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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

{RECIPE} peanut butter ice box PIE! {with a secret ingredient}

seriously, you guys ; one of the TASTIEST desserts i have ever made! 
tasty, and easy, and pretty healthy...

the folks at nasoya reached out to me recently & sent me a few coupons for some free tofu.
now, i am not a huge fan of eating tofu. i never have been. i dont like it hot or cold or marinated.
BUT, i love the health benefits of tofu! i love the added protein & that nasoya is GMO-free and organic!
so, when they contacted me, i thought 'there has got to be a way to use tofu in a dessert.' because, hello, if you need to know anything about me, its that i love a good dessert!

if you head to their website, you will find a bunch of great recipes. i used this one & this one to make a few smoothies.

but my favorite recipe from their site? 
the peanut butter ice box pie!
their recipe is here ; i made a few modifications

what you need : 
*1 package of Nasoya Silken tofu
*3/4 cup peanut butter
*1/2 cup honey {i *always* use raw, local honey! if you want something vegan, use maple syrup or agave instead}
*1 tsp vanilla
*1 9-inch pie shell {you can bake yours, if you would like ; i did not}

how to do it : 
1) in a blender, mix all ingredients together {not the pie shell ;)} until smooth. pour mixture into pie shell. place in freezer for 6+ hours {i put mine in at noon and took it out for dessert at 9pm}
you can garnish with chocolate, if you want! i took a few mini-bars from equal exchange and shredded them on top!
2) before serving, let it thaw for 10 minutes

seriously, this pie is so good! 
its creamy, satisfying and tastes great!
you could also use a brownie sheet & cut these into small squares ; they would make really great single-serve snacks!
tofu + peanut butter + honey ; easy & filling!

*thanks to the folks at nasoya for providing me with tofu ; all opinions & photos are my own*