Nothing says decadence to me like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. One of my favorite desserts in Atlanta is the vegan chocolate peanut butter pie from Southern Sweets. It’s a creamy peanut butter mousse topped with rich chocolate ganache. It’s so rich that I can usually manage four bites of it before giving in, but every bite is heaven.
The other day, I was shopping at Whole Foods, and saw that they’d added this delightful option to the fresh ground peanut butter section:
What?? Fresh peanut butter ground up with vegan chocolate? Don’t mind if I do! It seemed like a shame to eat the whole quarter pound that I bought without trying it out in a recipe, and I’m so glad that I did! This mousse is thick, creamy, and satisfying. It also takes less than 10 minutes to make!
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse
- 1 cup chocolate peanut butter (or natural peanut butter)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (use 3 tablespoons if you’re not using chocolate peanut butter)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 12 ounces silken tofu
- maple syrup, optional
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth. If you used creamy peanut butter rather than chocolate peanut butter, you might need to add more sweetener. Add maple syrup 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach your desired sweetness.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving, up to overnight.