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Wholesome Dirt Pudding Cups

Better for you chocolate pudding turned into cute dirt pudding cups! This pudding recipe is made with raw cashews, chia seeds, cacao, and almond milk. Top with crushed chocolate grahams for a decadent tasting, wholesome treat. 
This post is sponsored by Horizon Organic. 



After all the rain we've gotten this year (finally!) we are so happy to see green hills and wildflowers. It's put me in such a sunny mood and gotten me excited for spring and summer holidays. So I've put together a beautiful treat I'm excited to share with you. My kids are always admiring "dirt pudding cups" with crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms. Since I like to eat as naturally as possible and feed my family wholesome, organic foods, I set out to make a better for you version of dirt pudding cups. These cups are made with a natural raw cashew chocolate pudding that takes just a minute to whip up in the blender. It's rich, thick, and creamy. This vegan cashew pudding always cures my chocolate cravings and I love that is made with nourishing ingredients and filled with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. 
While I usually eat my raw cashew pudding straight from a canning jar in the fridge, this time we made pretty little dirt pudding cups. This no-cook treat is so easy to make and would be a great project for little ones to assemble. I found the mini silicon flower pots at Michael's. We crushed some Horizon chocolate grahams for the dirt and left some grahams whole. I love that Horizon's snacks are made with organic wheat. Truth be told, my new late night snack happens to be scooping this vegan pudding up with the Horizon chocolate grahams. The crunch with the creamy pudding is blissful! My daughter and I collected fresh mint and edible flowers from the garden to top our dirt cups. You can find edible flowers at some grocery stores in the fresh herb section. If using flowers from your yard, make sure they haven't been sprayed with chemicals and are not poisonous. Fresh mint sprigs are always a good bet if you can't find flowers. In place of the gummy worms, the kids placed a few Horizon organic gummy cows in the dirt like a little organic farm. Aren't they adorable? I love that these gummies are colored with natural ingredients like black carrots and flavored with organic juices. I think these wholesome pudding dirt cups are so lovely. 

Eating well doesn't mean deprivation. There are so many fun and delicious ways to eat wholesome foods, whether you are a little or big kid.


I'm not sure if I like the flower pot dirt cups or the chocolate pudding served in clear glasses with strawberries and chocolate grahams better. The kids say the flower pots are best. What do you think? 



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Dirt Pudding Cups

yummy mummy kitchen
Published 03/31/2017
Dirt Pudding Cups
A delicious, creamy, chocolaty pudding made with wholesome ingredients like cashews. Top with crushed chocolate grahams for adorable spring "dirt cups."

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water overnight, then drained and rinsed 
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite milk) 
  • 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or sweeten to taste with favorite sweetener)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • pinch pink salt
  • 1 cup Horizon organic chocolate grahams, plus more for serving
  • strawberries, optional
  • fresh mint sprigs and/or edible flowers
  • 1 pack Horizon organic gummies (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend cashews, cocoa, milk, syrup, chia, and salt in a blender until very smooth. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. Crush chocolate grahams in the blender or by smashing with a rolling pin in a plastic bag.
  3. To make the dirt cups, sprinkle a thin layer of crushed grahams in the bottoms of cups. Top with prepared chocolate pudding. Sprinkle more crushed grahams over the top for the dirt. Decorate the cups with strawberries, mint, flowers, whole chocolate grahams, and/or gummies.
Yield: Makes 4 small dirt cups
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook time: 2 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 2 hrs. 10 mins.
Tags: dirt cups, spring, kids, cashew pudding
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.

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