I made this for a movie night last week… and everyone enjoyed them (including my husband)… guess the secret ingredient?
I love treats that truly taste good (and not just in a “I’m eating healthy so this is my best case scenario” kind of way). I like that you can prep this ahead of time (great for school/work lunches) and it is great for dinner parties because this recipe makes 8 servings in 4 oz ramekins (don’t do 8 oz servings for 4 people like I did – it’s super rich and pretty hard to finish… despite how good it tasted). Ok so how do you make this
sneaky tasty treat? Here we go….
- 2 large avocados
- 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise
- 3/4 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/8 cup agave
- 1/4 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- splash vanilla
- handful cocoa nibs chopped
- handful hazelnuts chopped
- Scoop flesh from avocados and put in a blender with seeds from vanilla bean.
- Add cacao powder, maple syrup, agave, orange juice and kosher salt and start to puree.
- While blender is still running, gradually pour in 3/4 cup hot water (but not boiling), until smooth and creamy (you can also add more orange juice if the 3/4 cup water isn't enough).
- Chill pudding for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days (cover once set).
- Serve with whipped cream (make by whipping heavy whipping cream with vanilla) and sprinkle with cacao nibs and hazelnuts. If you want to go the vegan route, I recommend refrigerating a can of full fat coconut milk and whipping it in a chilled bowl for 30 seconds or so and adding vanilla for an easy dairy free substitute!
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