Remember when I made pudding?

Well, that pudding was tweaked, made again, and layered into these ridiculously rich parfaits with peanut butter, chocolate, and an extra pinch of salt. Aka, now that pudding is even more dangerous.


Before this recipe, I had never made a real parfait. Sometimes I wonder why I wait so long to make some of the easiest recipes.

The caramel pudding is exactly what you want: smooth, sweet, and super rich.

There’s a layer of peanut butter chocolate whipped cream (made with cream, dark chocolate, and Smooth Operator peanut butter) and some slightly sweetened whipped cream to balance out the sweet pudding with a little cocoa and some salt.


The only suggestion I have?

Okay, I have two.

1. Make these, and make sure you make a few extra…to test out.

2. Scoop all the way to the bottom and get every layer, in every bite. You won’t be sorry.

Check out the recipe today on the Peanut Butter & Co All Star Recipe Blog! I’m excited to be sharing a recipe using my favorite brand of peanut butter. Have you tried their White Chocolate Wonderful yet? That one is my kryptonite.

Want to win a jar of the Smooth Operator pb so you can make your own parfaits? Just comment on the recipe post from the prompt at the end and you’ll be entered!

28 Responses to “Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate, and Salted Caramel Layered Mousse Parfaits”

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — July 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I always think the same thing about parfaits…why don’t I make these MOOORRREEE?

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    Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) — July 31, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Peanut butter, chocolate, AND caramel?!?!??! Parfait perfection.

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — July 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    One word. WOW.

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — July 31, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Parfaaaaaaaaait my faaace.

    Oh! PARFACE.

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Parface! I just spit out a chunk of cantaloupe on my desk at work.

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    Kathryn — July 31, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Oh goodness me, I could probably live on these and these alone. You have the best ideas!

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      thank you Kathryn :) they’re only the best when they work out – and I’m glad these ones did!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — July 31, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Oooooh crap I need this in my face now

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    Evan Thomas — July 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    These look absolutely delicious. Pudding’s been on my must-make list for a while now. Great recipe for PB&Co.!

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks Evan! That means a lot coming from the PB King ;)

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    Living The Sweet Life — July 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This parfait is calling my name … every single bit of it. The dark chocolate, salted caramel and let’s not even get started on my love of peanut butter!! YUM :D

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — July 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This looks amazing!!! Fantastic recipe :D

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    Sarah — July 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Holy awesomeness!! I could go for some of that right now!

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    Megan — July 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    This parfait has everything I want right now! Looks so decadent!

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    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola — July 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Omg these look absolutely delicious!!! I love all the layers and they would be so perfect to serve at a party!

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness — July 31, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Wow. That’s a whole lot of awesome in one jar :)

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    Shannon — July 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    yes, very delicious. i’ll take… two!

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    debra gluck — July 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I ended up making these for my 8 year old nieces party…..what a big hit!!!!

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      oh yay! how fun!

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    Sydney — July 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    All my favorite flavors in ONE JAR! Yummy to the max (: cannot wait to try!

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    Medeja — July 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I would make one huge jar for myself.. and wouldn’t give it to anyone :D

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    Kerstin — August 1, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Yum, these look delicious and I love the presentation in the cute jars!

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Kerstin!

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — August 1, 2012 at 1:32 am

    This is a dangerous dessert! I could eat about 3 of these.

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      I totally did :)

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe — August 1, 2012 at 6:23 am

    I hope I’m leaving my comment in the right place…
    We love Smooth Operator and your recipe sounds delicious!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      to enter the giveaway, leave a comment on the PB&Co page (linked near the bottom of this post) – and thanks for entering!

      • Natalie J Vandenberghe replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 9:52 pm

        Thank you for letting me know. I had clicked the wrong link above (the All Star Recipe Blog) and couldn’t see where to leave my comment. duh! Followed your link, and left a comment ;) I appreciate your time; and, thanks for the giveaway!

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