14 Sept 2012

raw chocolate mousse

uh... yeah. make these now.

i felt like creating something a wee bit fancy yesterday for my family and friends. we had a ripe avocado so i utilized it in the name of raw vegan splendor. turned out pretty decent, if i do say so myself (and i just did, so there). while you read the post, look at the pics and check out the recipe - i suggest you listen to THIS. i took lots of pictures for you today to feast your eyes on. FEAST:

i love having fresh mint from the garden for garnishes on desserts. to be honest, i'm not the biggest peppermint fanatic but i do adore the splash of colour. i am addicted to chocolate (that should be pretty apparent by now) but all the brown leaves something to be desired; purely for aesthetic reasons.

the bottom of these is a chocolate nut crust and it's topped with a chocolate pudding kinda deal. i made a quick chocolate sauce to decorate. i suggest letting them sit in a fridge for a few hours. i let them set overnight. i'm pretty sure if you do everything wrong in this recipe - it will still be delicious...


double chocolate mousse delights: makes around 8 

1 cup walnuts
1 cup almonds
1 cup dates
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 tablespoons cacao/cocoa 

1 avocado
3 tablespoons cacao/cocoa
1/4 cup honey/maple syrup 
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil, melted (optional if you're using a chocolate bar)
3-4 tablespoons nut butter (i used peanut butter)
vegan milk, as needed (around 1/2 cup or something?)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/3 cup dates/prunes
1 vegan chocolate bar, melted (i guess this is optional, but i recommend it!)

chocolate sauce:
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon cacao/cocoa
3-5 tablespoons vegan milk

to make the crust, put all ingredients in your food processor and process until the nuts are crumbs and everything kinda sticks together. press into the bottom of big cupcake molds lined with plastic wrap or tinfoil; put in the fridge.

to make the mousse, blend all ingredients until smooth (you can do this in the food processor.) see if you wanna add anything. it should be pretty thick already, and it will set more in the fridge. spoon into each of the cupcake molds and stick it in the fridge for an hour or more. 

when you wanna eat them - ASAP i would assume - make the chocolate sauce by stirring all ingredients together. take the mousse cups out of their molds and decorate on plates with whatever you like! drizzle on the sauce and serve. YUUUMMM <3


Unknown said...

Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate? YESplease!

Katie said...

Oh my YUMMMMMMM!!! I made vegan pudding the other day to curb my sweet tooth and this blows my little dessert outta the water!!!

trailblzer said...

Looks awesome!!!! Since i'm at work....my Hail Merry choco macaroons will do!!!! I love chocolate!!! Can't wait to make it!!!!
Peace n love!!

Anna said...

I realize that there is some cross-over with ingredients when making raw, but there is an awful lot in here that isn't raw...maybe these should be called vegan?

Em von Euw said...

haha if that isn't logic... i don't know what IS :)

Em von Euw said...

pff shucks >< use your vegan pudding recipe for this one, i bet it would be awesome! or... rawsome.

Em von Euw said...

ummm... choco macaroons!!?? yes PLEASE. must get myself some of those. yes.. anything chocolate i will love <3

same to you! namaste.

Em von Euw said...

i understand and appreciate the thought, anna!

i leave it up to my readers to make it as raw or non-raw as they like. most of the ingredients are available in both forms (and the chocolate bar certainly isn't necessary).

i just feel it's kind of redundant writing "raw" in front of every ingredient ><

smbp said...

Oh my these look so incredible! I LOVE fresh herbs from the garden even if it fo that little splash of extra color - beautiful photos too!

Em von Euw said...

totally agree. thank you, girl!

Wegan Nerd said...

There is no word in the world to describe how much I love your beautiful blog ;-)
Wish you luck and sunshine !
Vegan Nerd from Poland

Em von Euw said...

oh GEEZ thanks so much :D
well you're magic, because today the sun is shining!

Lindsey MM said...

OMG these were great this past weekend (and it was a beautiful weekend!!) although your beautiful pictures were much much prettier than mine turned out. I am thinking you are a dessert (heck cullinary!)genius, guess I'll just have to practice more - no problems there.
Have a magical day!!!!!!

Em von Euw said...

thank you so much, lindsey! can't tell ya what that means to me :) i will definitely have a magical day.