Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes – Love Is In The Oven – Valentine’s Day Dessert

You’ve had your Valentine’s Day meal and now you’re wondering what’s for dessert . Well, as I continue this short series, dessert is now covered with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes!  All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. 😉

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes layer homemade whipped cream, blackberries and strawberries between a rich chocolate peanut butter shortcake drizzled with chocolate syrup.

Yes, you read that description correctly – chocolate, peanut butter, berries and homemade whipped cream and it’s all pictured below. What more could anyone ever want in a dessert?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes Ready to Serve

You ever have a blast from the past when you’re in the store shopping? While taking a stroll down the Valentine’s Day aisle, a classic candy jumped out at me – conversation hearts. Conversation hearts have a special place in my memories of when I was younger. We always decorated “mailboxes” for Valentine’s Day cards from classmates. It never failed that I received at least one box of Sweethearts Conversation Hearts. Banana was always my favorite flavor. Well now, in addition to the classic flavors, they make sour flavors and a couple of other different styles. Do you have any fond memories of conversation hearts? If so, share them in the comments!! We love to hear from you!

In addition to the conversation hearts, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes are a classic dessert with a couple of enriching twists. A mix of fresh berries are delicious by themselves, but they compliment the chocolate well in this recipe. It’s always exciting to me when I find fresh blackberries in the dead middle of winter. It allows me to look forward to refreshing warmer weather and knowing that I will be able to regularly find fresh blackberries at the farmer’s market or even have the opportunity to pick my own soon. Other berries, such as, blueberries or raspberries would work well with this recipe too.

Fresh Fruit for Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes

Please know, not all whipped cream is created equal. I have been using this whipped cream recipe since I started convincing everyone around me that homemade whipped cream is 1,000 times better than store bought. With just three ingredients and only taking about 5 minutes, there’s no reason not to make it from scratch. But alas, I do recognize, but don’t accept, that picking up a tub of cool whip is a convenient available option. Just give this homemade version a try, and you too will no longer accept that a tub of cool whip is an available option, because it will quickly become nonexistent.

Homemade Whipped Cream for Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes

Just out the oven, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes will make you think you need to open a bake shop. Peanut butter chips add a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture to these Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes. If you do not like peanut butter or if you are allergic, another good option is to use semi-sweet chocolate chips. If you’re feeling extra creative, you could even use 1/3 Cup of each chip in the mix.

Finished Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortcakes

Assembling the Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes is simple. However, it can become challenging when the chocolate peanut butter shortcakes begin to disappear before you can even start the assembling process. Boy, I tell you, with the Food Monster, nothing lasts for long in my house.

To that end, here’s an original poem:

Roses are red, violets are blue, make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes this Valentine’s Day and they will love you.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes

Servings: 7-8

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortcakes

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Baking Cocoa
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, cold
  • 2/3 Cups Peanut Butter Chips or Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Egg White, beat
  • Chocolate Syrup, optional

Berries

  • 8 oz Strawberries, sliced
  • 6 oz Blackberries
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • Zest from 1/2 Orange

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Chilled Mixing Bowl & Whisk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by covering it with a piece of parchment paper, set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, prepare the berries by gently mixing all ingredients, cover and chill until ready to use.

  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  4. Add the butter and peanut butter or chocolate chips and cut them in until the mixture is crumbly. You can use a fork or your hands for this step.

  5. Add heavy cream and stir just until moistened. Divide the mixture into 7- 8 patties and place on parchment lined baking sheet.

  6. Brush with egg white, sprinkle sugar and peanut butter or chocolate chips on top. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

  7. While the shortcakes are baking, make the whipped cream by pouring all ingredients into a chilled mixing bowl fit for an electric mixer and whisk on high for 5-7 minutes, or until the mixture is a whipped velvety texture. Place whipped cream in fridge until ready to use. Note: you can use store bought whipped cream in lieu of making your own batch.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool before assembling.

  9. To assemble: Cut the shortcake in half horizontally. Place the bottom of the shortcake on a plate. Layer in the following order – whipped cream, berries, more whipped cream. Then, put on the top. Finish it off by putting more whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Garnish with orange zest and additional fresh fruit, it desired.

Finished Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortcakes Drizzled with Chocoalte Syrup

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes layer homemade whipped cream, blackberries and strawberries between a rich chocolate peanut butter shortcake drizzled with chocolate syrup. Author: Dene' V. Alexander © 2017 Biscuits & Savvy
Servings Prep Time
7-8 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
7-8 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes
Print Recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes layer homemade whipped cream, blackberries and strawberries between a rich chocolate peanut butter shortcake drizzled with chocolate syrup. Author: Dene' V. Alexander © 2017 Biscuits & Savvy
Servings Prep Time
7-8 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
7-8 15 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by covering it with a piece of parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, prepare the berries by gently mixing all ingredients, cover and chill until ready to use.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add the butter and peanut butter or chocolate chips and cut them in until the mixture is crumbly. You can use a fork or your hands for this step.
  5. Add heavy cream and stir just until moistened. Divide the mixture into 7- 8 patties and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Brush with egg white, sprinkle sugar and peanut butter or chocolate chips on top. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  7. While the shortcakes are baking, make the whipped cream by pouring all ingredients into a chilled mixing bowl fit for an electric mixer and whisk on high for 5-7 minutes, or until the mixture is a whipped velvety texture. Place whipped cream in fridge until ready to use. Note: you can use store bought whipped cream in lieu of making your own batch.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool before assembly.
  9. To assemble: Cut the shortcake in half horizontally. Place the bottom of the shortcake on a plate. Layer in the following order - whipped cream, berries, more whipped cream. Then, put on the top. Finish it off by putting more whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Garnish with orange zest and additional fresh fruit, it desired.
Recipe Notes

© 2017 Biscuits & Savvy

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32 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Berry Shortcakes – Love Is In The Oven – Valentine’s Day Dessert

  1. To this day I still love those Sweetheart Conversation Hearts! There aren’t too many of us left that do. 🙂 This sounds delicious and looks so decadent!

  2. I want a big bowl of this right now! I don’t care that it’s 11am!
    I’m gonna disagree on you with Cool Whip being an option though- I’m team homemade whipped cream all the way! 😀 (Or at the very least, ready whip is made with real cream. But it doesn’t taste nearly as good as homemade!)

  3. chocolate + peanut butter = heaven. I’m embarrassed to admit how many jars of peanut butter we stock in this house because we’re huge fans. These are so perfect for Valentine’s day and as I’ve said, we love PB. My family will flip for these and I love the fresh berries too!! Delicious!

  4. To me, that looks like the perfect decadent Valentine’s Day dessert. Everything in there sounds perfect for sharing. One dish, two forks – sounds sweet, right? 🙂

  5. This would be an excellent Valentine’s Day dessert! Excellent flavor combo and just the right size.

  6. Chocolate, peanut butter, berries and whipped cream – yup, sounds pretty fantastic to me! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. And +1 on homemade whipped cream, store-bought just doesn’t compare.

  7. I so remember conversation hearts _ i didn’t like the taste, but loved all the pretty colours and cute messages. This dessert is one that I don’t see myself sharing – call me selfish and greedy, I can deal. 😉

  8. This looks dangerously delicious but would be perfect for a special Valentines day! I so remember those conversation hearts as well. I used to always get some of those as a kid in my valentines 🙂 I used to love to read the messages.

  9. What a wonderful looking and sounding dessert! It’s got to be good for me – it’s got fruit. 🙂 And I’m with you 100% when it comes to homemade whipped cream. It is so easy and so much better for us – all natural ingredients. Great recipe!

  10. It looks like I’m going to break a few of my dietary rules this month because this wonderful, delicious looking dessert. Yummy!

  11. Oh I hope you’ve saved me one! Berries and chocolate and peanut butter oh my! My hubby is going to love this for dessert tonight!

  12. What a great combination of flavors. Looks like the perfect decadent dessert to enjoy on a romantic evening with your favorite valentine! Of course I will save some for my husband too hahaha

  13. Those look fantastic. I love the idea of subbing out chocolate chips, heck if I made them that way they might not get out of the bowl LOL!

  14. Chocolate, peanut butter and berries … sounds like the perfect combination! Delicious idea for Valentine’s Day 🙂

  15. OMG How have I never added peanut butter to my shortcakes before? I need!

  16. Peanut Butter and chocolate are always a winning combination in my book so this yummy dessert is sure to delight my tastebuds! This screams summer deliciousness, too!

  17. I don’t want to wait for one special day to eat this dessert. You have absolutely all my favorites in the recipe and I am so tempted to grab some from the screen!

  18. What a lovely treat for Valentine’s Day! My favorite is the berries. Love to try with my vegan ingredients:)

  19. I just had my lunch and I’m looking at this post which is making me dessert hungry. Looks extremely delicious.

  20. This looks like a great way to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day! Fluffy, moist and chocolaty dessert is always a winner! Yum!

  21. This looks like a great Valentine’s dessert to me. You can never go wrong with the classic chocolate and peanut butter combination.

  22. I’m really intrigued by this, because I’d never think to pair peanut butter with fruit (probably because I’m the only person in the world who apparently doesn’t like peanut butter and jelly!). I love all the drizzled chocolate on top – gorgeous!

  23. You had me at peanut butter and chocolate and adding cream and berries, oh yes please! Perfect for a Valentine’s dessert.

  24. Gosh these look good! A perfect indulgent Valentine’s treat! Yes please! Now, to find someone to make them for me…. 🙂

  25. I loved conversation hearts too, except the yellow ones! Your festive dessert looks fantastic, the chocolate on top is drool worthy.

  26. I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter! This sounds awesome!

  27. I’ve never had peanut butter with fresh berries before, interesting idea! Peanut butter and chocolate though… yes please!

    • Lol, it worked very well!! The peanut butter is peanut butter baking chips, so not full on peanut butter from a jar! 🙂

  28. Chocolate peanut butter shortbread, those berries and whipped cream and oh, the chocolate drizzle, I dont think you can ask for anything more in a dessert for Valentine’s day! so yum!!

  29. My daughter and I love the looks of your chocolate and peanut butter shortbread, and she thinks this looks “really yummy”! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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