Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
16 Medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
3 ripe avocados
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt, plus more for garnish
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.
434 calories;20 g fat(5 g sat); 16 g fiber; 74 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 96 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 52 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 325 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 118 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 54 mg sodium; 1,212 mg potassium
Really tasty! I used Unsweetened Cashew milk, and it turned out wonderfully. Dates are a nutritional powerhouse, and make delicious treats.
Cons: Hard to wait for it to chill :)
March 06, 2015
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