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PEANUT BUTTER MOUSSE in CHOCOLATE CUPS


 PEANUT BUTTER MOUSSE
In Dark Chocolate Cups
with Strawberry Blackberry Coulis

PEANUT BUTTER MOUSSE:

4 Oz. Whipped Cream Cheese
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter (don't use natural peanut butters as they are not homogenized and will separate.)
1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
Splash or so of Half & Half
  • With a hand mixer blend together the cream cheese, peanut butter and the powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Slowly add in the half & half until you get a consistency similar to soft ice cream.
  • Chill until ready to serve.

CHOCOLATE CUPS:

Small party balloons
16 Oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

  • Blow up the balloons until they're the size of cup you want.  Mine were about an 1-1/2" across.
  • Melt your chocolate in a double boiler (I don't like microwaves for melting large amounts of chocolate).
  • Dip your balloons into the melted chocolate part way - you can get fancy and do a tulip shape like the video below if you want.
  • Chill the cups in the refrigerator.
  • Dip again for a stronger, less fragile cup.
  • Chill until ready to assemble your dessert.
Here's a great video showing you how to create the chocolate cups - I forgot to take pictures, lol:


TIP: After I blew up my balloons I SPRAYED THEM LIGHTLY with Pam - made mine SO much easier to remove the balloon without breaking my chocolate cups!!


ASSEMBLING and PLATING
THE PEANUT BUTTER MOUSSE CUPS

1/2 C. Extra Peanut Butter
Chocolate Syrup
Chocolate Shavings
Optional: Berry or Fruit Coulis
1/2 C. Whipped Cream
  • Put your peanut butter mousse into a piping bag (or a plastic bag with a 1/2" hole cut out of one corner).
  • Pipe the mousse into your chocolate cups.
  • I added some berry coulis around my peanut butter mousse to make these a PB& J style flavor.
  • Top off with some shaved chocolate curls.
  • Microwave 1/2 cup of peanut butter for about 20 seconds.
  • Take a pastry brush, dip in the brush in the peanut butter then paint a streak across your plate.
  • Squiggle on some of the chocolate syrup in a decorative pattern.
  • Drop some of the chocolate shavings on your plate.
  • Spoon on a little extra of the fruit coulis.
  • Add a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Serve and enjoy!
I have been really jonesing for peanut butter and chocolate this week - check out my Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies too!
 

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