I just wanted to wish everyone a healthy and happy 2009! We brought in the new year at a good friend’s house. The kids as well as the adults had a blast. Today was another day of friends and food. I have eaten so much in the last 24 hours that I need a wheel barrow to roll me to bed. I made a NY style cheesecake and a chocolate peanut butter pie but I can barely stand to look at any more sweets. We have some leftover and I might as well just glue them to my thighs.
So come next week, I will be featuring healthy recipes enriched with lots of veggies. But in the meantime, here is a great favorite of the kiddos. It is one of those simple, non sophisticated, throw together desserts that kids just love. If you are interested in a good cheesecake recipe, click here. This is more of an adult style dessert. I made mine with a black cherry topping. We cut it before I snapped a picture but here is a leftover piece.
Have a great weekend and be ready to think HEALTHY!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
1 8 or 9-inch prepared or home made chocolate crumb crust
1 (11-oz. pkg.) Nestle chocolate and peanut butter chips (if you can’t find these, you can substitute half PB chips and half chocolate)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip
chocolate shavings for garnish
Set aside crust. Microwave chips in a medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH power for 1 minute; stir until smooth. Beat melted chocolate, cream cheese and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until light in color. Fold in Cool Whip. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Top with chocolate shavings.