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Chocolate

Chocolate is made from the cocoa bean, and left alone it is called unsweetened or baking chocolate.

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

Kids won’t notice the healthy add-ins or miss the maple syrup they usually pour over pancakes.

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Rich Chocolate Mousse

As a last-minute option, this all-purpose chocolate dessert can’t be beat. The mousse is ready to eat in about 10 minutes, and no one will guess it’s made with tofu.

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Mexican Chocolate Crème Caramels

Cayenne pepper and chili powder spice up creamy custards that hit the spot when the weather turns chilly. You can omit the light corn syrup, but it helps keep the sugar
from crystallizing before it turns to caramel.

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Creamy ’n’ Crunchy Peanut Butter Bar

Culinary school student Shelly Platten came up with this recipe while trying to make a healthier version of her son’s favorite peanut butter cup bars for a care package. Her secret ingredient? Puréed beans. “He didn’t even know the beans were in these bars!” she says.

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Tofu Crème au Chocolat

We’ve given this dessert its French name to highlight how decadent it is—a chocolate pudding for grown-ups as well as kids! No one will guess it’s made with tofu.

Triple Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Triple Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, dried cherries, and white chocolate chips come together in a rich, tender cookie that’s as easy to make as traditional chocolate-chip cookies.

Caramel-Almond Tart

Caramel-Almond Tart

Toasted almonds are covered with salted caramel and then poured into a chocolate-lined tart crust. Serve tart in thin slivers on its own, or top with a small dollop of whipped crème fraîche.

Chocolate-Cherry Bread Pudding

Chocolate-Cherry Bread Pudding

This recipe took several tries to get the taste and texture just right. The result is a decadent, custardy delight that looks sophisticated, but is also homey and comforting. It’s very rich, so small servings are recommended.

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