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.

Jason Mraz
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015


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Recipe Summary

3 hrs 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 74.2g; dietary fiber 16.5g; sugars 51.6g; fat 19.6g; saturated fat 5.3g; vitamin a iu 325.4IU; vitamin c 10.1mg; folate 95.6mcg; calcium 118.4mg; iron 3.2mg; magnesium 140.8mg; potassium 1212.3mg; sodium 54mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 9g.

Reviews (4)

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
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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
This Pudding is off the chart DELICOUS. I made it as directed but took Heidele's advice and eliminated the date. 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