Peanut Butter Mousse
Peanut butter and chocolate: what dreams are made of. For real, I love making desserts out of these two!
I had a ton of ideas for Valentine's Day desserts, but decided on this one because it's just so easy. It's one of those desserts that are extremely flavorful and impressive, but require almost no effort on your part.
The secret ingredient in this mousse is tofu, but I promise you can't tell! The tofu makes the mousse extra creamy and decadent without the use of dairy. Tofu and peanut butter together also deliver a good source of protein. The digestion of protein in combination with sugar minimizes the spike in blood sugar that usually follows sugar consumption. Less spiking of blood sugar= no post-dessert crash. Happy Valentine's Day, indeed!
For the mousse:
150 g soft tofu (half of a normal sized package)
½ cup natural peanut butter
½ tsp vanilla
1.5 tbsp honey or agave
pinch of salt
For the chocolate topping:
¼ cup dark chocolate, chopped
1.5 tsp coconut oil
Add all mousse ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into small jars or ramekins and place in freezer. In a small saucepan, melt dark chocolate and coconut oil together over medium-low heat until smooth. Remove peanut butter jars from the freezer and spoon 1 tbsp of chocolate over each jar. Quickly swirl the jar so the chocolate covers all of the mousse. Cover and refrigerate until serving (at least 1 hour). Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top of the chocolate before serving.
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