Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Deb's Avocado and Date Chocolate Fudge

It's no secret that chocolate is a happy mood food. So, it should have come as no surprise to me that while cleaning out the pantry this morning, I discovered that my 12 year old daughter's been dippin' into the dark chocolate chips. If, like Livi, you're a food aficionado with a soft side for anything and everything sweet, you'll be pleased to know that myfoodplans has officially started posting some healthy sweet treats.
Our first sweet recipe comes to us courtesy of Deb. Deb is a beautiful former gymnast and food enthusiast that I recently met. While exercising together, she shared this avocado based raw chocolate fudge recipe with me. I've since researched some variations and come up with a sincerely healthy and delicious, guilt-free snack for all of you to enjoy.
Thanks for the inspiration Deb! 

1/4 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked
1/8 cup pure maple syrup, honey or agave
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mashed avocados 
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tbsp water
Sea Salt(optional)

Blend dates with maple syrup, agave or honey.  Add vanilla and water and blend until smooth. Add avocado and cocoa powder, process until creamy. Sprinkle with sea salt and store in a sealed container  in freezer for a minimum of 3 hours or until it hardens. Cut into cubes and serve.

Note: This recipe may also be used as a healthy raw vegan frosting for brownies, cupcakes and cookies. Adding 1/8 cup water magically transforms fudge into a decadent chocolate mousse.

1 comment:

  1. I just made this recipe for vegan frosting on my cupcakes. I added some confectioners sugar to sweeten it up a little and give it texture. But even without that it was amazingly rich and creamy. A perfect frosting. Thank you!