Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Parfait for #chocPBday

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Parfait_aerial

If there was ever a day that was meant for me, it’s today.

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I was one of those latchkey kids who walked home from school, walked in the door and immediately got myself a big spoon and the peanut butter and went to town. I would just eat spoonfuls of peanut butter and watch TV. Classy. And chocolate peanut butter cups were my favorite. I couldn’t help myself because chocolate and peanut butter is like the best combination. Ever.

It’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Day!

In honor of today, I had to make something crazy indulgent. This dessert is not for the weary at heart. Now, I did go a little crazy when serving these Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Parfaits. You do not have to make your layers as thick as I did and you should try piping yours into your glass for thinner, maybe more acceptable layering. But I just went for it.  In fact, my family (4 of us) all shared ONE for dessert. Yes, these are a little indulgent but damn, it was delicious.

I hope you enjoy!

My OXO whisk and silicone spatulas were key in making these parfaits.

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Make sure you check out the recipe card below!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Parfait for #chocPBday
Please note refrigeration time below.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4

For the chocolate mousse:
  • 1½ cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) softened unsalted butter or at room temp
  • 9 oz best-quality semi-sweet or dark chocolate (or a blend of both); chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ cup hot water (from a recently boiled kettle)
  • 2 cups heavy cream* (half of the whipped cream will be used for the peanut butter mousse)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the peanut butter mousse:
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For the toppings:
  • whipped cream from the store; I prefer to use this kind for the topping so you can get a pretty design on top. Alternatively you can make more fresh homemade whipped cream (above) and pipe it out.
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • chocolate peanut butter cups

For the chocolate mousse:
  1. Place the mini marshmallows, soft butter, chocolate and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat to melt everything; whisking every now and then until melted and combined. Remove from the heat and allow to cool; almost completely, at least 15 minutes.
  2. Using your electric stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (on speed 4 or 6) or hand mixer, whip the heavy cream with the vanilla extract until thick and peaks have formed; for about 5-8 minutes. Remove HALF of the cream and place into a bowl and set in the refrigerator (this is for the peanut butter mousse).
  3. Lastly, using a rubber spatula, fold the other half of the fresh whipped cream into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator to set for at least one hour.
For the peanut butter mousse:
  1. Remove the reserved fresh whipped cream from the refrigerator and place on the counter. Using a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave the peanut butter chips and the ¾ cup heavy cream at 15-second intervals just until the chips soften, stirring often. Whisk in the creamy peanut butter and vanilla until completely smooth. Cool to barely lukewarm.
  2. When ready, using a rubber spatula, fold in the fresh whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture until you have a smooth, cohesive mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator to set for at least one hour.
To assemble your parfaits:
  1. I highly recommend using pastry bags (or ziploc bags) fitted with a tip and piping out both the chocolate and peanut butter mousse. Your parfaits will look prettier and you can control the layering better this way. Layer in your chocolate and peanut butter mousse, alternating the layers and adding in as many layers as you want and can fit in your serving glass. Top with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and a chocolate peanut butter cup for fun. Enjoy!

Chocolate Mousse recipe adapted from here.

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87 Responses to "Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Parfait for #chocPBday"

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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    March 25, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Yay for Chocolate Pb Day! These parfaits look amazing, and your photos are stunning! Pinned!

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  3. Colleen (Souffle Bombay)

    March 25, 2014 at 6:22 am

    These are SO fun!! I can just imagine slipping a spoon down into each layer, closing my eyes and delighting in the combination! Beautiful! 3 cheers for Chocolate & Peanut Butter Day!

  4. laurasmess

    March 25, 2014 at 6:42 am

    What a beautiful post Alice! Argh, I am a sucker for anything chocolatey and peanut buttery… such a beautiful combination (double the deliciousness!). Thanks for sharing your gorgeous mousse recipe. Great giveaway – although I’m not a US resident I have to admit that I am a huge fan of OXO (I already own the whisk, measuring spoons, various jugs, tongs, a spatula… need I go on?!) and anyone who wins one of these prizes will be obscenely lucky! I can’t wait to click through to some of the other chocolate pb day posts… blissful reading! x

  5. Miss Kim @ behgopa

    March 25, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Wow you are a true peanut butter lover if you go to town with a spoon like that!! That sounds awesome. I really love the chocolate/peanut butter combo too. Whoever first put that together and marketed it is a culinary genius!

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  7. Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    March 25, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Your parfaits look like pure perfection!

  8. Alice

    March 25, 2014 at 8:01 am

    These parfaits look so insanely good. They’re very ooo, la la! Love the decadent layers and sprinkles with that ultra rich PB cream, wow, oh wow!

    So sensational.

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  10. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    March 25, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I wish it could be chocolate pd day, everyday! Stunning parfaits!

  11. Miriam @ OvertimeCook

    March 25, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Oh my. This is the most amazing kind of decadence!

  12. Lauren Kelly Nutrition

    March 25, 2014 at 9:10 am

    These look INSANELY amazing! Great job, can’t wait to make these!

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  17. Renee

    March 25, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I’m not usually a fan of mousse however I could throw down on one of these in a heartbeat! Go team Chocolate Peanut Butter Day!!

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  19. Stacey

    March 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I love Chocolate & peanut butter, especially candy.

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  22. Lisa

    March 25, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Gorgeous! Love my OXO whisk too! :)

  23. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    March 25, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Lol I LOVE that all four of you had to share one glass because these are so decadent. Damn Alice, you’ve outdone yourself! This is definitely for the hardcore PB/chocolate lover (which I am!). That peanut butter cup tucked into the whipped cream on top is a fabulous touch! These parfaits are beyond amazing.

  24. Amanda R

    March 25, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Peanut butter on a spoon with mini m&m’s pressed on the peanut butter. Just eat it right off the spoon.

  25. Natalie S

    March 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Yum! I am officially drooling onto my keyboard ha ha I just love all things chocolate and peanut butter – can’t get a better combination than that IMO :) I also love Reese’s candy…

  26. shannta

    March 25, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    would love to win

  27. shannta

    March 25, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    anything p nut butter

  28. Mary K.

    March 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Hmm, this looks good & easy. I eat PB by the spoonful too.

  29. Stacy

    March 25, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Gorgeous dessert, Alice! I love that you all shared one glass but I gotta ask, what happened to the others then? I’m coming over!

    I was just like you as a child, but I would scoop a spoon of peanut butter and then stick chocolate chips all over it and eat. The trick was getting the peanut butter and the chocolate chips to come out even. :)

  30. Maureen

    March 25, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    My husband makes a chocolate and peanut butter bar brownie like goodie. They are wonderful.

  31. Madeline

    March 25, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Dark chocolate peanut butter cups :)

  32. Liz

    March 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Seriously, these are incredible! Besides being ultra delicious, they are drop dead gorgeous!!!

  33. Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    March 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    My mom used pb cups as bribes for me as a child 😛 These parfaits look OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS!!! So light yet rich and creamy and mmmmmmmmmmmm

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  35. Amanda Falicki

    March 25, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

  36. miranda

    March 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    PB Choc chip cookies

  37. Courtney @ Neighborfood

    March 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I have some pretty amazing visions of your childhood self getting down on some PB. HA! These parfaits are so gorgeous and I can totally see myself going to town on this!

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  39. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    March 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Peanut Butter Mousse is my favorite kind of mousse. Love this dessert.

  40. Jenna

    March 25, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I make my own peanut butter cups but I always add something special to them.

  41. Leah S

    March 25, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I just had a choc pb mousse that was really good!

  42. Carla

    March 25, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Go big or go home with these layers, right? And I totally would not share with my family at all.

  43. Kelli's Kitchen

    March 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I LOVE the peanut butter mousse!! I’m going to make this and soon!

  44. Melanie | Melanie Makes

    March 25, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    These look so amazing – best flavor combo ever! I actually just came up with a new pb+choc dessert that I’m posting on Thursday. My new fave.

    • hipfoodiemom

      March 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Oh, can’t wait!!!

  45. Becca from ItsYummi!

    March 25, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Ohmigerrd! I can’t even handle my own emotions right now… or my bodily functions, because I’m swooning and drooling!

  46. marla ramsey

    March 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I love peanut butter pie with chocolate oreo crust and drizzled in chocolate

  47. susie king

    March 25, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I love peanut butter and chocolate smoothies.

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  49. Felice/All That's Left Are The Crumbs

    March 25, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I do love a good peanut butter-chocolate cheesecake.

  50. Melissa

    March 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    peanut butter – chocolate brownies :)

  51. Cindys Recipes and Writings

    March 26, 2014 at 3:58 am

    These look so light and delicious!

  52. Christie

    March 26, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Favorite chocolate peanut butter treat? admittedly those Reese’s Bunnies that come out in the spring! the peanut butter to chocolate ratio is so much better than that of Reese’s PB cups!

  53. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    March 26, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I love this parfait!!! Nothing beats peanut butter and chocolate.

  54. Carrie @ poet in the pantry

    March 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Wow! What a divine dessert! So glad to be sharing Chocolate Peanut Butter Day with you!

  55. Kelly @ Kelly Bakes

    March 26, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    OHHHHMYGOODNESS. Let me just say that I am with you on the spoon and peanut butter classiness. I used to do that in my office at work until I made my coworker take away my jar. This lovely mousse parfait is so much more refined and perfectly suited to my peanut butter obsession 😉

  56. Jennifer Walker

    March 26, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    These sound fantastic. Anything with peanut butter and chocolate is amazing.

  57. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry

    March 26, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    These are too cute! Perfect combinations! :)

  58. Jessica @ OrganicallYou

    March 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I love homemade chocolate peanut butter cups :)

  59. Alexi

    March 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies!

  60. Sara S

    March 26, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I love a good old peanut butter and chocolate spread sandwich.

  61. dina

    March 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    these look yummy!

  62. Cindy

    March 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Chocolate … yummmmmmm!

  63. Elena

    March 27, 2014 at 11:31 am


  64. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking

    March 27, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Your parfait look picture perfect Alice! LOVE the peanut butter cup and the chocolate jimmies as decorations, so fancy

  65. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

    March 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Absolute perfection, Alice!

  66. Elizabeth G.

    March 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I love peanut butter and chocolate! I like to put chocolate chips and peanut butter on my toast.

  67. Crystal Conway

    March 27, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Looks so yummy!

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  69. Connie | URBAN BAKES

    March 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

    This looks soo pretty!! I love to see small desserts in shooters.

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  73. Sarah

    March 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Mmm, a perfect weeknight treat

  74. Analida's Ethnic Spoon

    March 31, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Did someone say chocolate?

  75. Mary O.

    March 31, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I love the no bake peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate cookies that my kids have a funny name for, “Dinosaur Drops”.

  76. crystal evans

    March 31, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite combination!

  77. Kathleen

    March 31, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Belgian waffle with chocolate and peanut butter!

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  80. Chichi

    April 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Your parfaits look amazing

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  83. Lisa

    August 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    So I have the two parts of this recipe chilling in the fridge right now. The PB part – looks and feels like it will be amazing (already tasted it and I know that’s good). The chocolate part? Not so much. I followed the directions as stated, maybe the marshmallow measurement was a bit off (may have put in too much) because they’re tough little suckers to measure with them bouncing around. The only other variable that could’ve screwed it up was I used 65% dark cacao Ghiradelli baking chips as my chocolate choice. Anyway, as everything started melting, soon the chocolate and marshmallow separated from the butter and water, leaving a glopy chocolate mess being whisked around in melted butter water. Eventually after a good 10 minutes of waiting, whisking, slopping water out of the pot, I dumped the liquid and let the gelatenous solids cool.

    By the time I got to the whipped cream, when I tried folding it in the chocolate had congealed and I ended up just having to whip in the whipped cream to the point where it deflated. The resulting mixture was a chunky sort of pudding consistency before it set (the chunks were rubbery bits of marshmallow caked in dark chocolate). So I put it back on the heat to try and melt some of that – tasted and it was way too bitter, so I added some sugar. Now it’s smoother, but will definitely not be a mousse, maybe it’ll pudding up?

    Oh well – good recipe idea at least, probably just user error on my end.

    • hipfoodiemom

      August 2, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Hi Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear this. . did you do the chocolate part over low heat? and were you whisking? and was the water hot? like from a recently boiled kettle? yeah if you followed everything exactly, I’m not sure what happened. . were your marshmallows fresh and not expired? you’d be surprised. I’m sorry. . I’ve had lots of people make these parfaits with success. I hope you try again later. Happy Sunday and thanks for the comment!

  84. Joanne

    September 15, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    This recipe is described as 4 servings…are these the dessert shooter glasses? I am doing the dessert shooters and trying to determine the the quantity of ingredients needed. Thanks!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      Hi Joanne, these are large sized glasses. Like, my family shared one. I served them this way for the photographs; to be able to show the layers better. So if you want to serve these in smaller shooter glasses, the recipe will make a whole lot more than just 4. Hope that helps!! Please let me know if you try this!


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