Mango Peanut Butter Valentine's Heart Dessert

Updated on February 10, 2018
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Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking and likes to get creative. She had worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

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Valentine's Day Fruity Dessert

Soon it will be Valentine's Day again! Yes, everywhere I read about the coming of that day. How could I forget? Even on my Facebook account, I have already received some Valentine's greetings. Thinking about a special dessert and writing an article, I thought why not hit two birds with one stone, and so I was creative again and made a fruity, delicious dessert for two people.

Mango Peanut Butter Valentine's Heart Dessert is easy to make. It has only five ingredients, excluding the decoration. It is a two-person dessert, which contains biscuits or cookies, mango, peanut butter, condensed milk, and gelatin. This recipe has a crunchy peanut butter and biscuits layer, and a fruity filling of pureed mango.

Mango Peanut Butter Heart Dessert
Mango Peanut Butter Heart Dessert | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves two people

Ingredients

  • 6 pcs. (75 grams) biscuits, ground
  • 1 piece ripe mango, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons condensed milk
  • 1 sachet (9 grams) gelatin, colorless

This recipe has a crunchy peanut butter and biscuits layer, and a fruity filling of pureed mango.

First Step in Making the Mango Peanut Butter Valentine's Heart Dessert

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Some of the ingredients: biscuits, peanut butter, and a ripe mango.Biscuits, peanut butter, and mango cubes.Biscuit crumbs with peanut butter.Mango cubes with condensed milk.Mango cubes with condensed milk in a smoothie maker.Mango blended with condensed milk.
Some of the ingredients: biscuits, peanut butter, and a ripe mango.
Some of the ingredients: biscuits, peanut butter, and a ripe mango. | Source
Biscuits, peanut butter, and mango cubes.
Biscuits, peanut butter, and mango cubes. | Source
Biscuit crumbs with peanut butter.
Biscuit crumbs with peanut butter. | Source
Mango cubes with condensed milk.
Mango cubes with condensed milk. | Source
Mango cubes with condensed milk in a smoothie maker.
Mango cubes with condensed milk in a smoothie maker. | Source
Mango blended with condensed milk.
Mango blended with condensed milk. | Source

I used two pieces of 10 cm in diameter and 11 cm length heart springforms.

Instructions

  1. Make crumbs out of the biscuits or cookies by putting them in cellophane. Seal the cellophane and roll a rolling pin on top until the biscuits are fine enough for your taste. Put the crumbs in a bowl.
  2. Add the peanut butter to the biscuit crumbs and combine them together, forming them into a paste.
  3. Divide the peanut butter and biscuit paste in half. Put each half into two non-stick heart springforms. Press the paste on the bottom of the springform and put them in the refrigerator while you are working with the mango mixture.
  4. Prepare the colorless gelatin by following the instruction of the sachet. (I have used powder gelatin and I had to combine it in 6 tablespoons of cold water in a pot and wait for 10 minutes until it was set. Then I had to melt the gelatin on the stove on moderate heat until it was well melted).
  5. Put the mango cubes and condensed milk in a smoothie maker or blender and blend well. Then add the melted gelatin and blend them together.
  6. Get the peanut butter and biscuits springform from the fridge and add the mango mixture on top.
  7. Let the dessert set in in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight before decorating.
  8. Decorate with marzipan heart or whatever you want to put on top, like chocolate shavings or sprinkles. Get the mango dessert out of the springform carefully and serve on a dessert plate. Enjoy!

Let the dessert set in in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight before decorating.

Second Step in Making the Mango Peanut Butter Valentine's Heart Dessert

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Biscuits and peanut butter paste inside the heart springform.Biscuits peanut butter paste filled with mango mixture.The springform filled with mango peanut butter mixture covered with cellophane ready to be put in the fridge for a few hours or for overnight setting.Ready to be eaten mango dessert, decorated with a marzipan heart.Ready to be served mango dessert, decorated with a marzipan heart.A delicious mango peanut butter dessert served beautifully.Delicious, ready to be eaten mango peanut butter dessert.This is how the mango peanut butter dessert looks inside. Yummy!
Biscuits and peanut butter paste inside the heart springform.
Biscuits and peanut butter paste inside the heart springform. | Source
Biscuits peanut butter paste filled with mango mixture.
Biscuits peanut butter paste filled with mango mixture. | Source
The springform filled with mango peanut butter mixture covered with cellophane ready to be put in the fridge for a few hours or for overnight setting.
The springform filled with mango peanut butter mixture covered with cellophane ready to be put in the fridge for a few hours or for overnight setting. | Source
Ready to be eaten mango dessert, decorated with a marzipan heart.
Ready to be eaten mango dessert, decorated with a marzipan heart. | Source
Ready to be served mango dessert, decorated with a marzipan heart.
Ready to be served mango dessert, decorated with a marzipan heart. | Source
A delicious mango peanut butter dessert served beautifully.
A delicious mango peanut butter dessert served beautifully. | Source
Delicious, ready to be eaten mango peanut butter dessert.
Delicious, ready to be eaten mango peanut butter dessert. | Source
This is how the mango peanut butter dessert looks inside. Yummy!
This is how the mango peanut butter dessert looks inside. Yummy! | Source

Marzipan Valentine Hearts

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Creating a heart out of a colored marzipan with the use of a heart cookie cutter. Making hearts out of marzipan. Some edges were decorated by the use of a cake fork.
Creating a heart out of a colored marzipan with the use of a heart cookie cutter.
Creating a heart out of a colored marzipan with the use of a heart cookie cutter. | Source
Making hearts out of marzipan. Some edges were decorated by the use of a cake fork.
Making hearts out of marzipan. Some edges were decorated by the use of a cake fork. | Source

Tips:

  • Use ripe mango, as you can spoon the mango meat easily out of the skin. Below is a video on how to cut a ripe mango. Please watch it.
  • Use any kind of biscuits or cookies you love. Graham crackers will be good for this recipe, as well.
  • Use a non-stick marble springform or silicon heart shape for molding the dessert. (I used two pieces of 10 cm in diameter and 11 cm length for the heart springforms.)
  • The cooling time of the dessert is not included in the preparation time.
  • Decorate the dessert with a heart form marzipan, chocolates, or candies and be creative. You can use a heart cookie cutter for making a marzipan heart.
  • If you have a peanut allergy, this dessert is not for you, but you can substitute the peanut butter with chocolate spread.

How I Made the Marzipan Hearts

I love eating marzipan. I mostly use it for decorating my cakes, cupcakes, and some desserts that need a decoration. I still have marzipan left over from my Christmas cake last year, so I used this for decorating my mango peanut butter dessert.

It was very easy to make the marzipan hearts using a heart cookie cutter that I bought from the Euro shop in our city. Then, I rolled some of the marzipan on a chopping board with confectioners sugar and formed them into hearts. I used confectioners' sugar to avoid having sticky hands when forming the marzipan. I pushed a cake fork on the sides of the hearts to make a design, as you can see in the photo above.

Sliced mango
Sliced mango | Source

Some Facts About Mangoes

  • Mango is said to be the king of all fruits. One of the world's superfruits.
  • It is the national fruit not only in the Philippines, but also in India and Pakistan.
  • Mango fruits have many variations in size, shape, color, and taste. They come in green, yellow, orange, and red. They are long, oblong, or small. The taste depends on the variety of the mango.
  • A mango has only one single flat pit. Some of the mangoes have a fibrous surface of the pit and are hard to get off.
  • A ripe mango is very juicy and has a sweet, delicious flavor. Ripe mangoes are widely used in many cuisines around the world. It is useful in making chicken curry, marmalade, fruit juice, smoothies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, and desserts.
  • In the Philippines, a green mango is usually eaten with salt or Bagoong. Bagoong is a fermented shrimp paste. Some Filipinos eat green mangoes with vinegar and salt.
  • Dried mangoes are one of the must-have bought food for Filipino expats and Filipinos who are working and living abroad.
  • A 100 g serving of mango is equivalent to 60 kcal.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mango

Enjoy Your Dessert!

I hope I have inspired you to make this mango peanut butter dessert for your loved ones. You can make this dessert the night before the Valentine's Day.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

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      Thelma Alberts 9 days ago from Germany

      Thank you very much Kenna McHugh.

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      Kenna McHugh 10 days ago from Northern California

      Congratulations on winning!

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      Thelma Alberts 10 days ago from Germany

      Hi Sally Gulbrandsen,

      Congratulations on winning the LoveHub Writing Contest.

      I think this is an Asian combination of making a dessert. I hope you will try this and would tell me how you like it. Thanks for your nice comment.

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      Thelma Alberts 10 days ago from Germany

      Hi Chitrangada Sharan ,

      Thanks for your wonderful comment and for coming back to this hub. Belated Happy Valentine´s Day to you. I hope you will try this recipe and would tell me how you like it.

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      Thelma Alberts 10 days ago from Germany

      Thank you Shaloo Walia. Have a nice day.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 10 days ago from New Delhi, India

      Congratulations Thelma!

      Came back to enjoy your recipe once again. For me it is a winner recipe, as I have never seen this earlier.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 10 days ago from Norfolk

      This looks delicious. I have never tasted this combination but would love to try making this sometime soon.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 11 days ago from New Delhi, India

      This is innovative, and sounds delicious!

      I like your combination of ingredients, and can imagine the yummy taste, it will have.

      Worth a try. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

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      Shaloo Walia 11 days ago

      Looks tempting!!

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      Thelma Alberts 12 days ago from Germany

      Thank you, Gloria. Enjoy making this dessert. Happy Valentine´s Day to you.

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      Gloria 13 days ago

      Yummy! I'll try anything that has peanut butter in it!

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      Thelma Alberts 13 days ago from Germany

      You are very welcome Andria. Have a lovely new week. Happy Valentine´s Day to you. Thanks for your visit.

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      Thelma Alberts 13 days ago from Germany

      Hi Linda. The flavor of those 3 ingredients together is amazing. Thank you for dropping by. Happy Valentine´s Day!

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      Thelma Alberts 13 days ago from Germany

      You are very welcome Kenna. Thank you for your visit. Have a great new week. Enjoy your Valentine´s Day as well.

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      Lathiya 13 days ago

      Wow.. amazing recipe...love anything with mango...this looks great

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      Andria Perry 2 weeks ago from Anniston, Alabama

      I love mango, thanks for the recipe!

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      Linda Crampton 2 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The flavours of peanut butter, mango, and condensed milk mingled together sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing this recipe, Thelma.

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      Kenna McHugh 2 weeks ago from Northern California

      Mango is one of my favorite fruit. Thank you for the recipe.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 weeks ago from Germany

      Hi Peggy,

      Thank you very much, Peggy. It is a winning recipe for me, too. It is very easy to make and I hope you will try it. Enjoy your weekend. God bless us.

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      Peggy Woods 2 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      What a delicious sounding dessert Thelma! Thanks for your recipe. Mangoes are so good and combining them with the rest of the ingredients including peanut butter sounds like a winning recipe to me.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 weeks ago from Germany

      Thank you very much Gypsy Rose Lee. Have a love Friday and a great weekend ahead.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 weeks ago from Germany

      Not really Carol Graham-) It took only about half an hour to make this dessert. Writing this recipe and editing my photos took me 2 nights to finish. Thanks for your visit. Have a great weekend ahead.

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      Carol Graham 2 weeks ago

      Looks like a lot of work but I bet it is worth it. I will have to try it.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      You got me so hungry. This looks fantastic.

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