Thursday, February 02, 2012

Best. Chocolate. Pudding. Ever.

Since the blog post coming up is rather serious and has been in the works for about 13 months, I thought I'd post something a bit more fun... and delicious. This is possibly the best pudding ever and has waaaaaaaay more nutrition than regular chocolate pudding. It's gluten-free, vegan and raw (assuming the maple syrup and cocoa powder are raw). It even looks just like regular pudding- try waiting until your guests are done eating and raving about it to tell them what's in it. Enjoy!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Serves 6

1/2 cup pitted mejdool dates, soaked
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 ripe avocados
1/2 cup plus 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup water (+/- depending on the texture desired- start with 1/4 cup and add as needed)

Place the dates, maple syrup, and vanilla in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the avocados and cocoa powder and process until creamy. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the water and process briefly. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

The pudding will keep for up to three days in the refrigerator.

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