Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Creamy Chocolate Goodness

chocolate cream bar

I can do without a treat on most days but every once in a while a creamy, rich, delectable dessert calls to me--and it usually involves chocolate. 

chocolate cream trio

Silken tofu is the perfect conduit for the rich taste of dark chocolate.  It has other traits to recommend it as well: it is packed in convenient little cartons which you can keep on hand in your pantry; it is relatively healthy if you tolerate soy; and with the help of a food processor, it yields a lovely dessert in minutes.

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Chocolate cream top jar

Dark Chocolate Cream 
(serves 6)
If you use agave nectar this treat is completely vegan. The coconut oil is optional but it gives the cream a wonderful extra creaminess and richness.  You might want to serve this dessert with some homemade biscotti or other cookies of your choice for dipping.

2 12.3 oz packages of firm silken tofu
1 tsp GF vanilla extract
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened pure cocoa powder
2 tbsp evaporated cane juice
2-4 tbsp honey or agave nectar (according to your taste) 
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil, melted (optional)

Place all the ingredients in a food processor fitted with a blade. Process,  scraping the sides occasionally.  Stop blending when the mixture is smooth and creamyTransfer to a serving dish or individual dishes and store in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.

Printable Recipe


GF Gidget said...

How did you know it was that time of month? I needed this recipe! I thank you! My husband thanks you!

Usha said...

I love anything with chocolate in it! This looks yum, looking forward to your other chocolate posts as well...

Memória said...

That first shot is beautiful! It looks like it came from a magazine. YUMMY!

Sophie said...

That 1st picture is amazing,...waw,..truly beautiful!!

The dessert looks luscious!

Megan said...

Wow, I love those photos! The cream looks so luscious and rich-I will definitely be making this sometime soon!

Alisa said...

Gorgeous, creamy, chocolatey goodness!! This is heaven!

Alexa said...

Thank you all so much for your comments. I am so glad you liked the recipe and the pictures.

rachel said...

I'd like to drown in a huge tub of that stuff. MMMMMMMM!

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