Guilt-free Chocolate MousseA friend recently introduced me to a blog called Peanut Butter Fingers, and I instantly fell in love. I immediately felt as if the author Julie and I would be besties if we ever met. Peanut Butter Fingers is full of fresh ideas, musings and recipes from a similarly health-minded 27-year-old. But my first visit to this blog was very purposeful, as my friend mentioned that this blog not only rocks, but is where she found a chocolate mousse recipe that sounded quite intriguing. It features one of my all-time favorite fruits-posing-as-a-veggie and power foods, the beloved avocado. Whaaaaat?!
I had to get to the bottom of this. So I found the recipe and made the dessert for a cook-out last week, where I gave it the “true dude” test by serving it to my friend’s husband who cares first and foremost about taste. He is often shaking his head in displease and raising his eyebrows in skepticism at the healthy antics his wife and I explore in the kitchen. But he is a great sport when we cook up the newest healthy recipes and swap-out ingredients to “healthify” classic dishes.
Without a clue that the mousse was a health food in disguise, I shoved a spoonful of it in his mouth upon arrival. He gave it the stamp of approval and the four peeps in attendance- including myself- tackled the dessert with true class. We took four spoons to one bowl and proceeded to lick it clean. This is a quick, amazing dessert that any chocolate lover is sure to enjoy. Behold the recipe for this three-ingredient delight, which simply requires avocados, honey, cocoa, a food processor and a sweet tooth. Enjoy! And thanks, Julie- I look forward to more tips and recipes from you in the future.
From Peanut Butter Fingers:
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse
(Adapted from Chocolate Avocado Mousse Martinis via If It Makes You Healthy: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons cookbook)
- 1 ripe avocado, skin and pit removed
- 3 1/2 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 3 1/2 tablespoons honey
- Place avocado and dark chocolate cocoa powder in food processor. Add honey.
- Process avocado, cocoa powder and honey for approximately one minute, pausing to scrape the sides, or until a thick, smooth mousse forms
- Spoon mousse into a small bowl and top with slivered almonds, fresh fruit or chocolate chips and enjoy
Note: You may simply add more cocoa powder and honey if you prefer more chocolate or sweetness!
Double Note: I’d double if not triple this recipe if I were you. We only had one avocado on hand and I wanted more. Lots more.