Who doesn’t like chocolate? We turn to chocolate when we feel happy, when we feel sad. Unfortunately, chocolate bars that are full of sugar and artificial flavours are far from being a healthy snack.
So what should you do when you’re craving some chocolate? Try this super easy and fast recipe for a chocolate pudding that will help you satisfy your chocolate craving in a healthy way.
This chocolate pudding has no sugar, no dairy or gluten. It’s also a vegan recipe. So regardless of your diet you can try this healthy snack idea. It does have nuts though, so make sure to skip them if you are allergic!
I have been making this recipe for a while now and I thought it is time to share it with you guys. You can have the chocolate pudding as a snack, serve it as a dessert and even bring it with you for lunch. I personally like to add a few berries and have it with a cup of tea. Yes, I’m a total tea addict…
It’s a pretty cool party trick surprising people that they just had a healthy chocolate dessert. Usually they tend to not believe you 😉
- 3 oz (85 gr) 100% pure unsweetened chocolate
- 2 tbsp hazelnuts
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder/cacao
- 5 whole pitted dates
- 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ cup water
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
- If you do not have one (I don't), pour water in a small pot and bring it to a boil. There should be enough water to provide heat, but the water should not touch the bottom of the bowl. Turn off the heat and cover the pot with a glass or metal bowl that tightly fits over the pot. Add the chocolate and start slowly stirring it. When all of the chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from the pot. Be very careful, the bowl will be extremely hot!
- Purée hazelnuts, cocoa powder, dates and coconut flakes in a blender.
- Add melted chocolate and maple syrup and pulse the ingredients until they are well combined.
- Add ½ cup of water and blend again until you reach a soupy texture.
- The pudding will thicken as it cools down. Place the pudding in a container and cool it in the fridge for about 30 min.
- Serve with your choice of fruits or berries.
Dates can be substituted with prunes or dried figs.
When adding maple syrup, start with 2 tbsp and mix all ingredients together. Give it a try and add more maple syrup until you reach the desired sweetness.