Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Peanut Butter Ribbons

I tweaked a Kraft Kitchens recipe a bit - eliminating cool whip (or as we call it, chemical whip!) and came up with this rich dessert. I'm not sure the Dream Whip is much better, but there are 12 less ingredients that I can't pronounce, so that's a good thing, right? We are having a lovely friend for lunch Friday so I pulled out this recipe to put together tomorrow. It is handy to have in the freezer for unexpected guests or a special family celebration, so I thought I would share it with you!

Peanut Butter Ribbons
Creamy, Crunchy and Cool!

Base:
1 ¼ cups coarsely crushed graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup melted natural creamy peanut butter
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
Combine ingredients well and press firmly into the bottom of a 9x5” loaf pan. Chill.

Top:
2 packages of dream whip
1 cup less 2 tbsp. of ice cold skim milk
1 tsp. real vanilla extract

Whip dream whip and milk together until stiff: add vanilla. Whip until combined. Set aside in fridge.

1 8 oz. package cream cheese softened
½ cup natural creamy peanut butter
¼ cup sugar

Beat cream cheese with peanut butter and sugar until smooth. Fold into dream whip mixture carefully. Set aside 1/3 of the mixture. Return to refrigerator.

Rich Chocolate Sauce:
1/3 whipping cream
½ cup milk chocolate (or dark chocolate for stronger chocolate flavor) coarsely chopped

Melt together for 1 minute in microwave. Stir until smooth. Place in ice water bath to cool. Continue stirring. Combine ½ of the chocolate with the 1/3 reserved peanut butter dream whip mixture. Set aside.

Layers:
Pour over base in order:
Peanut butter dream whip (½ of what you have left)
1/4 cup whole Spanish peanuts
Chocolate peanut butter dream whip
1/4 cup whole Spanish peanuts
Peanut butter dream whip (remaining ½)
Drizzle ½ of reserved chocolate sauce over top. Marble if desired.

Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight. Seal tightly and keep in freezer for up to a month.
Cut frozen and place on plates. Decorate with melted peanut butter or reserved chocolate sauce. Let stand for 5 minutes to thaw slightly before serving! Enjoy!

Serves: 12 slices Preparation Time: 15 minutes Freezing Time: 6 hours
Calories: Definitely worth it!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to comment! I so enjoy reading your comments when you kindly share your thoughts!