Healthy Chocolate Sauce

 

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Imagine a dream where you can have copious amounts of chocolate sauce – so much that your chocolate-smeared smile will be ear to ear.

But now imagine you can eat copious amounts without feeling a tinge of guilt…imagine!

When you realize this sauce has:

1. no refined sugar

2. no dairy and is vegan

3. a bit of fruit (well, sort of)

4. fibre

…you will climb to the hilltops and shout for joy.

Okay, maybe that’s a bit too dramatic, but, come on…chocolate, healthy, vegan, gluten free, dessert, guilt free….all in the same sentence?

Come on…

 

Ingredients:

 

1 c dates (pitted)…that’s the fruit 🙂

2 c almond milk

6 tbsp cocoa

2 tbsp rice syrup (you can use agave nectar)

2-3 dried prunes (optional, but gives it a bit of an unusual sweetness)

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1.  Place the dates (and prunes if you’re using them) in your food processor and pulse until they are as fine as possible (if you have a high power blender – like a Vitamix – that is the best!).

 

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2.  Add about 1/2 c of the almond milk and puree again; make sure it’s as smooth as possible.

3.  Add the rest of the almond milk, the rice syrup and the cocoa powder; blend again.  If you aren’t using a high powered blender, you may have to strain the mixture (up to you!)

 

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4.  Pour mixture into a pot and heat over low heat until it becomes a consistent sauce (it should also thicken a bit!).

 

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Now, do your little happy dance because you just made a bowlful of awesomeness!!

 

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Aaaaand,  you will be the neighborhood hero when you make ice cream cookie tacos to go with your awesome creation!

 

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