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Peanut Butter Mousse in Chocolate Cups

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Resse’s Peanut Butter Cup lovers, this one’s for you! This Peanut Butter Mousse is a creamy dessert that is sweet and fluffy, and totally delicious!

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A few weeks ago I was in bed one night not sleeping and my mind was thinking about this recipe for homemade chocolate cups.  As I pondered on several different fillings and ways to make these chocolate cups, I had an amazing food epiphany – Peanut Butter Mousse.

How deliciously cute would these chocolate cups be once filled with a fluffy peanut butter mousse?! I spent the entire following afternoon in my kitchen experimenting with chocolate and peanut butter and it resulted in these –

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I tried a couple of different ways to make the chocolate cups, and I found a method that is super simple and tastes fantastic!

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I sure hope you love them!

Chocolate Cups with Peanut Butter Mousse

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Peanut Butter Mousse in Chocolate Cups

Resse's Peanut Butter Cup lovers, this one's for you! This Peanut Butter Mousse is a creamy dessert that is sweet and fluffy, and totally delicious!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, peanut butter, treats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 cups
Calories 187 kcal


For the Chocolate Cups:

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips

For the Peanut Butter Mousse:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 3 Tbsp  powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

For the Garnish

  • 1 chocolate bar shaved with a vegetable peeler to create curls


For the Cups:

  1. Line a mini cupcake pan with muffin liners. (Silicone liners works awesome, but paper works too.)
  2. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave (in 30 second increments).
  3. Using a teaspoon, scoop a spoonful of chocolate into each mini muffin liner.
  4. Using the teaspoon or a clean finger, spread the chocolate to cover the entire liner.  If the chocolate is rough-looking and uneven, tap the muffin pan against the counter a few times.  If your chocolate becomes stiff or hard to work with, warm it for 15 more seconds in the microwave.
  5. Repeat until chocolate is gone, about 24 cups.
  6. Place in freezer for 15 minutes to harden.

For the Peanut Butter Mousse:

  1. Add the peanut butter, cream cheese, milk, sugar and salt to a mixer bowl.  Thoroughly combine, and set aside.
  2. Whip the cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture (do half at a time so it's more manageable).
  4. Pipe the peanut butter mixture into the chocolate cups & top with a chocolate curl.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Mousse in Chocolate Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Becky is the cook/photographer/writer/eater behind the blog Bite of Delight. Becky was a food contributor on Somewhat Simple in 2017.