I don't know about you, but tofu is just a word that made me want to cringe when I heard it. I thought it'd be something that was totally disgusting. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd ever actually eat some. But I did! Another misconception that I had was just thinking since it was healthy, it'd be expensive. Wrong again! Now in all honesty, I can't say I'd just eat some tofu crumbled on a salad or something along that line. My first try was mixed with chocolate so I can't say I really tasted tofu. Baby steps.....
I came along this recipe called Mint-Chocolate Fudge Pie. I'm a sucker for anything mint & chocolate and was almost appalled when reading the ingredients it had tofu in it. But you know what? I said I'm going to try this because I make a French Silk Pie that is heavenly, but certainly not healthy, and if this works out, it will be a great alternative. Sadly, I actually had to Google the brand she listed in her recipe so I even knew what to look for. So, I went to the store and picked me up some tofu. It was only $1.50!
Look mom! I'm baking with tofu! ;)
First I made my pie crust. You can certainly use a store bought to make this go even quicker/easier but I am loyal to my pie crust recipe. In this case I was only making one pie, so I halved my recipe.
and baked it per my recipe.
Then I gathered the ingredients:
1 (12.3 oz) package Mori-Nu or Mori-Nu lite silk-firm tofu (or any brand)
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
scant 1/8 tsp salt
1/8 to 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract (start with 1/8 & add more if desired)
2-3 tablespoons agave or other sweetener (I didn't have this type of sweetener & left it out and it was just fine)
8-10 oz chocolate chips (approx 1 1/3 cup or more)
Throw all the ingredients - except for the chocolate chips - in the food processor and just hold on a second. Melt your chocolate chips either in the microwave or on the stop top.
When melted, add to the food processor. Blend until really smooth. See the 2 finger marks? My oldest and I tasted it just to make sure it wasn't gross. She was the only one that knew I was making a pie with tofu. Of course, it was yummy!
Pour into your prepared pie crust and put in the frig to firm up.
I then tinted some Cool Whip with green coloring and topped my pie with that. Served it to the fam and they all thought it was great! Afterwards, I told my middle child what was in it and she immediately took to social media about how I had tricked her with a tofu pie. Geesh! You'd think she was 5 and I had promised her a trip to the circus and instead took her to the doctor's office for shots! ;)
Do you like tofu enough or do you like it "hidden" like this?
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