For those of you not familiar with Mimi’s blog, 1972: The Retro WW Experiment, it's all about Weight Watchers, less the Jennifer Hudson. (If I see another one of those “I am you, you are me” commercials, I’m going to throw a Twinkie at the TV.) Thankfully, our girl Mimi kicks it old school with 1970s Weight Watchers recipes. And if you think Caker Cooking has featured some food fuckery, check out Mimi’s Frankfurter Crown Roast, her Buttermilk Chicken Loaf and her – gulp – Fluffy Mackerel Pudding.
Who said being thin is glamourous?
While this Peanut Butter Cup Pie doesn’t have the sophisticated decadence of, say, Impossible Pie, it ain’t too shabby for a guilt-free, low-cal treat. I found the crust a little finicky and would've added some melted marshmallows for pliability, but I guess that would've defeated the low-cal purpose. And, in my defence, that's a dollop of low-fat Cool Whip in the photo.
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1 1/2 oz. crispy type rice cold cereal (Editor’s note: Oh, for god’s sake. Just say Rice Krispies.)
4 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
1 envelope (four 1/2 cup servings) instant reduced calorie chocolate pudding mix
2 cups skim milk
1 medium banana, sliced
In a small bowl, mix peanut butter and honey. Heat in microwave on high for 20 seconds. Stir in cereal. Mix well. Press mixture into bottom of a 9-inch pie pan. Chill. Prepare pudding according to pkg directions. Place banana slices over prepared crust. Spread prepared pudding over bananas & chill. Makes 4 servings.
Source: In Mimi's own words, "This is a Weight Watchers recipe that was member-created. In other words, it is not 'officially' sanctioned by the powers that be at WW. I can only guess it was created sometime in the early 80's by a very hungry woman who was really craving some pie. It was typed up on ditto paper, copied and secretly passed around WW meeting rooms all over the land."