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Easy Tofu Chocolate Cheesecake

Two recipes so close together… I couldn’t resistย  telling you about this though – I made it on Tuesday. I have to say it is not really cheesecake more like a pie, but it was super easy to make!

Comments: OMG it was good!ย  I even got The Big D to try it, he even knew it had tofu in it ๐Ÿ™‚

I did have a couple of issues making it – one was my fault ๐Ÿ™‚ So you definitely need a food processor or blender to mix the cream cheese and tofu, mine still had some small lumps. The other thing that was my fault I put the chocolate in the microwave for too long and it started cooking.

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Overall though “high five” for this one:

  • 1 block soft tofu
  • 16 oz fat free cream cheese
  • 1/3-1/2 cup sugar
  • 3T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 oz melted chocolate (dark is delicious! I used Semi-sweet)
  • 1T vanilla extract
  • 1 tub cool whip lite
  • Crust optional.

Optional choices using Organic Foods

  • 1 block soft tofu
  • 16 oz fat free cream cheese
  • 1/3-1/2 cup Honey or Agave
  • 3T unsweetened carob powder
  • 2 oz melted chocolate (dark is delicious! I used Semi-sweet)
  • 1T vanilla extract
  • 16 oz (after whipped) heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Blend tofu, cream cheese and sugar until blended.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Melt chocolate. Mix melted chocolate and cocoa powder into batter.
  4. Mix until smooth and uniform in color.
  5. Gently mix in cool whip (don’t mix too hard or cool whip deflates).
  6. Pour mixture into serving dishes (or crust) and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  7. Makes 10-12 servings.

This is no a recipe for individuals with lactose intolerance or someone that is watching their weight. ๐Ÿ™‚

updated: June 1, 2010

2 thoughts on “Easy Tofu Chocolate Cheesecake

  1. I love the idea of the chocolate tofu pie BUT the ingredients in this recipe are horrible.  Am I missing something?  I thought this site was about being healthy?  cool whip? fat free cream cheese?

    1. Great point!

      This is a older recipe. I would change a couple of things when making it today.

      I would change out the sugar for a natural sugar (honey or agave) and I would change out the Cool whip for natural Heavy Cream.

      There is no doubt that this recipe has more then a few calories but it is not meant for a daily serving.

      Eating healthy definitely starts with selecting ingredients that fit your lifestyle and are the best quality you can find.

      I personally have several people in my family that are lactose intolerant and they would not be able to eat this yummy dessert.

      Most definitely a special occasion treat!

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