Late Night Pantry Pie...

You've seen those special K cereal commercials where they say, 'having a midnight craving? don't reach for the chocolate cake, reach for a bowl of nutritious special K cereal!'... well, don't listen to them. I'm all for health and fitness, I like to use lowfat and sugar free ingredients when possible, and I'm a huge advocate of not eating after 7 p.m. But every once in a while, you are absolutely allowed to cheat! You work hard, eat well and push your mind and your body to the limit during the week, so have a little cheat here and there on the weekend!{side note, there's a slight possibility that the Special K commercial was onto something... seeing as it's currently 4:00 a.m. on Sunday morning and I'm wide awake, watching Practical Magic for the 3897th time and writing this post... I think I may have had a midnight sugar overdose...}

This past Saturday night, my sister, Brooklyn and I had a girls night in. We sipped on white wine and ginger ale cocktails, made homemade mac & cheese and watched Wisconsin Football on TV {kind of... we had the game on, but ended up just chatting in the kitchen the whole time. If anyone asks, I attentively watched the game}. Later on that night, we were craving something sweet but didn't really have anything to curb those cravings. We ended up pulling together a handful of random ingredients, along with a pie crust we had lying around, and created a 'late night pantry pie'.

This creation was literally a random mix of anything and everything we could find at 11:00 p.m. on a Saturday... and it was seriously good.

Late Night Pantry Pie...
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk + 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 cups chocolate mousse {we used pre-packaged chocolate mousse, but an easy recipe for homemade chocolate mousse is available here}
  • 1 pre-made pie crust
  • marshmallows, for topping
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the pre-made pie crust per package directions or until golden brown.
  • In a large mixing bowl, blend cream cheese, powdered sugar, brown sugar and 1/3 cup milk.
  • Once creamy, add melted peanut butter and 2 tbsp milk. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine your ingredients for chocolate mousse {our prepackaged mix required mixing milk and mousse mix on high speed until fluffy}
  • Once your pie crust has cooled, pour the peanut butter cream cheese mixture into the crust and spread evenly. Add the chocolate mousse mixture on top.
  • Cover the pie with marshmallows and freeze for one hour.
  • Remove the pie and serve!


Mandy Hope said...

I'm loving everything about this dessert! I can't wait to make it.

PS: My best friend and I just made those chocolate chip bacon cookies...totally delicious!

JustPatience said...

Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Katlin Elizabeth said...

Chocolate mousse is one of my favorite dessert items; I may have to make this with Mandy Hope!

ps: Bacon + chocolate = Heaven on Earth.

meesch said...

@katlin elizabeth - I'm glad the cookies turned out great!

Georgia said...

yuuuumy! can't wait to try this!

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