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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse (4 Ingredients)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse (4 Ingredients) | A Couple Cooks

Some recipes over-promise and under-deliver. As in, “only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes makes this gluten-free sugar-free, fill-in-the-blank free treat!“. Come to find out that it just doesn’t taste as you were expecting, or takes three times as long as the ambitious recipe-author specified.

We’ve been working up some healthy dessert recipes and found this little treat that sounds a bit like the over-promising sort. It’s 4 ingredients and takes about 5 minutes to make, made of natural ingredients with a natural sweetener (maple syrup), and no bake, dairy-free, and gluten-free. It even delivers on taste: smooth, delicious, and features the age-old stellar combination of chocolate + peanut butter. The only surprise? Tofu.

Though we’re not the “tofu” type of vegetarians (in fact, we’ve rarely featured it on this blog!), we’re certainly not against it and use it for anything from tom yum soup to pad thai to pudding bases. It has a creamy texture and a neutral taste that’s perfect for whipping into pudding.

Taste tasters rarely guess that tofu is behind this treat. It might be a stretch for your comfort zone, but if you’re curious, give it a try! You might come away a believer.

We’ve tried a Chocolate Chili Tofu Pudding and Natural Chocolate Mint Pudding based on this concept that are also winners. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse (4 Ingredients) | A Couple Cooks

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse (4 Ingredients)
Serves: 4
What You Need
  • 14-ounce package silken or soft tofu (GMO-free or organic, if possible)
  • ⅓ cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons salted peanuts (for garnish)
What To Do
  1. In a food processor or blender, purée the tofu with ⅓ cup peanut butter, 6 tablespoons maple syrup and ¼ cup cocoa powder in a blender until smooth.
  2. Divide the pudding among glasses and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes, until set.
  3. For the garnish, crush 2 tablespoons peanuts and sprinkle on top of the pudding. Dust with a touch of cocoa powder, if desired.
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  • Reply
    March 3, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Yes, I’ve been fooled by those kind of recipes before and where the end result is much less than the sum of its parts. This, on the other hand, looks like it would totally deliver on every count.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    March 3, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I love making pudding with tofu – it makes it the perfect texture! Love this!

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    Adrienne | Appetites Anonymous
    March 3, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I’m very intrigued by this tofu pudding!! Definitely have to try it!!


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    March 3, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I’ve never been into the chocolate tofu pudding thing! I’ve tried so many times and I always feel like I can taste it–recipes over-promising + under-delivering as you say. I feel like your addition of peanut butter and maple syrup might convince me to try again though…

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      March 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Agreed! In this case, the peanut butter and maple syrup are strong enough to mostly cover it! (though there is a *very slight* background taste for the most discerning of palates :) )

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    March 3, 2014 at 10:57 am

    i made something similar long time ago and its soo good. your version with maple syrup looks delicious.

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    March 3, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    can’t go wrong with only 5 ingredients. I love tofu chocolate pudding. it does work so well in this venue, you are so right!

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    March 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    This looks delicious and your photos are gorgeous. Pinning this now!

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    March 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I love tofu chocolate mousse! This peanut butter version looks fantastic! Pinned!

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    March 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    So sad that I looked at this recipe AFTER making my store run for the next few days! This sounds awesome and so easy!

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    March 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Love this easy to make dessert! Chocolate Mousse is my favourite dessert for sure.


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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
    March 3, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    This looks absolutely incredible!

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    March 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Wow! Just pinned. Never heard of tofu pudding before. Sounds amazing!

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    Kathy @ Olives & Garlic
    March 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    What an intriguing recipe. But seems easy enough to try and looks delicious.

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    March 19, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    It sounds weird, but avocado also works really well to make chocolate mousse. I’m not a big tofu fan but I make avocado mousse all the time!

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    March 23, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    do you think this could be prepared the night before?

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    April 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve already made this three times since you originally posted the recipe. It’s so good! I love how it’s rich and satisfying, yet not overly sweet. Thanks for all your hard work and delicious recipes. :)

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    August 1, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    This recipe was clearly easy to follow, and it looked beautiful at the end. i did end up adding more peanut butter and more cocoa powder because it really did not have much flavor. the mousse is setting up in the fridge now and later i will add berries and a dash of whipped cream just to add more flavor to it. hopefully everyone likes it and i’ll report later!

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    August 31, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Just whipped up a batch of this and if the “batter” is any indication…it’s going to be incredible! Thanks for sharing. Think I’m going to top ours with a bit of sea salt. :)


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    February 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I’ve just made and eaten this – it’s so gorgeously delicious! I used agave as I didn’t have maple syrup (same quantity) and it worked well. I’ll certainly be making this one again.

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    June 4, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    this was terrific – felt like I was eating something very decadent

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