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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert

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Serves 10 to 12 | Prep Time | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

I discovered this recipe in a magazine. It is a lot of work but if you enjoy peanut butter flavored desserts it is well worth the time spent making it. Enjoy!

Ingredients You'll Need

1-1/4 cups packed dark broen sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream - divided
3 egg yolks
1-1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons butter - softened
1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter
4 teaspoons dark corn syrup
12 squares 1 ounce each bittersweet chocolate - chopped
1/4 cup coarsly chopped dry roasted peanuts


In a small saucepan combine the brown sugar, 1/2 cup cream and yolks.

Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160 deg. 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. x 2-in. loaf pan with plastic wrap; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy.

Add brown sugar mixture; beat until smooth.

In a small bowl beat remaining cream until stiff peaks form.

Fold into peanut butter mixture. Spoon into pan. Cover and refrigerate.

For the glaze; in a large heavy saucepan, bring the cream, butter and corn syrup to a boil, stirring frequently.

remove from 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 on a wire rack in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1 in. pan.

Discard plastic wrap.

In microwave, warm refrigerated glaze, stir until smooth.

Pour ovre loaf using spatula to completely cover top and sides.

Sprinkle with peanuts, freeze until set.

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