ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes

Chocolate tofu pie with no baking!

Updated on November 29, 2013

Chocolate tofu pie with pecan or cookie crust

Cast your vote for Chocolate tofu pie

Chocolate tofu pie

Don't tell anyone there is tofu in the pie. They will never know and you will get all the credit for this creamy, chocolate dessert!
Don't tell anyone there is tofu in the pie. They will never know and you will get all the credit for this creamy, chocolate dessert! | Source
Gathering the ingredients.
Gathering the ingredients. | Source
This recipe can be made with 2 different crusts. This version I am using is "Newman's Own" crust for chocolate cookies.
This recipe can be made with 2 different crusts. This version I am using is "Newman's Own" crust for chocolate cookies. | Source
I just used the whole bag.
I just used the whole bag. | Source
Turn on the food processor and let it go until the grinding becomes quiet. The racket of the whole cookies goes away as you reach the consistency for the pie crust.
Turn on the food processor and let it go until the grinding becomes quiet. The racket of the whole cookies goes away as you reach the consistency for the pie crust. | Source
It will now look a little bigger than sand granules.
It will now look a little bigger than sand granules. | Source
Melted coconut oil
Melted coconut oil | Source
Just press it evenly into your pie pan.
Just press it evenly into your pie pan. | Source
I used more of a cake pan for this recipe but the vessel doesn't matter. I just like how slices lift out of this pan. So the chocolate crust version is done except for the filling.
I used more of a cake pan for this recipe but the vessel doesn't matter. I just like how slices lift out of this pan. So the chocolate crust version is done except for the filling. | Source
This is the crust for the toasted pecan crust version. You will need 2 cups of raw pecans.
This is the crust for the toasted pecan crust version. You will need 2 cups of raw pecans. | Source
Pecans have been toasted under the broiler for about 3 minutes. You can tell they are ready by the delicious aroma they release.
Pecans have been toasted under the broiler for about 3 minutes. You can tell they are ready by the delicious aroma they release. | Source
Just give them about 30 seconds to a minute in the food processor until they look like bread crumbs.
Just give them about 30 seconds to a minute in the food processor until they look like bread crumbs. | Source
Now drizzle in the melted coconut and process for about 20 seconds.
Now drizzle in the melted coconut and process for about 20 seconds. | Source
Drop all the ground pecans and the coconut mixture into your pie crust and pat it up along the sides and bottom until even with no holes.
Drop all the ground pecans and the coconut mixture into your pie crust and pat it up along the sides and bottom until even with no holes. | Source
This is a double boiler. There is water on the bottom that must never touch the chocolate. Water will make the chocolate seize into a grainy mess.
This is a double boiler. There is water on the bottom that must never touch the chocolate. Water will make the chocolate seize into a grainy mess. | Source
This is the best chocolate for this recipe. I have used many kinds, but this one makes the smoothest creamiest pie.
This is the best chocolate for this recipe. I have used many kinds, but this one makes the smoothest creamiest pie. | Source
This is my 4 ounces of liquor. You can also use expresso.
This is my 4 ounces of liquor. You can also use expresso. | Source
Drain the tofu and break it into pieces to drop in the food processor. It's important that the tofu is room temperature. Really important or it will make the chocolate seize.
Drain the tofu and break it into pieces to drop in the food processor. It's important that the tofu is room temperature. Really important or it will make the chocolate seize. | Source
Just turn on the food processor or blender and let it go for about a minute.
Just turn on the food processor or blender and let it go for about a minute. | Source
Scrape along the sides and make sure all the tofu is creamy. If you still have small pieces give it another 30 seconds in the food processor.
Scrape along the sides and make sure all the tofu is creamy. If you still have small pieces give it another 30 seconds in the food processor. | Source
We are now ready for the chocolate.
We are now ready for the chocolate. | Source
As you see the chocolate start to melt, turn off the heat source and just let the hot water do the melting.
As you see the chocolate start to melt, turn off the heat source and just let the hot water do the melting. | Source
Stir it as the chips melt into a smooth and creamy consistency.
Stir it as the chips melt into a smooth and creamy consistency. | Source
Make sure you fully incorporate the tofu and chocolate by scraping down the sides and give it another 20 second blending.
Make sure you fully incorporate the tofu and chocolate by scraping down the sides and give it another 20 second blending. | Source
Now pour it on the crust and swirl the top with your spatula.
Now pour it on the crust and swirl the top with your spatula. | Source
You can dust the top with powdered chocolate or chocolate curls. Actually, you can decorate it any way you like depending on the occasion. This is the cookie crust version.
You can dust the top with powdered chocolate or chocolate curls. Actually, you can decorate it any way you like depending on the occasion. This is the cookie crust version. | Source
Pour in the chocolate tofu mixture and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. This is the pecan crust version.
Pour in the chocolate tofu mixture and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. This is the pecan crust version. | Source
Okay, it's not diet food.  But it's not as much guilt as a cream pie and it still has all the flavor!
Okay, it's not diet food. But it's not as much guilt as a cream pie and it still has all the flavor! | Source
This is the cookie crust version which is my personal favorite.
This is the cookie crust version which is my personal favorite. | Source
This version pie crust I experimented with. It's half the amount  toasted pecans and half the amount of chocolate cookies.
This version pie crust I experimented with. It's half the amount toasted pecans and half the amount of chocolate cookies. | Source
This is also the half and half crust recipe but without the liquor a complete mistake, but with awesome results. This turned out to be my new favorite!
This is also the half and half crust recipe but without the liquor a complete mistake, but with awesome results. This turned out to be my new favorite! | Source

Chocolate tofu pie

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 8 pieces of 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Check on your chocolate--it should be melted through and through. If not, give it few stirs to help it along.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Marissa 3 years ago

      I come from a "meat and potato" type family with mostly men, who doesn't quite understand why I would rather eat veggies over a steak, so when I was in charge of the desserts for our thanksgiving dinner they were nervous. I talked with Peri about this wonderful reciepe and took this opportunity to show them healthier alternatives to traditional dishes. I quickly found out that aVERY important step is letting the tofu completely reach room temperature all the way throughout it before trying to mix. The final product was great, and with more practice making this it will get even better! I served it to my family, keeping the ingredients a secret, and wouldn't you know; they all LOVED it and gave me several compliments on the delicious dish! For fun when they were finished I asked them if anyone liked tofu. They all scrunched there noses up and had similar replies of "no way! They would never touch that!" I was more than thrilled to reveal to them my secret and prove that it is certainly possible to have yummy treats with out the unhealthy ingredients. I plan to make this again at Christmas, with no objections from my carnivore family :-)

    • MindbodyandFood4u profile image
      Author

      MindbodyandFood4u 3 years ago from Ohio

      It's super delicious. I recommend to everyone that makes it to not tell anyone the base is tofu. Let them try it first. It may change their attitude about tofu! I know I have changed alot of minds!

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      tofu pie with no baking is unique !!

    Click to Rate This Article