Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I know what you're thinking... yes, I did just post Banana Pudding that looked just like this! But my husband Justin doesn't eat fruit (what kind of a person doesn't eat fruit?!!) so I had to make a "Justin" dessert which means peanut butter and chocolate. I'm in my 5th year of blogging now and I have made Justin many chocolate and peanut butter desserts...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Cake
Ganache Covered Peanut Butter Frosting (this is Justin's favorite peanut butter frosting)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
Peanut Butter Cups (this is Justin's favorite chocolate peanut butter dessert)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
... and I still don't like peanut butter and chocolate, it's just so rich and heavy. I had to force myself to try a bite of each of these desserts, and my husband had to force himself to stop eating them, lol! So, I wanted to make Justin a Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait dessert to go with my Banana Pudding. It's like a layered peanut butter pie and Justin's only complaint was that there was too much cool whip... lol (imagine that)!

Ingredients
Graham crackers, crumbled
1 cup peanut butter
1 (8 ounce) block cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 (8 ounce) tub of whipped topping
1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk

Directions
Combine the peanut butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar in a large bowl.
Mix together until combined into a thick muddy mess (this is how Justin described it... and he would know because he kept sneaking spoonfuls).
Stir in the whipped topping. You can save a little to use on top (I saved around a cup of whipped topping to use as garnish) but Justin says it's better all mixed in.

In a separate bowl add the milk and chocolate chips. Microwave in 30 second intervals stirring after each cycle until it's melted. Mine is usually melted and ready to go after 3 cycles (1 minute 30 seconds).

It's time to assemble! You can use a pie plate, large bowl, glass pan, small bowls, etc. I used 4 stemless glasses to match my banana pudding. Start with a layer of crumbled graham crackers.

Then add some of the peanut butter mixture

Then chocolate ganache
Then some whipped topping (if you want)
Then keep going with the crumbled graham crackers, peanut butter mixture and chocolate ganache until you run out of the peanut butter filling.




Top with whipped topping and a graham cracker (I think crumbled peanut butter cups would look yummy on top) and you're done! Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

39 comments:

Misty said...

Chocolate and PB are the world's perfect food combination! So good!!!!

I also think I may be in love with just about anything you put in those cute glasses :)

Coleen's Recipes said...

Me too!! I just LOVE those glasses!!!

Rachel said...

I can only imagine how excited my husband and kids would be if I set this down in front of them for dessert!!! Right up their alley!!!

Geek Cupcake said...

Oh very tasty looking! Love those glasses.. haha (just noticed others said the same)

Carrie said...

Thanks everyone! I got the glasses at Walmart, 4 for $8ish. The brand is Libbey and there are two kinds of stemless... I got the 17 ounce white wine glasses. I love them!

The Daily Smash said...

Sounds and looks so yummy cant wait to try it :)

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Cursuri Engleza said...

I have to agree to Misty. This is the best combination ever. I can’t believe my eyes. It looks sinfully delicious. Thanks for this great and easy to make recipe.

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Anonymous said...

just made this with my 8 year old son! so easy and a lot of FUN! Absolutely delicious!!!!
Thanks so much for sharing:)

Kate said...

These look delicious!!! I am planning on making these for a friend's shower- does this recipe make only four glasses worth? (I am planning on making them in the clear plastic short party glasses- I need to make about 20 glasses!) also, do you think the graham crackers will get too mushy if I made it the night before? I might make the steps and assemble them the day of the party- yum!

Teresa Turner said...

Oh Yum! this looks so good.
I will have to try this.
Thank you for sharing.

Carrie said...

Hi Kate, so sorry for my delayed response! This recipe only makes 4 glasses worth, but they are large glasses (those stemless wine glasses hold 16 ounces of water). I would say you'll probably triple the recipe to have enough for 20 smaller party cups.
You can definitely make these the night before! Just seal the top with cling wrap so the whip cream doesn't get hard ,-)
Good luck!!!

Raven said...

This was delicious, but in my opinion, the serving size was too large for something so rich. It did look super cute in the wine glasses! I think next time I'll make it in little ice cream scoop sized bowls and make 6-8 servings from this recipe. Thanks for the delicious idea!

linda kay beck said...

Hi Rachael and Carrie... it's Ken's Mom Linda... I can't believe I found this yummy dessert the first five minutes I've been a new member!! Yum...

Natalia M said...

Im so glad I found your blog... my husband is just like yours - no fruits, yes choc+PB! I bet they came from the same planet! LOL! I'll be watching for more recipes - thanks! :)

Christine said...

I made these for a BBQ and they were a big hit! I put them in mason jars and put them in an ice bucket to stay chilled. Looked so cute!

Shelley said...

Oh. My. Stars. Just made these for dessert tonight, and I'm currently licking the mixing bowl clean. This is pure genius! Can't wait to show these off at a party or shower. Thanks!

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Jerica Dziki said...

How many does this recipe serve?
Looks delicious.

Musli Power extra said...

Wonderful recipie !
Chocolate and PB are the world's perfect food combination! So good!!!!

Crystal said...

I'm not a fan of 'fake' whipped topping. Has anyone tried it with actual whipped cream and a little sugar?

Bridgid Maguire said...

I did not like this! Thought I would, but it was just awful! Maybe if it was a pudding instead of a mix of cream cheese, peanut butter & powered sugar. It tasted more like icing for a cake. Wish I woulda gone with the banana pudding dessert instead!!! This is just my opinion. I am not trying to be mean or rude.

Anonymous said...

Currently making this in a trifle dish!! Hope it turns out :)

Anonymous said...

i'm doing these for my friend's bridal shower and instead of doing the glasses I am making snickerdoodle cookie cups. should be yummy :)

Anonymous said...

How long does this take to make about??

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the world's perfect food combination! Good one

ZeeKhana Khazana said...

I can't hold my nerves after seeing crumbled graham crackers, peanut butter mixture and chocolate ganache. I am unstoppable to taste it. Very delightful and yummy chocolate combination. I want some indian food recipe ideas to cook at home.

Frenzied Lotus said...

Hi. That looks really good. May I know how long it will last in the fridge?

Anonymous said...

I made it for Christmas Eve. The whole family LOVED it!! I'm definitely going to make more soon.