Monday, December 19, 2016

Paranormal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie by C.J. Burright

Okay, so it's not necessarily paranormal, but the fact this particular recipe is allergy free and still delicious makes it darn close. Back in days ye olden days of yore, I could eat anything and have zero worries about burning it off, allergic reactions, or skeptical ingredients. Nowadays…not so much. Not only am I careful about calories (I work out so I can drink wine and eat chips once in a while, don't judge), but there’s also a gluten factor going on. Top it off with dairy, egg, and cane sugar allergies, let’s just say getting dinner with me is tons of fun.

Honestly, besides missing out on the bread at Italian restaurants, it’s really not that bad. And I feel great, so giving up a few foods is worth it and cooking has become quite the adventure. In the spirit of all my fellow allergy free cooks and food enthusiasts, I thought I’d share the AF dessert recipe I’m making for Christmas dinner. Push your skepticism aside. It’s delectable, trust me.

C.J.'s Paranormal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie

Crust: 7.9 oz Allergy free chocolate chip cookies (Enjoy Life is pretty awesome)
2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
1/3 C melted Earth Balance
6 oz imitation cream cheese (sounds delicious, right?)
1 C creamy peanut butter
1 C powdered sugar (I use 1 C coconut sugar w/ 1 tbsp cornstarch powdered to perfection in my food processor)
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ C whipped topping (So Delicious works great)
¾ C mini dairy free chocolate chips (another Enjoy Life staple)
For the crust, preheat oven to 375 degrees and non-stick spray your pie pan. Toss the cookies (heh) in your food processor and pulse until they’re coarse crumbs. 

Whisk the crumbs with the palm sugar, add melted butter and blend. Press all that cookie-crumbly goodness into your pie plate and bake for 9 minutes.

For the filling, beat the wannabe cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered coconut sugar, and vanilla on medium until combined. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. It looks (and tastes) like peanut butter cookie dough.

Next, oh so gently, stir in the chocolate chips and then coax it all into your cooled crust. 

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Then demolish.

What's your favorite holiday dessert? And if you're a fellow allergic-type, share your woe with me. I'll sympathize, promise.

Wishing you all a scrumptious Christmas and spicy New Year!


Diane Burton said...

Thanks for the recipe. Sounds good, even with the alternate ingredients. My daughter has a dairy allergy, so cooking dinner for her family takes some creativity.

Enjoy the holidays, C.J.

Maureen said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing & happy holidays!

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

LOL! I was laughing at your "asides" through the entire recipe, which I am sharing with my alergic to everything sister, who will love it so much! Thanks for sharing and Happy Allergy-Free Holidays!

CJ Burright said...

Diane, you should make this for your daughter sometime - it eases the allergy pain (a little). Have a great Christmas!

CJ Burright said...

Thanks, Maureen - and happy holidays to you too!

CJ Burright said...

I feel your sister's pain, Elizabeth. Ah, the injustice of allergies! But recipes like this help us allergy-tormented people feel a little less plagued. I hope she tries it out! And best wishes for a fabulous Christmas and New Year!

Patricia Rickrode w/a Jansen Schmidt said...

I don't even know what those first 3 ingredients are or where I would go (in Mississippi) to find them.

It sounds good and when I visit with you at your place, you can fix it for me. From here, I'll make do with something more traditional, like pumpkin or pecan pie (both of which I actually don't like but my husband will start a riot if I fail to provide one or the other at Christmas dinner).

I hope this works out well for you and your family. I'm ever-so-thankful I don't have eating issues.

Merry Christmas!

Patricia Rickrode
w/a Jansen Schmidt

CJ Burright said...

When I make that trip down the road to Baer House, maybe I'll bring the ingredients with me so the lovely hostess can make it. *snicker* I am making another chocolate peanut butter cheesecake for the "others" who don't have allergy issues. That sucker is one of things you absolutely don't want to know how much fat, sugar, and calories are in it. So, so deliciously bad for you. It's my passive-aggressive way of punishing people who can eat Italian bread. :) Have a great Christmas!

Audrey Stewart said...

I love all chocolate, and this looks great. (

Danielle H. said...

Thanks for the butterfly! I love finding new recipes to try. Great photos like these always help when preparing. Happy holidays!

CJ Burright said...

Thanks for dropping by, Misty! I say chocolate pretty much goes with everything, allergies or not. :) Have a great holiday!

CJ Burright said...

Hi, Danielle (and yay, you found the butterfly!). What's also awesome about this recipe is it's pretty dang easy. Simple + delicious = awesome in my cookbook. Best wishes for a fabulous Christmas and New Year!

Amber Terry said...

This looks and sounds so delicious...I'm drooling :p

Thanks for sharing & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


CJ Burright said...

Drooling is totally allowed, Amber. :) Thanks for dropping by !

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Yum! I'd take a slice :D My only thing is being a vegetarian so some ingredients are out for me depending on how they're made. Thank goodness for all the companies that make alternatives!

Unknown said...

This looks delicious! I will definitely try it out soon :)

CJ Burright said...

I don't know how you do vegetarian, Anna. Not at all. The allergies are bad enough. But it's definitely getting easier to find alternative ingredients, which I appreciate immensely!

CJ Burright said...

Thanks, Kelsi - hope you like it, and happy holidays!