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


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
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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