During Saturday morning wrestle time with Daddy:
Daddy: Hudson, what's your favorite...dessert?
Daddy: What's your favorite...food?
Daddy: Ok...what's your favorite...song?
Mommy: Chocolate? How does it go??
Hudson: (singing) Ol' McDonald had a chocolate, eieio...
That's my boy!
On that note, here's a fun recipe (by fun, I'm refering to my interest in exploring the wonderful world of tofu) we've made several times. Trust me, it tastes nothing like tofu.
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 pkg silken tofu (blended to a cream)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup almonds (whole or pieces)
Put the maple syrup in a pan and bring to a boil. When boiling add the nuts and stir constantly until it is almost dry ( ie the nuts are all sticking together and the syrup is not runny) spread the mixture on waxed paper and allow to cool and harden. Then break it into pieces and process in a food processor til it resembles a course flour.
Melt the chocolate in a double broiler (or something similar) Remove from heat and stir in the almond/maple syrup mixture. Then fold in the blended tofu. Cover and place in the fridge until well chilled.
Once cool and firm, work quickly and form into small balls using a tablespoon or melon baller (this is the fun messy part). Roll in cocoa powder,grated chocolate, leftover almond/maple syrup mixture or dip in melted chocolate and allow to set.
Enjoy!! And drop me a line if you decide to try it out!