Monday, October 19, 2015

Chocolate Mousse Jack O'Lantern

Halloween is just around the corner, so I thought I'd start posting Chocolate Halloween recipes! For those looking for some healthier Halloween treats, here's a great recipe for Chocolate Mousse Jack O'Lantern from Chef Anthony Stewart, Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa.  Of course, you can substitute less healthy ingredients..it's always up to you!

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE JACK O'LANTERN
For spooky, chocolatey fun, carve out oranges and fill with Pritikin’s Chocolate Mousse. 

This will make 5 half-cup servings  (that's about right for an orange!)

Ingredients: 
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/4 cup Splenda granulated  (I use sugar)
 2 tsp vanilla extract
12 ounces tofu silken, extra-firm

Directions: 
In medium saucepan, add water and warm over low heat, bringing to low simmer. Add cocoa powder to saucepan, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes fudge-like consistency. Remove from heat. Add Splenda (or sugar) to fudge, mixing well. Add vanilla extract, mixing well.
In food processor fitted with a metal blade, add tofu, and chocolate fudge mixture. Process until mixture is smooth and creamy.
'Carve' out oranges (save and eat the insides). Fill orange with Chocolate Mousse and use mousse to decorate eyes, nose, and mouth!

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