Oh what to do with those lonely avocados.
They have sat on my table for too long. Not past their prime, but pretty darn close. I had good intentions. Nachos with guacamole was the initial idea, but with all of the yummy CSA share stuff I am receiving, the nacho meal never happened. Have to stick with the seasonal veggies while I have them!
Because I never waste produce, I had to use them. I am all about desserts for the kids after school, so I figured I should probably incorporate these avocados somehow….
Then I remembered the “healthier” creamy, dreamy, chocolate mousse that I have made a couple of times. This dessert is so downright good, you will not even notice the avocado. AT ALL. Avocado is actually a lot more versatile than people realize. It can be used in many baked goods as an excellent substitute for butter. I still get amazed when people get scared of the fat content. Loads of mono-unsaturated fats. Translation: the good fats, the ones that can lower your cholesterol.
Back to the pie. I thought about just calling this pie ” Healthier Chocolate Mousse”. Yawn. It is now called 3-Lonely-Avocados Pie.
Best part about this recipe? 5 ingredients.
- 3 lonely avocados
- 4 medjool dates
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 bag of Ghiradelli DARK chocolate chips
- whole grain pie crust (store-bought, who has the time??)
Step 1: Dust off your food processor.
Step 2: Pile the first 4 ingredients into the bowl of your processor.
Step 3: Blend/ chop/ process the heck out of it until it is an ultra-smooth pudding like consistency. Make sure that you stop your food processor every so often to scrape down the sides.
Step 4: Smooth it out onto your pie plate.
Step 5: Chill in the refrigerator for 2+ hours so that it will firm up.
Slice it up. Enjoy.
If you want to up the health factor even more, you can sprinkle some chia seeds and a few gogi berries on the top before you refrigerate.