Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Terrine

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

Baking spray

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
prepared pan.

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
3 hours.

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.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
10 years ago

Boy oh boy, that terrine looks terribly tempting! It is made with all the things I love… Wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

Jessica @ How Sweet
Jessica @ How Sweet
10 years ago

chocolate + peanut butter + easy?! I'm sold!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap
Burnt Mill Candles and Soap
10 years ago

I agree with Jessica! I am going to have to try this one out. I can never have enough Chocolate & Peanut Butter together!

eidolons
eidolons
10 years ago

Okay. I know what I'm making this weekend!

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

3 times in 1 month, good work!!!! I think I might have to make this 3 times, this week, YUM!

Kim
Kim
10 years ago

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!

Stacey @ bakercourt
Stacey @ bakercourt
10 years ago

Yum. Yum. Yum.

I love your site. I love your photographs. I love your Biscuit. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the peanuttery goodness x

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
10 years ago

Wow…I bow to the perfection of the recipe.

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

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!

Ken│hungry rabbit
Ken│hungry rabbit
10 years ago

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.

Yammie
Yammie
10 years ago

Hot coffee and ice cream is definitely the best thing in the world… well, maybe right after chocolate and peanut butter. :]

Heather (Heather's Dish)
Heather (Heather's Dish)
10 years ago

I don't care what you call it, this thing looks incredible!

Kessler
Kessler
10 years ago

this looks oh so wonderful. great photography too!

AVE-MARIA
AVE-MARIA
10 years ago
Sanna
Sanna
10 years ago

That looks so good 🙂

Alex
Alex
10 years ago

That has got to be my next baking project!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
Lauren at Keep It Sweet
10 years ago

I love this in so many ways!

Cocoa and Quinoa
Cocoa and Quinoa
10 years ago

Oh wow, this looks like heaven. Will definitely be giving this a try, especially during this heat wave.

brandi
brandi
10 years ago

This looks so rich AND refreshing! Frozen desserts are all we can handle right now in this heat.

This looks perfect 🙂

Three-Cookies
Three-Cookies
10 years ago

This looks amazing – ice cream, fudge and cake in one.

Kathleen
Kathleen
10 years ago

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!

Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
10 years ago

I am loving this and am drooling as I stare at your absolutely beautiful photographs.

Tamara
Tamara
10 years ago

fantastic!! love the peanut butter and chocolate combo!!

365daysofbaking
365daysofbaking
10 years ago

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!

Sue
Sue
10 years ago

Love chocolate, love peanut butter, love easy~peasy, LOVE Sprinkle Bakes!!! <3

Katie
Katie
10 years ago

This went RIGHT into my "make me" folder. I just need to go out and get peanuts. This sounds fantastic!

Erin
Erin
10 years ago

Oh my goodness this is getting bookmarked!

Bourbonnatrix
Bourbonnatrix
10 years ago

oh this looks amazing! and then you had to mention nutella! dangerous!

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

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.

vanillasugarblog
vanillasugarblog
10 years ago

yes please.
my love of pb & chocolate is endless.
a frozen terrine is perfect for this summer heat.
dinner! why yes, dinner.

Mellisa
Mellisa
10 years ago

Oh this looks like heaven!

Amy
Amy
10 years ago

Wow, this looks amazing and I love the flavor and texture combination. Love your photography. Stunning as always! 😉

Lili
Lili
10 years ago

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

Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio)
Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio)
10 years ago

I have been having the hugest cravings for whipping cream lately! This looks like it is bound to satisfy the desire. YUM!

Johnny
Johnny
10 years ago

Delicious Heather! Will keep this in mind for when it gets warmer here! xx

Lora
Lora
10 years ago

Wow what could be better than this during hot hot days of summer. Also love your idea for the hazelnut version. Yum!

linda
linda
10 years ago

with the temps soaring this recipe is fantastic!
your photography as always is great!

Kristine
Kristine
10 years ago

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!! 🙂
SB
SugarBeams

Irmina Díaz-Frois Martín
Irmina Díaz-Frois Martín
10 years ago

Delicioso…
Un saludo.

Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas
10 years ago

Can't believe how easy this is. Bookmarking it for a party some day.

Sashquatch
Sashquatch
10 years ago

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

Rosa
Rosa
10 years ago

Just called my dad, who is at the grocery store and asked him to pick up some nutella and cream =)

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

Amazing! Looks incredible!!

Lauren Hairston
Lauren Hairston
10 years ago

My husband would be absolutely delighted by this! It sounds amazing.

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

The terrine looks great. I have yet to make one.

Donna
Donna
10 years ago

I've got to make this for my hubby…. it looks divine.

Cookbook Queen
Cookbook Queen
10 years ago

This looks amazing. I will definitely be making it soon!! It's soooooo hot here, cooking is pure misery.

Laurie {Simply Scratch}
Laurie {Simply Scratch}
10 years ago

I'll take mine with coffee!! I'm going to have to make both this recipe and the hazelnut version… too hard to choose!

Paula
Paula
10 years ago

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*.

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot
Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot
10 years ago

This look delicious! Perfect for the summer for sure. And your photos are lovely as usual. 🙂