Chili Chocolate Pudding

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 pound silken tofu
  • 8 ounces high-quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder, or more to taste
  •  Cacao Nibs (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small pot, combine sugar with 3/4 cup water; bring to a boil and cook until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  2. Put all ingredients except for cacao nibs in a blender and purée until completely smooth, stopping machine to scrape down its sides if necessary. Divide among 4 to 6 ramekins and chill for at least 30 minutes. If you like, garnish with cacao nibs before serving.