Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Pudding, a delicious healthy snack or dessert!
Chocolate and pumpkin are just the best couple aren’t they?
I mentioned on Monday that we just used up our last bag of homemade garden tomato sauce that I froze. The same goes for pumpkin! When making this pudding I had to reach for my last bag of frozen pumpkin puree. I’m always a bit sad seeing the last bag gone, but it’s a great feeling knowing all the vegetables get used with love. We just planted our pumpkin seeds last week so already I’m planning for some Summer pumpkins! Are you guys ready for the pumpkin dance? Prepare yourself… hopefully I’ll be dancing with happiness soon!
This Pudding is awesome for so many reasons. For one, you are using 1 and a half cups of pumpkin so it’s full of fiber! You are using 1.5 cups of pumpkin to 1 cup chocolate chips so you’d think this is super pumpkin tasting, but it’s not. It’s still super rich in chocolate tasting to the extent that people who don’t like pumpkin (gasp!) will still be licking their dishes when they’re done. I recommend the good ol trick of making this recipe for pumpkin haters, having them exclaim how great it is, and then laughing and telling them how much pumpkin they ate! Oh, I love being mean!
Lots of people think Pumpkin is only for Fall months but I don’t agree with that. I think Pumpkin is great for the summer months for cool treats. Besides this chilled pudding, what about pumpkin ice cream or pumpkin milk shakes? Delicious, right?
Please please please give this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Pudding a try. I think you will fall in love with it!
- 1 1/2 cups pureed pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips + handful of additional chips
- Melt the chocolate chips (stove or microwave).
- Put all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until it is smooth. Add a handful additional chocolate chips and stir with spoon to distribute them evenly.
- Put in bowl and chill in refrigerator until firm.