Even if the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow tomorrow, it’s hard for me to even think about Spring, as our state is currently in a blizzard watch. However, we’re still anxious to see what the furry guy predicts! In anticipation of Groundhog Day, I made the kid’s these cute little treats, and they loved them!
I made them using a homemade chocolate pudding recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod and then my own touches for the Groundhog Day theme. This particular recipe uses avocado for the base, but you couldn’t even taste them- I totally snuck that in on my kids without them even knowing it!
For simplicity, and less sugar (since this recipe does include maple syrup), you could of course just grab a sugar-free chocolate pudding cup from the store, and you could make this snack in less than 5 minutes.
Just a fun and quick way to celebrate Groundhog Day!
Recipe adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 100 calorie pack Nabisco Oreo Thin Crisps, crushed
- 10 Teddy Graham crackers
- Put the almond milk, avocados, cocoa, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt into your blender and puree on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer the pudding to glasses, ramekins, or jars and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
- Right before serving, distribute the bag of crushed Oreo Thin Crisps evenly on the top of each pudding cup, and then insert 1 Teddy Graham cracker into each pudding cup, so that only the top half of the cracker is sticking out.