Avocados are wonderfully healthy and a great source of good fats (as we have discussed here). Unfortunately, my kids don’t really like them. So, I am always on the look out for recipes with avocados I think they will like. I adapted this recipe from Giada. She really pulled through for me this time and I love it. It is creamy and rich and very chocolatey, just the way I like it. I feel just peachy about my kids digging into this, which they do. Lick the bowls clean, to be exact.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (semi sweet is fine, but I like the dark)
- 4 ripe (8 ounce) avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1/2 cup mild honey
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I look for a good quality unprocessed, raw one)
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Place over a small saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth, about 3 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
Place the melted chocolate, avocados, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Spoon into glasses, cover, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours (can be prepared 1 day in advance). Serves 6.