If your kids are anything like mine, then I’d say the chances of them not liking chocolate desserts is slim to none. Then again, you may have children who actually don’t like chocolate. In which case, hats off to you Mama and long may that continue. I remember those days until my eldest started school……by the way, peer influence is not to be taken lightly. In my bid to find a healthy chocolate alternative that I could feed guilt free to my kids, I felt inspired by Deliciously Ella to create wonderfully looking raw brownies. As I tried not to kill my nutribullet in the process (the recipe calls for a food processor but we parted with ours when we left London), the result was less brownie but more sticky liquid. With a little tweaking, this error went on to produce clean bowls and happy chocolatey faces. I figured the least I could do was share so here it is…
140g of cashew nuts
300g of pitted Medjool dates
3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
90g of plain Greek yogurt
Pulse the cashew nuts* in a food processor until they are crumbly, add the dates, cacao and yogurt before blending again. Once the mixture becomes very sticky, take it out of the processor and put this into bowl. Place the bowl into the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours (I prefer desserts to be super cold but can be chilled for less to suit preference). To serve, I topped with a frozen mix of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries to up the kids daily fruit intake.
*Nuts are completely optional, I put these in as I was originally making brownies!