Vegan Chocolate Pudding Orange Jack O' Lanterns - Oranges filled with vegan chocolate pudding making this a fun healthy snack option for Halloween! NeuroticMommy.com #vegan #halloween #healthysnacks

Vegan Chocolate Pudding Orange Jack O' Lanterns

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
Oranges filled with vegan chocolate pudding making this a fun healthy snack option for Halloween!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups almond milk (or any plant based milk)
  • 2/3 cups cacao or cocoa powder
  • 5 tbsp organic cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-6 large naval oranges rinsed and dried off
  • pretzel sticks for decoration (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan whisk together almond milk, cacao powder, organic cornstarch, maple syrup and salt.

  2. Bring to a rolling boil for a minute then lower down to a simmer stirring frequently so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the saucepan. 

  3. Once it has thickened up remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. 

  4. Pour in bowls or glasses to chill and set in the fridge for 2 hours or more. You can leave it overnight too. 

  5. Take your freshly cleaned oranges and remove the tops. You can trace a circle with the tip of your knife around the top so you have a guide to follow and your knife will slide right through. Set tops aside.

  6. Scoop out the orange from the peel. This part gets messy because oranges are super juicy. You can store the juice and fruit in a  mason jar and save it for later or enjoy it while you're working. 

  7. Once you have all the orange scooped out and just the peel is remaining, trace with the pointy part of your knife or with a toothpick little triangle eyes, a nose if you wish, and a slick smile. Facial expressions are totally optional. 

  8. Once you have the oranges carved and your pudding is ready it's time to bring the two together. 

  9. Pour vegan chocolate pudding in the orange cups and fill to the top. 

  10. Poke a hole in the "hat" part of the orange you cut off and stick a pretzel stick through it. It adds character. 

  11. You can eat and enjoy right away or wrap them up in plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge until ready to serve. 

  12. Doesn't have to be perfect, just have fun and enjoy - Happy Halloween!

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