Fluffernutter Chocolate Crunch Parfait

Fluffernutter Chocolate Crunch Parfait

The past week has been a doozy, and it’s been *hot* outside. I use the word hot liberally because it’s mostly just been warm, but I’m a wuss when it comes to warm weather. My problem is that it gets warmer inside our house than out. We have no ac, and our house has a bass-akwards layout. The kitchen is upstairs, where all of the heat goes and where I spend most all of my time. On hot days like these, I choose not to turn on my stove or oven to preserve any cool air that might still be around.

As luck would have it, I had a hankering for a treat that required no heat to prepare; peanut butter pie! Have I ever had peanut butter pie, you ask? Well, internet friends, no, not to my recollection. While I’ve never had the real-life pleasure, I had a clear idea of what I dreamt it would be. A peanut buttery, cool, and fluffy mousse-like treat, just begging me to take a bite. So, this is my interpretation of what peanut butter pie tastes like.

I decided to put this pie in a jar. I loved the idea of deconstructing a pie and putting it back together in layers that create fun flavor explosions 💥. Plus, the presentation is quite pretty too! In my peanut butter pie dreams, marshmallow was a necessary addition. Any kid who grew up in the 90’s knows that pb&j might be a classic, but pb&fluff (fluffernutter) was da bomb 💣!

There is a surprise inside this treat. It’s totally awesome, and unexpected, and I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced it, but you should. By “it”, I mean chocolate covered potato chips – sweet, salty, crunchy perfection. The execution of these chocolatey chips is a little different than simply dipping chips in chocolate. No, dear friends, this treat deserved crushed potato chips loaded with hot fudge. I believe this is commonly known as “trashing” up a dessert. I don’t know, it seems preeeetty classy to me.

After having eaten way to much of this fluffernutter chocolate crunch parfait goodness, I can say with much certainty that this is exactly how I imagined peanut butter pie would taste. It was the perfect balance of peanut-buttery richness, fluffy whipped coolness, and a little salty crunch for good measure! (Did I mention there’s Oreos 🙏?)

 

Fluffernutter Chocolate Crunch Parfait
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Peanut Butter Mousse
  1. 8 oz cream cheese
  2. 3/4 c powdered sugar
  3. 3/4 c smooth peanut butter
  4. 8 oz whipped topping (cool whip)
Marshmallow Cream
  1. 7 oz marshmallow creme
  2. 4 oz cream cheese
Hot Fudge
  1. 3.5-4 oz chocolate (I used 2.5 oz dark and 1.5 oz semi-sweet)
  2. 2 T corn syrup
  3. 2 T milk
Whipped Cream
  1. 1 c heavy whipping cream
  2. 1 T powdered sugar
  3. 1 t vanilla
To Assemble
  1. 1 1/2 c crushed oreos
  2. 1 c crushed potato chips
Peanut Butter Mousse
  1. Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and peanut butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy smooth and fluffy.
  2. Fold in the whipped topping and refrigerate until ready to use.
Marshmallow Cream
  1. In another bowl, beat the marshmallow creme and 4 oz of cream cheese together until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Hot Fudge
  1. Microwave the chocolate, corn syrup, and milk in a bowl for 30 seconds.
  2. Stir until smooth (it took a little patience).
Whipped Cream
  1. Whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Add in the sugar and vanilla, and continue whipping until stiff peaks form.
To Assemble
  1. In a mason jar, or similar container, layer crushed Oreos, peanut butter mousse, crushed potato chips, hot fudge, marshmallow cream, crushed Oreos, peanut butter mousse, whipped cream
  2. Top it off with some crushed Oreos and hot fudge, and enjoy or refrigerate!
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