November 2015: Dessert Season is upon us!

Tofu-Dark Chocolate Pudding: 10 minute dessert for 5-6 people

INGREDIENTS

1 cup (6-7 oz) semi sweet or preferably bitter sweet chocolate chips

1 (14 oz) Silken Tofu

2 tbsp almond or soy milk (only if using Firm Tofu)

1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg (optional)

2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional: add only if you like dessert to be really sweet vs more like bitter-sweet chocolate)

Pecans and raspberries as toppings (optional)

METHOD

    1. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler (or just put it in a small container held over another larger pot with simmering water and stir continuously till melted).

    2. Add this into a food processor or blender and then add in the rest of the ingredients.

    3. Puree together until smooth. Pour into 4 separate small bowls or one medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours to allow it to firm up and to let the flavors meld together.

    4. Top with raspberries and pecans, or fruits and nuts of your choice. Enjoy!

    NOTES:

    1. After draining any excess liquid from the tofu, place it on a few paper towels or a clean dishcloth and press gently for 1-2 mins, to drain any left-over moisture. 

    2. Use a mix of semi-sweet and bitter sweet chocolate chips for a richer, more chocolatey taste. Adjust the honey/maple syrup accordingly. Use 2 tbsp if you add in bitter-sweet or unsweetened chocolate but you don't really need any if you are using only semi-sweet chocolate chips.

    NUTRITION FACTS Per Serving: Calories = 212; Fat = 11g (6g Sat Fat); Sodium = 60 mg; Potassium = 50 mg; Carbohydrates = 30 g; Sugars = 20 g; Protein = 7g