Your guests will never suspect the secret ingredients in this delicious dairy-free chocolate mousse. Easy to prepare the day before, just chill the mousse in individual ramekins, then top with toasted coconut flakes and fresh fruit before serving.
- 3/4 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup packed pitted dates (about 20)
- 1 (15-ounce) can puréed butternut squash
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage more if needed
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place cashews and dates in a medium bowl and cover with very hot water. Let soak for 2 hours to soften. Drain well.
Place cashews and dates, butternut squash and coconut milk in a blender or food processor and process until smooth (this may take 1 to 2 minutes). Add cocoa and vanilla. Process again, adding a bit more coconut milk if needed to make a smooth, mousse-like texture. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.
Per serving: 370 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 76g carbohydrates (9g dietary fiber, 57g sugar), 6g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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