husband recipe tester claimed my chocolate peanut butter & jam pie to be the best natural pie I’ve ever made. This coming from the man that rolls his eyes at my tofu sweet treats but digs in anyway. To my surprise, hubs enjoyed this one and unless you say there is tofu in this, no one will guess. The filling would even good on its own like a pudding if you don’t want to fuss with a crust. Enjoy!
chocolate pb & j pie
2 cups pitted dates
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup raisins
Blend all in a food processor until it forms a dough like consistency, I had to blend mine for a couple of minutes to get everything combined.
Line a round 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Press crust into pan lining the bottom and sides of pan, set aside.
1/2 package extra firm tofu
1 package tofutti better than cream cheese
3 tablespoons natural peanut butter (or sunbutter)
3 tablespoons of your favorite jam (I used my grandmas home made strawberry jam – best jam ever)
2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder (depending on how rich you want the chocolate flavor)
2 tablespoons agave
1 teaspoon vanilla
Here’s what you do:
Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth (taste along the way to be sure you have the right amount of sweetness from each of the flavors, add more as desired if you prefer a stronger flavor from the peanutbutter, etc).
Once combined pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. The filling will become thicker and have a cheesecake texture.
The pie is very tasty on its own, however I believe in dressing up for a party, well ok there was no party, I just love bananas and peanut butter together so I
added banana slices, a drizzle of dark chocolate and chocolate shavings.
The outcome: imagine eating a chocolate peanut butter and jelly sammy in cheesecake form! The chocolate, peanut butter and jam were all subtle enough to not compete with each other; they blended into one big happy bite of creamy deliciousness. I think there could be a lot of adaptations to this recipe; I will be playing with this one again.
PS. I am still learning how to use my camera, this is the only decent shot I got and the banana slice is flying off the end of the pie.