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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Dessert Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Dessert

2 cups Powdered sugar -- sifted
3/4 cup Creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons Creamy peanut butter
6 ounces Cream cheese (room temp)
3 tablespoons Whipping cream
2 Large egg whites

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
1 cup Whipping cream
1/3 cup Sugar
8 ounces Bittersweet chocolate (or semisweet)
1 1/2 teaspoons Instant espresso powder
2 1/2 tablespoons Hot water
3 Egg yolks

CHOCOLATE GLAZE
2/3 cup Whipping cream
5 tablespoons Butter
5 ounces Semisweet choc. -- chopped

GARNISH
1/3 cup Fresh raspberry (opt)
Fresh mint sprigs

PEANUT BUTTER MOUSSE - Line 6-cup loaf pan with foil. Mix together 1 1/2 cups sugar, peanut butter and cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Mix in cream. Beat egg whites in medium bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 2/3 c. sugar and beat until stiff and shiny. Fold whites into peanut butter mixture in 2 additions. Tilt prepared pan lengthwise at 45 angle. Spoon in peanut butter mousse and smooth top. (Mousse will form triangle down length of pan.) Set pan in freezer, propping to hold angle. Freeze until mousse is firm, about 1 hour.

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE - Heat cream and sugar in heavy small pan over very low heat, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Transfer to medium. bowl and refrigerate until well chilled. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in top of double boiler over simmer water, stirring until smooth - cool 5 minutes. Dissolve espresso powder in hot water in small bowl. Whisk in yolks. Add mixture to warm chocolate and stir until mixture is smooth and slightly thickened.

Let stand until batter is cooled to room temp, but not set. Beat chilled cream to soft peaks. Fold cream into chocolate mixture in 2 additions. Set pan with frozen peanut butter mousse flat onto work surface. Spoon chocolate mousse over frozen peanut butter mousse. Smooth top. Cover pan. Freeze until chocolate is firm, 6 hours or overnight.

GLAZE - Heat cream and butter in medium saucepan over low heat until cream simmers and butter is melted. Cool to room temperature. Spread on top of cake and refreeze until ready to serve.

Let set at room temperature for about 15 minutes before cutting to serve. Freeze leftovers.

     

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