Monday, April 14, 2014

Peanut Butter Mousse

Jan here, having fun as we get all into this spring thing, slimming and trimming, and feeling good.... But what's this? I offer you a recipe for Peanut Butter Mousse?

Don't worry - it's low carb and delicious. If you're a Trim Healthy Mama, this is an S snack or dessert. For everyone else, it's low carb and gluten free.

I got this recipe from a blog called All Day I Dream About Food. You'll have to go check out these recipes!

This one is so easy to make, it's called 5 Minute Peanut Butter Mousse in the original version. Like always, I fudged with the recipe a bit. You'll have to try both the original version and mine, and see which you like better.


1/2 cup whipping cream
3 ounces "1/3 less fat" cream cheese (softened)
3 Tablespoons natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 teaspoons Truvia (or to taste)
Dark chocolate bar (at least 85% cacao) (optional)

You'll need two medium bowls.

In the first one, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. I used my hand rotary beater.

In the second bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, peanut butter, vanilla and Truvia. Beat until light and fluffy.

Add the whipped cream, and beat it some more until it's well blended and creamy.

Spoon the mousse into a custard cup or dish and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

You can decorate the mousse with shaved dark chocolate, like I did, or leave it plain.

This was a delicious treat! Since I used crunchy peanut butter, the mousse had a bit of a crunchy texture, but that just added to the experience.

Who says eating healthy and losing weight means we have to suffer?

I'll leave you with a gratuitous puppy picture. A year old, and he still can't keep his ears straight!


  1. Oops, I keep trying to comment and it keeps kicking me out. I swear I DO love peanut butter and mousse and I'm going to try this!

    1. One thing I love about this recipe is that it's super easy! You need to get your minions to do the work :)

  2. Yum -- what a great way to get some protein!!!! And THANK YOU for the gratutious puppy pic. Lovin' Thatcher's carefree look - he's too cool to worry about which way he's ears are going! :-) A love a man secure in his own skin.

    Saw two corgis this weekend and nearly scared their owner to death when I gushed over them. The corgis didn't mind in the least, but the owner thought I was crazy. I think my lack of dog ownership is showing too much. Must find a furry companion soon.

    1. It sounds like you're going through serious fuzz-withdrawal, Kav.

      I can give you the link to Thatcher's breeder if you'd like.....

    2. LOL, Kav! I totally understand that. I do the same to poor people who have cute dogs. :)

  3. Doesn't this look yumola!! Thank you, Jan!

  4. OOoo, Jan... You know I'm going to be all over this one. You had me at whipping cream. Then again at cream cheese. And I nearly died when I got to peanut butter. Whoo-hoo! Can't wait to try this.

    1. I loved mine! I usually have a smoothie for my afternoon snack, but I may have to make this once a week or so. :)

  5. YUM!! Thanks for sharing, Jan. And also for the website link. I love the idea of low carb and gluten-free recipes!

  6. Precious dog pic, too! My grand-dog is about 3, and he still has one floppy ear. It will stand up when he's really straining to hear (like if he hears something outside and goes into guard dog mode). :)

  7. I don't think there's a peanut butter recipe that I don't like!! But this sounds especially tasty and not *too* bad for us. Gotta love recipes like that! :)

  8. Love this! Looks amazing. I can't wait to check the rest of your blog for more recipes!