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Vegan Dessert... Quick!

Posted Jun 18 2009 12:07am
Here's an idea for a very quick, very easy vegan dessert, great for potlucks or other get togethers where you want to bring a sweet.

These are dark chocolate cups filled with vegan pudding, topped with kiwi and dusted with cocoa powder. Very simple, you just need some pantry items:

1. Dark chocolate cups. I used miniature cups from Botticelli, purchased from my local grocery store! Larger cups are also available.

2. One box of Mori-Nu Silken Firm (Lite or Regular) Tofu

3. One packet of Mori-Nu Pudding Mates Mix, any flavor. I prefer the vanilla mix for these cups, but you can use whichever flavor you like.

4. Fresh fruit of choice to top the cups (ex: sliced kiwi, strawberries, fresh blueberries, raspberries) or some chopped toasted nuts (ex: almonds, hazelnuts) and dusting of cocoa powder if you like!

You simply blend the tofu with the pudding mix and a couple of tablespoons of soy/rice milk in your food processor. Then, you spoon the mix into the cups (you can pipe it fancy-like if you want), and top as you wish. (By the way, I highly recommend getting a food processor if you don't already have one. I have a Braun food processor which has served me well for 10+ years now and I use it weekly, whereas my blender collects dust.)

I like the Mori-Nu pudding mix here because it makes a thick, creamy pudding. Some non-dairy puddings and mixes are a tad runny and thin. You can also fill these dessert cups with other things, like fresh fruit on its own, tofu cream cheese mixtures, chocolate "mousse", etc.

Try these out sometime... hope you enjoy!
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