Chocolate Brownie Chunk Mousse

Chocolate Brownie Chunk Mousse

chocolate brownie mousse

Today, in my part of the world, the weather is rainy. Which means:

A) a great photo opportunity (because the lighting is ridiculously perfect for shooting food)

&

B) a good reason to eat a lot of chocolate.

And so, I came up with this chocolate brownie mousse.

This dessert is not for someone looking for a light dessert to satisfy a chocolate craving.  Noooo no no.  This mousse is over-the-top loaded down with sweet chocolatey goodness.

It is best savored in small dishes that have been chilled along with the mousse.

Devour at your own risk.

 

Chocolate Brownie Chunk Mousse

serves 6 (at least!)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 bag (6 oz) vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 2 blocks extra firm silken tofu (350 g each)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup vegan granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Chocolate “brownie” chunks

Melt chocolate in double boiler over low heat until smooth.  Stir in almond milk and agave or maple syrup until well incorporated.  Remove from heat.  Add walnuts and stir to coat them with a thick chocolate layer.

Line a cookie sheet with a silicon mat or wax paper.  Spread chocolate covered walnuts on cookie sheet.  Chill in freezer until you are finished making the mousse.

Mousse

To make mousse, simply blend tofu, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla in food processor or blender until extremely smooth.  If you find you still have sugar granules floating around in the mousse, keep blending.

Remove the chocolate covered walnuts from the freezer when they are firm.  Break into chunks and stir them into the mousse.

Spoon into individual dishes and chill.  Serve very cold.

Wait one hour, eat a large, leafy salad.

salad

Your body will be extra grateful for some actual nutrients after the chocolate overload.

25 Responses to Chocolate Brownie Chunk Mousse

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  2. Mihl says:

    Oh, wow! This sounds like the perfect dessert! I love chocolate things loaded with chocolate.

  3. Sarah says:

    In my part of the world the prime minister has just publicly resigned and we’re waiting for confirmation of the new one…

    And onto chocolate- I am making this baby as soon as I’ve submitted my essay. I’ve decided it’s going to be my reward, accompanied with a (large) glass of red wine…

    Love the comment about the salad :)

  4. Dianne says:

    Wooow that looks like my kind of dessert! I’m always looking for easy chocolaty recipes for sudden cravings.

  5. allyson says:

    Mihl~ yeah, me too… seriously, it’s hard to beat. :)

    Sarah~ :D yes, I was just reading about that….
    Good luck with your essay- I’m flattered that you would make this mousse your reward. I bet it will be killer with red wine (because I am definitely pairing the two later-thanks!). Mmmm….

    Dianne~ I hope this one satisfies your next craving- it sure did a number on mine!

  6. Lauren says:

    That is one good-looking chocolate mousse… and the “brownie” chunks make it all the more tempting!

  7. Kim says:

    Your freakin kidding me, this looks OMG amazing! I am trying so hard to be good and now it just won’t happen. Great pic too!

  8. Tiffany says:

    Mmmmm that looks so amazingly decadent! It reminds me of chocolate fudge brownie ice cream, which was one of my favorite childhood treats. :) Yeah, I definitely support any reason to devour gratuitous amounts of chocolate.

  9. Sondi says:

    Holy crap! This looks amazing.

  10. Katrina says:

    I want this mousse now!! It looks sooo good!

  11. Ellen Allard says:

    Can I say that you are an evil genius??!!!

    ~Ellen
    http://www.Iamglutenfree.blogspot.com

  12. Oh my goodness….as soon as I saw the title of this post on my blog roll my hand took over and my mind went completely blank and I clicked on the post like a zombie! I had no ability to resist and I”m so glad I didn’t. This looks PHENOMENAL. I love really rich chocolatey desserts so I will be making this FOR SURE! You are out of this world creative – thank you for another awesome recipe!

  13. Mary says:

    Wow! That looks so easy and so good. Why don’t I ever make pudding?

  14. allyson says:

    @everyone~ Awe.. you guys are all so sweet.. and suckers for chocolate like me! Thank you for such enthusiastic comments!

    Tiffany~ Yes! that’s what it reminds me of too- it’s so good served super cold.

    Ellen~ You can. :)

    Tasha~ again, you just leave the nicest comments, thank you for being so sweet!

    Mary~ I don’t make it enough either- but I have to say, I will be making this recipe again very very soon.

  15. Marisa says:

    I like the way you think – rainy weather = chocolate. Then again, for me, pretty much all weather is a great excuse to eat chocolate! :-) Loving the chocalate-nut chunks in the mousse – what a novel idea.

    PS – Awesome blog! Glad to have discovered it.

    • allyson says:

      Thank you so much Marisa! very I am glad you have discovered it as well. What a super nice comment! :)

  16. Carl says:

    My cupboards are wide awake with all the necessary ingredients. My wife is sound asleep with none of the awareness about your recipe and the treat she will have under her nose soon, and I am gathering kitchen utensils at warp speed to do the deed. Just how did you know that I have exactly everything needed for this in stock already? THANK YOU!

  17. Mo says:

    That mousse looks amazing!

  18. Ricki says:

    I love that there’s no baking of the brownie chunks–yay for making it easy to consume more chocolate! It looks phenomenal.

  19. Samantha says:

    I’m stuck at work, and this is waiting in the fridge for me. Mmmm torture.

  20. Jacquie says:

    Is the salad mandatory or can I rather have a second helping of dessert in an hour??

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