Lightened Up Ritz Humble Pie with Peanut Butter Mousse

Servings - 10 or 12   Serving Size:  1/10 of pie or 1/12th of pie   Points Plus per Serving - (1/10th) 10 Point+  or  (1/12th) 8 Points+
1/10th of pie:  Calories - 363.1,   Total Fat - 24.3g,   Carb. - 28.5g,   Protein - 7.4g,   Fiber - 1.4g
1/12th of pie:  Calories - 302.6,   Total Fat - 20.3g,   Carb. - 23.7g,   Protein - 6.1g,   Fiber - 1.1g


For the crust:
45 RITZ crackers
1 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
1 TBS granulated sugar
4 TBS unsalted butter
1 TBS peanut butter 

For the filling:
8 oz. 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup CRUNCHY peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
8 oz.  tub of Cool Whip Free®, divided
1 TBS finely chopped dry roasted peanuts

  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.  Lightly spray a 9" pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, process RITZ crackers into fine crumbs.  Remove 1 TBS of crumbs and set aside for topping.  To the processor, add the granulated sugar and the cocoa powder.  Pulse until combined.  Remove crumb mixture to large bowl OR dump into prepared pie plate.  
  3. In microwave, melt the butter and the peanut butter together.  Stir and combine with the crumbs in the bowl or the pie plate. (where ever you choose to mix them)  *I would not recommend adding the liquid mixture to the crumbs in the food processor, as you will get an uneven coat.  
  4. Once crumbs and butter/peanut butter mixture are combined either dump into pie plate and press on bottom and up sides, or just press on the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate to form a crust.  
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 6-8 minutes to set crust.  Remove and allow to cool completely. 
  6. To make the filling, combine the cream cheese, crunchy peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer until it is smooth.   
  7. Gently fold in 3/4 of the tub (about 6 oz.) of the Cool Whip Free, reserving 1/4 of the tub for topping.  Fold until it is light and all combined.  
  8. Spread the filling in the cooled pie crust and refrigerate for several hours or overnight to set.  
  9. Before serving, use the remaining Cool Whip Free to top.  Combine the reserved 1 TBS of Ritz crackers and the 1 TBS of chopped peanuts.  Sprinkle over top of pie.  Enjoy!