When your sweet tooth cravings hit don’t be stuck guessing what to have. here’s what I came up with…a combination of creamy and sweet with a chocolate nutty crunch.

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Yield6
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy270 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Course
    • Breakfast
    • Dessert
    • Snack
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Gluten Free
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program

Strawberry Pudding

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 5 dates, pitted
  • dash of Himalayan salt
  • 3 tbsp water (or more if you need a creamier consistency)

Chocolate Crunch

  • 4 tbsp walnuts
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 2 dates
  • dash of Himalayan salt
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup

Optional Toppings:

  • 1 – 2 fresh bananas
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
1

 Soak the cashews in water for at least 1 hour before making. (This is optional as I rarely have the patience to soak the nuts before I make them into dessert and I’ve never had any problems — but if you have the time, it helps assure a creamier ‘pudding’)

2

Combine cashews, strawberries, coconut butter, coconut oil, dates, water and salt into a food processor or high-powered blender. Process until creamy; you may need to add more water if your mix is looking to thick but give it at least 45 seconds in the food processor until you determine if it needs more or not.

3

Once pudding is formed, place in the fridge while you make the chocolate chunk.

4

Wash the food processor. Then add walnuts, cashews, cacao nibs, cacao powder, dates, and salt and process briefly until a chunk crumble is formed.

5

To make it stick together sprinkle maple syrup on crumble then process for another 10 seconds.

6

When crumble is finished, remove ‘pudding’ from fridge.

7

To make your parfait, slice the fresh bananas and strawberries, and add a few to the bottom of a small glass jar. Then add pudding, followed by a sprinkle of the chocolate crunch, followed by another row of fresh banana and strawberries and so on.  I made about two layers of the pudding in each small jar.

Additions and Substitutions:

Sub: Greek yogurt, Almond/Coconut/Pea/Cashew yogurts for the pudding 

TIP: The longer you keep the ‘pudding’ in the fridge the more flavorful it will become.

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories270
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat16 g78 g20.51%
  • Trans Fat7 g
  • Sodium10 mg2300 mg0.43%
  • Total Carbohydrate28 g275 g10.18%
  • Dietary Fiber4 g28 g14.29%
  • Total Sugars19 g
  • Protein6 g50 g12%

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