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An easy peanut butter mousse recipe that’s low carb and has no sugar added. It goes great with a little sugar-free chocolate mixed in.
Have you ever looked in your pantry and gone through to check expiration dates? I try to do this every few months because I tend to stock up on certain ingredients when there are sales.
While going through the pantry this week, I found a jar of peanut butter that had an expiration date one month away. I do love my peanut butter and am surprised that I hadn’t even opened this particular jar.
It’s been busy so I wanted to find a recipe that wouldn’t require any baking. I had been wanting to whip up a quick batch of chocolate mousse and thought a low carb easy peanut butter mousse would be a great compliment.
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It’s also versatile as it can be the base for a no-bake pie or used as a parfait layer. This simple mousse also goes great with some sugar-free chocolate chips mixed in.
I may try a chocolate chip peanut butter pie next time. To make it, I’d just mix the chips into the mousse and spread it into a chocolate cookie crumb crust.
You can also use this easy peanut butter mousse as a dip for sugar free chocolate. Simply put it in a dipping bowl surrounded by small chocolate bar pieces.
When I serve this as a dip with chocolate, the adults and kids just love it. I don’t even tell them it’s a low carb treat made without sugar.
You do need to watch your portions with this low carb treat. It’s so easy to overeat it because it tastes so good. But, the carbs can add up quickly.
I haven’t tested the recipe without gelatin. It may work, but I like using it to help keep the mousse fluffy. I’ve seen some mousse go flat without it.
This easy peanut butter mousse looks great layered with the dark chocolate mousse in a layered parfait dessert. If you are a peanut butter and chocolate lover, you must give this recipe a try!
If I do use this recipe as a base for a peanut butter pie, I’ll post the recipe on the site. I’m thinking it would be good to add in cream cheese to the peanut butter pie filling.
Adding in cream cheese would help make this easy peanut butter mouse a bit lighter as the nut butter can be a bit dense. And, cream cheese is lower in carbs than peanut butter.
Strict keto dieters don’t consume peanuts because they are legumes. However, they aren’t as high in carbs as other legumes like beans.
There’s some more information on the potential cons of consuming peanuts here. For those who refrain from eating peanuts, you can sub in almond or sunflower seed butter.
Easy Peanut Butter Mousse Recipe – Low Carb
Easy Peanut Butter Mousse
In small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water.
Let stand two minutes to soften.
Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
In medium bowl, beat the heavy cream with electric mixer on high speed until thickly whipped.
In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter with the powdered erythritol and stevia using an electric mixer until well combined.
Fold whipped cream into sweetened peanut butter.
Add gelatin and beat with electric mixer on high until light and fluffy.
Spoon into individual sized dessert dishes and sprinkle optional sugar-free chocolate chips on top.
For a great chocolate peanut butter pie, mix in sugar-free chocolate chips and spread into pre-made low carb crust.
For a chocolate peanut butter parfait, layer with dark chocolate mousse
Makes 12 servings
Net carbs per serving: 5.3g