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Easy Peanut Butter Mousse

Indulge in the heavenly world of desserts with our delectable recipe for a three ingredient, easy peanut butter mousse! If you’re a fan of the rich and creamy goodness that peanut butter brings to the table, this dessert is bound to become your new favorite. This simple to make recipe is super yummy and just happens to be the perfect consistency so you can use it as a layer for trifles, as a filling for cakes or pies, as a cookie/cracker dip, or even simply served with celery as an easy and quick snack. Say goodbye to complicated dessert recipes and hello to the sheer delight of easy peanut butter mousse. Let’s dive into the world of irresistible flavors and effortless culinary mastery!

peanut butter mousse with cool whip

About this recipe

If you like the texture of a good mousse (some people spell it moose) and are a fan of peanut butter, I promise that you are going to absolutely love this recipe that features peanut butter and Cool Whip.

It’s one of the easiest and most popular recipes that I have created on this site and it is divine!

It turned out better than I had expected it to in the recipe development process, so I was pretty excited.

When I say it’s easier to make than you may think…it really is, and the best part is that it takes just two or three minutes to throw together and only calls for three ingredients that you probably already happen to have on hand.


As with any great recipe, I had to start somewhere.

So, I based this recipe off of this awesome Vegan one by Dana over at, so if you want the “crunchy”/clean eating version of this, make sure to head on over to her site and use her recipe instead.  

My recipe is just a very unhealthy version of hers & it also is a large enough batch to use the whole tub of whipped topping because I really don’t like to waste anything if I can help it at all.

I actually had no intention of turning this recipe into a post of its own.

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  • To see my grandma’s famous old fashioned peanut butter cookie recipe, go here.

I created it when I was developing a Moose Tracks Trifle recipe.

This is the peanut butter mousse I made for two of the layers in the trifle, and it actually turned out so tasty that I knew I just had to share it on its own too.

As you view this recipe, please excuse my mediocre (at best) photography skills…I do my best but I am in no way a professional, nor does this single mama of four have the budget to hire one.

I only share my favorite recipes ever, so please don’t skip past it because I failed to capture just how yummy it is.

How to make it, photo tutorial found here

Let’s just dive right into learning how to make it.

I recently made a little video tutorial but just below it are the still pictures of the process too (video embedded in recipe card).

How to make whipped peanut butter without heavy cream.

Like I said, it’s just three easy ingredients and you may very well already have them on hand.

You literally just plop the ingredients into a large mixing bowl…(the bowl I used is four quarts)

Peanut butter moose

Peanut butter mousse recipe.

Peanut butter trifle layer

Then mix until well incorporated… this recipe is so easy even a second-grader could make this mousse.

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Peanut butter mousse recipe made with cool whip instead of heavy cream. 3 ingredient cool whip recipe

How to make peanut butter mousse with cool whip (recipe card found here):

cool whip peanut butter mousse

Cool Whip Peanut Butter Mousse

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Mousse can be used as a filling between cake layers, in a trifle, or as a dip for crackers, cookies, or celery.


  • 1 (16 oz) Tub Whipped Topping (thawed)
  • 1 C Peanut Butter
  • ½ C Powdered Sugar


    1. Scoop all ingredients into a medium to large bowl.
    2. Stir until well mixed and smooth.
    3. Cover and refrigerate. Mix well before serving.


If serving as a dip, it can easily be staged by putting it in a piping bag and squirting it into individual containers and garnish with Nutter Butters.

This recipe makes two layers if used in a standard trifle dish.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 147Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 0mgSodium 102mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 5g

These caloric amounts are automatically estimated by a plugin on my site.

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In conclusion, easy peanut butter mousse is a dessert that combines simplicity and decadence in perfect harmony.

With its smooth texture and rich flavor, it’s a treat that’s sure to please both kids and adults alike.

Whether you’re whipping it up for a special occasion or just satisfying a spontaneous sweet tooth, this recipe delivers a delightful peanut buttery experience.

So, next time you’re craving a luscious dessert that’s quick and effortless to make, don’t hesitate to turn to this recipe that is easily one of the best quick cool whip desserts.

It’s a sweet finale that proves that sometimes the simplest pleasures are also the most satisfying.

Enjoy every spoonful of this creamy delight, and savor the magic of homemade goodness!


What is peanut butter mousse made of?

The base ingredients for a typical peanut butter mousse recipe is usually a combination of peanut butter, a sweetener, a creamy dairy product of some sort…and then any additional ingredients that the chef desires. However recipes can vary greatly.

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Maybe you don’t like my recipe…if that’s the case, no worries, here are some other good recipes that you could try instead:

*This recipe article was originally shared to this blog on April 17th of 2017, and has since been updated to improve user experience, add video instruction, as well as to make it as shareable as possible across the social medias.

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3 Ingredient Easy Peanut Butter Mousse Recipe.
Peanut Butter Mousse Made with peanut butter and cool whip.
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