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This mousse is only for REAL chocolate lovers. Its not for the faint of heart either. This mousse is more like a rich chocolate pudding and I really struggled to not eat all of it right when I made it. By some miracle it lasted about 4 days in my fridge. (In all fairness though, I did use about half of it in my Chocolate Pecan Coconut Cookies recipe.) Every time I opened the fridge and saw it sitting there I had to dip my spoon in.

Although, I did notice recently that I don’t crave sugar. I DO like to end dinner/supper with something sweet (fruit, a cookie, or something with peanut butter). I think its that whole ‘cleansing the palette’ thing. BUT, I really don’t have cravings! I get it in my head that something sounds good sometimes, but I don’t ‘itch’ for candy or ice cream. Its such a freedom. I didn’t think it was possible!!!

This mousse pudding is creamy and sweet and chocolaty. All things that make me happy; especially when combined! I normally don’t buy tofu because of its price, but I had to buy some to try to make sour cream. So I had a bit left over and wanted to try something sweet with it. It was experimental but I was pretty happy with it! (The picture doesn’t do it any justice…)

Ingredients:

1 lb. silken tofu (I used a mix of soft and firm)
1/2 cup light agave nectar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Slice the tofu into cubes and place in the bottom of your blender. Add the agave, cocoa powder and vanilla extra. Blend on low.

I had to blend for about 10 seconds, stop, scrape the sides down and in, blend for 10 seconds, etc etc. It took me at least 5 minutes before it was all mixed it well and smooth.

The taste IS a bit strong at first, but once its been chilled in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, its smooth and amazing. Although I would warn against making that much or keeping it too long. Tofu really doesn’t last well over a week or so. Hence my using this pudding mousse in another experiment; Chocolate Coconut Cookies.

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This post is linked to Amy’s Slightly Indulgent, Lisa’s Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Diane’s Friday Foodie Fix, Valentines Day Gluten Free Recipes, Would You Like Chocolate with That? , and the Protein Edition of Just another Meatless Monday.

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12 Responses to Chocolate Mousse Pudding

  1. Iris says:

    That bowl looks so decadent! Love it!

  2. That pudding looks wonderful! Thanks for linking your post to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  3. Brenda says:

    I am really tempted to try this even though I don’t cook much with tofu. Any ideas on calories/serving?

  4. Thank you Lisa and Iris!

    Brenda – Tofu is definitely out of a lot of cook’s comfort zones (me included!). I would say a serving of this pudding is about a 1/4 cup (its extremely rich, so that amount would satisfy most any sweet tooth in one sitting I think). So with that serving size, the calories are below:

    1 Serving:

    90 Calories
    1 gram Fat
    1 3/4 grams Fiber

    I hope this helps!

    Thanks, ~Aubree Cherie

  5. ButterYum says:

    Ooh, tofu chocolate pudding. I’ll have to give this one a try sometime.

    :)
    ButterYum

  6. Jerri says:

    This looks very yummy!

    Hope you’ll stop by this week for my Sweet Thursday Valentine Round-up.

  7. Amy @ SS&GF says:

    Yum!! Looks fabulous. Just made chocolate pudding and loved it (surprisingly) so I’m sure this would be delish! Thanks for linking up last week.

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  9. You had me at chocolate! I don’t think I’d have to worry about it hanging around too long at my house. Thank you for sharing this on Friday Foodie Fix.

  10. Wow – good job!! Looks and sounds wonderful!

  11. laura says:

    Oh wow!! What a perfect match up for my day! :D And it looks so very chocolaty YUMMMMMMM!!

    Thanks for linking up, can’t wait to see what you do next week!

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