Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Chocolate "pudding"

I am craving sweets right now, more than usual, and I mean CRAVE! I try to make better choices when eating, and I am thankful for many creative recipes that I've come across, like this one. And... if anyone else have any other recipes to share, please do so! No really, please...

Maybe my taste buds are changed, but I think I like this MORE than a traditional pudding. It's rich and creamy and chocolatey and decadent and wonderful and so easy to make ... sold?

Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding Pie in a Jar
makes enough for 2

1/2 cup pecans
1-2 dates
1 tablespoon cacao nibs (optional)
1 tablespoon coconut flakes (optional)
a tiny bit of salt

Pulse in food processor until well mixed. Then divide between the two jars, press down at the bottom of the jar.

adapted from here
2 bananas (don't use soft, blackened bananas)
4-5 tablespoons of unsweetened cacao powder
2-3 tablespoons of almond butter (or any other nut butter would work)
if needed to get things moving in your blender add a little bit of liquid: soy milk, almond milk, regular milk... whatever you have

Blend together until smooth. Pour (or scoop) into the jar and chill for about an hour before serving.


sk said...

Have you tried the Nikki's Healthy Cookies recipe on 101 Cookbooks? It's my go-to healthy sweet recipe.

Amanda Mae said...

mmmm! I have but I forgot about it! I made it once but that was a while ago. I think I need to whip up another batch!

Caroline said...

Oh my sweet heavens this looks divine!! I always make homemade dark chocolate pudding at christmas time .. you've inspired me to make some for Summer! Love these photos!

tifanie said...

oh wow. that sounds so yummy. i'll have to try it. :::

Sara M. said...

Oh I will make this. I know you have a baby to worry about, but remind me please :) wow wow wow I want it now!

jacqui said...

This sounds amazing! I will have to try it. Have you ever made chocolate avocado mousse? It's really good, it's a little thicker, but I bet if you thinned it a little with some liquid it would smooth it out more like pudding.

Maxene said...

I've been making a variation on this recipe for some time since I saw it. So easy and incredibly delicious. Never forget the cocoa nibs, but I sometimes add vanilla or maple syrup. Thanks for the post!