Avocado/Cocoa/Date-sweetened Dessert

Two variations ~

#1 –  “Let’s Call this Pudding”

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted
  • 6-10 dates (depending on size of dates and desired sweetness – I’m usually happy with 8 medjool dates), soaked if necessary
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 4 heaping Tbsp cocoa or 2 Tbsp. carob powder
  • ½ cup water

 

Place all ingredients in a food processor (you can use a blender or Vitamix, but food processors work much better for this recipe) and begin blending.

Drizzle water in, stopping to scrape sides of bowl if need be, until the mixture resembles a thick, chocolate pudding. Let it continue mixing until smooth and creamy.

 

#2 – Let’s Make this Thicker with Walnuts and call it Brownies”

 

Similar ingredients to the above recipe, with some modifications.  Makes ~ 4 raw brownies.

 

  • 5-7 dates (or 3-4 oz by weight)
  • ½ cup walnuts that have been soaked and dried
  • pinch of salt
  • some orange zest
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1/8 cup cocoa powder

 

Place the nuts and dates in the processor and pulse until pulverized.  Add rest of ingredients and process until it is fairly smooth.  Pat this mixture into a glass container so it is ½ inch thick.  Chill.

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