As my sous-chef, I think my son purposely miscounted the dates and added 1 more to our mixture. It was a little sweet for me and my husband, but my son was in dessert heaven. The recipe is reprinted here with the kind permission of Christy Morgan, chef and author of Blissful Bites.
Blend until it becomes a paste:
12 dates, soaked for 2 hours and pitted, or ¾ cup maple syrup (we used wet dates, so we didn’t need to soak them)
Add and blend until smooth:
2 ripe avocados
1/3 cup raw cacao powder (we used raw carob powder)
1 tsp vanilla flavouring or 1 fresh vanilla bean
Serve in martini glasses with:
4 strawberries, sliced
Makes 2 – 3 servings.