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Chocolate Merlot Mousse July 27, 2011

Filed under: gluten-free,vegan dessert — sharonsweets @ 6:01 pm

This is such a simple dessert, yet it is so insanely rich, adult-like, and sophisticated! It’s also as beautiful as you can dress it up to be. Never fails to impress. Try it when you want to seduce someone!

Yield: 4 servings

1 1/2 cups silken tofu, drained and at room temperature

2/3 cup granulated sugar

5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted**

1/3 cup merlot

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1-2 tablespoons chocolate shavings and berries, for garnish

Process all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender until creamy. Spoon into 4 ramekins or fancy glasses. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. Keep refrigerated. Just before serving, sprinkle the chocolate shavings and berries over each serving of mousse.

**To melt the chocolate, melt in a double boiler over gently simmering water or in the microwave. To microwave, place the chocolate in a small glass or ceramic bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir and heat for another 30 seconds and stir.

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