Date-sweetened Chocolate Mousse

One word: YUM. I made this recipe up on a whim the other day. I like to take my kids to the park each Friday and we always bring a snack. On this day, I decided to be a really cool mom and make them a treat for the park. It is usually hardboiled eggs and carrot sticks. They loved this and so did I. The texture is perfectly creamy and you can never go wrong with chocolate! Whip this up just in time for Valentine's Day!



Date-sweetened Chocolate Mousse

1 3/4 cup coconut milk
2 avocados
5 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or cocoa)
8-10 pitted dates
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt

In a blender, combine ingredients and puree until smooth. If your dates are hard, you may want to soak them in water for about 30 minutes to soften them. Chill for 30 minutes to an hour and then serve up in glasses, sprinkle with a dash of salt (if desired), and enjoy! This can also be served immediately but I like it most when well chilled.

*Feel free to substitute with another natural sweetener, such as raw honey or maple syrup, if needed.