chocolate

Dislike avocado? Or just want a new idea?

Avocados are a great source of potassium, fiber, essential fatty acids, and a bunch of other great stuff. But what if you don’t like the texture, or the color? What if you’d rather eat chocolate pudding? On the other hand, what if lactose intolerance bars you from enjoying pudding?

Not to worry, there’s an alternative: avocado chocolate pudding. At first, I was skeptical. So skeptical in fact that I almost let the avocado go bad before trying it. I tried it just in time.

The recipes on the internet call for things I don’t have, like coconut milk, so I just left those out. I mixed up the good part of the avocado (must be soft), 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder, and a bunch of sugar, maybe 2-3 tablespoons. If you have less of a sweet tooth than I do, start with less, you can always add more. Smush it all together and add enough water to get a pudding texture.

It looked like pudding. Summoning my courage, I tasted a little. Tastes like sweet chocolate. The texture is exactly the texture of chocolate pudding. Yay!

Refrigerate for best effect.

Oops, I did it again

I assumed that to get something I wanted I would have to buy it at a store or online. By now it should be second nature to do an internet search for alternatives. I like chocolate covered marshmallow candy. Usually I can only find it seasonally: marshmallow Santas, marshmallow bunnies. So I thought maybe there’s an online store that carries those all year.

Luckily my search results included http://www.allrecipes.com where they have recipes for everything, including chocolate covered marshmallows. It really couldn’t be easier. Melt some chocolate, whether chocolate chips, a candy bar or baker’s chocolate, dip marshmallows in it and freeze them so it will set. Duh. Some of the reviewers of the recipe added things, like using a candy cane as a handle to hold the marshmallow, or rolling the chocolate coated marshmallow in sprinkles or in coconut. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Covered-Marshmallows/