This vegan peanut butter mousse pie is luscious, yet surprisingly light! With just seven ingredients (including the crust), it's just about impossible to mess up.
This post is sponsored by Pure Organic. All opinions are our own.
There's not a day that goes by when I don't eat peanut butter in at least one meal. It's in most of my breakfasts, snacks (like this PB banana bread!) and even appears frequently in my favorite savory meals. (See grilled tofu kebabs, vegan lettuce wraps and this amazing soup.)
But more often than not, peanut butter shows up in my all-time favorite dessert recipes. There's just no better combo than chocolate and peanut butter, right? I may be biased with my peanut butter obsession, but I don't think I'm in the minority on this.
This vegan peanut butter mousse tart is one of my absolute favorites. It has a creamy, luscious, light filling, a dark chocolate drizzle, and the easiest crust imaginable.
We made the tart crust with one (yes, just one!) ingredient: Pure Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars.
Pure Organic bars include simple ingredients like dates, peanuts and chocolate chips. Basically, the ingredients we typically use in a vegan/gluten free tart crust.
We love that Pure Organic was started by a mother looking for healthier, organic snacks for her daughter. She developed the perfect snack bar recipe and eventually started Pure Organics to inspire more parents and children to choose better snacks.
We especially love their Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars. I'm a huge fan of anything involving peanut butter and chocolate, so it's a no-brainer for me.
We like them for a quick afternoon snack (paired with a third cup of coffee) and my husband takes them to work. They're just sweet enough to satisfy a craving, but with real, wholesome ingredients! You can find Pure Organic Bars at Walmart, Amazon and on their site.
How to make a vegan peanut butter mousse pie
Let's talk quickly about the filling for this vegan peanut butter mousse pie.
We honestly had a tough time refraining from eating all the filling before it went in the tart. It's that good.
We decided to call it a mousse because of its light, airy texture, but it's also reminiscent of a cheesecake, thanks to the vegan cream cheese. There's only 1/4 cup of sweetener (maple syrup) in the entire filling, but it's plenty satisfying!
It couldn't be any easier to throw together. Simply add the vegan cream cheese, peanut butter, salt, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. If you don't have a food processor, a blender or electric hand mixer will do the trick.
For the creamiest possible results, be sure to soften the vegan cream cheese at room temperature ahead of time. It will be much easier to blend and the filling will be much smoother.
There are plenty of awesome vegan cream cheese products on the market these days. Any of the widely available brands will do!
When it comes to the type of peanut butter, we opt for something without added sugar. If you do use a brand containing sugar, you may want to cut back on the maple syrup. But it's totally up to you and your preferences.
You may actually find that this filling isn't sweet enough for your tastes, so feel free to add more.
The dark chocolate drizzle also adds a bit more sweetness. Feel free to use whichever dark chocolate you have on hand. We typically opt for something around 75%. Chopped peanuts are an optional, but encouraged topping.
More Vegan Peanut Butter Desserts
- Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Tart
- Vegan Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
- Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
- Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse via Lazy Cat Kitchen
- Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies via Jessica in the Kitchen
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The crust for this creamy, delicious peanut butter mousse pie is made with just one ingredient! Doesn't get much easier than that.
- 5 Pure Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Fruit and Nut Bars (see note for substitution ideas)
- 1 7 oz. container of vegan cream cheese, softened at room temp
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- For topping: melted dark chocolate, crushed peanut
- In a food processor, pulse Pure Organic Bars until they form a crumbly texture. Press mixture firmly into an 8-inch tart pan.
- Add all filling ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour on top of crust and spread evenly. Place in freezer for 2 hours or until firm.
- Drizzle with melted dark chocolate and crushed peanuts and enjoy! Store in refrigerator or freezer.
The filling works best if the cream cheese is softened for a few hours at room temperature.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: peanut butter mousse pie