Chocolate Avocado Nibs -finger food at its finest!
If you have been around for a little while, you might know that I have a thing for 2 in 1 recipes (like my hot chocolate that turns into pudding). This Chocolate Avocado Nibs recipe was inspired by my search for finger foods for my toddler, since most commercial finger foods are highly processed and full of ingredients I don’t want him eating. So, this is a kid tested and approved recipe full of nourishing, wholesome ingredients. Grain-free, refined sugar free and very yummy!
Chocolate Avocado Nibs Recipe:
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 to 1/2 cup of your favorite unrefined sweetener (honey, maple syrup, sucanat or coconut sugar would all work)
1/2 cup of raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
dash of sea salt
Put all ingredients in mixer or food processor until completely blended. The result is a light, fluffy, chocolatey mousse. Check sweetness at this point and adjust as necessary. Now, you can stop here if you want and just eat it with a spoon. Or pick one of the following options.
Option A) Dehydrated Chocolate Avocado Nibs
Scoop mixture into a plastic bag and cut off the corner, as if you were going to ice a cake. Place wax paper over a large cookie sheet or tray and then squeeze thimble sized dots all over the tray. Place tray in oven on 150 and leave for 2 hours. Nibs will shrink a little as they dry and the result will be a darker colored, slightly chewy, but rich chocolaty treat. These will keep in an airtight container for several days or several weeks in the fridge (they lasted only 1 day in my house, because the little people devoured them).
Option B) Frozen Chocolate Avocado Nibs
Scoop mixture into a plastic bag and cut off the corner, as if you were going to ice a cake. Place wax paper over a large cookie sheet or tray and then squeeze thimble sized dots all over the tray. Place tray in freezer for a few hours or until frozen solid. The resulting treat is yummy and light, and can be taken off the tray and stored in an airtight container in the freezer. This treat was a favorite, but gets messy as it melts, so must be eaten directly after being taken out of the freezer.
OR… you can split the batch in half and make both!
If you have any suggestions for ingredient substitutions, please try them and let me know how they turn out!
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