefully) for next week. One inspired by you! :)

      Reply

  13. sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more posted on January 23, 2013 at 5:45 am (#)

    oh yum, I will have to try it, I could use something skinny in my life;p

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 23rd, 2013 at 6:34 am

      Ha! But then I ate a huge slice. And 2 cake batter Oreos. Sigh.

      Reply

  14. Jeni posted on January 23, 2013 at 6:00 am (#)

    This looks way too good!!

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  15. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on January 23, 2013 at 6:44 am (#)

    Looks gorgeous Dorothy! And I’m glad my pie gave you inspiration. What’s not to love about s’mores?? And in pie form.. look out, I need a piece right now. BEAUTIFUL photography here!!! Wow. :)

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 23rd, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks Sally! Guess what? I went to “M” thanks to you! :)

      Reply

  16. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on January 23, 2013 at 8:20 am (#)

    I would want to marry this pie too. This looks to die for!

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  17. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on January 23, 2013 at 8:54 am (#)

    Yayyyy Happy Pie Day! I love that this crazy, sweet, indulgent looking pie is “skinny”!!

    Reply

  18. Tess @ Six Feet Under Blog posted on January 23, 2013 at 10:46 am (#)

    Pie day? Yay!!
    I am so proposing to this pie!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 23rd, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      LOL, I may beat you to it. :)

      Reply

  19. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on January 23, 2013 at 10:57 am (#)

    I love s’mores in any form. . .especially a form that allows me to eat more than one piece! :)

    Reply

  20. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:38 am (#)

    Any recipe with s’mores and skinny in the title is a winner! This pie looks amazing. And I love how you give us lots of advice on how to adjust the recipe according to our dietary restrictions or based on what we have on hand. It’s the coldest that it’s been in years here in DC, but as soon as it warms up a bit I need to make this pie!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 23rd, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Elaine! I know some people don’t like fat-free stuff, so I figured it was good to add it. :) I hope it warms up for you soon!

      Reply

  21. LIz posted on January 23, 2013 at 12:41 pm (#)

    Oops, I missed pie day….and you’ve reminded me to put Pi day on my calendar! I only remembered Pi day when my kids were taking high school chemistry. Your pie looks amazing…you’d never guess it was a lightened up version :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 23rd, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      Definitely put pi day on your calendar. I’m having a party! :)

      Reply

  22. Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box posted on January 24, 2013 at 2:17 am (#)

    Oh my! This pie sounds incredible – love that it’s skinny, too!

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  23. Melanie {Reasons To Skip The Housework} posted on January 24, 2013 at 7:17 am (#)

    Found you on Lil’ Luna’s link party and I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time out! I love it! So delicious – and skinny?!?!?

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 24th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you! Thanks for visiting. :)

      Reply

  24. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen posted on January 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm (#)

    This looks fabulous and I need more skinny pie in my life!

    Reply

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  26. Kelly at Smart! School {House} posted on January 26, 2013 at 6:56 am (#)

    What a great recipe! I pinned it! Thank you for showing this off at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly from Smart School House
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  27. HungryLittleGirl posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:38 pm (#)

    Amazingly delicious looking and on top of that not even ruining my shape :)
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – see you there again next week with more deliciousness :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 27th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      LOL, true unless you’re me…and eat the whole thing, lol.

      Reply

  28. Christie - Food Done Light posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:54 am (#)

    I so so so want to make this pie! Love that is low fat & calorie. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

    Reply

  29. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm (#)

    why I have the feeling if I had this pie near me would not last enough to place it in the freezer? Delicious!

    Reply

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  34. Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers posted on April 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm (#)

    Ok, I’ll take some, thanks :D

    Reply

  35. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on May 16, 2013 at 10:26 am (#)

    When will they invent a plug in that help you lick stuff off the screen and eat it? I want some so bad :)

    Reply

  36. Mackenzie posted on May 17, 2013 at 8:36 am (#)

    This sounds incredible and totally up my alley; I’m a HUGE ice cream pie lover! Must. Try. Soon! :)

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  37. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke posted on May 17, 2013 at 11:20 am (#)

    I’ll take a skinny pie!!!

    Reply

  38. Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil posted on May 18, 2013 at 6:06 am (#)

    Such a great idea!!!

    Reply

  39. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on May 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm (#)

    This looks so seriously yummy Dorothy! I love the “skinniness” of it :)

    Reply

  40. Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista posted on July 14, 2013 at 7:59 am (#)

    This looks amazing! Cannot wait to try it!

    Reply

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