Last weekend we got the urge to make ourselves pretty looking desserts on Saturday night. It was probably inspired by our unbelievable dinner on Friday night, which I'll get to later.
I had peanut butter on the brain (which I do about 90% of the time), but I had two issues to overcome:
1) I didn't want to make a whole gigantic pie for 2 people
2) All of the peanut pie recipes online called for too many ingredients, like corn syrup, chocolate chips, black bottom crusts, ganache, etc.
I wanted simple. So I simply put together 4 foolproof ingredients:
- 4 ounces of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of reduced fat peanut butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
I beat those ingredients together until smooth. Then I folded in 1/2 cup of whipped cream that I whipped myself, but you could totally do store bought to make it even easier.
Once that whole concoction was well mixed I placed the mixture into 6 mini graham cracker crusts:
These things are so cute, convenient, and controlled as far as portion size.
(Don't you just love a dessert alliteration?)
Then I put them in a tray with some plastic wrap over each tart so that they wouldn't form a skin, and I let them harden in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.
For the final touch I topped with No Sugar Added Hershey Syrup and some chopped salted nuts. Each tart was the perfect dessert for one. And with 6 servings we had leftovers to look forward to the next day...for breakfast :)
These would also be amazing frozen and/or topped with additional whipped cream and/or Magic Shell topping and/or they would be amazing with anything. Now I'll stop.