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Chocolate Mousse Pillows

(Family Features) - Kid-friendly desserts don't have to be loaded with unhealthy ingredients and guilt. With some creative choices, it's possible to make sweets that are surprisingly good - and guilt-free.

PBS-TV Chef Jim Coleman, the host of the "Healthy Flavors" cooking show, recommends using all-natural Nasoya Wrappers. The fresh pasta wrappers are only 27 calories each, have no MSG or trans fats, are a good source of iron, and contain six to eight grams of protein per serving. They're also a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen.

Chef Jim said, "Kids love to cut out shapes from the wrappers, or stack them in layers. They create 'purses' and 'twists' and fill them with everything from peanut butter to marmalade. Helping kids like to cook helps them develop healthy eating habits."

The versatile wrappers can be used instead of high-fat pie shells for mini-quiches or chocolate mousse tarts. They can be made into cups and filled with anything sweet or savory.

To tickle kids' taste buds, have them help make sweet treats such as Apple Cinnamon Rolls or Cherry Wonton Fritters. They can mix and fill, while an adult handles the cooking.

Chocolate Mousse Pillows are a delicious dessert for kids and adults. They're so mouthwateringly good, no one will ever guess the secret ingredient! They're truly a sweet surprise.

For more information and recipes, visit nasoya.com.

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Chocolate Mousse Pillows

Recipe provided by Maribeth Abrams, author of "Tofu 1-2-3," now available on-line.

  • 1/2 package Nasoya Silken tofu
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted (see note)
  • 1/4 cup liquid sweetener (agave nectar, pure maple syrup or honey)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 package Nasoya Won Ton wrappers
  • Spray vegetable oil
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    1. Put tofu in food processor and blend until completely smooth, about 2 minutes. Add melted chocolate chips, sweetener, and vanilla extract, process until well blended, refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
    2. Spray a wonton wrapper with vegetable oil. Place 1 teaspoon filling in center of wrapper. Moisten edges with water, fold into a triangle shape and then press to seal. Repeat. Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with oil.
    3. Lightly spray tops of filled wonton wrappers with oil and bake in 375°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
    4. Garnish with confectioner's sugar and drizzle with melted chocolate if desired.
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Calories: 120g     Total Fat: 3.5g
Cholesterol: 0mg     Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 19g     Sodium: 90mg

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Note: Melt chocolate chips in a double-boiler, stirring constantly to prevent burning, or in the microwave, on the defrost setting for approximately 3 minutes, stopping to stir at least once.

SOURCE: Vitasoy

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