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.
OMG! You just took the mousse to a whole new level! So decadent yet healthy! Love it! Thank you for participating!ReplyDelete
Thanks! They were really tasty and definitely healthier than regular mousse.Delete
I love peanut butter and would never have thought to add tofu. What a great way to bring a dessert like mousse into the healthy realm! Excellent!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I am totally in love with tofu mousse now - you can make any flavour you want, it's so versatile.Delete
I'd love to try this! It sounds fabulous! Bookmarking... Think it'd be a good pie?ReplyDelete
It would definitely make a good pie! You might need 2-3 boxes of tofu depending on the size of your pie tin.Delete
Love the flavors here!Tofu sounds like a great idea here and something I've never tried before :)Great recipe!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Do give it a go - it's delicious!Delete
How fun to serve the mousse in little chocolate cups. Looks delicious!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I loved the little chocolate cups too :)Delete
OMG this looks amazing!! Even though you know I don't like PB but still i bought a jar and hehe i want to make you proud :) But i don't think I could make a dessert using tofu look this yummy :)ReplyDelete
You should try making a tofu mousse - you can use cocoa powder or melted chocolate instead of peanut butter. I'm still hopeful I can convert you to PB :)Delete
Your mousse is amazing. I think that it is great that we made the chocolate cups. They are so fun.ReplyDelete
I loved making the chocolate cups!Delete
What an amazing creation! I am sure it tastes amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks it tasted really good :)Delete
This is superb! The chocolate cups look great. Tofu in mousse is a brilliant idea and m bookmarking this one :DReplyDelete
Do give it a try and I hope you won't be disappointed!Delete
They are very pretty. I live the silicone moulded cups. That's a great idea! I've never user tofu this way so am intrigued! Off to vote!ReplyDelete
I love the little cups too - perfect for serving and eating mousse with. Do give this tofu mousse a go - it's delicious!Delete
ps thanks for the vote :)Delete
They look incredible! Peanut butter.... so flexible with what you can do with it! XxReplyDelete
I LOVE peanut butter :)Delete
These is such axfabulous idea! Love how smooth is the texture that looks simply divine! Very interesting recipe that I'll definitely wanted to try as soon as I spotted the tofu! :)ReplyDelete
I hope you'll give this a try Kit. You can use pretty much any flavour you want I'm thinking maybe coffee and chocolate next :)Delete
Oh wow, I love both ways! but I think layered with the Oreos sounds amazing! and oh my goodness I had no idea you can get Peanut Butter & Co in whole foods!! I flipping love that shop! this is amazing news! I voted :)ReplyDelete
Ha ha we're both the same with Oreos :) and yes Whole Foods is amazing - I spent way too much the other day! thanks for the vote too :)Delete
Ooh, tofu is healthy but tasteless? Might have to try this out on Mr. Fussy!! Looks lovely.ReplyDelete
Yes do give it a try (without telling him what it is first) and let me know what you both think. It will absorb whatever flavour you put in it - chocolate/peanut butter/honey/coffee (?)/ fruitsDelete
I'm always looking for interesting Tofu recipes, Ros and this one sounds delicious!!! Tofu and Oreos, oh yea!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing...
P.S. You're going to a Picnic and you're bringing the letter M! Can't wait!
This is a great recipe and very versatile. I'm already thinking of different variations.Delete
I'm excited to join your picnic with M :)
your cakes look amazing. will definitely be returning and following for more inspiration. thank you. i love the look of the lemon cake! BeccaReplyDelete
Thanks I'm glad you like the cakes, feel free to browse :)Delete
Love the peanut butter twist!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I love peanut butter :)Delete
This really sounds wonderful. I've used tofu in desserts before, but your pie sounds extraordinary. Have a great day. Blessings...MaryReplyDelete
I am definitely intrigued. I didn't know you could use Tofu in desserts. This looks really good!ReplyDelete
I only discovered it recently myself and it's amazing.Delete
Thanks for stopping by LoLy. I'll work on a virtual tasting ;-)ReplyDelete
Fabulous Ros, love those cups. I really must make an effort to find silken tofu as this would be such a good dessert for non-dairy eating friends.ReplyDelete
I bought the tofu from Chinatown. It's a really good and easy dessert to make so do track some down if you can :)Delete