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Mango Peanut Butter Valentine's Heart Dessert

Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking and likes to get creative. She worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

Learn how to make this delicious Valentine's Day dessert out of mango, peanut butter and crushed biscuits.

Learn how to make this delicious Valentine's Day dessert out of mango, peanut butter and crushed biscuits.

Valentine's Day Fruity Dessert

Before you know it, it'll be Valentine's Day again! How could anyone forget? Even on my Facebook account, I regularly receive Valentine's greetings as the day approaches. While I was preparing to write a new article, I was also thinking about a special dessert, and I thought, "Why not hit two birds with one stone?" I decided to make a fruity, delicious dessert—and also share my recipe here with you.

This dessert is easy to make. It has only five ingredients, excluding the decoration. It is a two-person dessert that contains biscuits or cookies, mango, peanut butter, condensed milk, and gelatin. This recipe has a crunchy layer of peanut butter and biscuits and a fruity filling of pureed mango.

The mango peanut butter heart dessert in a springform.

The mango peanut butter heart dessert in a springform.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

30 min

30 min

Serves two people

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces (75 grams) biscuits, ground
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 sachet (9 grams) gelatin, colorless
  • 1 piece ripe mango, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons condensed milk
  • Marzipan for decorating (optional)

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 on the sachet. (I 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 springforms out of the the fridge and add the mango mixture on top of the peanut butter and biscuit paste.
  7. Let the dessert set in in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight before decorating.
  8. Decorate with marzipan hearts or whatever you want to put on top, like chocolate shavings or sprinkles.
  9. Get the mango dessert out of the springform carefully and serve on a dessert plate. Enjoy!

Please Rate My Valentine's Dessert

Tips:

  • Use ripe mango, as you can spoon the mango meat easily out of the skin. At the bottom of this article 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 pans 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-shaped 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 it 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

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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Questions & Answers

Question: I'm allergic to mango. What fruit would you suggest that I substitute for mango in the mango peanut butter Valentine's heart recipe?

Answer: I would suggest pineapple as a substitute, but I think you can use any fruit you like.

© 2018 Thelma Alberts

Comments

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on April 06, 2020:

You are very welcome Margaret Pan. I hope you will love it. Thank you very much and keep yourself safe.

Margaret Pan from Athens on April 02, 2020:

This dessert seems incredible! I'll definitely try it, thank you for sharing the recipe!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 13, 2019:

Thank you very much for your nice comment Peg. I appreciated that much. Have a lovely weekend!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on September 13, 2019:

This dessert really is beautiful. Your presentation was excellent and easy to follow. And I also enjoyed watching the mango cutting video. Love the little heart springform pans!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on January 21, 2019:

Thank you Silvia. I hope you will like it.

Silvia on January 18, 2019:

YUM! Sounds so delicious and looks so festive! Can’t wait to try it!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on October 09, 2018:

Thank you very much Chin chin. Yes you can omit the marzipan and decorate this with whatever you like. Have a great week.

Chin chin from Philippines on October 09, 2018:

This looks yummy, Thelma. My son would love this because he likes peanut butter. But if I would do this, I probably would skip the marzipan and just decorate with some melted chocolates.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 29, 2018:

Thanks to you, too Patricia.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 23, 2018:

Thank you...they are always welcome

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 23, 2018:

Thank you very much Patricia. Angels are on your way, too. Take care.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 21, 2018:

These do look yummy...I have lots of friends who will enjoy them. They look too pretty to eat. Thanks for sharing. Angels are on the way ps

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on March 05, 2018:

Hi Cynthia,

You can make this recipe not only for Valentine´s Day but for any time you want. Regards to your Filipina daughter-in-law. I am sure you have eaten some of Filipino food she cooked. Thanks for your comment. Take care.

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on March 05, 2018:

This looks very yummy-- I wish that I had read about it for Valentine's Day-- ah well, mango is great for any occasion! (I have a Filippina daughter-in-law). Congratulations on having your recipe selected! I look forward to trying it!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on March 01, 2018:

Thank you very much FlourishAnyway. Have a successful and a wonderful month of March.

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 28, 2018:

Congratulations on winning the LoveHub Contest. This recipe is unique in its flavor combinations and the heart shape could be appropriate year-round for your sweetie.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 15, 2018:

Thank you very much Kenna McHugh.

Kenna McHugh from Northern California on February 15, 2018:

Congratulations on winning!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 15, 2018:

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.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 15, 2018:

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.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 15, 2018:

Thank you Shaloo Walia. Have a nice day.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 15, 2018:

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!

Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on February 14, 2018:

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

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 13, 2018:

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!

Shaloo Walia from India on February 13, 2018:

Looks tempting!!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 13, 2018:

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

Gloria on February 12, 2018:

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

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 11, 2018:

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

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 11, 2018:

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

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 11, 2018:

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

Lathiya on February 11, 2018:

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

Andria Perry from Anniston, Alabama on February 10, 2018:

I love mango, thanks for the recipe!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 09, 2018:

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

Kenna McHugh from Northern California on February 09, 2018:

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

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 09, 2018:

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.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 09, 2018:

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.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 08, 2018:

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

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 08, 2018:

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.

Carol Graham on February 08, 2018:

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

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 08, 2018:

You got me so hungry. This looks fantastic.