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This month it’s all about chocolate, so make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter so you don’t miss any of the fabulous recipes! And remember, chocolate is really not bad for you. 🙂
Here is the “healthy” chocolate pudding recipe that I promised you. It’s sweetened with honey and thickened with arrowroot powder, nothing artificial, and no GMOs. That makes it a win-win-win in my books. And it’s great warm or chilled, and would even make a great sauce for some other dessert. Or oatmeal. Or yogurt. Or… What can I say, except, “Chocolate goes with everything!”
OK, now that we have that established, let’s go make some pudding!
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Healthy Chocolate Pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 4 Tbsp arrowroot powder (or non-GMO cornstarch)
- 3 Tbsp Raw Chocolate Powder (or cocoa powder)
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 2 tsp homemade vanilla
- Pinch of sea salt
First, in a medium heavy bottomed saucepan whisk together the milk, raw chocolate powder, and arrowroot powder or cornstarch. Make sure it is well combined. This can take a few minutes so don’t be impatient. You don’t want lumpy pudding.
Next, over medium heat, add the honey and whisk well to incorporate. (I know that by heating the honey I am losing the benefits of it being raw, but when I use raw honey from a local source, I know it’s really honey and not HFCS.)
Now, bring the pudding to a simmer, and cook it until it’s thickened. You need to whisk constantly so nothing sticks to the bottom. It takes about 5 minutes or so to get thick, and keep in mind that it will thicken up a little more as it cools.
If it’s thick enough, it will pass the spoon test. Passing means when you stick a spoon in it, it will coat the spoon instead of all dripping off. Like this.
After it has thickened to your liking, remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, vanilla, and sea salt.
You can pour this into individual bowls or just one to serve from.
Garnish as desired. Maybe mint leaves. Or whipped heavy cream. Or cherries. Yum!
What is your preferred garnish for chocolate pudding?
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