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Frozen Peanut Butter and Chocolate Terrine

This terrine can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. When served, it cuts easily, revealing the lovely layers of banana, peanut butter and chocolate. —Jennifer Jackson, Keller, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 15 Nutter Butter cookies, crushed (about 2 cups), divided
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter


  • Line a 9x5-in. loaf pan with plastic wrap, letting edges extend up all sides. Sprinkle with a third of the crushed cookies.
  • In a large bowl, mix mascarpone cheese, sugar and vanilla; fold in whipped topping. Divide mixture evenly among 3 bowls.
  • To 1 portion of cheese mixture, fold in sliced banana; add to loaf pan, spreading evenly. Repeat cookie layer. To second portion, stir in melted chocolate and cocoa; add to loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining cookies. To third portion, stir in peanut butter. Spread over top.
  • Freeze, covered, until firm, at least 5 hours. To serve, invert terrine onto a platter; remove plastic wrap. Cut into slices.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Homemade whipped cream can be substituted for whipped topping. Beat 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream with 2-3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form.
  • Your melted chocolate should be fluid enough to stir smoothly into the mascarpone mixture, but not warm enough to melt it.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 568 calories, 39g fat (18g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.

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    • Genevieve
      Dec 31, 2020

      This was a wonderful addition to our Christmas feast this year. I would make a couple of changes: 1) bake or purchase peanut butter cookies for the crumble. I didn't care much for the Nutter Butter, 2) mash the bananas down and possibly use two rather than just one banana. I used homemade whipped cream. My husband said that this is now his favorite dessert.

    • Leslie Bracey
      May 3, 2019

      What keeps the banana from turning dark?

    • FranGainar
      Apr 30, 2018

      Is there anything to substitue for the banana? The person I want to make this for can't eat bananas.