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Chocolate tofu pie with no baking!
Chocolate tofu pie with pecan or cookie crust
Chocolate tofu pie
Chocolate tofu pie
Chocolate tofu pie with 2 versions of crust
- 1 carton of soft or silken tofu, Take tofu out the refrigerator about an hour before you need it.
- 1 -10 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate, chips
- 2 ounces chocolate hazelnut liquor, or expresso
- 1-7 ounce bag Newman's Own chocolate alphabet cookies, for the cookie crust or
- 2 cups pecans, toasted, for the pecan crust
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
Chocolate tofu pie
- First, you need to decide on your crust. If you are using the cookies just drop the whole contents of the bag into your food processor and process for about 30 seconds. The food processor will intially make a huge racket but soon you can hear that the cookies are done. They should look like big sand granules.
- If you are using pecans, spread them out on a cookie sheet and toast under the broiler for about 3-4 minutes. Do not walk away because of the oil content in the pecans-- they will burn quickly.
- Once toasted, you can add the pecans to the food processor and process for about 30 seconds to about a minute. It should look like bread crumbs after processing. The rest of the recipe applies to either crust and is as follows:
- Add your melted coconut oil to the tube on the food processor while the machine is on in order to equally distribute the oil on the cookie or pecan crumbs.
- Take the crumbs and coconut mixture and pat it into a pie or cake pan, whatever you have on hand. It's your kitchen, your rules. Set aside the pecan or cookie crust.
- Start the double boiler and add your chocolate. Don't put a lid on the chocolate because water vapor can accumulate in the lid and then the water can get in the chocolate. You don't want that useless mess.
- I like to heat the chocolate until I see it just starting to melt. I then turn the heat off and let the heat of the water melt the chocolate slowly.
- At this point you can walk away from the chocolate and wash and dry your food processor. Now you are ready to add the drained tofu and turn process it for about 30 seconds. Take the lid off and scrape down the sides. You then will process the tofu another 30 to 40 seconds until it becomes very creamy.
- Check on your chocolate--it should be melted through and through. If not, give it few stirs to help it along.
- With the food processor on, take out the tube cover and pour your chocolate through the tube. Once all the chocolate is in, turn off the food processor and scrape down the sides. Process the mixture for about another 20 seconds until you don't see any white in the mixture. It is now ready for the cookie or pecan crust.
- Pour the mixure onto the prepared crust and give the top a swirl with your spatula. You can also decorate the cake with powered chocolate, chocolate curls, or sprinkles.
- Refrigerate the pie for one hour. Serve and step back as everyone tells you how darn delicious it is!
No-bake chocolate tofu pie
Everyone is always looking for the ultimate dessert recipe. You know, the one that only takes a short period of time to prepare and which provides you the most yummy feedback-- tons of compliments!. Well, this recipe takes it one step further, with all the heart healthy compounds in dark chocolate and the low-fat, high protein content of tofu. I recognize it's not diet food but a girl has got to have pie once in awhile! My husband also loves this dessert. His only complaint about it is we always share a regular size piece--he wants his own! Moderation in all things...
A few cooking notes. I have experimented with many chocolates but "Enjoy Life" mini chips makes the creamiest and smoothest pie. Also, make sure your tofu is room temperature or it will cause the chocolate to sieze up. I also experimented with half cookies and half roasted pecan crust and forgot to add the liquor with totally yummy results. I am always trying to save on calories without sacrificing flavor!
You don't have to tell your friends or family it's tofu until they have tasted it. I find if people know it's tofu they won't even try it--that's too bad. Life is too short to have preconcieved notions about something you have never even tried. Just think what you might be missing!