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A Healthier Snack-Pack Pudding

There are few things in this world that make me happier than roasted butternut squash. I eat it right off the pan put it in soup, use it as a side dish, make fries out of it, put it on salads or use it in pasta sauce (inspired by Angela’s Mac & Cheese). But here is one of my more bizarre creative ways to use up that last little bit of sweet roasty deliciousness.

Chocolate Butternut Pudding (1 serving)

  • 1/4 small roasted butternut squash, flesh only (approx 1/3-1/2 cup)**
  • 1/2 cup soymilk (may need a little more/less depending on how starchy your squash is)
  • 1-2 tsp honey/agave OR a pinch of stevia (omit if using sweetened soymilk or if your squash is very sweet)
  • a few drops vanilla extract
  • 1 heaping tablespoon good quality cocoa powder
  • sprinkle of cinnamon


Whip up all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Adjust sweetness to taste.

Chocolate Almond Snack-Pack Pudding

In a small dessert glass begin by layering about half a serving of chocolate butternut pudding followed by a few scoops of almond butter whipped cream, the rest of the pudding & a final dollop of cream. Then pretend your mom packed your lunch and devoooouuurrrr!

save it for a rainy day

**How to Roast a Butternut Squash after the jump

Roasting a Squash

Place your squash cut side down on a baking sheet lined with tin foil,

add a little water to the pan and roast at 450 for 30-50 min depending on the size of the squash. Make sure you let it cool at room temperature for at least 5-10 minutes before making this recipe though, as I find it helps release some of the natural sugars.

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  • Reply Eftychia May 17, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    This chocolate mousse sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Alison @ Hospitality Haven May 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    What a great idea!! I have some squash at home I’d love to try this with!

    • Reply the healthy hipster May 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it! Trust me you won’t be disappointed. But you may never look at a squash the same way again. 🙂

  • Reply mindrunningwild May 26, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I love everything butternut squsah!! You’re right, it does well in so many things! I love mixing it with yogurt for a dip or eating it with nut butter. Your idea is so creative- I’ll have to try it for sure. They’re fab roasted 🙂

    • Reply the healthy hipster May 27, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      Lemme know how it works out for you! Its also DELISH made with sweet potatoes! I should just call this beta-carotene pudding! 🙂

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