Meals That Heal - Chocolate Avocado Fudge
Although avocado is unusually high in fats, it has no cholesterol and is an excellent choice for those wanting to lose weight. Avocado can be a very satisfying replacement for butter, cheese, and even creamy desserts, moderating your appetite for these less-healthy foods. Plus, it provides the healthy fats your body needs, essential Omega 3’s and 6’s which are necessary for a healthy metabolism. This buttery green fruit is also packed with vitamins, minerals and even complete proteins.
- 3 oz bittersweet or dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa or higher), chopped
- 1 large avocado, pitted and pureed
- ⅓ cup organic full-fat coconut milk (canned)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Stevia to taste
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon Raw pistachios (or other nuts), chopped
Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, allowing the excess to hang over the sides.
Heat all ingredients except pistachios in a medium glass bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (making sure bowl doesn’t touch water), stirring until chocolate has completely melted and mixture is smooth.
Add nuts, and stir to incorporate.
Scrape mixture into prepared pan, using a spatula to smooth the top.
Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours and preferably overnight. (The longer it chills, the firmer it gets, but this is still soft fudge.)
Use parchment paper to lift fudge out of pan and to a cutting board. Peel off parchment paper and cut into 1-inch pieces. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.