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Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pies

When you want dessert but something that is not going to kill your diet, these Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter pies are perfect! Single-serve, kept in the freezer, and full of peanut butter flavor, they’re based on a Weight Watchers Recipe!

Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pies by crazyforcrust.com | Under 200 calories each!

So yesterday I showed you super sinful and promised you skinny. Today, I’m fulfilling that promise.

I wouldn’t know what it’s like right now to limit sugar intake; these days I start my sugar testing at 10am. (I swear: three day juice cleanse in March. Or two days. Okay, maybe one. #ornone)

But for all of you who are trying to watch what you eat and not just as it goes in your mouth, these are the perfect pies for you. They’re a totally slimmed down version of a frozen peanut butter pie. I’ve made a recipe very similar to this before, in full pie form: Peanut Butter Pie which was a Weight Watchers Recipe.

{Wowza, that photo suuuuuuuuuucks. So, yeah, they needed a re-do.}

When I thought about re-making that recipe, I decided to make these into frozen single-servings. I figure that means I have to go to the freezer three times by the third one, instead of just taking a fork to the whole pie. That’s three more minutes of exercise as I walk to the garage and back.

If my husband would ever consider cheating (on his diet, not on me) it would be with these pies. (He won’t ever cheat on me, of that I’m sure. #longstory)

Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pies by crazyforcrust.com | Under 200 calories each!

Okay, so let’s break these babies down, shall we? They’re based on that WW recipe, but I changed a few things. I worked out the calories on spark people, and they come out to about 183 calories each. Now, that’s not calorie-free, but it’s under 200, plenty acceptable (I think) for a little treat. Especially for all the flavor you’re getting!

To reduce the calories in the crust, I used reduced-fat graham crackers and light butter. It’s a crumbly crust, so it’s actually best to eat these straight from the muffin liners you freeze them in. I removed them for the photos, but I don’t recommend serving them that way. Substitute regular grahams or butter if you wish.

The body of the pie is made with fat-free sweetened condensed milk (the only kind I buy) and fat-free cream cheese. I used regular peanut butter (Skippy Naturals). You can use low-fat or regular cream cheese instead, and you can substitute reduced-fat peanut butter if that’s what you have. Then that’s all folded into Cool Whip Free, which is the fat-free version. You can also use regular, low-sugar, or low-fat Cool Whip.

{And, I know. So many of you think Cool Whip is the devil. I love it. I eat it with a spoon. I make ice cream with it. I buy it in bulk. I would not recommend substituting real whipped cream for this pie. You can do it, but I don’t know how it will turn out.}

They’re topped off with a few mini chocolate chips. I love mini chocolate chips, especially in slimmed down treats, because a little goes a long way. Frozen into a muffin liner, you get 12 mini pies to enjoy when you just need a treat.

I’ll be enjoying lots of these skinny treats in March. That’s my new January. Seriously, I might start posting salads here or something, just so I never have to see sugar or butter  EVER AGAIN.

Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pies by crazyforcrust.com | Under 200 calories each!

Or not. Because I can never not have dessert!

Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pies

Yield: 12 pies

Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pies

Ingredients

  • 8 low-fat graham cracker crumbs (about 1 cup)
  • 5 tablespoons light butter, melted (or regular butter)
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese (or low-fat)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (I use Skippy Naturals, you can use reduced-fat peanut butter if you wish)
  • 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip Free (or you can use low-fat or sugar-free)
  • 6 teaspoons mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Stir graham cracker crumbs and melted butter with a fork. Evenly divide among the muffin cups (about 1 1/2 tablespoons per each). Press down to compact (I use the bottom of a shot glass and it works perfect for this step).
  3. Beat cream cheese with a hand mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter. Fold in Cool Whip.
  4. Divide batter among muffin cups, about 2 tablespoons per each. Top each pie with 1/2 teaspoon of mini chocolate chips. Freeze overnight before eating.
  5. The crust is crumbly, so it’s best to eat these right from the paper liners.
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34 Responses to “Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pies”

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on January 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm (#)

    So with you on cool whip! I actually hate real whipped cream…but I could roll around in a vat of cool whip all day.
    Weird? Probably. I’m over it.
    Girl, these look amazing!!! Chocolate, peanut butter and cheesecake…my 3 favorite things! And, they are skinny!
    I <3 you.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 14th, 2014 at 6:35 am

      LOL! ME TOO! :)

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on January 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm (#)

    Skinny recipes are always a great call, especially this time of year when everyone is ‘resolving’ :)

  3. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker posted on January 13, 2014 at 7:21 pm (#)

    My husband will definitely cheat on me with these peanut bites!! Love that they are skinny so I won’t judge or give him the evil eye :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 14th, 2014 at 6:34 am

      LOL! Thanks Zainab!

  4. Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat. posted on January 13, 2014 at 10:20 pm (#)

    I love that you made these single serving. Can’t wait to try these!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 14th, 2014 at 6:34 am

      Thanks Shannon!

  5. Betsy | JavaCupcake.com posted on January 14, 2014 at 1:50 am (#)

    I seriously need to make a batch of these. Perfect, bite size snacks that will satisfy my peanut butter craving. YUM!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 14th, 2014 at 6:33 am

      Totally! Thanks Betsy!

  6. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on January 14, 2014 at 3:13 am (#)

    These look absolutely delicious! Well worth a couple trips to the freezer to get them :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 14th, 2014 at 6:33 am

      Yes! My thoughts exactly. :) Thanks Laura!

  7. The Better Baker posted on January 14, 2014 at 6:31 am (#)

    What a perfect skinny treat. You have the most luscious photos! Thanks so much for sharing. Pinned!! I will be enjoying these soon.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 14th, 2014 at 6:32 am

      Thanks for the pin!!!

  8. Alyson @Vintage Sunshine posted on January 14, 2014 at 8:04 am (#)

    These look delicious! And, a little different from your typical treat. Can’t wait to try, thanks!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 14th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Enjoy Alyson!!

  9. Sarah @ Miss Candiquik posted on January 14, 2014 at 8:25 am (#)

    Haha, isn’t it funny to look back on old posts. Well, funny/embarassing for me, lol.
    Love these little pies – pinning!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 14th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      SO embarrassing. Like, hugely. :)

  10. Mary Frances posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:27 am (#)

    Ooooh myyy goooosssshhh. Skinny peanut butter pies. I’m drooling all over my keyboard now, thanks to this post. Your photos are gorgeous! Pinned!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 14th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Mary Frances! I really struggled with the photos – and I kind of hated them. :)

  11. Wendy posted on January 14, 2014 at 11:43 am (#)

    These little pies are lusciously adorable, Dorothy! I am not on the “skinny” bandwagon but I definitely love the little individual portion control sizes. There are so many perspectives of what defines “skinny” or “healthy”, but just about everyone agrees on moderation. I am mostly in love with those extra 3 minutes of exercise I will get as I power walk from the freezer to the table! :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 14th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Moderation is key! Which is why a mini pie is too – I’ll seriously attack it with a fork. :)

  12. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen posted on January 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm (#)

    These little pies are so cute!! I wish I had some in my freezer right now!!!

  13. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on January 14, 2014 at 5:21 pm (#)

    ooh! I’m loving the adorable lil servings of this yummy frozen pie–I would esp. love these in the summertime!

  14. CakePants posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:53 pm (#)

    These look downright dreamy. I’m not sure if I can manage the “freeze overnight before eating” part, though!

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  16. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar posted on January 16, 2014 at 8:55 am (#)

    I eat Cool Whip straight with a spoon. Sometimes I worry it won’t make it into my recipes. No joke. These mini pies look adorable, Dorothy!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 16th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      I buy it in bulk! :) Thanks Lindsay!

  17. Amy posted on January 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm (#)

    Dorothy, these are literally SHOUTING my name!! You know me and skinny desserts… And PB. Oh goodness. I just finished off the last bit of ice cream in our freezer last night, and I could SO use one (or five) of these right now! Hang in there — all of your baking and recipe testing is going to pay off big time!! :)

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  20. Kiera posted on February 11, 2014 at 10:19 am (#)

    I would love to hear this #longstory about why you know he wont cheat on you! haha I hope it is a cute one. I also know for a fact my hubby would never cheat on me :)

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