Peanut Butter Mousse

Try our peanut butter mousse recipe for your next dinner party. Made with cream cheese, powdered sugar and creamy peanut butter topped with a chocolate ganache, this easy peanut butter mousse is guaranteed to impress.

Peanut Butter Mousse
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Start To Finish Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 2 ounce bittersweet or semisweet chocolate bar

  • cup whipping cream

  • ½ 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • cup creamy peanut butter (do not use natural peanut butter)

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • ½ cup sifted powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 recipe Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

  • 3 tablespoon whipping cream

  • 1 ½ ounce chopped bittersweet or milk chocolate


  1. For chocolate curls, with a vegetable peeler scrape along the edge of the chocolate bar to get small shavings; set aside.

  2. In a chilled small mixing bowl beat whipping cream with chilled beaters of an electric mixer on low to medium speed until soft peaks form; set aside.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and milk with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla until mixture is smooth. Gently fold in beaten whipped cream, half at a time, until mixture is smooth. Cover and chill for 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

  4. To serve, using a pastry bag* fitted with a very large star tip pipe peanut butter mousse into the bowl of 16 teaspoons. Using a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip, pipe Chocolate Ganache over peanut butter mousse on spoons. Sprinkle mousse with chocolate curls. Makes 16 servings.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. In a small saucepan bring 3 tablespoons whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add 1 1/2 ounces chopped bittersweet or milk chocolate (do not stir). Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

Instead of a pastry bag, fill a plastic sandwich bag with mousse. Snip one of the bottom corners and squeeze the mousse from the bag. The technique works for the ganache too.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
12g Fat
8g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 104mg 2%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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