Tofu-Dark Chocolate Pudding: 10 minute dessert for 5-6 people
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)
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).
Add this into a food processor or blender and then add in the rest of the ingredients.
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.
Top with raspberries and pecans, or fruits and nuts of your choice. Enjoy!
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