chocolate peanut butter mousse pie.

As I sit on the train ride home from work every evening, I tend to do a mental scan of my kitchen to figure out what I can eat for dinner. I don’t know why, really, because I always end up eating the same thing anyway.

Truth be told – I haven’t had a new item in my kitchen for at least a few weeks. Unless there’s a specific recipe that I’ve been dying to try, my grocery store visits are strictly to reload on the staples – milk, peanut butter, etc.

The other night, though, I managed to switch it up with some of those everyday ingredients and created quite the treat.

inspired by Averie’s Raw Vegan Cheesecake

ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup regular oats
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 (heaping) tablespoons peanut flour **
  • 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • sprinkle of stevia/sweetener (optional)

directions: Place the oats, dates, and cocoa powder in a food processor or Magic Bullet-like blender. Pulse/grind until it reaches a sandy consistency. Then mix in the milk – resulting in a dough of sorts. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, peanut flour, peanut butter, and sweetener (if desired). **If you don’t have peanut flour, you can use an additional 1 or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

Line the inside of a separate bowl with plastic wrap. Press the crust down to the bottom of the bowl, and then top it with the mousse mixture. Lightly fold the plastic wrap over the mousse and press down gently. Freeze for about an hour. Yields one to two servings.

I was actually pretty surprised at how freakishly good this mini-pie turned out to be. I was especially pleased with the crust – it set well in the freezer and was a great contrast to the creamy mousse topping.

I intended for this to be a single-serving recipe, but I didn’t realize just how rich and filling it would be. So go ahead and share this with a friend.

…or just wait 20 minutes and dig in to the second half yourself.

What are some ways that you switch it up with “everyday” ingredients?

Comments

  1. says

    Yummy!!!!! Love this recipe! Averie has so many great ones!!

    I switch up flours a lot, like instead of regular whole wheat flour, I use soy flour sometimes!

    Have a happy Saturday! xoxo

  2. says

    ohmygosh my favorite things in one cute lil mini dessert :) i am def going to be making this! thanks girl ! have a wonderful saturday!

  3. says

    I always eat the same thing over and over again, too. Recently I’ve been eating tons of oatmeal with strawberries, but I ran out of strawberries so I’ve been putting pumpkin puree in it instead.

    I have yet to use a food processor for anything other than grating veggies and making blueberry “frozen yogurt” and nut butters. I don’t know why, but I’m intimidated about making crusts in it, and chopping up dried fruit for crusts in it…

  4. Lisa says

    I’m a new reader/commenter.
    Love this recipe! Such a simple, healthy dessert. I am making this pronto…11 AM isn’t too early for this I’m thinking..?

  5. says

    Unfortunately, I live in a sorority house where meals are provided for me. I miss living in an apartment and being able to experiment with new recipes. I’m so excited to be on my own after I graduate and actually TRY all these recipes I’ve been reading about for months on different blogs :)

  6. erin says

    uhm so the pie looks delicious to be sure, but I am actually salivating over the little flower plates… where did you get those delightful dishware gems?

    • says

      Ah, I sincerely don’t remember! :( It was a few years ago anyway. But, I will say that Home Goods is my favorite place to get dishware!!

  7. Erin says

    Love Home Goods- Marshalls is great too. Also- Edie Rose at Macy’s makes big gorgeous serving bowls that look similar to the plates- hence my curiousity :)

  8. says

    This is weird…I just got a pingback from WordPress on this…and looks like I missed it when you posted about it…almost a year ago :)

    But I am glad you liked it!

    Hope your 2012 is off to a chocolate and peanut butter filled start, too :)

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