Saturday, July 23, 2011

{ CHILLED DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TORTE }

Thanks, Angela, of Oh She Glows (again)! This dessert is beyond-words good! (Mom: "Quite possibly the best thing I've ever put in my mouth!") Yeah, it's really good.

{ NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE CRUST }

2 c. pecans
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1 T. peanut butter (original: 2 T. coconut oil)
1/4 c. pure maple syrup
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt


{ CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE }

2 c. avocado flesh (2-3 avocados)
1/3 c. almond milk
2/3 c. pure maple syrup
1 T. peanut butter
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1 T. arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 c. + 2 T. chocolate chips, melted

  • Lightly oil a 7-10 inch pie dish (or springform pan).
  • Process pecans until crumbly (you want some chunks).
  • Add remaining crust ingredients and pulse until just mixed.
  • Scoop mixture onto prepared pan and press down firmly and evenly with slightly wet fingers or a spatula.
  • Put crust in freezer to set while making the mousse.
  • Place all mousse ingredients, except chocolate chips, in food processor.  Process until smooth.
  • Melt chocolate chips in microwave and scoop into processor.
  • Process until smooth.
  • Remove crust from freezer and scoop mousse on top of crust.  Smooth out as much as possible and then freeze for 2 hours to firm.
  • Allow to sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Cover leftover torte and store in freezer.
This is delicious served with this coconut cream!

4 comments:

Carolyn said...

I made this for my anniversary treat today. I tried the filling and it is so good. I also tried bits of the crust and I am so excited to taste the finished product.

None of Your Business said...

This looks amazing. Could I substitute honey for maple syrup, do you think? I have lots of honey but no maple syrup. Thanks!

Rebekah said...

I'm sure honey would work. One thing mom does for a maple honey conversion is to do 2/3 honey 1/3 water and some maple flavoring.

Jennifer Greenland said...

Oh My Goodness, This is quite possibly the most divine dessert I have ever eaten. I've got a raging sweet tooth and this took care of it nicely without making me feel guilty in the least.