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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avo Choc Mousse
Did you know Avocados and Dark Chocolate are two of the most perfect foods? Avocados are packed with the good kind of fat that helps lower cholesterol. Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants. So I’ve combined them into this decadent powerhouse of a dessert. This will have your whole family asking for seconds.

Ingredients
• 2 ripe Avocados, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
• ¼ cup Cacao Powder
• 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
• 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
• 1/3 cup Coconut Milk
• 2/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Directions
1. Melt dark chocolate in a double broiler. Bring about an inch of water to a simmer in your saucepan. Set the heatproof bowl in the mouth of the pot, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir chocolate occasionally as it softens. When you have just a few small un-melted chunks, remove bowl from heat (residual heat will melt the rest).

2. Place the remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse on high for 15-20 seconds. Add the melted dark chocolate and pulse for another 10-15 seconds. Spoon into 4 serving cups and chill for an hour before serving.

WalnutPecanBrownies

Walnut-Pecan Brownies

One taste of these delicious brownies and you will never crave another sugar-laden, cooked, wheat-flour version again.

Tip: be careful not to overprocess in your food processor because the oils will begin to release and you’ll end up with a sticky brownie.

Ingredients

1/2 cup raw walnuts

1/2 cup raw pecans

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted and firmly packed

Chopped pecans for topping (optional)

 

Directions

Place walnuts and pecans in processor fitted with s-blade and pulse until nuts are a finely ground. Add dates and cacao and process just until mixture begins to stick together. Do not overprocess. Press mixture into a 4×9-inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with more chopped pecans, if you choose. Slice into 6 squares or use a square cookie cutter and form individual servings by dividing mixture into 6 portions and pressing firmly into the cookie mold. Gently remove the mold.

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Walnut-Pecan Brownies

One taste of these delicious brownies and you will never crave another sugar-laden, cooked, wheat-flour version again. Tip: be careful not to overprocess in your food processor because the oils will begin to release and you’ll end up with a sticky brownie.

 

brownies

Ingredients

1/2 cup raw walnuts

1/2 cup raw pecans

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted and firmly packed

Chopped pecans for topping (optional)

 

Directions

Place walnuts and pecans in processor fitted with s-blade and pulse until nuts are a finely ground. Add dates and cacao and process just until mixture begins to stick together. Do not overprocess. Press mixture into a 4×9-inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle with more chopped pecans, if you choose. Slice into 6 squares or use a square cookie cutter and form individual servings by dividing mixture into 6 portions and pressing firmly into the cookie mold. Gently remove the mold.