I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I haven't blogged about a peanut butter and chocolate dessert since June 27.
I know. I'm sorry for making you wait so long. It was unintentional, really.
Knowing that I'd be biting into this mousse cake later in the day, I decided to make the whole experience into a bit of a workout. I beat the cream by hand for several long minutes, and I creamed the remaining ingredients together as well.
My arm ached a little as I cut slices from the dessert for a friend's dinner party potluck.
It was worth it.
Similar to the chocolate peanut butter brownie cheesecake from the spring, here's a ridiculously decadent dessert that you'll only need a tiny slice of. The Oreo cookie crust on the bottom provides a textural contrast next to the creamy peanut butter mousse. The mousse is studded with mini chocolate chips and chopped, salted peanuts. A layer of bittersweet chocolate and an additional sprinkle of peanuts top the dessert off perfectly.
It's like a giant peanut butter cup, but better.