Luxurious Chocolate Chia Mousse

08.19.2011 09:00 AM By Giasonne

You will. not. believe. how good this recipe is. This past weekend we did another Whole Foods demo...which meant another simple, delicious recipe to share with everyone and lots of smiles and oooh and ahhhs at our demo table. I love it. This recipe is such a winner! I was originally going to do a simple chocolate chia pudding but kicked it up a notch (thanks Emeril) and made the most luxurious chocolate mousse. It's kinda like the perfect black dress- you can dress it up for your fanciest dinner party or just have it for a casual dessert or  snack...and it's so healthy with all of those good fats from the chia and coconut oil...you could even have it for breakfast! Hello lazy Sunday mornings ;) Ok, so I'll stop raving and get right to it ;) Chocolate Chia Mousse 2 T chia seeds 1 c water 1.5 oz cacao paste, melted* 2 T coconut oil 1.5 T raw honey or more to taste 4-6 drops Vanilla Creme stevia (I used Wisdom Naturals brand) 1/2 tsp vanilla powder 1/8 tsp salt First, soak and stir the chia in the water until the chia expands and becomes gelatinous (about 5 minutes). Pour the soaked chia into your blender and add everything but the cacao paste. Blend well until smooth and the chia is broken down. Add the melted cacao paste and blend again to incorporate. Taste and adjust sweetness if necessary. Feel free to add some cool spices or seasonings as well and blend again. This is amazing as is but would be great with cinnamon, ginger, maca, almond extract, or any other flavor essence you love. Try a different combination every time! After blending, pour into your serving dishes and chill for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight (would be great to make the night before a dinner party, just multiply the recipe). Top with raspberries and cacao nibs or topping of choice and be prepared for compliments ;) *This recipe produces a sweet milky chocolate mousse. For a darker, more intense chocolate flavor, increase the amount of paste.
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