Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse

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This rich, Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse dessert recipe takes ten minutes to make and will not fail to impress for an every day treat, holidays, or birthdays!

This rich, Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse dessert recipe takes ten minutes to make and will not fail to impress for an every day treat, holidays, or birthdays!

I’ve raved about the summer we have had here in upstate New York so many times on my blog these last few months that you’re probably sick of hearing about it.  Well, guess what? I’m not done yet.  We had another heat wave a couple of weeks back and it just so happened to fall on the week of Mr. Wishes’ birthday.

I found the most perfectly perfect dessert to make for him with this creamy peanut butter mousse: something loaded with peanut butter, a slight amount of chocolate to compliment that peanut butter, and no-bake (that part was for me).  Hey, you gotta keep that kitchen cool sometimes, ya know?  Especially considering the fact that he was working on changing our front door knob and had the door wide open most of the afternoon on his birthday. Hello to a zillion new flies as housemates and hours of cooling the outdoors. I totally just sounded like my parents back in the day – “I’m not paying to cool/heat the outdoors!”

 I’m so glad you’re here! Follow along on Pinterest for more inspiration! 

Anyway, last year I made Mr. Wishes this Reese’s Peanut Butter Layer Cake and I had to deliver again this year…

This 5-star dessert recipe for Reese's Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake topped with peanut butter frosting, Reese's Pieces, and Reese's peanut butter cups is a slice of heaven and perfect for any birthday party!!

The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook by Mary Younkin

This Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse recipe comes from The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook: Simple Family-Friendly Recipes for Everyday Home Cooking, which was just released and written by my dear friend Mary of the blog Barefeet in the Kitchen. Mary and I had “met” online years ago when I first started blogging.  I had the pleasure of meeting her in person when I went to BlogHer Food Miami back in 2014.  Her smiling face was the first familiar face I saw when I was registering at the conference.  She’s a great person and an amazing cook!  Every single recipe I have made of hers always blows my taste buds away.  She’s one of those bloggers I can trust that her recipes will never fail me (and I have made several of them).

This rich, Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse dessert recipe takes less than ten minutes to make and is perfect for an every day treat, holidays, potlucks, or birthdays!

I loved Mary’s note in her book under the Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse recipe that suggested sprinkling nuts on top so that everyone eating it knows the dessert contains nuts in case there are allergies.  I took her suggestion and loved the bit of crunch that it gave the mousse with each and every bite!

Needless to say, this mousse is addictive and completely delicious.  It will serve you well at any potluck, holiday, birthday, or just when you’re having company over for dessert. Here are some other yummy peanut butter recipes for your enjoyment.  Definitely make this for the peanut butter lover in your life and check out Mary’s cookbook soon for other great recipes – you won’t regret it!

Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12-16
 
This rich, Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse dessert recipe takes ten minutes to make and will not fail to impress for an every day treat, holidays, or birthdays!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Shaved chocolate curls, for topping
  • Crushed peanuts, for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Pour the cream into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until peaks form, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Scoop the whipped cream into a small bowl and place in refrigerator.
  3. Combine the cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add powdered sugar and beat again for another minute.
  5. Add the milk and beat until smooth, about 20-30 seconds.
  6. Use a spatula to gently fold and stir in the whipped cream until combined. Transfer to an 8-inch square pan (can also serve in individual serving dishes or trifles).
  7. Top with shaved chocolate and chopped peanuts, if desired.
  8. Serve immediately or chill until firm. I cut it into squares after chilling it and served on dessert plates. Enjoy!

This rich, Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse dessert recipe takes less than ten minutes to make and is perfect for an every day treat, holiday events, potlucks, or birthday parties!

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

12 Responses to “Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse”

  1. September 1, 2016 at 10:13 AM #

    I might have to make this for my husband soon. He adores anything peanut butter, so this mousse looks right up his alley!

  2. September 1, 2016 at 12:16 PM #

    I am a peanut butter ADDICT. So this looks perfect!!!!

  3. September 1, 2016 at 2:05 PM #

    YUM-O!! I’ll take the entire pan please. Mary always has great recipes and I love her new cookbook! Such easy recipes that taste great!

  4. September 1, 2016 at 4:33 PM #

    I LOVE this book! And this recipe is so interesting. I’ve never seen a mousse that you can slice like that! I have to try it.

  5. September 1, 2016 at 5:05 PM #

    Lol – We just had our house painted and when they did the door, guess what – yup, we had new houseguests in the form of flies and other flying insects for about a week – I went to home depot and bought all those hanging fly traps – yeah – our house was a bit cray cray for bit!
    But back to this – it is such a gorgeous mousse, Ashley! You sure are right – this is sure to be a hit at any potluck/get together!

  6. September 1, 2016 at 8:48 PM #

    I am all about this!

  7. September 1, 2016 at 9:04 PM #

    I’m not much of a baker. I don’t have the patience. I love that this comes together so easily and so quickly. I think even I could handle this!

  8. September 1, 2016 at 10:42 PM #

    I am so happy that you’re enjoying the cookbook! Your photos of the mousse are absolutely gorgeous. I love that blogging brought us together. You’re a blessing in my life, Ashley!

    • September 1, 2016 at 10:43 PM #

      Meeting people like you makes it all worth it!!!

  9. September 14, 2016 at 3:06 AM #

    it’s a great idea for my son’s dessert. he love everything about peanut butter. my son must be smiling all day, i’m so excited. thanks for sharing, Ashley.

  10. November 14, 2016 at 6:53 PM #

    The texture of this pb mousse is going to haunt my DREAMSSS

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