The problem with sneaking avocado into desserts is that people aren’t sneaking it in enough. They are literally the secret ingredient to making desserts creamy while upping their nutrients. Avocado brings healthy monounsaturated fat, fiber, folate, and vitamin E to the dessert table. Now throw in some cocoa and you up the antioxidant game. Plus, these are dairy and refined sugar-free fudge pops.
These fudge pops are frozen so you can make a batch at the start of the week to have a little homemade treat on hand. The kids love these too. You can feel better about giving them a treat with these healthy fudge pops since the only sugar in these pops are from dates.
Dairy and Refined Sugar-Free Fudge Pops
- 1 medium avocado
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- ⅔ cup pitted dates
- ⅓ cup unsweetened vanilla plant milk of choice
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
- If the dates are firm, soak them in hot water for about 15 minutes and drain well.
- Put all of the ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) into a food processor and process until smooth. If needed, add a bit more plant milk to help it blend smoothly.
- Spoon the pudding into your favorite scilicon ice pop molds and add sticks.
- Freeze until solid (about 3 hours minimum), unmold, and enjoy!
- If you would like to add a chocolately shell, melt some chocolate and dip the fudge bars into it. Place on parchment paper and wait to cool.