The toughest part about becoming a vegan was giving up my beloved NUTELLA. If you've never tried it TRY IT....like now. It will change your life. If you're one of my fellow vegans I hope your praying with me that someone will come up with a vegan Nutella. In the mean time here's an awesome chocolate mousse recipe.
1/2 c. medjool dates, soaked1/2 c. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
1-1 1/2 c. mashed avocado (abt. 2-3 avocados)
3/4 c. organic cocoa or carob powder
1/2 c. water
Blend or process dates, maple syrup and vanilla extract until smooth. Add mashed avocado and cocoa powder and process until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula if needed. Add the water and process until smooth. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator up to 3 days or in the freezer up to 2 weeks.
Fudgesicles: Freeze the Chocolate Mousse in ice cube trays. Thaw for 5 min. before serving.
Chocolate Sauce or Fondue: Increase water to 1 c.
This mousse is rich and smooth. It is delicious alone or served as fondue with fresh strawberries, bananas or tangerines