Anna who blogs at Crunch Creamy Sweet has set up a new challenge called the blue ribbon challenge. The idea is simple - each month she sets a theme and everyone makes the same thing with their own twist and posts on the same day. Readers will then be allowed to vote until the next day for their favourite and the winner gets awarded a blue ribbon badge.
This month the theme is mousse and the first thing I thought about was peanut butter mousse. At the last minute, I decided to make it slightly healthier and to give it more of a twist by using tofu. My first attempt at making tofu chocolate mousse was delicious. I added peanut butter then as a trial and unsurprisingly it was my favourite. So I present to you a sophisticated version of peanut butter chocolate tofu mousse served 2 ways. First in little chocolate cups and secondly as a layered dessert with crushed oreo cookies. These are really quick and easy to make and would be perfect when hosting guests. It's also much healthier than a normal mousse so you can feel virtuous eating one or two of these :) The texture of the mousse is soft and silky. Tofu on its own is tasteless so you can really taste the chocolate peanut butter. It pairs really well with even more chocolate or oreo cookie crumbs. Which of the 2 is your favourite?
PS If you like my recipe, please vote for me here. Thanks :)
I found this at Whole Foods - my favourite peanut butter blended with dark chocolate (my favourite type of chocolate!)
Make the chocolate cups by melting a few squares of dark chocolate and placing a thin, even layer in a silicone mini cupcake case and allow to set.
1 box soft, silky tofu
2 heaped tablespoons chocolate peanut butter (or plain peanut butter but make sure you use the smooth type)
Honey (optional if you prefer a sweeter dessert)
For the chocolate cups - few squares of dark chocolate
For the layered dessert - few oreo cookies, crushed.
In a food processor, blitz the tofu, chocolate peanut butter and honey (if using) until smooth and silky.
Make the chocolate cups by melting the dark chocolate and then coating a mini cupcake case.
Allow to set in the fridge. You may need 2 or 3 layers depending on the thickness you require.
Remove the chocolate cups from the cases.
Fill with tofu mousse.
Shave some chocolate on top as decoration.
To make the layered dessert, place some crushed oreos on the bottom then add the mousse on top and finish with some chocolate shavings.
Chill the desserts for a few hours before serving for best results.