A vegan peanut butter mousse layered with a gluten free chocolate crumble for a rich dessert that dreams are made of.
By Ashley Melillo
What peanut butter dreams are made of…
These potent little peanut butter parfaits prove that good things are found in the simplest of combinations.
Peanut butter + chocolate = the good stuff.
To make these peanut butter mousse parfaits, you’ll need just 7 ingredients. That’s all that separates you from this glass of fluffy peanut butter decadence.
The chocolate-crumble is made by pulsing together raw buckwheat groats, cacao or cocoa powder, and pure maple syrup. You want a mixture of crushed groats and whole groats, so go easy on the food-processor pulsing, my friends.
The last step is layering the chocolate crumble and pb mousse in glasses and popping them in the fridge for a quick (but impatience-provoking) hour to set.
- ½ cup raw buckwheat groats
- ¼ cup cacao or cocoa powder
- 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, depending on desired sweetness
- 1½ cups unsweetened coconut cream*
- ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (salted)
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Add the buckwheat groats, cacao, and maple syrup to a food processor and pulse 25-30 times to create a crumbly mixture. You want some buckwheat groats left whole and some crushed.
- Transfer to a bowl or container and set aside.
- Add the coconut cream to a large mixing bowl.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract until smooth and evenly blended.
- Add the peanut butter mixture to the coconut cream and whisk together with a hand or stand mixer with whisk attachments. Whisk for 2-3 minutes on high or until smooth and creamy.
- In small glasses or bowls, layer the chocolate crumble and peanut butter mousse. I use a pastry bag to easily pipe the mousse into the glasses.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour to set the mousse.
**It's best to have your coconut cream, peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract all around similar temperatures before whisking them together. This ensures even blending.
Ashley Melillo is the creator of Blissful Basil, a blog dedicated to unearthing the happiest side of life through wholesome, plant-based foods. Being a school psychologist and food blogger, Ashley incorporates a wide array of health-enhancing ingredients into her recipes with the hope of guiding others on their path towards improved well-being.