Chocolate Peanut Butter Bûche de Noël

Bouche De Noel 2
Bouche De Noel 2

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bûche de Noël

Recipes   Sweets     Gluten Free    

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Layer
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin 
  • 1/2 pound (8 ounces) cream cheese at room temperature 
  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter 
  • ¾ cup Swerve Confectioners 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Chocolate Mousse Layer
  • 1/4 cup hot unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin 
  • 3 egg yolks 
  • 3/4 cup Swerve Confectioners 
  • 3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup whipping cream
Chocolate Glaze
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup  Swerve Confectioners 
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped 
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped clean or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • Garnish with Crushed Peanuts

Instructions

Peanut Butter Cheesecake
  1. Heat gelatin mixture until the gelatin melts, about 2 minutes (or in the microwave for 10 seconds or until liquefied). 
  2. Add in the cream cheese, peanut butter, Swerve, and heavy cream and mix well with an electric mixer. 
  3. Pour the batter into a silicone bouche pan or a 9x5-inch loaf pan (note: if you use a loaf pan, make sure to line it with parchment paper that overhangs so you can release the cake since it will need to thaw a little before it will release). 
  4. Gently put the mold in the freezer while you make the chocolate mousse layer.
Chocolate Mousse
  1. Place almond milk a saucepan and whisk in powdered gelatin. Let soften for a minute. Then heat in saucepan until hot. 
  2. Slowly whisk in Swerve and the yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook custard for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats the stir spoon.  
  3. Add finely chopped chocolate and stir until chocolate is totally melted, about 3 more minutes. Place in fridge to cool slightly while you whip the cream.
  4. Once the chocolate custard is no longer hot, just slightly warm, whip cream until stiff peaks form and gradually fold whipped cream into the chocolate custard until combined. Smooth chocolate mousse over the peanut butter layer in the bouche pan. Cover and freeze for at least 3 hours, or overnight until frozen firm.
Chocolate Glaze
  1. To unmold, place bouche pan over a wire rack. Gently peel the sides of the mold away from the mousse. Press the top of the mold gently with your hands until the mousse releases.  Place the bouche onto a serving platter. Place cake in the freezer while you prepare the glaze.
  2. Add the cream, chopped chocolate and Swerve in a double boiler or in a heat safe bowl over simmering water. 
  3. Place on low heat while stirring just until chocolate melts. Remove from heat. Add in the vanilla. Pour the chocolate glaze over the cooled bouche. Garnish with crushed peanuts.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or freezer for up to 2 weeks.

Makes about 12 servings. 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice

Servings 12

Calories 430
Total Fat 41g
Total Saturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 125mg
Sodium 180mg
Total Carbs 36g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Swerve 24g
Protein 10g
Net Carbs: 8g

Comments:

  • Sandy Read

    Is there a way to make this dairy free???

    • Swerve

      Hi Sandy, thanks for visiting our website! Although we haven't tried, you can try to substitute each ingredient with a dairy free version. Kite Hill Cheese is a good substitute for cream cheese. You can also use coconut cream instead of heavy cream. Hopefully this helps! Let us know if you try it :)

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