Thursday, December 27, 2012

Peanut Butter Pie.......Don't Tell 'Em It's Sugar Free!

  Our family ditched sugar 3 weeks ago.  You can read all about it in the post Sweet Poison if you missed that one.  We mostly just took out anything that tasted sweet or had sugar and swapped it for fruits and more cracker or chip type snacks.  The boys are eating cheese sticks, beef jerky, rice cakes with peanut butter, chips, and fruit as their "go to" snacks.
    Watching the change is Sawyer has been beautiful!  He hasn't had ANY emotional breakdowns in 3 weeks.  Not once.  He has awakened happy each morning and nothing seems to be triggering a meltdown.  A couple of times over the last 3 weeks, he has vocalized that he was feeling funny and needed something to eat, but he was able to recognize it himself and didn't crash.  His sugar levels seem to have become so much more stable.   Ditching sugar hasn't been a problem for us.
    Even though we don't really crave sugar or miss it, sometimes we have a need for a dessert.  A couple of times over the holidays, I have needed to carry a dish or a dessert to a party.  For that reason, I searched for some sugar free recipes that I could present to others, (without them spitting it back out because it tastes "diet")  that we could eat as well.
   I found a basis for this recipe and then adapted it a bit. 
It is deeeeelish!

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Pie
1/4 c. Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 cup peanut butter
8 mini Sugar Free Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
1 Tblsp Cocoa Powder
1 Tblsp Splenda
Put all this stuff in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat at half power 30 seconds. Stir it up.  Heat it again. Stir it up.  Until it is creamy.
Set it aside and let it cool off.
When it is cool......
Fold together
1 - 8 oz. tub of sugar free Cool Whip
2 mini Sugar free Reeses Cups chopped up
The peanut butter chocolate goo that is melted together
Put all this deliciousness into a pie crust.
(I bought a pie crust that had only 4 grams of sugar, but you can make a shortbread one that is totally sugar free.)
Put the pie in the freezer for a few hours if you can stand to wait that long.
Top with sugar free chocolate syrup if you want.  I liked it better without the syrup, but whichever floats your boat.  I think I will try it next time with some sugar free chocolate chips in it. Mmmm.
They will never know it's sugar free. 
I promise.
Cross My heart and hope to die.....stick a needle in my eye.
I pinkie promise.
You can't tell.

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