Delicious Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mini Desserts for Any Occasion

Embark on a delightful culinary journey with our “Decadent Duo” Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mini Desserts, where the timeless combination of rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter is transformed into irresistible bite-sized treats. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth, these mini desserts blend the smooth texture of peanut butter with the indulgent taste of chocolate, creating a harmonious flavor that’s both comforting and luxurious. Ideal for parties, family gatherings, or as a special treat just for you, these mini desserts are not only delicious but also elegantly presented, promising to be a hit on any occasion.

The inception of these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mini Desserts was a serendipitous accident during a family baking weekend. Attempting to create a full-sized cake that catered to all our favorite flavors, a mishap led us to rethink our approach, resulting in the creation of these mini delights. To our surprise, what started as a baking blunder quickly became a family favorite, with each bite-sized piece offering the perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate. These mini desserts turned every gathering into a celebration, becoming a cherished recipe that we now eagerly share with friends and family, spreading joy one little dessert at a time.



Why You’ll Love “Decadent Duo” Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mini Desserts:

  • Perfect Flavor Pairing: The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is universally loved and timelessly delicious.
  • Bite-Sized Bliss: Their mini size makes these desserts perfect for portion control or for serving as a part of a larger dessert spread.
  • Simple Elegance: Despite their simplicity, these mini desserts have a sophisticated appearance that makes them perfect for special occasions.
  • Versatility: Easy to customize with different toppings or chocolate varieties to suit your taste.

Ingredients Notes For “Decadent Duo” Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mini Desserts:

  • Chocolate: Opt for high-quality chocolate to ensure a smooth, rich base. Dark, milk, or semi-sweet chocolate can be used depending on your preference.
  • Peanut Butter: Creamy peanut butter works best for a smooth texture, but crunchy can add an interesting texture if preferred.
  • Butter & Cream: Essential for creating a silky ganache and peanut butter filling.
  • Graham Cracker Crust: Provides a crunchy, sweet base that complements the creamy fillings.

Recipe Steps:

  1. Prepare the Crust: Mix crushed graham crackers with melted butter and press into mini dessert cups or molds.
  2. Make the Peanut Butter Layer: Combine peanut butter with powdered sugar and butter, then spoon over the crust.
  3. Create the Chocolate Ganache: Heat cream and pour over chopped chocolate, stirring until smooth. Spoon over the peanut butter layer.
  4. Chill and Serve: Refrigerate the desserts until set, then garnish with mini chocolate chips or a drizzle of melted peanut butter before serving.

Storage Options:

  • Refrigerate: Keep the mini desserts in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, freeze the desserts and thaw in the refrigerator before serving.


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Delicious Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mini Desserts for Any Occasion


For the Crust:

  • Chocolate cookie crumbs: 150g (1.5 cups; 0.33 lb) – forms the base layer.
  • Unsalted butter, melted: 60g (1/4 cup; 0.13 lb) – binds the crumbs together.

For the Peanut Butter Filling:

  • Cream cheese, softened: 150g (5 ounces; 0.33 lb) – adds creaminess.
  • Peanut butter, creamy: 200g (3/4 cup; 0.44 lb) – the star flavor.
  • Powdered sugar: 100g (1 cup; 0.22 lb) – sweetens the filling.
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp (5ml; 0.01 lb) – enhances flavor.
  • Heavy cream: 120ml (1/2 cup; 0.26 lb) – whipped into the filling for lightness.

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  • Semi-sweet chocolate, chopped: 100g (3.5 ounces; 0.22 lb) – rich topping.
  • Heavy cream: 60ml (1/4 cup; 0.13 lb) – creates a smooth ganache.

For Garnish:

  • Mini peanut butter cups: Chopped – adds a decorative and flavorful touch.
  • Peanut butter, melted: For drizzling – enhances the peanut butter flavor.


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • Mix the chocolate cookie crumbs with the melted butter until well combined. Press a tablespoon of the mixture into the bottom of mini dessert cups or a muffin tin lined with paper cups. Chill in the refrigerator to set.
  2. Make the Peanut Butter Filling:
    • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks, then fold into the peanut butter mixture gently.
  3. Fill the Cups:
    • Spoon or pipe the peanut butter filling onto the chilled crusts, filling them nearly to the top. Smooth the surface with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula.
  4. Prepare the Chocolate Ganache:
    • Heat the heavy cream until it just begins to simmer, then pour it over the chopped chocolate. Let it sit for a minute before stirring until smooth and glossy.
  5. Top with Ganache and Garnish:
    • Spoon a small amount of ganache over each peanut butter filling. Chill in the refrigerator until the ganache is set, about 30 minutes.
    • Before serving, garnish with chopped mini peanut butter cups and a drizzle of melted peanut butter.
  6. Serve:
    • Once set, serve the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mini Desserts chilled. They’re perfect for offering a rich, satisfying end to any meal or as a part of a dessert buffet.
  • Author: Maria

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