Avocado & Chocolate Orange Easter Eggs

 
  • Avocado & Chocolate Orange Easter Eggs Recipe
  • Chocolate orange Easter eggs - a No Junk recipe
  • Chocolate orange Easter eggs - a No Junk recipe
  • Chocolate orange Easter eggs - a No Junk recipe
  • Chocolate orange Easter eggs - a No Junk recipe
  • Chocolate orange Easter eggs - a No Junk recipe
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • Makes 4
  • How to make

Mousse:

2 ripe avocados
Juice and zest of 4 oranges
6 tbsp cocoa powder
1 very ripe banana puréed (or 2 tbsp maple syrup if you prefer)
1 tbsp organic raw coconut oil for extra creaminess (optional)

Decorations (all optional suggestions):

Orange zest
Seeds – sunflower, pumpkin, sesame seeds
Dried fruit – raisins, cranberries, goji berries
Fresh seasonal fruit – mango, grapes, oranges, banana, apple, pear
Desiccated and flaked coconut
Nuts – flaked almonds, pecans

Step 1

Cut both avocados in half from top to bottom. Carefully remove the stone by gently hitting the knife into the stone, giving it a little twist – and the stone should easily come out. Scoop the soft green avocado flesh into a bowl or blender but be careful to keep the shell of the avocado intact, as this will become the natural, egg shaped bowl for the mousse 

Step 2

Zest all of the oranges and put 4 tsp. of zest to one side for decoration. Then add the rest of the zest and the remaining ingredients to the blender/bowl and blend or beat with a wooden spoon until completely smooth 

Step 3

Test the taste of the mousse and add a little maple syrup if you feel the need, then scoop back into the avocado shells to create your chocolate orange eggs

Step 4

Serve the chocolate orange eggs with a range of tasty decorations at the table, for the family to decorate their own eggs however they please. Make sure your decorations are appropriate for the age of your child – so halve/slice grapes and chop any nuts etc

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Recipe notes

Serve the mousse in the avocado skin: its own 'natural' serving bowl, perfectly shaped like an egg! Then allow your little one to decorate however they please with healthy decorations - then dig in with a spoon, yum! You can keep the eggs in the fridge until ready to decorate and serve.

Approx. half an egg is a good sized serving for a little one.

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