Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Parfait


Chocolate Ganache:

  •  80 g/3 oz (1/2 cup) chopped dark chocolate
  •  1/3 cup (80 ml) heavy cream

Peanut Butter Mousse:

  • 115 g/4 oz full-fat cream cheese , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (125 g/4.5 oz) creamy peanut butter (not natural)
  • ½ cup (60 g/2 oz) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) heavy cream

Additional options to add between layers:

  •  Chopped roasted peanuts
  •  Brownie squares/pieces
  •  Chocolate cake
  •  Chocolate peanut butter cups or another chocolate candy
  •  Whipped cream


  1. To make the chocolate ganache: Place chopped chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring cream just to a boil. Immediately pour cream over chocolate and let sit without stirring for 1 minute. Then, whisk mixture gently until completely melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly before using.
  2. To make the peanut butter mousse: In a large bowl using a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract on medium-high speed until fluffy and smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk heavy cream until it holds its shape (it should have the texture of shaving cream). Using a spatula, gently fold half of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture, then fold in the other half.
  4. Fill each jar with two alternating layers of peanut butter mousse and chocolate ganache. You can use other ingredients such as chocolate candy or whipped cream in between the layers or as toppings.

Source: Pretty Simple Sweet

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