Moo-less Chocolate Pie by Katie of Ruffles and Truffles

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Hi everyone! I’m Katie, and you can usually find me over at She Likes Ruffles, He Likes Truffles. However, I’m making a slight detour today! Typically, I like to talk about my daily fashion endeavors, my slightly neurotic tendencies, and food!

We’re going to talk about food today. Specifically: a recipe that I KNOW Claire will never make, because she claims to dislike the main ingredient. *Evil laugh…*

I’m talking about a moo-less chocolate pie. Alton Brown supplies the recipe, and how can you go wrong with Alton? Seriously.

To start: chocolate. You can use chocolate chips, but I managed to score a bag of dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses on the day after Valentine’s Day for 75% off, so I chopped them up for this pie.

Then, I added some Kahlua and melted it all in the microwave. Mmmm.

Next: you prepare the “meat” of this pie: tofu. Yep. You heard me right. For this pie, I suggest silken tofu (aka soft tofu). It looks like this:

Make sure you open the package over the sink, because tofu is packed in liquid, and it will get all over your counter if you are dumb like me and don’t remember this fact. Anyway, throw the tofu in a processor with the melted chocolate and Kahlua…as well as honey.

Spread the mixture into a graham cracker or wafer crust. You can pick up a pre-made one, or simply throw about 5-6 graham crackers into a processor to create crumbs, pour into a pie plate, then add about 2 tablespoons of melted butter to bind the crumbs in the plate.

After the pie has been properly refrigerated, slice it up, add a dollop of whipped cream, and some chocolate shavings (if you’re feeling fancy). It is rich in chocolate flavor, but low on the guilt (and hey – you’re eating a serving of protein thanks to the tofu: score!!!)!

Moo-Less Chocolate Pie

Alton Brown

Ingredients:

2 cups chocolate chips

1/3 cup coffee liqueur (I use Kahlua)

1 block silken tofu

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp honey

1 prepared chocolate wafer crust (or graham cracker)

Instructions:

1. Melt chocolate and coffee liqueur in a microwave safe bowl. Stir in vanilla extract.

2. Combine tofu, chocolate mixture, and honey in a processor. Blend until smooth.

3. Pour mixture into crust and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until filling is set.

4. Serve with whipped cream and shaved chocolate curls.

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  1. Posted by Nellie on
    Friday, March 25th, 2011
    The tofu is super smart! Rock on!
  2. Posted by Jenna Spitzer on
    Friday, March 25th, 2011
    Now *this* is something I can get behind. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Posted by Kate Pet on
    Saturday, March 26th, 2011
    That looks really good! I don't play much with tofu, but I wouldn't mind giving it a shot if this is going to be the delicious result - great recipe. Thank you for sharing!
  4. Posted by Steph on
    Saturday, March 26th, 2011
    Oh my gosh that is ridiculously easy! Totally stashing this in my recipes folder (aka Pinterest)!!