Today is my 4 year TX-iversary. I feel like it can't be 4 years since my Dad and I packed up the ol Focus and drove half-way across the country to a city (and state) I'd never been to before. Time sure does slip on by, craziness! Well since it's just as hot here now as it was 4 years ago, I recently decided to make a dessert that required zero oven time and very little stove top time, a peanut butter chocolate dessert terrine. It sounds fancy, but it's really just easy-peasy deliciousness.
Frozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Terrine (original from Sprinkle Bakes)
12oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1c creamy peanut butter
2 1/2c heavy cream (I ended up using only 2 cups because that's how cream is sold-pint)
1t vanilla bean paste
1/4c powdered sugar
1 1/4c roasted, salted peanuts
Coat a 9"x5" loaf pan with baking spray. Line the pan with the wax/parchment paper (use one giant piece and let there be excess hanging over the edge for removing the loaf later). In a saucepan, melt chocolate chips on low-be careful to avoid burning the chocolate. Stir peanut butter into the melted chocolate until completely incorporated. Allow mixture to cool. In a large bowl, whip 1 1/4c of heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold together the chocolate mixture and whipped cream (I also whipped the mixture to regain fluffy consistency). Pour into prepared pan. Whip remaining heavy cream (for me this was 3/4c because I wanted more chocolate than vanilla-you can divide yours however you like), gradually adding the powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spread vanilla whipped cream over the chocolate layer. Cover with peanuts. Press the peanuts into the whipped cream slightly with your hands. Pick up the pan and drop it once onto the counter to settle the layers. Freeze for 3 hours. To remove loaf from pan, simply lift the paper out of the pan. I removed my paper and wrapped the loaf in plastic for storage in freezer.
This dessert is delicious and wonderfully refreshing in the ridiculous Texas summer!