Chocolate and peanut butter together in any form is the best dessert flavor combination that exists, in my opinion. I love it in candies, cakes, brownies, cookies, and now...mousse! I made this dessert for my birthday dinner last weekend, and I think I enjoyed this dish as much or more than my friends did. And that's saying a lot since I am usually my own worst critic. I made the dessert cups the morning of the party so they were completely fuss-free during the dinner. That night, all I had to do was grab some spoons and hand them out to my friends. I love when I can sit back and just enjoy my company!
The two mousses were great layered together, but could definitely be made individually. Each one is equally delicious on their own. To add even more flavor and some texture to this dessert, I chopped up some peanut butter cups and Butterfinger bars to layer on the bottom and sprinkle on the top. And one of the best things about this dessert is that the peanut butter mousse is gluten-free and dairy-free, so I could make a similar dessert cup for my friend who follows those restrictions. I filled a cup with the peanut butter mousse and then drizzled the top with a chocolate sauce made from dairy-free chocolate and coconut oil. It was nice that everyone at the party could enjoy the same type of dessert.
I'm excited to have discovered this dessert idea and will probably experiment with even more flavor combinations. I'm thinking about doing a banana cream and peanut butter mousse cup for my next dinner party...stay tuned for that recipe!