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Orange Chocolate Mousse

Contributed by Terry Walters, Clean Start

The hint of orange is so unexpected and so welcome; it elevated this recipe to family-favorite status immediately. You can serve it in a parfait glass or tart shell, or sneak it directly from the food processor.

Serves 4.

12 ounces extra-firm silken tofu
12 teaspoon orange extract
14 cup maple syrup
34 cup gluten- and dairy-free chocolate chips or
4 12 ounces dark chocolate
1 cup toasted slivered almonds
2 tablespoons grated orange zest

Wrap tofu in towel and gently press out excess liquid. Place in food processer and whip until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add orange extract and maple syrup and pulse to combine.

Melt chocolate chips or chocolate in double boiler or in small pot over very low heat. Remove from heat, add to tofu mixture and process until blended and smooth. Transfer to serving bowl or individual parfait glasses and refrigerate to chill. Remove from refrigerator, top with toasted almonds and orange zest and serve.