Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie

Yield: 1 9-inch pie

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie made with an Oreo crust, chocolate caramel mousse filling, and peanut butter whipped cream to top. Decadent!

Oh my WORD. This is pure decadence! Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Like everything that is good in the world wrapped up into one sinful bite.
Texture: Somehow both light and airy yet rich and creamy.
Ease: Surprisingly easy, just make sure you have an electric mixer to make easy work of all that whipping!
Appearance: Gorgeous, especially if you take the extra time to do the drizzly magic on top.
Pros: The pie of your dreams!
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Oh yes.

I don’t know how it happened, but I’ve become completely and embarrassingly addicted. I’ll get to this incredible Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie in just a sec.
Oh my WORD. This is pure decadence! Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie

I went YEARS without it, but I’m blaming my mom and brother for reintroducing the addiction to my life.

Oh my WORD. This is pure decadence! Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie

What am I talk about…?? The Real Housewives TV shows, of course. Complete reality trash and I LOVE IT. Please tell me you’re with me. I went so long without getting sucked into those shows but every time I’m at my mom’s house they’re on the TV and so I’ve succumbed. And I just have to know:

-Did Brooks really lie about having cancer?
-Is Bethenny Frankel really dating Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family – weird right?!
-Who will launch a fragrance, alcohol product, or podcast next?
-What is going on with poor Kim Richards?! Is she sober again?

Oh my WORD. This is pure decadence! Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie

I know… it’s so meaningless. But it’s a guilty pleasure. Which is your favorite show? Or do you hate them all? Spill!!

Anyways, back to the Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie. It’s amazing and you have to make it. Actually, it was our Thanksgiving dessert! Which means I technically worked on Thanksgiving. Oops. That’s how much I love ya, recipe testing 24/7 365 😉 You can totally cheat and use store-bought caramel for this pie (I love Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Sauce), or you can use this video tutorial to make your own caramel.

How to make
Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie

Recipe By Tessa Arias, Handle the Heat
Yield: 1 9-inch pie
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


For the crust:

  • 20 Oreo cookies (regular-stuffed, filling intact)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For the filling:

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce, store-bought or homemade
  • For the peanut butter whipped cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional caramel sauce, for drizzling
  • Additional peanut butter, melted, for drizzling
  • Additional semisweet chocolate, melted, for drizzling
  • Directions

    Make the crust:

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray.

    Place the Oreo cookies in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add in the melted butter and pulse until moistened. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie dish. Bake for 10 minutes, or until fragrant and set. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

    Make the filling:

    In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate on high in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until melted and smooth. Let cool.

    In a large bowl, use an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment to beat the cream until soft peaks form. On medium speed, gradually add the caramel and continue whipping until medium-stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the cooled melted chocolate until combined. Pour into cookie crust and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

    Make the topping:

    In a large bowl, use an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment to beat the cream until thickened. Add the peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla and beat on high speed until soft peaks form.

    Spread the cream evenly over the mousse layer. At this point you can refrigerate overnight if desired.

    Just before serving, drizzle with caramel sauce.

    About Tessa...

    Tessa is a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. She loves to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. She's on a mission to make the world a more unapologetically DELICIOUS place. Tessa lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Find Tessa on  

    30 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie”

    1. #
      Liz S. — December 2, 2015 at 6:11 am

      Real Housewives guilty pleasure + beyond delicious, decadent pie with all the best flavors = awesome 🙂

      • #
        Tessa — December 2, 2015 at 9:28 am

        The two go together for a pretty perfect night in 🙂

    2. #
      Jen C — December 2, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Ummm… too many guilty pleasures to admit, but I’ll try… ANTM, DWTS, American Idol (sadly only one more season) RH of Atlanta, Duck Dynasty and on and on. With a 5 year old special needs child, I can only watch these late at night so my DVR gets plenty of exercise…..which is what I’m gonna need if I make this decadent pie!!

      • #
        Tessa — December 2, 2015 at 9:28 am

        Haha! Heart my DVR 🙂 Hope you do make the pie soon!

    3. #
      Heather — December 2, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Oh my god all the best flavors wrapped into one pie. I wish I had been at your Thanksgiving table!

    4. #
      Leah @ Grain Changer — December 2, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel all in one dessert? I think i just died and went to heaven. This looks incredible! For me, my guilty pleasure (other than dessert like this 😉 ) is the bachelor/bachelorette. Total trash but I can’t help but getting totally wrapped up in it!

      • #
        Tessa — December 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm

        Ahhh I can’t get sucked into the bachelor/bachelorette because the episodes are just SO loooong! Though who are we kidding, I really wouldn’t need much convincing to get wrapped up either 😉

    5. #
      Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — December 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      I may not watch that show but I can see a serious guilty pleasure in this pie. Who am I kidding I wouldn’t be guilty of anything except maybe taking half the pie as 1 slice.

    6. #
      June @ How to Philosophize with Cake — December 4, 2015 at 4:14 am

      Omg that looks incredible! That peanut butter whipped cream sounds dangerously good 😛 The chocolate filling looks fab too–so fluffy and rich!

    7. #
      Reham — January 5, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Can i replace semisweet chocolata with chocolate peanut butter caramel mouss pie recipt thnxx & itry minni cheesecake very lovley

    8. #
      Habiba — March 15, 2016 at 5:43 am

      Love this recipe so much i hope i try it soon. Thanks.x

    9. #
      Katie — August 11, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Ok, so I have made everything but the topping, it has been in the fridge for at least six hours, but I’m tired and don’t want to make the topping until tomorrow. Is that ok?

      • #
        Tessa — August 11, 2016 at 7:18 pm

        Of course, Katie! That should be just fine.

    10. #
      karen — October 8, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      My topping turned into a slushy mess. what did I do wrong? I thought I did it just as directed. :. (

      • #
        Tessa — October 10, 2016 at 10:31 am

        Do you mean the peanut butter whipped cream?

    11. #
      Linda — October 31, 2016 at 5:22 am

      I dont have a big mixer , only a hand mixer so I don’t have a whip attachment. Will it still work to use the regular beaters that come with a hand mixer? This sounds so very yummy , I want to try it.

    12. #
      Kayla — November 23, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      hello, i’ve made the peanut butter whipped cream 2 times now and it’s goopy, not fluffy.. do you happen to know what i’m doing wrong?

    13. #
      Keri — November 24, 2016 at 8:26 am

      I am having the same problem with the peanut butter layer…… any advice ?

    14. #
      Amy — April 19, 2017 at 6:40 am

      This looks like the perfect pie for me. It sounds good and looks divine!

    15. #
      Melinda — May 28, 2017 at 6:48 am

      I see a couple of people had the same problem with the topping – the peanut butter whipped cream. I made this yesterday and had the same problem – it turned into kind of a curdily mess (not a word probably) but you get the idea. It wasn’t at all like you describe and how looked in photos. I can’t find any answers to the other comments about this problem.

      • #
        Tessa — May 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

        Hi Melinda, what kind of peanut butter did you use?

    16. #
      Katie — May 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Hi, this pie looks amazing! I was just curious though, what type of peanut butter do you use? Is it natural peanut butter or something more processed, like Kraft? Thanks!

      • #
        Tessa — May 29, 2017 at 9:58 am

        I usually don’t recommend using a completely natural PB as the oil usually ends up too separated to mix into a recipe nicely. I believed I used Skippy natural peanut butter which requires no stirring.

    17. #
      Miki — September 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      how to make home made caramelsauce

    18. #
      Donna — October 9, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Do you have a hard copy of your cookbook? I don’t do e-cookbooks.

    19. #
      Pernill Birkholt — November 24, 2017 at 4:14 am

      I Also Do wonderig how to make the homemade caramelsauce????

    20. #
      Pernill Birkholt — November 24, 2017 at 4:15 am

      Hur gör jag en Hemmagjord caramellsås???

    21. #
      Brittany — February 1, 2018 at 8:00 am

      How far in advance can this be made? I would like to make it tonight for the sunday.

    22. #
      Karen — February 9, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      I had the same problem with the peanut butter topping – it’s turned into a watery, chunky curdled-looking mess. I used heavy cream (35%) and smooth peanut butter and icing sugar and vanilla. I don’t know what went wrong. I tried with both a stand mixer and with a hand mixer.

    23. #
      Karen — February 9, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      hm I drained all the watery-ness off of it and beat it again and it turned out great! at least it can be saved

    Leave a Comment

    Join the Handle the Heat Community

    Join the Handle the Heat Community
    Do you want a more delicious life?
    Instead of digging through cookbooks and magazines and searching the internet for amazing recipes, subscribe to Handle the Heat to receive new recipe posts delivered straight to your email inbox. You’ll get all the latest recipes, videos, kitchen tips and tricks AND my *free* Cookie Customization Guide (because I am the Cookie Queen)!


    As Seen On....
    NPR People Time Glamour Readers Digest The Huffington Post BuzzFeed
    Join the Baking Challenge!  Learn More