They say that some things are too good to be true.
And generally, I’d say that is usually the case.
But not this time.
No, the only thing that will have you roaring in disbelief here is how incredibly easy this recipe is.
This smooth, rich-tasting a chocolate pie requires absolutely no oven time and is sure to impress! They’ll never even know that you were hiding something all along…
‘Cause that’s right, not only is this an absolutely delicious dessert, but it’s got a secret, healthifying ingredient that bumps up the nutrition without sacrificing taste. Remember that coupon-fueled grocery shopping trip I did a couple of weeks ago? Well, I came home with three packages of Nasoya tofu courtesy of the company, and I finally got the chance to use one of them up! Some of you may be no stranger to using silken tofu in desserts, but this was a first for me. As you can see, I’m incredibly pleased with the result!
I promise you cannot taste the tofu at all (and my roommate verified!) and instead, you’ll be amazed at the incredible texture it provides. Outside of my mom’s amazing Chinese cooking, I don’t see silken tofu used in dishes very often. It doesn’t taste like much of anything on its own, but soaks up flavors like a sponge and has a consistency that I would liken to flan.
And the best part? By using lite silken tofu you’re keeping calories fairly reasonable for a piece of chocolate pie. I mean, don’t get me wrong. It’s still chocolate, and it’s still pie, and since I don’t have magical powers, it still has some weight to it. But for a holiday dinner or special occasion? Heck yes!
Pull this puppy out at your next dinner party and surprise your guests with the secret ingredient after they’ve downed their first slice. In fact, I would bet money that they’ll be clamoring for seconds anyway!
Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Creme Pie
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Adapted from Alton Brown’s Moo-less Chocolate Pie
Easy? Check. Delicious? Check. Healthier than your average
bear pie? Check! This creamy dreamy chocolate pie will have your dinner guests in disbelief when you admit to the secret ingredient. Looking to save even more calories? Skip the crust and serve it custard-style in individual ramekins!
1 12 oz. bag of vegan semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon water
1 package lite silken tofu
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional)
1 graham cracker pie crust, store-bought or home-made
1. Combine chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and water in a heat-safe bowl. Melt together using a double-boiler (resting the bowl over a pot of simmering water on the stove) or in small batches in the microwave (10 seconds at a time), stirring frequently.
2. When chocolate is melted and smooth, remove from heat and add tofu and sugar, if using. Blend until smooth in a blender, food processor, or with an immersion blender. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate.
3. Refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours (the longer it sits, the firmer it will get), and serve solo or with homemade cinnamon whipped cream!
Nutritional info per slice: 382 calories, 20 g fat, 47 g carbs (3 g fiber), 8 g protein.