I love peanut butter. Love it. It’s probably in my top five favorite foods if I had to guess. I also love chocolate. When you put together peanut butter AND chocolate you get a killer combo. A while ago a friend shared a recipe with me for a No Bake Peanut Butter Pie and since then I’ve been dreaming of that pie. If you’ve been around my site for a little bit, you know that I’ve all but eliminated refined sugar all together in my cooking and baking (with the exception of this time of year, it creeps in a bit…). I went on the hunt for a great alternative to regular chocolate chips. I stumbled across Lily’s Sweets chocolates and immediately fell in love.
Listen to this. Their Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips have no sugar added, are all natural, vegan, AND non GMO. HELLO!!! I’m sorry? Were these MADE for ME? I know what you are thinking. Well, with all that said, surely they don’t taste great. That’s where you’d be wrong. They are fantastic. Sometimes to me things sweetened with Stevia have a bit of an aftertaste. These do not. As I was making and finishing up this dessert, the hubs said ‘hey, a dessert I can actually eat!’. Seriously. The crust on this is phenomenal. Oh and that peanut buttery filling? Equally amazing. In fact, the filling reminded me of my 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream! Ahh, and then finished off with the peanuts and baking chips… just too much I tell you!
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Have you ever dreamed of a No Bake Peanut Butter Pie that was healthier than you'd imagine? This is the recipe for you! Small slices go a long way, because although there isn't any refined sugar - it's still a very rich dessert!
- 1 c. rolled oats
- 1 c. almond flour
- 1 c. walnuts
- 1 c. cashews
- 3 tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 c. organic peanut butter
- 3 medium/large ripe bananas
- 1/4 c. honey
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 c. roasted salted peanuts
- 1/3 c. + 1/4 c. reserved Lily's Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
Add the crust ingredients to your food processor and process until you reach a fine crumbly texture. Gently press with a spatula to form a crust until evenly uniformed through all sides.
In a high speed blender, add your peanut butter, bananas, honey, and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Spread filling over crust, sprinkle the peanuts and 1/3 c. Lily's Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips over the pie.
Place the remaining 1/4 c. baking chips and coconut oil in a small saucepan and stir until the chocolate has melted.
Drizzle the chocolate over the pie and freeze until solid for at least 4-6 hours. Store leftover pie in the freezer.
Be sure to make this in plenty of time before serving, you will want at least the 4 hours, but the longer you can freeze the better. Thawed, it's a very heavy dessert. Frozen allows you to enjoy the perfect small slice at just the right consistency!
Adapted from Eat Good 4 Life