This Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse is a peanut butter, chocolate lover’s dream! Creamy, rich chocolate mousse smothered with silky peanut butter whipped cream cradled in an Oreo crust. You won’t be able to stop eating this Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Pie!
Are you guys sick of dessert yet? That’s a silly question. Maybe pumpkin everywhere, but surely not all dessert I hope because I have a lot more dessert coming your way! I usually don’t bake or post as many desserts as I have lately, but with the holidays just around the corner, its been full dessert/appetizer/Fall mode at my house. My neighbors are loving all my surplus.
Today, I am giddy to bring you a chocolate lover, peanut butter lover’s dream. As in you will be dreaming about this decadence until you have the pleasure of tasting it and then you will be re-living that moment in your dreams then dreaming about the moment you can again savor the creamilicous Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse once more. A little too dramatic? not in the least…
I think of mousse as an adult, sophisticated version of pudding and who doesn’t love pudding?! It was one of my favorite treats as a kid, especially riddled with chocolate chips. Now this mousse is one of my favorite desserts as an adult, especially riddled with Oreos. This mousse is rich, silky, airy and ssssooooooo chocolaty. As in a whole pound of chocolate goodness. You’re welcome. The absolute easiest way I found to create this silky chocolate is to chop your chocolate in your food processor then stream in hot heavy cream and process until smooth (thank you Epicurious). From this…
To this….without any effort!
To this heavenly chocolate, you fold in 2 whole eggs, 4 whipped egg whites and whipped heavy cream to create an airy, luscious mousse. (Mousse is French for ‘froth’ or ‘foam’ AKA airy!) Now, just a heads up. With chocolate mousse being a no-bake dessert (other than the crust), you might be a little wary of eating raw eggs (and mousse recipes without egg whites aren’t as light). We all have licked the beaters clean after mixing a cake and consumed countless pounds of raw cookie dough in our lifetime, and I, for one, have never gotten sick from raw eggs BUT, to be safe and for peace of mind, I suggest using pasteurized eggs in this recipe. Pasteurized eggs are just a little more expensive but pasteurization destroys any potential bacteria and viruses so they are completely safe to eat raw (see HERE).
The already mind blowing Chocolate Mousse gets adorned with creamy, light Peanut Butter Whipped Cream. You create the Peanut Butter Whipped Cream like you would traditional homemade whipped cream just with the addition of peanut butter and vanilla. Its practically magic. And tastes like it too.
This Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse is a wonderful make ahead dessert that actually gets better the longer its refrigerated – perfect for avoiding the day of Thanksgiving stress. And perfect for making your chocolate, peanut butter dreams come true..
One bite at a time…
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