Indulging in a delicious dessert doesn’t have to derail your healthy eating goals, and this Weight Wa Peanut Butter Pie Cheesecake is the perfect testament to that. Combining the rich flavors of peanut butter with the creamy goodness of cheesecake, this guilt-free delight will satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your commitment to a balanced lifestyle.
For the Crust:
- 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- A pinch of salt
For the Cheesecake Filling:
- 3 cups fat-free cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup powdered sugar (or sweetener of choice)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
For the Peanut Butter Drizzle:
- ¼ cup powdered sugar (or sweetener of choice)
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- Light whipped cream
- Chopped peanuts
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
- Prepare the Crust:
In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Press this mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then set it aside to cool.
- Make the Cheesecake Filling:
In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the Greek yogurt, powdered sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and peanut butter. Continue to beat until all ingredients are well combined and the mixture is creamy.
- Assemble and Bake:
Pour the cheesecake filling over the cooled crust in the springform pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the center is set. Allow the cheesecake to cool in the pan, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Prepare the Peanut Butter Drizzle:
In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and warm water until smooth. Add the peanut butter and continue whisking until a pourable consistency is achieved.
- Drizzle and Serve:
Once the cheesecake is thoroughly chilled, remove it from the springform pan. Drizzle the peanut butter mixture over the top, letting it cascade down the sides. Optionally, garnish with light whipped cream and chopped peanuts.
- Enjoy Your Guilt-Free Indulgence:
Slice and serve this Weight Wa Peanut Butter Pie Cheesecake with the satisfaction of knowing you’ve treated yourself to a delectable dessert without compromising your commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
This recipe strikes the perfect balance between decadence and mindful eating, proving that you can have your cheesecake and eat it too – all while staying on track with your Weight Wa journey.