Man, I've been posting a lot of desserts lately. Can you tell I like chocolate and peanut butter? No matter, this is possibly the best dessert I've ever made. The best part is I made it up all by myself! Oh. My. Gosh. was this fabulous.
Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse Cup Pie
Peanut Butter Mousse Layer
- 12 oz. Extra-Firm Silken Tofu (I used Moru-Nu because I had it lying around. This would probably be fine with firm or non-silken, too.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4-1/3 cup agave nectar/maple syrup/brown rice syrup, etc.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
**NOTE: I used natural peanut butter, so if you're using a peanut butter with more sugar already added you may want to cut the amount in the recipe down to keep it from being sickeningly sweet.
- 1/4 cup soy/rice/oat/almond milk (I used oat)
- 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar/maple syrup, etc.
- 1 vegan ready-made graham cracker crust of your choice (I'm lazy)
- vegan white chocolate (optional, for garnish)
Drain and rinse the tofu and squish out any excess water. Combine all the peanut butter mousse ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and well-mixed. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate while you make the ganache. It's okay if it doesn't fill the crust all the way to the top, hence only 12 oz. of tofu. You want room for the ganache!
Bring your vegan milk of choice to a gentle boil in a small saucepan. As soon as it boils, remove it from the heat and mix in the chocolate and syrup until everything is fully melted and evenly combined. Let sit for 10-15 minutes at room temp until it solidifies a bit more and then pour or drizzle over the peanut butter mousse in the pie crust. I decided to pour it completely over to make it look like a peanut butter cup, and because I was going to shave the white chocolate over it anyway to make it look pretty. You may choose otherwise. Put in the refrigerator for at least an hour to solidify before eating.
After the hour, feel free to put on the toppings of your choice. I took the vegan white chocolate I had just made and shaved it on top with a potato peeler of all things. It was pretty! I think chocolate covered hard pretzels would be cool too. Vegan peanut butter or butterscotch chips would be especially amazing, too. In fact, I kind of want to try making some vegan peanut butter chocolate by tweeking my white chocolate recipe a bit with some peanut butter flavored extract and some PB or something. Worth a shot!
But seriously, for how easy this recipe was to prepare, it was the most amazing thing I've ever made. Who said good desserts had to be complicated?