Fruit = delicious. Fruit with a low cost, low calorie, low fat, high protein, decadently creamy dark chocolate dip = pinch me, I’m having a dream about fruit dipped in dark chocolate. Wait, is this real? Yes! I have pictures to prove it.
This is another of my joyful soft tofu experiments. Soft tofu is the shiz-nit when you want delectable creaminess and reasonable healthiness happening in the same place, as I often do. And don’t forget, once you’ve transformed it into something delicious, it stops being tofu and starts being soy. When I was shopping at the fanc-eh food co-op in Seattle, I would have totally thought about buying some dark chocolate soy fruit dip, except it would have been $5 for a little container instead of $1.60 so I would have passed.
It is so fun getting creamy chocolate all over strawberries and yumming them up. It adds that little decadent kick of fun I often need to get through the day with a smile on my face. The next time I get to the store, I think I’m going to go tropical and get a pineapple for dipping. Dark chocolate and pineapple…wow! Clearly getting my hands on a pineapple is going to be my number one priority today, and it’s all the fault of this fabulous dip. Curse you, dip! You’re too damned delicious.
So here’s how the costs work out. Rounding everything up a lot (it’s cheap here in the sticks), half a 14 oz. package of soft tofu is roughly $1. 5 tablespoons of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa runs about $.50, and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar is an absolute steal for $.10. I thought about using a no-calorie sweetener, but they sometimes leave an aftertaste and I didn’t want to risk an aftertaste spoiling my good time.
2 minCook Time
2 minTotal Time
- about 7 oz. (half a package) soft tofu
- 1/4 c + 1 Tbs dark or Dutch-processed cocoa
- 1/4 c powdered sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
Refrigerate dip in an airtight container for up to a week.
This recipe is vegan and gluten free-friendly. Check the labels on your ingredients to make sure they work for you.
Per 2 Tbs, about 32g: 33 calories (11 calories from fat); 1.2g fat (2%)(0g trans); 0mg cholesterol (0%); 43mg sodium (2%); 6.1g carbohydrates (2%); 1.3g fiber (5%); 2.3g protein; Vitamin A 0%; Calcium 3%; Vitamin C 0%; Iron 8%; Potassium 1%