Peanut Butter Chocolate Tofu Mousse with dark chocolate sprinkles
As if I'd write a recipe, or you'd need one. Vegan or not, some vegan or tofu advocate has likely pushed this on you in the past. It's a building block of (sometimes boring) vegan dessert.
Just last week I spotted it as the vegan chocolate pudding sold at Whole Foods (sweetened with rice syrup) and there are roughly 9 bajillion recipes that exist online, in old cookbooks and perfected in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. If you're veg, you've been to a potluck where there's been chocolate tofu pie. I've been to many. It can be boring, but since getting a Vita-Mix I've found myself digging it's simplicity again.
Note the keyword Vita-Mix - that baby turns unexciting tofu pudding into silky, sinful chocolate pudding, and I don't even have to melt the chocolate before blending. I'm such a fan, but it's not like I've hugged it..yet. The basic recipe is so versatile - add flavored liquor, mix up the sweeteners, add peanut butter, fresh fruit, extract, whatever sounds good and fits in the blender. I honestly don't use a recipe, I just throw stuff - okay, ingredients, into my blender and taste for sweetness towards the end.
Here's what I had to play with:
I didn't use the cocoa or all of the sugar, instead I felt like a more peanut butter...passionate pudding.
In other news - I'll be in Phoenix next week for work. Let me know if you have any dining suggestions for the downtown area - I won't have a car. Thanks!