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Raspberries, almonds and chocolate come together for the most amazing sweet treat! Sweet, creamy chocolate pudding is topped with DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almonds, making an incredible treat for any chocolate and raspberry lover!
So, how is it going with your New Years resolutions? Are you still working on smarter eating, or maybe being more active? Getting more exercise and making smarter food choices is something I’m always working on. I’m doing really well with getting more protein in my diet, drinking more water, and getting more servings of fruits and vegetables. Something I’ve come to understand about myself is that I also cannot give up sweet treats. Telling myself that I CANNOT have something is usually a mistake! As soon as I feel deprived of something (usually chocolate or sweets!) it just makes me want it even more!
I’ve learned that treating myself, on occasion, is a good way to stay on track. Having a smarter snack that also includes a few small indulgences is something that I look forward to. Having one of my Raspberry Almond Chocolate Pudding cups topped with a few pieces of DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almonds is the perfect way to satisfy my sweet tooth without going overboard.
Whipping up these delicious pudding cups is easy, and a great way to keep a better-for-you snack on hand. In addition to topping the pudding cups with DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almonds, I also included a few fresh raspberries for some additional complimentary flavor. With the addition of the chocolate, almonds and raspberries, I feel like I’m really enjoying a special treat!
You can get these packs of DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almonds, DOVE® Dark Chocolate Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew, and DOVE® Dark Chocolate Strawberry & Cocoa Almond at Walmart! You can also find DOVE® Dark Chocolate Cranberries, DOVE® Dark Chocolate Blueberries, DOVE® Dark Chocolate Cherries, DOVE® Roasted Almonds covered in Milk Chocolate, and DOVE® Roasted Almonds covered in Dark Chocolate all at Walmart! This month you’ll be able to find all of these DOVE® Fruit and Nut packs in a special display at Walmart. Be sure to check it out! The flavor of these treat are fantastic! It’s such a great way to include a little bit of indulgence into your day!
Making these pudding cups are easy, and include simple ingredient that you likely already have in your pantry and fridge. The pudding comes together in a saucepan, by whisking together milk, sugar, cornstarch, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Once this comes to a low boil, you’ll then stir in 2 oz. of 60% baking chocolate until melted and add vanilla. That’s it! From here, I divide the pudding into these small half-pint mason jars, which also helps keep a manageable serving size.
The results are a creamy, delicious pudding that tastes amazing! Here’s the recipe for these fantastic Raspberry Almond Chocolate Pudding Cups:
- 2 c. low-fat (1% or skim) milk
- 3 Tbsp. sugar
- 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 oz. (1/2 of a 4 oz) 60% dark chocolate baking bar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- DOVE® Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Honey Roasted Almonds, for topping
- In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, sugar, cornstarch and cocoa powder. Continue whisking until the milk comes to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in the chocolate until melted. Mixture will begin to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Divide the pudding into (5) 1/2 cup servings, cover and refrigerate. Cover the pudding with plastic wrap to ensure the pudding doesn’t develop a thick skin. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or enjoy warm.
Need more smart choice ideas for indulging your sweet tooth? Check out the #LoveDOVEFruits inspiration site where you can find more great DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut recipes and ideas for delicious snacks and better-for-you treats!