Creamy avocados make this dairy-free and vegan chocolate dessert recipe super-rich. Serve as a not-so-sweet dessert or with strawberries for dipping. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

Jason Mraz



  • Soak dates in 1 cup hot water until soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Process the dates, avocados, milk beverage, cocoa, maple syrup (or agave), oil, vanilla and a pinch of salt in a food processor until very smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours. Serve garnished with a little extra sea salt, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; 19.6 g total fat; 5.3 g saturated fat; 54 mg sodium. 1212 mg potassium; 74.2 g carbohydrates; 16.5 g fiber; 52 g sugar; 6.2 g protein; 325 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg vitamin c; 96 mcg folate; 118 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 141 mg magnesium; 9 g added sugar;

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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Heidele’s suggestion of eliminating the dates and increasing the maple syrup removes the healthy dates (and their accompanying fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants), and pumps up the very-little-healthful added pure maple sugar. Not something I am going to follow, just to reduce some perceived possible slight graininess. Secondly, the accompanying video makes no mention of adding coconut oil, nor is there any mention of adding sea salt. Plus, the video processes the avocado in AFTER the rest has been well-processed, but the written instructions say otherwise. This is not the best presentation of a video-recipe combination that I have ever come across, which is disappointing for an EatingWell project, all things considered. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This Pudding is off the chart DELICOUS. I made it as directed but took Heidele's advice and eliminated the date. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious Really tasty! I used Unsweetened Cashew milk and it turned out wonderfully. Dates are a nutritional powerhouse and make delicious treats. Pros: Easy Cons: Hard to wait for it to chill:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great alternative to dairy-based chocolate pudding Super smooth and tastes better after two days! I will try this recipe again but with only maple syrup and no dates. Pros: Great chocolate flavor easy to make full of nutritious ingredients Cons: a little grainy from the processed dates Read More