Friday, October 2, 2009

CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER MOUSSE PIE

A graham cracker and chopped peanut crust, covered with a rich chocolate ganache layer, then topped with a layer of sweet, creamy, peanut butter mousse. Does it get any better than that? This no-bake pie is easy to make and totally satisfying!!


1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup honey-roasted peanuts finely chopped
6 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
1½ cups whipping cream (divided)
(1) 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
(2) 3 ounce cream cheese (room temperature)
¾ cup creamy peanut butter

Mix graham cracker crumbs, chopped peanuts and melted butter. Spread on the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9" pie plate (set aside).


Microwave one half cup of whipping cream for 2 minutes (on high). Stir in one half cup of sweetened condensed milk and the chocolate chips. Stir until very smooth. Pour evenly over graham cracker crust bottom and chill for an hour (I put mine in the freezer for 20 minutes).

In a medium size bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Beat in the remaining sweetened condensed milk and the peanut butter. Whip until this mixture is very smooth (it will be thick). In a large bowl, whip the remaining one cup of whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in the cream cheese-peanut butter mixture (by hand). Keep folding gently until everything is well blended together. Spoon over the chilled chocolate layer. Chill for about 4 hours or overnight.

 NOTE: This would be very good with a chocolate graham cracker crust as well.
 
NOTE: This would be a great dessert for the holidays. I picture it in small, individual dessert dishes.