Healthy Chocolate Pudding


1/4 cup dates, pitted and soaked in water for about 10 minutes
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup honey (a combination of honey and maple syrup)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 cup cranberries
1/4 cup water or as needed


Place all ingredients (and only half of the water) in a blender (or food processor), and blend until smooth, wiping down the sides of the blender every 1 minute to ensure that all ingredients are blended. If the pudding is too thick after 2 minutes, add the remaining water and continue blending. There will still be tiny pieces of almonds, but that’s okay.
Pour into a bowl, and chill for about 10-15 minutes.
Serve, and enjoy!




Helen Pitlick's picture

I'm on the quest to find the best homemade vegan chocolate pudding (since my favorite store brand is so expensive) and I'm going to need to give this a try (with agave nectar instead of honey)!


I have a great love of chocolate. We seem to be drawn to each other, and there is no way I can resist chocolate’s sweet temptation. Many things I make and enjoy contain chocolate, however with a few lifestyle changes taking place (leaning more in the direction of a higher percentage of raw foods in my diet, and vegetarianism being a huge influence in what I’m putting into my body now), I’ve found that I eat less of this lovely food. Luckily for me, higher quality cocoa powder is quite tasty and satisfies that chocolate craving.

Looking for vegetarian dessert recipes, I found a few different things on recipe websites, but many of them had avocado (which I’m not a fan of), or other ingredients that I didn’t have in stock at home. So with a little inspiration from many different vegetarian recipe websites, (and the main chocolate pudding recipe I found on ) I put together this sinfully delicious chocolate pudding. It tastes like a combination of a rich chocolate pudding, and a decadent, moist chocolate cake. I was in heaven when eating this, and judging by the fact that my husband was licking the bowl, I’d say it passed the husband-taste-test also.




Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 8:08am


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