Peanut Butter Silk Pie Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy

Low carb recipe for Peanut Butter Silk Pie which belongs to the Sweets recipe category.

Ingredients Needed

  1. 1 cups (190 g) shelled raw hazelnuts
  2. 4 tablespoons (56 g) butter, melted
  3. cup (65 g) vanilla-flavored whey protein powder
  4. 4 sugar-free dark chocolate bars (about 1.5 ounces [42 g] each)
  5. 5 tablespoons (75 ml) heavy cream
  6. 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
  7. 1 package (8 ounces, or 225 g) cream cheese, softened
  8. 1 cup (25 g) Splenda
  9. 1 cup (260 g) creamy natural peanut butter
  10. 1 tablespoon (14 g) butter, melted
  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  12. 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325F (170C, or gas mark 3).

To make the crust: Use the S-blade in a food processor to grind the hazelnuts to a meal.

Add the butter and protein powder and pulse until well combined.

Spray a large pie plate with nonstick cooking spray and press the hazelnut mixture firmly into the bottom of the pie plate (it won't build up the side very far).

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove from the oven to cool.

To make the chocolate layer: Melt the chocolate over the lowest possible heat since chocolate burns very easily.

(If you have a double boiler or a heat diffuser, this would be a good time to use it!) Whisk in the cream and coffee crystals, and continue stirring until the crystals disappear.

Spread this mixture evenly over the bottom of the hazelnut crust.

To make the peanut butter silk layer: Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, Splenda, peanut butter, butter, and vanilla together until creamy.

In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff.

Turn the mixer to the lowest setting and beat the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture onethird at a time.

Spread the peanut butter filling gently over the chocolate layer and chill.

(This is best made a day in advance to allow plenty of time for chilling.

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Serving Yield

10 generous servings

Nutrition Information

Each with 12 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber, for a total of 10 grams of usable carbs and 20 grams of protein. Carb count does not include the polyol in the sugar-free chocolate.