Peanut Butter Mousse with Praline Sauce
Submitted by Micci Ellis, Douglas, Ga.

1½ cups creamy peanut butter
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar (firmly packed)

For the mousse, using a stand mixer, beat peanut butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Mix well. In a separate bowl, beat 1 cup of whipping cream until stiff. Fold whipping cream into the peanut butter 1/3 at a time, mixing well after each addition. For the praline sauce, in a heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, add brown sugar and stir. Bring to a boil and add 1 cup of whipping cream. Stir until smooth. Let cool. In a dessert cup, layer mousse, praline sauce and then mousse again. Top with whipped cream and crushed peanuts.

Serves 8.

Micci Ellis is the wife of Will Ellis, a first generation farmer in Ben Hill County. The Ellis family grows peanuts, cotton and beef cattle. Will is a former graduate of the Peanut Leadership Academy.