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These Chocolate Avocado Pudding Dirt Cups feature a diary-free chocolate shell filled with vegan chocolate avocado pudding made with 5 simple ingredients topped with crushed gluten-free, vegan Oreos for a deliciously easy dessert! Candy flowers are optional but a super fun decoration to make this healthy cup of dirt recipe perfect for spring, bridal showers, birthday parties, and more!
I’ve had the idea to do this fun spring recipe for quite some time. In fact, so I wouldn’t forget to actually do it (because I have sooooo many recipe ideas and not enough time!) I emailed it to myself and it has just been sitting in my unread inbox for months. Anyone else hate having unread messages in their inbox? lol Anyway, so I FINALLY got around to making this fancy cup of dirt spinoff and I’m so excited to share this vision of a recipe with all of you today, just in time for Spring!
Now, don’t let the flowers scare you away from making this Chocolate Avocado Pudding Dirt Cup recipe… although they are super fun, you can certainly skip that part and go with the good ol’ gummy worms instead 😉 The chocolate avocado pudding topped with vegan, gluten-free Oreos is delicious in itself. AND if you don’t want too much of a chocolate overload you can skip the chocolate shells as well. Like I said, I had a super cute vision and I went for it.
If you do want to include the flowers, all you have to do is paint them with dairy-free white chocolate, melted with a little bit of oil and colored with plant-based food coloring or superfood powders! You can make whatever kind of flowers you’d like, I googled the color flower I wanted and picked one to replicate. You may need to reheat the white chocolate as it cools and hardens.
I used a small round paintbrush and painted these flowers and bees right onto wax paper. They set up pretty quickly at room temperature as the white chocolate cools, but you can put them in the freezer for a few minutes to speed up the process if you’d like.
TIP: Because these are so delicate, I found that layering is key! It also allows for more depth to the flowers to make them more life-like.
The stems are made from white chocolate covered pretzels to make everything in this dessert edible! Gently peel the flowers and bees off of the wax paper and adhere the flowers to the pretzels with melted white chocolate. BE VERY GENTLE!
I made these in steps, a couple of days before making the dirt cups since they do take a little bit of time, and that worked out perfectly. Just make sure you keep them in a sturdy airtight container in your fridge until you’re ready to use them.
The dessert itself, without the flowers, is actually super quick and easy to make, and requires no baking! Bonus! I adapted the avocado pudding from my Avocado Chocolate Pie recipe included in my book, The Beginner’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Baking! You’ll need:
☆ allergy-friendly chocolate chips (for the chocolate shells)
☆ 1 large avocado
☆ unsweetened cocoa powder
☆ maple syrup
☆ pure vanilla extract
☆ coconut oil
☆ gluten-free, vegan Oreos
Additional ingredients you might need for decorating:
☆ gluten-free pretzel sticks
☆ dairy free white chocolate chips
☆ plant-based food coloring or superfood powders
☆ a paint brush to paint the flowers with
☆ gummy worms (optional)
The recipe will make 6 dirt cups. Feel free to double if you want more! First you’ll want to make the chocolate shells- if using. I bought these cupcake liners and did two coats of chocolate to make sure they wouldn’t break when I removed them from the liners. You can make these ahead of time and keep them stored covered in your freezer for when you’re ready to use them. DO NOT STACK THEM, they will break.
Next, to make the chocolate avocado pudding, you simply combine all of the pudding ingredients together in your food processor/blender and blend until smooth. Spoon or pipe the pudding into the chocolate shells about 3/4 full, cover, and let it set up in your fridge 30 minutes to overnight. I placed mine in a covered baking dish all together.
The next day, add the Oreos to your food processor/blender and pulse until fine, this will be your dirt! Before serving, cover the pudding layer with the ground up Oreos and then decorate with the flowers and gummy worms, if using, and serve!
I really hope this healthy spin on cup of dirt brings you all nostalgic feels! I think you’re going to love it just like my family and I! Let me know how it goes down below in the comments section, as well as giving it a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating so that others can discover this fun, healthy alternative! Tag me on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest so I can see all of your recreations.
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