File this under easy peasy. It’s perfect for hot days when you can’t stand the thought of turning on the oven. I’ve made it three times this month; once for a family get-together, once for a birthday party, and once simply because we like it so much.
It’s not ice cream, it’s not cake, it’s not fudge- so I’m calling it a terrine. Chocolate and peanut butter are melted and folded together with whipped cream then poured in a loaf pan. A batch of vanilla whipped cream is layered on top and the whole thing gets a generous dose of salted peanuts before freezing.
This dessert is incredibly rich, so I love to serve it with coffee. It cuts a bit of the sweetness and I LOVE hot coffee and ice cream together; this reminded me so much of my favorite hot/cold combo. I think the richness of the terrine makes it even better than ice cream!
Not a coffee fan? A tall glass of milk on the side would also be fantastic.
The recipe is delicious as-is, but I have plans for a hazelnut version. Simply replace the peanut butter with Nutella and top it with roasted hazelnuts – so easy!
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Terrine
Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. [click for printable version]
12 oz. bag of semisweet chocolate chips, or 12 oz. chocolate, chopped evenly
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 1/2 cups heavy cream – divided
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups roasted, salted peanuts
Wax paper or parchment
1. Coat a 9×5-inch loaf pan with baking
spray. I used a canola spray.
2. Line the pan with a long piece of waxed
paper. Make sure there is enough wax
paper to hang over each end of the length of the pan. Press the paper to the sides of the pan
allowing the oil to adhere the paper to the sides.
3. In a medium bowl, whip 1 ¼ cups of
the heavy cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
4. Melt chocolate – you can do this
in the microwave at 30 second intervals, or over a double boiler. I used the microwave.
5. Stir peanut butter into the hot
melted chocolate until the peanut butter has melted and the mixture is
consistent. Let mixture cool slightly.
6. Gently fold together chocolate
mixture and whipped cream. Pour into
7. Whip remaining heavy cream,
gradually adding the ¼ cup sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form.
8. Top chocolate layer with sweetened
whipped cream. Spread evenly with an
off-set spatula. Cover whipped cream
with peanuts; gently press them into the whipped cream with your
fingertips. Pick up the loaf pan and drop it once on the
counter to settle the layers.
9. Wrap tightly in plastic. Freeze for
10. To remove the chocolate loaf from
pan, use a dish towel soaked in hot water to warm the sides and bottom of the pan. Lift chocolate loaf out by gently tugging on the wax
paper. Slice about 1 1/2 inch thick with a
large chef’s knife, wiping the knife clean between slices.
Boy oh boy, that terrine looks terribly tempting! It is made with all the things I love… Wonderful.
chocolate + peanut butter + easy?! I'm sold!
I agree with Jessica! I am going to have to try this one out. I can never have enough Chocolate & Peanut Butter together!
Okay. I know what I'm making this weekend!
3 times in 1 month, good work!!!! I think I might have to make this 3 times, this week, YUM!
Amazing recipe! Because I'm no fan of peanut butter and chocolat together (I know, i'm not normal), i would definitly do the nutella version. Looks so amazing!
Yum. Yum. Yum.
I love your site. I love your photographs. I love your Biscuit. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the peanuttery goodness x
Wow…I bow to the perfection of the recipe.
I don't know what a terrine is, but if this is it, I love them! This looks so incredibly good, can't wait to try this treat out!
Frozen Peanut Butter n Chocolate desserts are high on the favorite dessert list. This simple, elegant yet homey terrine is Summer perfection with just a hint of decadence.
Hot coffee and ice cream is definitely the best thing in the world… well, maybe right after chocolate and peanut butter. :]
I don't care what you call it, this thing looks incredible!
this looks oh so wonderful. great photography too!
looks so delicious
That looks so good 🙂
That has got to be my next baking project!
I love this in so many ways!
Oh wow, this looks like heaven. Will definitely be giving this a try, especially during this heat wave.
This looks so rich AND refreshing! Frozen desserts are all we can handle right now in this heat.
This looks perfect 🙂
This looks amazing – ice cream, fudge and cake in one.
Heather, this looks delicious and beautiful as usual! I love that it's easy to prepare. We all need a few of those recipes! Hope you're having a wonderful summer!
I am loving this and am drooling as I stare at your absolutely beautiful photographs.
fantastic!! love the peanut butter and chocolate combo!!
Frozen chocolate and peanut butter – nothing better, but maybe with a little hot fudge sauce to start the slow melting process.
Drooling over the pictures!
Love chocolate, love peanut butter, love easy~peasy, LOVE Sprinkle Bakes!!! <3
This went RIGHT into my "make me" folder. I just need to go out and get peanuts. This sounds fantastic!
Oh my goodness this is getting bookmarked!
oh this looks amazing! and then you had to mention nutella! dangerous!
Chocolate + Peanut Butter = American Classic thru and thru. I would definitely need that tall glass of milk to get through a slice of this beauty!! Yum.
my love of pb & chocolate is endless.
a frozen terrine is perfect for this summer heat.
dinner! why yes, dinner.
Oh this looks like heaven!
Wow, this looks amazing and I love the flavor and texture combination. Love your photography. Stunning as always! 😉
What a perfect treat to make in all this heat! Your pictures make me want to jump right through this screen. Yum city! xoxo ~Lili
I have been having the hugest cravings for whipping cream lately! This looks like it is bound to satisfy the desire. YUM!
Delicious Heather! Will keep this in mind for when it gets warmer here! xx
Wow what could be better than this during hot hot days of summer. Also love your idea for the hazelnut version. Yum!
with the temps soaring this recipe is fantastic!
your photography as always is great!
This is the perfect culmination of the old Reese's ads- "Your chocolate is in my peanut butter!" "Your peanut butter is in my chocolate!" Thanks again for such a wonderful and user friendly recipe!! 🙂
Can't believe how easy this is. Bookmarking it for a party some day.
Literally all i can think is 'wow'! That topping especially looks SO FREAKIN GOOD, actually just all of it looks amazing! So crazily easy, saved n saved again
Just called my dad, who is at the grocery store and asked him to pick up some nutella and cream =)
Amazing! Looks incredible!!
My husband would be absolutely delighted by this! It sounds amazing.
The terrine looks great. I have yet to make one.
I've got to make this for my hubby…. it looks divine.
This looks amazing. I will definitely be making it soon!! It's soooooo hot here, cooking is pure misery.
I'll take mine with coffee!! I'm going to have to make both this recipe and the hazelnut version… too hard to choose!
Wow! I have company coming this weekend and I think I've just found the perfect dessert! Thanks so much. Love the look of this terrine and the fact that it is *easy peasy*.
This look delicious! Perfect for the summer for sure. And your photos are lovely as usual. 🙂