Happy Pi Day! Wait….have you been out of school for too long? Did you try to sleep your way through math class? What the heck is pi and why is it celebrated today?! Well, today is March 14 or 3/14. Pi is the symbol used in math to represent a constant – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter – which is approximately 3.14159. Get it? 3.14? 3/14? Haha! Hey, roll with it. You don’t have to be a math nerd to like pie. 🙂
Here. Enjoy a nice song about pie.
Anyway, pie. Pie! So many kinds, so many choices! I was flipping through my collection of recipes and I found the perfect one! Frozen. Butterfinger. Pie. Yep. Want me to say it again? Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Yeah, I thought so too. A yummy chocolate crust topped with layers of frozen yogurt, peanut butter and chopped up Butterfinger? Hand me a fork! This won’t last long, that’s for sure. Good thing it’s light! 🙂
Frozen Butterfinger Pie
Yield: 9 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light
40 chocolate graham crackers (10 full cookie sheets)
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg white
4 cups vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
1 (2.1-ounce) Butterfinger, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place graham crackers in a food processor; pulse until crumbly. Add butter and egg white; pulse until moist. Press crumb mixture into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes; cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Freeze 15 minutes.
3. Remove yogurt from freezer and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes to soften. Spoon half of yogurt into prepared crust.
4. Combine the corn syrup, peanut butter, and milk in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. Drizzle half of the peanut butter mixture over the yogurt in crust. Sprinkle with half of chopped candy bar. Repeat the procedure with remaining yogurt, peanut butter mixture, and candy bar. Cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for 3 hours or until firm.
Calories 230; Fat 7.6g (sat 2.5g, mono 2.8g, poly 1.1g); Protein 6.1g; Carb 36.6g; Fiber 1g; Cholesterol 5mg; Iron 1.4mg; Sodium 221mg; Calcium 104mg