Last week I told you a little bit about my new cookbook, Weelicious. And today I have yet another recipe from it to share. It was one of the first ones that we tried because we had everything on hand. The boys had been asking for a snack and I was trying to find something new that wasn’t full of sugar. So I decided to make them this ‘pudding’. Using only 4 ingredients and a food processor it was ready in no time. I didn’t want them to see that I was using yogurt so I actually made them stay out of the kitchen til it was ready (even my husband!!). They all sat at the table patiently waiting with eyes closed, since it was a surprise! When they uncovered their eyes, what they saw was a thick creamy chocolate pudding. I sprinkled a few mini chocolate chips on each bowl for the fun factor and they enjoyed it! Even my husband!!
It isn’t as sweet as store bought pudding and with the addition of the peanut butter it doesn’t taste just like chocolate pudding. But I am coming to realize that because we are accustomed to the highly processed, highly sugar filled food, it will take some time for us to adjust. The first time the boys ate about half of their bowl, the second time they ate a little more. As we continue to try these changes they will become accustomed to this new level of sweetness.
Overall, this was an excellent treat. It may not quite be the decedent Valentine’s Day chocolate that you are looking for. But if you want something sweet without compromising the health factor, this is the choice for you. Using quality plain Greek Yogurt make it thick, creamy, and delicious!