Today is something a little different for me. This is one of those recipes that you make, and don’t tell people what is in it, until they are done. Then they are shocked and surprised, because they would never have even tried it otherwise. I am a picky eater, and I can tell you I am one of the people this recipe is designed to trick. I was skeptical, but went for it anyway, and guess what? You would never know what is in there! You are all wondering what I am talking about, right? Tofu. That is right people, I actually bought a pack of tofu, made this, fed it to my family and they had no clue. (insert evil laugh here).
I had heard of this before, but when Ann over at Healthy Cooking for Me made it and gave it rave reviews I just had to try it. I am not a big fan of orange and chocolate together (gasp), which is what Ann did. So I went with the another classic; mint and chocolate. I was honestly shocked there was no after taste, strange texture thing, or even a hint of anything but chocolate and mint. I will say one thing, it was thinner than I thought mousse should be. It has been years since I have had mousse, but I remember it being thick. This was more like a thick pudding consistency. Maybe a firmer tofu would help with that? I have zero experience with tofu, so maybe someone else could help with this! But if you want to try a super quick and easy mousse, with less guilt, this really is the way to go.
Adapted from Healthy Cooking for Me
1 package silken or soft tofu
3 1/2 oz chocolate, (I used a mix of semi-sweet and a little milk chocolate)
¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup water
1 Tbls Creme De Menthe
½ cup sugar
In a food processor blend the tofu until soft and creamy. Melt chocolate, cocoa powder, water, and creme de menthe together. Once chocolate is smooth, slowly mix in the sugar. Add chocolate to the food processor, and blend until well combined. Refrigerate until cold. Serve topped with whipped cream. Serves 4