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Friday, August 19, 2011

Dessert on a Spoon: Vegan Chocolate Mousse Bites

We love having these spoonful-sized treats in the freezer for an after school/work snack or a tiny late night treat. Unlike other creamy, chocolate desserts, this one is rich with protein and relatively low in fat.

If you happen to have a set of cheap party silverware, use them here to keep your everyday silverware free. Mix-matched old measuring spoons work great too. Otherwise, using ramekins or small bowls works great too.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse 

12 oz package of silken tofu (soft kind preferred)
8 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chips or bars (check ingredients to ensure vegan-ness)
3-4 tablespoons agave syrup (or homemade simple sugar syrup)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Start by melting the chocolate in a double boiler or (carefully) in the microwave. 

In a blender, blend the tofu until completely smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the melted chocolate, agave syrup and vanilla extract and blend to combine.
  • for spoonfuls: transfer mousse to a bowl or small pyrex, cover with plastic and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Then, fill the spoons with mousse, place on a baking sheet and freeze. Transfer to an air-tight container or bag. 
  • for ramekins/bowls: transfer the mousse to the ramekins/bowls, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour. 

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