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Peanut Butter Cup Tuiles from Sugarlaws

There are very few mouthfuls of food more simple and perfect than a chocolate peanut butter cup. Sure, the first blueberries at the beginning of spring are great. A gorgeous slice of aged, tangy cheese, a tiny wedge of freshly baked bread, a sip of a complex, fragrant wine — those would be great too. But I might still go for a chocolate peanut butter cup for dessert.

So, this is my riff on a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. And let me tell you, they were one of the most well-received recipes I’ve ever, ever made. My fiance tasted one and then asked for the entire plate (which he, thankfully, could not actually finish). My sister ate three within the space of about 60 seconds (including one while my back was turned, sneaky girl). And I put them in the freezer, hoping to save the remaining tuiles for a future dinner party, but alas, they didn’t last the week. Even fresh out of the freezer, these taste like little peanut butter ice cream cups.

What’s more, I think this peanut butter mousse could be converted into a very yummy ice cream recipe sometime in the near future… So don’t think you’ve seen the last of these.

Peanut Butter Cup Tuiles from Sugarlaws

Peanut Butter Cup Tuiles from Sugarlaws

Peanut Butter Cup Tuiles
This month’s challenge is brought to us by Karen of Bake My Day and Zorra of 1x umruehren bitte aka Kochtopf. They have chosen Tuiles from The Chocolate Book by Angélique Schmeink and Nougatine and Chocolate Tuiles from Michel Roux. The peanut butter mousse is my own.


1/4 cup softened butter (not melted but soft)
1/2 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar
Dash of vanilla extract
2 large egg whites (slightly whisked with a fork)
1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Ceam butter, sugar and vanilla to a paste. Keep stirring and gradually add the egg whites. Continue to add the flour in small batches and stir to achieve a homogeneous and smooth batter/paste. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up. (This batter will keep in the fridge for up to a week, take it out 30 minutes before you plan to use it).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and chill it in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Pipe the batter onto the baking sheet in thin circles, about 2 inches in diameter.

Bake the tuiles for about 8-10 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Immediately release from bakingsheet and press the tuiles into a mini muffin tin to form baskets. These cookies have to be shaped when still warm. Allow to cool in the muffin tin.

Peanut Butter Mousse

1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1 cup heavy cream

Whip together the peanut butter, sugar and 1/4 cup of the heavy cream, until the mixture is lightened in color and somewhat thick. Gradually whip in the rest of the cream, a little at a time, until the mixture is uniform, and will hold a peak when the beaters are removed. Pipe the mousse into the cooled tuile shells, and garnish with chocolate shavings. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Peanut Butter Cup Tuiles from Sugarlaws


Tags: desserts · food

63 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chez Us // Jan 29, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Great combination – I love that – I love peanut butter cups!!!  I knew this would be an exciting challenge can’t wait to see all the Tuiles out there today!!

  • 2 Gera @ SweetsFoods // Jan 29, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Oh my goodness! it must tastes divine, peanut butter is always a dessert for itself :)

    Really are perfect and sinful!!

  • 3 Elle // Jan 29, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Great flavor combo!  And the presentation is very pretty, too.  Nice job!

  • 4 Tara // Jan 29, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Soooo, I dont eat candy but I will DEF make an exception for these! I dont evenlike chocolate but something tells me that these will be tasty. Great job!

  • 5 zestycook // Jan 29, 2009 at 8:08 am

    WOW these look totally amazing!  I love peanut butter!

  • 6 VeggieGirl // Jan 29, 2009 at 8:19 am


  • 7 nick // Jan 29, 2009 at 8:20 am

    +1 on the WOW above.

  • 8 adele // Jan 29, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Love the idea. Peanut butter cups aren’t my thing (I think you have to be exposed to them as a child for the idea to stick), but I have some friends who would adore these.

  • 9 patsyk // Jan 29, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Wow!  Those look like the perfect bite-size treat!

  • 10 Rebecca // Jan 29, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I know the love for peanut butter and chocolate; my favorite candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups.  I could eat a whole bag in one setting. 

    Great job with the challenge, and what an easy and tasty recipe for the mousse!

  • 11 Maria // Jan 29, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I am loving these! They are the perfect mini size and I adore PB!!! Great job!

  • 12 Erin // Jan 29, 2009 at 11:21 am

    These look great- I love peanut butter cups!  I wish I had thought of this :)

  • 13 clumbsycookie // Jan 29, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I loved your idea! It’s like a upgrade on the PB cup! Cool!

  • 14 Michelle N // Jan 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Peanut Butter Mousse that sounds so good!  I will have to make it!  Tuiles look great!

  • 15 Pearl // Jan 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    You are so talented!

  • 16 Marija // Jan 29, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    They are so beautiful and I bet very tasty!

  • 17 sara // Jan 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Yum, these look amazing!  What a great idea.  The PB mousse with the chocolate tuiles sounds like such a good combination!!

  • 18 Jillian // Jan 29, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    So cute! I know several people who would go crazy for these!

  • 19 Barbara // Jan 29, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Very creative! I’m impressed!

  • 20 Beryl // Jan 29, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    These look amazing.  They wouldn’t last long in my house either!

  • 21 Candace // Jan 29, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Oh yum!  Those look divine!

  • 22 Jen Yu // Jan 29, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Beautiful and I looooove little bites.  You did a great job and the pb chocolate combination sounds awesome.

  • 23 Lisa // Jan 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    TO DIE FOR!  Very inventive idea aka I wish I had thought of that!  PB and Chocolate is one of my favorite combos hands down.  Great photography too!

  • 24 Dragon // Jan 29, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    These tuile cups turned out gorgeous!  Great job on this month’s challenge.

  • 25 Vibi // Jan 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Can you hear them? I sure can… those little bundles of joy! YES! They are calling my name… I do! I do hear them! LOL LOL
    Simply lovely, Katy!

  • 26 Cynthia // Jan 29, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Such a pretty, perfect mouthful.

  • 27 Stephanie // Jan 29, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    ohhh my. These look fabulous.  I already printed the recipe!

  • 28 Alana // Jan 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    These look so delicious, I wish I could just pull them out of the screen right now! So cute also!

  • 29 Candice // Jan 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, if that doesn’t improve on the usual peanut butter cups!  Yum!

  • 30 emily // Jan 29, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I did indeed sneak a fourth when your back was turned.  I wouldn’t mind if you restocked the freezer with those bad boys for me when I next dog-sit.  The texture, the flavor–everything–is INCREDIBLE!! (and I am generally turned off by such pretty looking deserts!!!!!!!!)

  • 31 JennyBakes // Jan 29, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Great concept for this challenge, I would not have been able to leave them alone either.

  • 32 mary // Jan 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I like the way you really made this challenge your own by changing it around a little bit.  The chocolate peanut butter combination is so classic, but it looks really elegant the way you’ve dressed it up with your tuiles.

  • 33 Rosa // Jan 30, 2009 at 12:57 am

    So dainty and delicious looking! That combo is to die for!



  • 34 Nirvana // Jan 30, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Katy, these look like the perfect snack! Thanks for sharing them! :)

  • 35 Aparna // Jan 30, 2009 at 4:29 am

    These are so beautiful and very elegant. I love the way they look and the flavours are my absolute favourite.

  • 36 Paula // Jan 30, 2009 at 6:21 am

    I love your bite-sized tuiles. I could pop 3 or 4 of those right now. Great flavor combo too~

  • 37 Susan/Wild Yeast // Jan 30, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Beautiful and lovely and gorgeous! Delicious too.

  • 38 Elizabeth // Jan 30, 2009 at 6:57 am

    How creative Katy! I bet those were delicious!

  • 39 stephchows // Jan 30, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Oh my… WOW these look fantastic, and I agree with your husband I would have asked you for the entire plate :)

  • 40 Kristen // Jan 30, 2009 at 11:11 am

    You never cease to amaze me with your recipes!  These look amazing.

  • 41 Zoë François // Jan 30, 2009 at 11:14 am

    What a lovely and sophisticated play on my favorite flavors !

  • 42 Zoë François // Jan 30, 2009 at 11:14 am

    What a lovely and sophisticated play on my favorite flavors !

  • 43 Eliana // Jan 30, 2009 at 11:31 am

    These look amazing and probably taste even better since chocolate and peanut butter are such a great combination.

  • 44 ella // Jan 30, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Hi, we’re on the same DB posting page and I thought I’d stop by and say hi.
    Wow! fantastic project.
    Yours are so professional! Mine—not so much, but these are inspired :)

  • 45 Christie @ fig&cherry // Jan 30, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Gorgeous presentation Katy! Mmm, peanut butter! :P

  • 46 pigpigscorner // Jan 30, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    What a great idea to use peanut butter!! Love this!

  • 47 lisa (dandysugar) // Jan 30, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Your tuile cups look great! I love the peanut butter and chocolate combination. Beautiful job!

  • 48 Lori // Jan 30, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Now this is one of those come hither and eat me recipes.  I know they wouldnt last in our house either.  Great idea!

  • 49 Michelle // Jan 31, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Mmmm… makes my mouth water! Beautifully done!

  • 50 giz // Jan 31, 2009 at 7:51 am

    This configuration was what I was aiming for and never quite achieved.  I see now why they have to be so super thin and watch how long they’re in the oven.  I love the chocolate/peanut butter idea.

  • 51 Chou // Feb 1, 2009 at 6:12 am

    I can’t wait to make these! My family will love them.

    I’m hosting Ironchef meets Ironman again at balance. Hope you can join us again this year!

  • 52 Caitlin // Feb 1, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Oh wow, that’s just unfair.  I love pb and chocolate, so this sounds fabulous!  I’d be sneaking them behind your back too :)

  • 53 Cristina // Feb 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Your peanut butter tuiles turned out beautiful!  They look like little works of art – beautiful presentation.  Your creativeness puts me to shame :)

  • 54 My Gourmet Love Affair // Feb 1, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    These are so adorable!
    So delish.

  • 55 Stephanie // Feb 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    They look yummy!  I don’t know if I should make them though…I might eat the entire batch.

  • 56 maggie // Feb 2, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Oh yum! These look divine.

  • 57 Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella // Feb 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Fantastic job! They look so gorgeous and dainty!

  • 58 maryann // Feb 3, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Perfect! :)

  • 59 Joy the Baker // Feb 6, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Those look amazing!  It’s probably asking too much to think that these could last in your apartment for more than a few days.  Just too good!

  • 60 dorela // Feb 12, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Yummy! Gorgeous!

  • 61 elizabeth // Feb 21, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I have a question for you all—-do these taste better than reece cup– because i just love them. i can not buy enough of these-because i will get up in the night snd eat anything in sight.  elizabeth

  • 62 Patty // Apr 16, 2009 at 7:44 am

    I made these and they tasted great but did not look like the pictures.  My cups did not turn out.  I think I over baked them, 8 minutes was too long for my oven. So I served them flat instead of in a cup. But they were still a hit!

  • 63 fidzah // Oct 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    This look yummy. I would like to try this out. Look simple but sounds delicious…

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