Wednesday, June 22, 2011

chocolate-avocado pudding

Somebody I know is refusing green smoothies lately. I'm not naming any names...

I'm at my wit's end trying to get some green stuff into the kid and a friend gave me Deceptively Delicious a couple of months ago. I'm still not sure how I feel about "sneaking" healthy stuff into sugary recipes (i.e. chocolate pudding), but the beans did see me make the avocado puree and then put it into the pot with the rest of the ingredients.

I had to add some rice milk to the puree to get it into a good consistency...

But maybe adding avocado to chocolate pudding was just what the doctor ordered--for flavor and creaminess, anyway.

And I did add less sugar than the recipe called for. Oh, and I substituted dark chocolate cocoa powder for regular--that's healthy, right?

I'm afraid somebody (a few somebodies) really liked it.

You'll need:
  • margarine (I used butter)
  • avocado puree
  • confectioners' sugar
  • unsweetened cocoa powder (I used dark)
  • vanilla extract
  • cornstarch
It's a simple one-pot stovetop recipe, and the taste and consistency were absolutely divine, but I'm just not sure how far I want to go with this. Disguise fruit and veg with sugar? Hmmm.

That said, I will probably make this again. I just happen to have two more cups of avocado puree in the fridge.

And it was pretty yummerlicious.

As you can see, I'm conflicticated.

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