Our silken tofu chocolate mousse is one of our favorite chocolate dessert recipes. It’s light, creamy, and chocolate-y, and you’d have NO idea it’s made with tofu. There are so many silken tofu recipes because it’s so versatile and has basically no flavor on its own, making it easy to hide in various recipes. The texture of this recipe is between a mousse and a pudding; it’s light and airy yet creamy and rich. It’s also one of the easiest dessert recipes out there because it calls for just 4 ingredients and has 3 easy steps – toss everything in a blender, blend, enjoy. Our favorite way to enjoy this chocolate tofu mousse is by adding layers of homemade whipped cream and crushed Teddy Grahams (Oreos work here too but fun fact: Teddy Grahams have less calories per serving 🙂 ) and a gummy worm or two!
Ingredient Highlights – Chocolate Tofu Mousse
- Silken tofu – this is the main ingredient. Silken tofu is pudding-like and has almost no flavor so it takes on the rich chocolate flavor nicely. The texture of silken tofu is what the name says – silky, which is why it’s better than using extra firm tofu. There are two types of silken tofu (soft and firm) and either work great in this recipe! We love Nasoya silken tofu.
- Chocolate chips – you can use any type of chocolate chip here, including vegan chocolate chips to make this recipe vegan! We prefer to use dark chocolate chips to give the chocolate mousse that deep chocolate flavor.
- Sweetener – real maple syrup or honey are what we recommend because they’re liquid. The liquid sweeteners blend better and give the mousse a nice texture compared to granulated or brown sugars. To make this recipe vegan, use real maple syrup!
- Milk – just a splash is needed to loosen up the mousse. We use oat milk to give it a thicker texture but any milk will work!
You could, but it wouldn’t have a smooth, silky texture like it does when you use silken tofu. Firm silken tofu would work though!
To an extent, yes! It contains protein from the tofu that regular mousse does not and could have less sugar, depending on which recipe you’re looking at. However, you still want to consume in moderation 🙂
We drain the excess liquid but silken tofu is fragile so pressing it would result in a mushy mess! We just drain and toss into the blender.
Other Recipes You May Like
If you love chocolate or tofu, check out these recipes:
- Double Dark Chocolate Cupcakes – also great for Halloween!
- Healthy Buckeyes (Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites) (can be made vegan)
- Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding (can be made vegan)
- Frozen Chocolate Banana Sandwiches (can be made vegan)
- Crispy Buffalo Tofu Bites (can be made vegan)
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Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse (Great for Dirt Cups!)
Our silken tofu chocolate mousse is light, creamy, and chocolate-y, and you’d have NO idea it’s made with tofu. There are so many silken tofu recipes because it’s so versatile and has no flavor on its own, making it easy to hide in various recipes. The texture of this recipe is between a mousse and a pudding; it’s light and airy yet creamy and rich. It’s also one of the easiest dessert recipes out there because it calls for just 4 ingredients and has 3 easy steps – toss everything in a blender, blend, enjoy!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 3 cups 1x
- Category: Dessert, Festive
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: American
- 1–16oz package (454g) silken tofu, firm or soft
- 1 cup (193g) dark chocolate chips, melted
- 1 Tbsp (15g) real maple syrup or honey
- Splash of oat milk (15g)
- To melt chocolate chips, place in microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Remove and stir frequently until all chips have melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate!
- Combine tofu, melted chocolate, sweetener of choice, and oat milk in a blender or food processor. Blend on high until light and creamy.
To make dirt pudding cups:
- Layer 1/4 cup pudding in small cup or jar.
- Sprinkle 1-2 Tbsp crushed Teddy Grahams.
- Dollop 1/4 cup homemade whipped cream on top of cookie crumbs.
- Repeat until cup or jar is full.
- Top with 1-2 gummy worms and enjoy!
- Store pudding in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Dirt pudding cups are better the next day to let the cookie crumbs soak up some pudding!
- We don’t recommend freezing this tofu mousse because freezing tofu affects its texture.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 231
- Sugar: 17
- Sodium: 2
- Fat: 13
- Saturated Fat: 7
- Unsaturated Fat: 1
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 23
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 6
- Cholesterol: 0
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