Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

This silky smooth Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is the ultimate definition of summer divinity. This recipe is made with Lifeway Kefir for probiotics and protein to balance out your gut and blood sugar. We prepared this pie with fresh ingredients, Strawberry Lifeway Kefir, and real chocolate — all without the need for an oven! So, slice up a piece (or two!) of this decadent treat and beat the summer heat.

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.

Prep Time: 4-8 hours Servings: 6-8


  1. Line a 9-inch pie plate with foil so that foil extends about 2 inches over the sides of the pan; spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Warm the peanut butter for 30 seconds in a medium microwave-safe bowl, then add the maple syrup, stir until combined, and fold in the cereal. Press the cereal mixture into an even layer in the prepared pie dish and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Pulse bananas and vanilla in a food processor until coarse crumbs remain. Add cocoa powder and Lifeway Kefir, purée on high until smooth, scraping down the bowl occasionally. It should make around 1½ cups.
  4. Spread banana mixture over cereal mixture; freeze for 1 hour.
  5. Using overhanging sides of the foil, transfer the pie to a large cutting board; remove foil and cut it into 10 slices. Top pie with coconut whipped topping, sliced bananas, strawberries, and chocolate chips; serve immediately.