Saturday, March 7, 2009

Wowzer Vegan Chocolate Pudding!

I have been wanting to try this ever since seeing it on Angela's blog. I finally had some just perfect avocados and gave it a whirl. OHMYWORD! It was amazing. And what a great recipe as it can easily be adapted to raw. I bet I could even use Splenda and make it for my husband. And what a bonus to have Orion eating all that avocado! ;)

4 avocados
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not dutch processed) OR 1/2 cup carob powder
3/4 cup maple syrup OR honey OR agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit and scoop the flesh away from the skin.
Add to blender or food processor along with the other ingredients.
Process until smooth.
*Add water in 1 Tablespoon increments if needed to achieve a creamy consistency.

Variation 1: This pudding makes an excellent pie filling. Just line the bottom of a prepared pie crust with your favorite fruit. Bananas work very well. Spread the chocolate frosting on top of the fruit. Refrigerate before serving.

Variation 2: This pudding also makes a great frosting for cakes. Just spread like any other frosting onto your favorite cake.

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