* * * Decadent Day * * *
A new feature here is Decadent Day. Every so often, I am going to present something decadent and delicious. Knowing me, you can trust it won't ruin your healthy eating plan. No way! I believe in allowing treats that are special but still light so we never feel deprived. Today is the first Decadent Day post on Tracy Cooks it Right so please jump in and enjoy.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Pie
2 lowfat graham crackers, crushed in food processor, blender, or by hand
4 tablespoons mini chocolate chips, divided
4 ounces Neufchatel (light) cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup reduced fat peanut butter (I used Naturally More)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups nonfat frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed, plus more for serving, optional
Coat 9-inch pie pan with nonstick spray and set aside. Combine crushed graham crackers and 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips and also set aside.
Place Neufchatel, peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Gently fold in 2 cups whipped topping and spread mixture in prepared pie pan. Melt remaining 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips and drizzle over pie. Use knife to make marble effect with chocolate.
Sprinkle reserved crumb and chocolate chip mixture evenly over pie. Place in freezer for at least 2 hours. Remove from freezer several minutes before serving to soften a little. Cut into wedges and adorn with additional whipped topping, if desired. Makes 8 servings, 5 points plus and 182 calories each.