Peanut Butter Mousse with Chocolate-Peanut Bark
Prep: 25 minutes plus chilling • Serves: 8
Peanut Butter Mousse
1-1/4cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1.Prepare Peanut Butter Mousse: In large bowl, with mixer on low speed, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, butter and vanilla extract 2 minutes; increase speed to high and beat 3 minutes or until smooth.
2.In medium bowl, with mixer on medium-low speed, beat cream 2 minutes; increase speed to high and beat 3 minutes or until medium peaks form. Fold whipped cream into peanut butter mixture just until combined. Makes about 6 cups.
3.Prepare Chocolate-Peanut Bark: Line 8-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil with overhanging sides. In medium microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate in microwave oven in 20 second increments until no lumps remain, stirring after each increment; stir in peanuts. Pour chocolate mixture into prepared dish; sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate 1 hour or until hardened.
4.Lift bark from pan with foil; break into 2-inch pieces. Divide mousse into small bowls; garnish with bark.
Approximate nutritional values per serving:
728 Calories, 59g Fat (26g Saturated), 89mg Cholesterol,
362mg Sodium, 42g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 15g Protein
> For a fancy touch, pipe mousse into bowls using a piping bag fitted with a star tip.