Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Pudding Filling

by | Jan 4, 2017

Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com

One of my favorite flavor combos is mint chocolate, and one of my all-time favorite ways to eat mint chocolate is in these raw mint chocolate cups. The best part is that avocado pudding filling that is just so creamy and rich. and only 4 ingredients! and refined sugar-free. and dairy-free. But you totally don’t miss it!

And with my first post of 2017 I bring you this decadent and chocolatey, but oh so healthy treat. With that cooling minty flavor… oh it’s simply the best!

These are the perfect fuel to have around this new year as we all seemingly desire a fresh start. I’m grateful to be back in my routine and rhythm, and am excited to get back to posting and growing and developing. I’ve got some (hopefully) good ideas and goals for my site for the new year, and am so grateful to see where God takes me!

Anyhoo, back to the deliciousness…

Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com
Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com
Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com

The crust is so simple for these raw mint chocolate cups. Only 5 ingredients and minutes for it to come together.

Sprouted buckwheat, coconut flour, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, and dates pulsed until it just comes together. The best part is that the ingredients are very flexible in that you can use easily substitute any nut or seed for those first four ingredients.

All that you really need is something like a grain, nut, or seed pulsed with dates to help them stick together…. so simple and talk about nutrient-dense! So many wonderful vitamins, mineral, protein, and fiber! For this treat, simply pressed into a muffin pan and they’re ready for the incredible filling!

Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com
Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com
Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com
Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com

The filling is so simple. Like too simple.

It’s only 4 ingredients and takes minutes to comes together from start to finish. You’ve probably seen avocado pudding, and that’s essentially what this is. Heck, you could even eat just the filling as a pudding. So yummy and so full of healthy fats.

But I’m taking it a step further…

Blend that beauty food with alcohol-free mint extractcacao powder, and dates until light and creamy! Then all that’s needed to be done is fill the rest of the cups and elt firm up in the freezer. I love topping mine with cacao nibs too!

So stinkin’ easy, nutrient-packed, and delicious! That mint and chocolate combo is just one of the  best!

Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com
Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com
Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse Filling | A rich, dairy-free mint chocolate dessert with an easy 4-ingredient avocado mousse filling. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, but so delicious! | simplytothrive.com
3 tips for making these without measurements:
  1. It’s very easy to adjust the crust for these cups to your liking. I chose to make mine with a softer crust, but adding some coconut oil would make it much more firm. If you don’t want to use buckwheat, a simple nut/seed and date crust will be just as easy to make! Again, dates (a few at a time) until the mixture begins sticking together. You can also choose how smooth or chunky you like, simply by processing it less or more!
  2. I’m a mint lover, so my minty preference will probably be different than yours. That’s the beauty of not using measurements. Add a capful of the mint extract, taste, and if you want more mint then simply add more mint.
  3. Same goes for the amount of sweetness and chocolate. Start small, and add more, little by little until it’s just as you like!
Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Pudding Filling
 
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Serves: 12 cups
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
For the crust
  • Sprouted buckwheat
  • Coconut flour
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Chia seeds
  • Fresh dates (or dried, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes)
  • Coconut oil, optional (I did not use in mine)
For the filling
  • Avocados
  • Raw cacao powder
  • Fresh dates (or dried, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes)
  • Mint extract, alcohol-free
HOW TO MAKE
For the crust
  1. In a food chopper or processor, place about 3 parts sprouted buckwheat to 1 part coconut flour. For a standard 12-cup muffin tin, a good place to start is about 2 cups of buckwheat, which would mean about ⅔ cup coconut flour.
  2. Add as much flax and chia seeds as desired, at least 1-2 tablesoons worth but use as much as you'd like.
  3. Add fresh or dried dates (that have been soaked if they are dried or hard). Start with about 4 or 5. Begin pulsing together, adding more dates until the mixture is crumbly and sticking together. Taste, just to make sure all is well.
  4. Press into the cups as thick or thin as you'd like, but at least ¼ inch thick.
For the filling
  1. Using a blender or food processor, blend the avocados, cacao powder, date paste, and mint extract together until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. You may need a small amount (think a few tablespoons) of water to help things move while blending. For approximate amounts to start with for that standard muffin pan, try about 3-4 large avocados, ½ cup cacao powder, 3-5 dates, and a capful of mint.
  2. Taste. Continue adding cacao powder and mint until desired flavor. I prefer to remove the mixture and place in a bowl, and then whisk in the additional cacao powder and mint as needed, however, you can simple add and blend again.
  3. Once the flavor is to your liking, fill the cups with the pudding. Place in the freezer until solid. Use a knife around the edges and pop out the cups. A spoon may be helpful to release from the bottom. Enjoy!
NOTES
You can make these into bars by using a baking dish rather than a muffin tin. Do everything else the same. Or, simple eat the pudding as is and crumble the raw crust on top!
*For those that are new here, I’m focused on showing how to create recipes without measurements. Learning the “art of cooking.” Please, contact me if you have specific questions.

Did you make it??? Head on over to my Instagram @noelle.parton and tag me if you try this out, or contact me below or here if you have questions or comments! Would love to hear from you!

God bless,

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