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Chocolate Mousse


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.

 

Comments

  1. I went with an egg white & yogurt version last time I made “healthified” chocolate mousse because I was a little scared to try tofu. I don’t know why. Maybe because I also have zero experience with tofu. But now you have me wanting to try making chocolate mousse with Tofu! Thank you :)

  2. i cannot believe this mousse is made with tofu!!!! looks delicious. tofu is pretty bland, so I’m sure the chocolate and mint are all you can taste. yum!

  3. I am not a fan of tofu but I would give this mousse a try – it looks wonderful!

  4. Ooo, chocolate mousse with tofu, I’ve never heard of such a thing! Great recipe, Erin, and I love the last empty bowl photo… though I’m surprised to not see any tongue marks! I would have licked it clean, myself. ;)

  5. There are few things solid chocolate that I love but mousse is one of them – so yum!

  6. What a cool twist! I lvoe the silken tofu use, I’ll have to try this recipe :)

  7. Lovely chocolate mousse! Also, I just realized I hadn’t been getting your updates in my feed reader…I guess I had an old link. Updated now! :-)

  8. Im not a huge chocolate mousse fan (i’ve really never had a great one, to be honest) but I adore chocolate pudding – – and the tofu, lol – – I normally use tofu believe it or not, in my milkshakes as a thickening agent, it works magic and you’re right, no after taste or weird texture :)

  9. Mmm this sounds great! I actually don’t mind tofu at all, I bet you can’t even tell it’s there! Yum!

  10. What a wonderful recipe for a twist on the traditional mousse – looks delicious my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: 5 Min Wrap Pizza

  11. What a perfect and easy dessert!!

  12. So much easier and healthier than regular mousse–love the addition of the creme de menthe!

  13. I loved this idea from Ann…. great adaptation. :) Now I can eat all the chocolate mousse I want… well sort of. :)

  14. This sounds perfect. I love sneaking health in to not-so-healthy snacks!!

  15. I must say I love slipping things past my family like this!! but just look at how gorgeous this looked!! super recipe to have up one’s sleeve!
    Mary x

  16. Hehe, I always enjoy tricking people a bit with healthy substitutions that they would never guess. Great recipe!

  17. I have had a killer chocolate cream pie made w/tofu…the cook didn’t tell me until AFTER I had eaten two slices! It was so good…gave it a nice, creamy taste…

  18. I’ve been a little too weirded out by it to try, but I’m curious too. Maybe I’ll have to cave and give it a try!

  19. I love the mint and chocolate combination! And, I’ve heard so many good things about tofu in pudding that I think I need to put my skepticism aside once and for all and give it a try. Surprising my husband will definitely have to be involved :)

  20. I was really curious about the tofu when I saw this on Ann’s site, but you ladies make this look so good. I’m ready to give it a try!

  21. I’m SO excited that you liked this! Using mint is a GREAT idea – especially if you don’t like orange and chocolate! Isn’t it amazing how delicious it was? I used a firm, silken tofu – it was all my store had, but it had a perfect mousse like consistency!

    ~Ann
    COOKING Healthy For Me

  22. I have never tried tofu before. I know how healthy it is but some how I have been lacking the courage to try it.Now I will go and add it to the shopping list

  23. Tofu?? No way!!! I must try this, and trick my family too! Muahahahahaha

  24. It certainly looks rich and chocolatey, and distinctly UN-tofu like!!! Wow, I am impressed.

  25. I remember from Ann’s post. I love that tofu is more used in American baking/sweets. =) Your photos look very tempting and inviting!

  26. Wow tofu in chocolate mousse. That’s amazing. I will have to give it a try.

  27. Your use of tofu is wonderful. I admit to not liking tofu but maybe hidden in the mousse might be all right.

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