Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Less-Sinful Silken Chocolate Trifle

So I'm a bonafide chocolate junkie. I mean the needs-therapy-kinda-chocoholic with a real problem! So I decided that IF I was going to be forced to give in to my weakness on occasion, I at least needed a healthier way of doing it. One of my favorite desserts is silken chocolate pie but the calories and fat grams in a slice of that stuff is frightening! I figured that was place to start... I was amazed with the results of this filling! I guarantee that no one will ever know that it is made with tofu! My husband even ate a helping and said it was really good! He is anti-tofu! :) My daughter went crazy over it too! It is so rich and creamy... the best part is that you don't need a large helping... I mean, a small spoonful is all you need! :) A truly decadent treat...

I started out making a pie but it turned into a trifle... either will work for this recipe! :)

Less-Sinful Silken Chocolate Trifle

18 ounce block of silken tofu (firm will work okay too but not extra firm)
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
3 tbsp honey
12 ounces milk chocolate chips
Crust (I used crushed double stuf oreos but you could use crushed chocolate graham crackers or even a regular graham cracker crust, I would suggest using oreo's the first time as they are far superior... if you are trying to sneak the tofu past your family!)

Start by chopping your tofu into small pieces and put in the blender. Add coffee and blend until smooth.

Melt chocolate chips using a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water. Once chocolate is melted, add honey and stir. Add chocolate mixture to the tofu mixture in the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into your pie crust or trifle bowl and chill in the fridge for several hours or until set.

Now... here is where you can get creative. I actually thought my filling was going to be too runny for a pie so I decided to put it in a trifle bowl layered with the oreos. It DID set overnight and would have been fine for a pie! The trifle was very pretty though so feel free to get creative with it! You could layer with some fresh raspberries, strawberries or my favorite... cherries! Yum! You could even toss a layer of whipped cream in there for a really impressive presentation!

My next endeavor... key lime pie!



  1. The silken pie could go even a step further by substituting agave nector for the honey, taking the sugar content WAY down!! And for healthier chocolate (and I do prefer) using dark chocolate so you get those extra antioxidants!!!

  2. Chocolate and strawberries, always a favorite paring, looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yum! We could share a therapy session - I am a certified chocoholic - especially creamy and smooth chocolate! This is a great healthier version of one of my favorites.