Mini Peanut Butter Pies {The Recipe Redux}

by Ashley on September 21, 2013

Hi friends!? I know what you’re thinking, “It’s Saturday, Ashley… we don’t hear from you on Saturday.”

But in addition to Saturday it’s also the 21st which means it’s time for The Recipe Redux! If you missed my first post as a member of The Recipe Redux you can check it out my Garden Harvest Pickled Okra here.

In a nutshell, The Recipe Redux is the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians “taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious and making them better for you.” The founders believe that healthy eating should be delicious too and I couldn’t agree more!

Recipe Redux

This month we were given the following challenge,

No-Cook Desserts – The raw food trend is sweetening things up with all sorts of treats from cocoa clusters and energy balls to puddings and panna cottas. Please share a no-cook dessert you are serving. No-cook usually means ‘super-quick’…and we always want to make time for a healthy dessert!

You guys know I’m all in for raw or no bake desserts! From the Red, White and Blue Cake to the Chocolate Torte to the Banana Soft Serve, I have shown you that healthy food can taste great too! And today we’re going to do that again.

A few weeks ago, in celebration of by brother’s birthday, my mom made these yummy little no bake treats. As a health nut himself, my brother left my parents house with only one question, “Can I please have that recipe?” And my mom was kind enough to share it; not only with him, but with me and all of you as well!

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These little bites take no longer than 15 minutes to prep and are the perfect mini-dessert for any occasion. There’s only one problem though; once you try one, there’s no stopping there!

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Mini Peanut Butter Pies

Ingredients

  • 12 ginger snaps (preferably gluten-free, Mi-Del are pretty tasty and minimum on the ingredients list)
  • 1/4 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp honey, maple syrup or agave (optional)
  • 1 banana (sliced into 12 slices)
  • 1 oz dark chocolate

Directions (Pictures of each step below.)

  1. Place 12 ginger snaps down on a platter.
  2. Mix together the peanut butter, yogurt, and honey/maple syrup/agave until evenly combined.
  3. Place the mixture in a ziplock bag with a spatula. Zip up the bag and cut off one corner, large enough to allow the peanuts to push through.
  4. Place a dollop of the mixture on each cookie.
  5. Place a slice of banana on top of each dollop.
  6. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for ~1 minute, longer if necessary, until it is fully melted but being careful not to burn.
  7. Drizzle the chocolate over each cookie.
  8. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve!

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So easy and so delicious! These little bites are sure to please all tail gaters!

Speaking of tail gating, what games will you be watching today?! I’m hoping to catch a little bit of the LSU vs Auburn game! Geaux Tigers!

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday! We’re about to head out for a run and to check out the farmer’s market in this small south Georgia town!

Good health!

Name Be sure to check out what some of the other members are doing in the Link-up below!

 

 

 

 


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather Williams September 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

These are LOVELY!:) So pretty! PS- read your post the other day about not giving up Greek yogurt as your last vice on being “vegan, or close to vegan.” I feel the same way! I may be picky about what kind of yogurt I buy, but it is one thing I’m just not ready to do and I feel better with it than without it! Just love your site and you’re so pretty!:)
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Ashley September 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

Thank you Heather! That’s EXACTLY how I feel… I tried life without it for a few months and just missed it more than it was worth giving it up! So happy to hear I’m not the only one! Awe, thank you for your sweet comments!! Happy Saturday to you!!

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Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) September 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Love this! So easy and yummy. I love banana anything, I usually dip slices in chocolate and freeze but want to try your version. Thanks for posting- have a great weekend! Alex @ DK

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Ashley September 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

So easy is right!! That sounds pretty tasty too!! I’ll have to give it a try soon! I love easy, yet delicious recipes like that!! Hope you have a great week!

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Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff September 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm

These look very tasty!

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Ashley September 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm

They are so so tasty!! The pictures don’t lie 🙂

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Deanna Segrave-Daly September 22, 2013 at 9:53 pm

So, this ReDux challenge inspired me to start a Peanut Butter & Chocolate pinterest board and these are definitely getting pinned!

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Ashley September 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm

There is not a better combo than PB and chocolate!!! Love that! I need to check out your board!!!:-)

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Lauren Dieringer September 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Yum! I cannot wait to try these! Have a good week 🙂

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Ashley September 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Do it! They’re delicious! You too Lauren!!

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Serena September 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

These are adorable! Also thanks for the reminder about your pickled okra. My neighbor just dropped some okra off at my doorstep…yay! I can make your recipe!

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Ashley September 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Aren’t they!? Perfect!!! Love when that happens!!!

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Holly September 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Love this idea – so simple, but a really beautiful presentation. Thanks for sharing!

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Ashley September 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Thank you! Hope you try it out! So so simple!! Thanks for stopping by!

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