Serves a Crowd

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Torte

March 17, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 20 portions
Author Notes

This star was born just last week, as I was making a tofu chocolate mousse torte. The tofu looked past its prime, so I chucked it and looked for other dairy-free ways to finish making my dessert using what I had on hand in the refrigerator. I settled on a pint of coconut vanilla yogurt and some peanuts to get the rest of the job done. I fretted all day, and sampled smidgens of the mixture a dozen times to see if it was setting. I needn’t have worried: it was just fabulous! It was all I could do to save a piece for my children to taste the following day.

This dessert has all possible assets beside being heavenly and totally wholesome: No baking needed, dairy-free, no eggs, and easily adapted to gluten-free. You will be totally satisfied with a small serving: mine yielded about twenty portions! —Chef Lévana Kirschenbaum

What You'll Need
  • 3 ounces packages graham crackers (Gluten-free option: 2 8oz packages)
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons rum or brandy
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 container of tofutti or other good brand dairy-free cream cheese
  • 1 pint vanilla coconut yogurt
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
  1. In a food processor, finely grind the crackers with the oil
  2. Set aside 2/3 cup of the mixture.
  3. Press the remaining mixture very firmly into a 10 inch pie plate.
  4. On a very low flame, melt the chips, cocoa, coffee, water and rum (or microwave 2 minutes).
  5. Transfer to a food processor, with all remaining ingredients, and process until perfectly smooth, a full minute.
  6. Pour the mixture over the crust.
  7. Chill. Before serving, sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture evenly over the top. Cut the pie in wedges.

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2 Reviews

AntoniaJames March 17, 2010
Is vanilla coconut yogurt a dairy-free product? I'm a bit confused . . . . . Thanks! ;o)
Chef L. March 17, 2010
Hi Antonia,
Yes, coconut yogurt is dairy-free, and most importantly its flavor is very unobtrusive and doesn't compete at all with the other two major flavors I am starring in this dish: Chocolate and peanut butter. You will also see in health food stores coconut-based ice cream: Fabulous. I believe the brand is "So Delicious"