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chocolate {avocado, WHAT?!} pudding  

chocolate and i are like bella and edward- meant to be, but constantly facing obstacles in our love affair. and yes, that was  a twilight reference for the three of you that have been strong enough to resist the series (HOW?!).  the obstacle is this: chocolate is always teaming up with my frenemies dairy and sugar. but not here my pals, here it teams up with my BFF'S avocado and coconut milk to make a completely healthy and amazingly rich dessert!  i bow down in reverence to this sweet treat, after i've devoured it like i'm on day 38 of survivor, of course.  please, please make this.  it's easy.  it's healthy. it's amazing.  DO IT!   recipe and more after the jump.



3 ripe avocados

3 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened and get the good stuff!)

2 oz of 70% dark chocolate (again, splurge on the good stuff it's totally worth it!)

1 can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated over night

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons raw honey

chopped peanuts to garnish (or go wild with sprinkles, get sophisticated with a sprig on mint, etc)



for the pudding:

- place the flesh of three rip avocados in your food processor and blend until completely smooth

-  in a double boiler or homemade double boiler (one sauce pan placed in another that has a couple of inches of water in it) melt the chocolate

- add melted chocolate, cocoa powder, maple syrup,  sea salt, one tablespoon of raw honey and 3 tablespoons of the cream at the top of your can of coconut milk (the solid goodness, not the liquid below it!) to your avocado and blend.  

- taste and adjust to your liking with more honey to sweeten it or a little more salt

- scoop into 3 jelly jars and refrigerate while you make the coconut whipped cream


for the coconut whipped cream:

- in a small mixing bowl combine the remaining cream from the can (again, just the solid part!) with 1 tablespoon of raw honey. 

- use a hand mixer to beat until it takes on the consistency of whipped cream (it happens fast!)

- scoop into the tops of the jelly jars and garnish with the chopped peanuts

 - enjoy!  

Reader Comments (16)

Yum! I've seen recipes for this around the internet, but confess that I've always thought it sounded gross... avocado in my pudding?? You make it look amazing though and I think I am going to have to give it a try!

03/07/13 | 10:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterSimone Anne

simone you have to try it! i promise it's not gross! :)

03/07/13 | 10:48 AM | Registered Commentersarah yates

This looks fantastic! Maybe it's strange but the double boiler (pretend since we don't have a real one) always trips me up. I can't seem to make it work right.
I have an awesome chocolate cupcake recipe that uses avocado (cocao, coconut oil, & maple syrup too!) I made it over the weekend for the millionth time and, damn! it is so good. I also put coconut whipped cream on them--and then peanut butter and coconut whipped cream together--for a double up of awesome.
I still haven't made your chocolate peanut butter cups. they are next on my list but, I'm stalling. I'm afraid. I know I'll love them and then, eat them all. Danger. : )

03/07/13 | 10:49 AM | Unregistered Commenterliza

This looks amazing! I'm not an avocado fan but I'm sure the chocolate covers it.

03/07/13 | 10:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterEmily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom

I am so excited about this, I have the worst sweet tooth imaginable & am trying to be healthier, can't wait to try it!!

03/07/13 | 11:0 AM | Unregistered CommenterMaryClaire

i've always been dubious of these recipes - but the addition of the coconut milk makes it seem way more delicious. can't wait to try this, thanks!

03/07/13 | 11:8 AM | Unregistered Commenterrita

Ok I might give this is a try! ;)

03/07/13 | 12:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterGaby

oooooh! I've been wanting to hop on this avocado-based sweets train, might have to try this!

03/07/13 | 8:7 PM | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

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