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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert
When I want to splurge on a rich dessert, I whip up this chocolate-glazed frozen peanut butter mousse. It's so luscious, even a thin slice will satisfy. It tastes like a peanut butter cup.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1-1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons dark corn syrup
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, 1/2 cup cream and
  • yolks. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160°
  • and is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 3 hours or until thickened.
  • Line an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan with plastic wrap; set aside. In a
  • large bowl, cream peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add brown sugar mixture; beat until smooth. In small bowl, beat
  • remaining cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into peanut butter
  • mixture. Spoon into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • For glaze, in a large heavy saucepan, bring the cream, butter and
  • corn syrup to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat. Add
  • chocolate; whisk until smooth. Set aside 1/3 cup glaze to cool.
  • Place remaining glaze in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and
  • refrigerate overnight. Spread cooled glaze over loaf; cover and
  • freeze overnight.
  • Using plastic wrap, lift loaf out of pan. Place chocolate side down
  • in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan; place on a wire rack. Discard
  • plastic wrap.
  • In microwave, warm refrigerated glaze; stir until smooth. Pour over
  • loaf; spread with a metal spatula to completely cover top and sides.
  • Sprinkle with peanuts. Freeze for 1 hour or until glaze is set.
  • Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 533 calories, 43 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 259 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.