The creaminess and density of this dessert comes from ripe avocado! You can serve alone in a parfait glass or decorative bowl and garnish w/ berries or mint, whatever suits your fancy~
Chocolate Pudding Pie
3/4 c unsalted raw macadamia nuts or cashews
1/2 c soft pitted dates (snipped* in smaller pieces)
2 c ripe avocado
1/2 C maple syrup
2 T refined coconut oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C cocoa, sifted if lumpy
1/8 tsp. salt
Process the nuts in a food processor until they are like fine meal. Add in the pitted dates and salt. Process until it all sticks together. Transfer to a lightly oiled pie plate. ( I like to use coconut or macadamia nut oil here).
Combine all the filling ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over crust and using a spatula, spread evenly. (If not sweet enough, add more maple syrup or some dates)
Chill several hours or overnight.
Cut into 8 pieces.
*I like to use kitchen shears to cut the dates instead of a knife. It seems to be easier and less sticky. Dipping in warm water also helps.