When I think of Valentine’s day, of course I think of my wonderful husband. But I have to admit I also immediately think, “What dessert can I make to SHOW my love?” (How that thinking is counter-productive to both our diets is fodder for a whole different post, some other time.)
But for today, here is one of our favorite desserts. The original is called Peanut Butter Pie, but I have done everything I can to make it lighter, including making it in a glass dish with the bottom covered with graham crackers instead of in two graham cracker pie crusts. So no longer a “pie”.
Peanut Butter Light Delight
8 oz. Neufchâtel cheese (1/3 less fat than cream cheese), room temperature
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
1 C. peanut butter
1/2 C. 1% milk
16 oz. container Cool Whip Lite
Hershey’s Syrup Lite
Beat cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and peanut butter. Slowly add milk. Fold in Cool Whip. Cover bottom of an 8″ x 11 1/2″ glass dish with sheets of graham crackers (I really like the chocolate ones). Put half of the filling over them. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Put in rest of filling and drizzle top. Freeze.
Happy Valentine’s Day!