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Chocolate and Blueberry Tofu Mousse with Sesame Crunch

Shameer GriffinDeveloped by Shameer Griffin of Philadelphia, PA.

Second Place, 2013 AICR/C-CAP Healthy Dessert Contest Winner
Shameer received a $3,000 scholarship.

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Sesame Crunch:


Place all ingredients into non-stick pan and heat over medium heat, stirring while mixture gently boils until entire mixture is amber in color, and most of liquid is absorbed. Transfer to sheet pan lined with lightly sprayed parchment paper. Cool completely; cut into pieces.

Chocolate Mousse:


Place almond milk in small saucepan and bring just to boil. Stir in chocolate chips until melted completely. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to blender; add tofu cubes and puree until smooth. Spoon into 8 individual ring molds or an 8-inch glass or ceramic dish. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

mousseBlueberry Mousse:


Combine blueberries, water and brown sugar in saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Drain blueberries and reserve liquid. Transfer blueberries to blender. Add tofu, sugar, lemon juice and salt; puree completely. Spoon over cooled chocolate mousse and return molds or pan to refrigerator. Transfer reserved blueberry juice back to saucepan. Bring to boil, simmer over low heat for 10 minutes to thicken. Set aside.


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For molds: Drizzle blueberry syrup on plate. Unmold mousse on plate, add sesame crunch and mint leaf garnish.

For parfait: Layer mousse into 8 parfait cups. Drizzle blueberry sauce over top and decorate with sesame crunch. Top with mint leaf.

Makes 8 servings

Per Serving: 280 calories, 14 fat, (6 g sat fat), 40 g carbohydrate,
6 g protein 4 g fiber, 100 mg sodium

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