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…
- Oreo Crust
- 20 Oreos with filling
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 pound semi-sweet (or your favorite combo) chocolate, broken into pieces
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups heavy cream, divided
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 whole pasteurized eggs
- 4 pasteurized egg whites
Peanut Butter Whipped Cream
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 oz. semi-sweet baker’s chocolate
- 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 2-3 Oreos, crushed
- Raspberries/strawberries etc. (optional but highly recommended)
- Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper and lightly spray the entire inside with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Finely grind Oreos in food processor. Add melted butter and pulse until well combined. Press Oreo crumb mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom of the springform pan. Bake crust 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
- Chocolate Mousse: Add chocolate to food processor and finely chop. Add vanilla and salt and pulse a few times to combine. Bring 1 cup heavy cream to boil in the microwave or small saucepan. With processor running, gradually pour hot cream through feed tube and process until chocolate is melted and smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally (I put mine in the refrigerator to speed the process along.) Once room temperature, whisk in 2 whole eggs.
- Meanwhile, in another bowl, beat the remaining 1 cup heavy cream with 1 tablespoon sugar on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Set aside.
- Add 4 egg whites to a separate large mixing bowl and whip to soft peaks. Gently stir a couple of spoonfuls of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten it, and then fold the remaining whites into the chocolate mixture, gently but thoroughly. Fold in the whipped cream until completely combined. Pour mousse into prepared crust. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours (24 is better).
- Peanut Butter Whipped Cream: Once mousse is set (or when ready to serve), beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, peanut butter and vanilla together at medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Spread evenly over chocolate mousse. You can refrigerate at this point to serve later or continue to garnish and serve immediately.
- Garnish: When ready to serve, melt chocolate in microwave, mixing at 30 second intervals until melted. Stir in oil and drizzle over cheesecake by placing chocolate in a Ziploc bag, and cutting off the corner. Sprinkle with crushed Oreos and garnish with fresh berries (optional).
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