Saturday, November 20, 2010

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Layered Dessert

Peanut butter and chocolate make a great combination.    This frozen dessert takes those two flavors and layers them into deliciousness.   Makes a pretty presentation for fancy parties or for family meals.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Layered Dessert

  • 12 Nutter Butter Cookies or any other peanut butter sandwich cookie
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • 2 T cream (from pint of cream below)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 3 T powdered sugar
  • 6 squares (3 oz) Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate
Directions: In a food processor, blend cookies, melted butter, cream and vanilla until crumbly.   Line a large loaf pan with parchment paper and press cookie mixture into the bottom of the loaf pan.

In a food processor, mix cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla until well blended.   In a separate bowl, beat heavy whipping cream on high until peaks form and add powdered sugar.   Fold cream into peanut butter mixture.   Reserve about 1 C of mixture in a separate bowl and add melted chocolate, mix well to blend.   Spoon half of the remaining mixture over crust.  Top with chocolate mixture and then add remaining peanut butter mixture.   Freeze for at least 3 hours or until firm.   Dessert will easily lift out of pan so it can be sliced.   I topped mine with a bit of crushed cookie.   This is really, REALLY good!


Jean said...

You had me at Nutter Butter. Love those. The rest of the dessert sounds pretty wonderful, too. :-)

Imwaytoobusy said...

This dessert looks absolutely delicious! You cannot go wrong with any PB and chocolate combo ;)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious filling yummy

briarrose said...

Yummy! Peanut butter and chocolate are always a win.

Chef Dennis Littley said...

now that is a delicious peanut butter dessert!! you are absolutely right, chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven!!