Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert – If you are a lover of peanut butter and chocolate together, then this Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert is a must make! It’s a little more delicate to make, like a souffle but the result is incredibly creamy and delicious.
Just Looking for a Peanut Butter Dessert?
And let’s do be real here, if you are strictly after a peanut butter dessert then there are considerably less complicated recipes you could make.
Peanut Butter Cookies or even Peanut Butter Ice Cream would definitely be an easier way to go. But there’s just something super special and showy about souffle… and this Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert is perfect for just that!
Special Occasion Dessert… or Weekend Dessert Option!
Of course any recipe that may be showy or special can often be accompanied by a good dose of intimidation. Whether you are an experienced cook or not, there is no dish that’s more fear-inducing than the souffle.
4 Steps to the Perfect Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Souffle!
If you follow just four simple souffle steps you can eliminate the fear-factor and almost be guaranteed of pillowy, fluffy success.
Step 1: Use the Cleanest Egg Whites
Make sure you don’t let any yoke into the egg whites. The smallest big of yellow can cause the egg whites to not properly rise. If you note any yolk, toss the eggs (or save them for scrambled eggs for breakfast) and start over.
Step 2: Grease and Dust the Ramekins
It’s quite simple, but something a lot of people miss about making a souffle-type dessert. Use a little coconut oil to grease up the ramekins, then add a bit of almond flour or another course-type flour to coat the inside of the baking dish.
Step 3: Whip the Eggs to Perfection
Do not panic at all, but you must beat the eggs until they are stiff. So, get out your handmixer or standmixer and beat the eggs whites until they are able to stand on their own.
Step 4: Gentle Fold the Egg Whites
When combing the egg whites into the Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert recipe card down below, do so gently. Do NOT overmix. If you do, you’ll end up with a collapsed dessert or streaks of eggs in your cooked dessert.
How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert
I think the most important step in making a souffle is to pay close attention to the egg whites. Do not even think of moving on to step 4 of the recipe until your egg whites look like fluffy whipped cream.
And when you finally do move on to step 4 you just want to fold your fluffy egg whites extra gingerly into the peanut butter mixture.
Once you get past the egg white ordeal, the rest of the recipe really is easy peasy.
Is this Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Healthy?
Yes! Although a Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert is probably not the first thing that pops into mind when you think of eating clean. However, this particular recipe really is suprisingly healthy.
It is dairy-free, sweetened with unrefined coconut sugar and has no refined flour or oil.
A QUICK NOTE:
The only thing is, it does fall pretty quick! I hadn’t made souffle in ages and I just was not prepared for it to fall as quickly as it did.
When I pulled the souffles from the oven I didn’t have my photo spot camera-ready so there was a good 15-minute delay between removing the souffle from the oven and snapping the photos.
The souffle was definitely much fluffier right from the oven! So, if you are planning to prepare this recipe for guests, just be prepared to serve the souffles immediately after removing them from the oven.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert
Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert is easier to make than you might think. And it is definitely a special occasion treat!
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 1–2 tablespoons almond flour, to dust ramekins
- 1/3 cup lightly salted peanut butter, with no added sugar
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 7 tablespoons coconut “cream”, see notes below
- 4 organic egg yolks
- 8 organic egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil the bottom and sides of six 1-cup ramekins and dust with almond flour.
- In a small saucepan over very low heat, melt the peanut butter with the coconut oil, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Stir in 4 tablespoons of the coconut “cream.” Set peanut butter mixture aside to cool.
- Whisk the egg yolks into the cooled peanut butter mixture until smooth. In a very large bowl, add the egg whites and cream of tartar; use a handheld mixer set at medium speed to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Keeping the mixer on, slowly add in the coconut sugar a tablespoon at a time.
- Using a large rubber spatula, gently stir in one-fourth of the beaten egg whites into the peanut butter mixture to lighten it. Then fold the peanut butter mixture into the beaten egg whites, one-fourth a time, until well blended. Divide the mixture among the prepared ramekins, filling them about three-fourths full. Set the ramekins on a large baking sheet and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake until souffles rise and are ever so slightly browned on top, about 15 to 17 minutes.
- While the souffles are baking, add the chocolate chips, cacao powder, vanilla extract and remaining 3 tablespoons of coconut “cream” to a small saucepan and heat over very low heat, stirring, until mixture is smooth.
- Remove the souffles from the oven and carefully poke a hole in the center of each one. Drizzle the chocolate sauce into the middle of each souffle and serve at once.
Coconut “Cream” is the thick, rich and non-watery part of canned coconut milk. To get the “cream” you need to refrigerate your coconut milk for 5 or 6 hours or pop it in the freezer for at least an hour. Once the coconut milk is cold, carefully remove the top with a can opener and use a spoon to scoop out the hardened coconut “cream” off the top. Also, for what it is worth, I always seem to have the easiest time getting the cream from Thai Kitchen brand.
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