Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse

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Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse

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Salted caramel chocolate mousse title

Since I started weaning Finley I’ve become a puree making Queen. My freezer has been filled with various colours of smushed blended up fruit and veggies. I quite enjoyed making them at first, but I have to admit I’m happy that Finley is much more into finger foods nowadays!

This recipe is inspired by one of his purees. Now chocolate avocado mousse is nothing new, I’ve made the basic recipe several times since I started blogging and it is delicious. This is my new take on it!

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I discovered that adding a slightly different ingredient into the mix changes up the flavour slightly, makes a bigger portion and reduces the calories while still keeping the mousse super healthy. Can you guess what the secret ingredient is?

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It’s orange coloured, and when baked until soft, becomes sticky sweet and delicious. Yep, I’m talking sweet potato! I discovered the deliciousness that is avocado and sweet potato puree when I made it for Fin, and instantly knew that it would make an incredible chocolate mousse with some cacao powder added. The baked sweet potato has an almost caramel like flavour which is perfectly matched with a pinch of salt.

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This decadent tasting dessert is absolutely rammed with nutrition. Healthy fats from the avocado and antioxidants from the sweet potato and cocoa powder. This is a chocolate mousse with added awesomeness!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large sweet potato
  2. 1 large avocado
  3. 4 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
  4. Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. 1. Pre heat the oven to 200c. Wrap the sweet potato in foil and bake for 40 mins - 1 hour until very soft.
  2. 2. Leave the sweet potato to cool completely.
  3. 3. Peel the skin from the sweet potato and add to a food processor or blender along with the avocado and cocoa powder. Process until the ingredients are completely pureed.
  4. 4. Add a pinch of salt and process again.
  5. 5. Divide into 4 pots and top with a small sprinkle of sea salt.
  6. 6. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.
Notes
  1. The sweetness of the mousse will depend on the sweetness of your sweet potato. If serving to 'non healthy desert people' I would add a tablespoon or two of a liquid sweetener like maple syrup.
  2. The mousse is quite rich and will can serve 2-4 people. Best eaten within 2 days. Would be beautifully served in expresso cups!
Wholeheartedly Laura https://wholeheartedlylaura.com/
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Have you ever tried chocolate avocado mousse? What’s your favourite way to eat avocado?

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19 Comments

  1. Kezia @ Super Naturally Healthy

    GENIUS Laura – I love my avocado fudge pots but great idea to combine sweet potato and avo – totally trying this out at the weekend. I have been working on some sweet potato cake recipes myself as when baked it is so incredibly sweet!!! xxx

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Kezia! I think sweet potato is such an awesome natural sweetener!

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  2. lilylipstick

    This looks so good! I’ve never tried avocado mousse or sweet potato in a dessert so definitely adding this to my list of recipes! x

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  3. Cat

    LOVE the idea of adding sweet potato! I make quick avo + cocoa desserts regularly, but they’re always gone too fast ;) Thinking the sweet tato will make it go further and taste just as good!

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  4. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    You had me at salted caramel.

    I LOVE this recipe. I needed a good excuse to buy some avocados and boom here we have it ;-)

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  5. Lucy

    Such a clever little creation!! I do find cacao avocado mousse can be a little boring/hit and miss after a while, but I’m all here for new flavour combinations. I’m a huge salted caramel lover and what a great idea to use sweet potato for the sweetness! I need to whip up some baked sweet potatoes just to have on hand for quick meals so when I next get round to doing so, I’ll give this a go.

    She’s So Lucy

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  6. Sophie

    I made it today & loved it so much! xxx So creamy & very tasty too! :)
    Thanks again! :) xxx

    Have a great weekend! x

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  7. christina

    Thanks for the recipe! I will def have to try it! Your recipe ideas are yummy, healthy, & inspiring!

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  8. Maria @ runningcupcake

    I have tried avocado in brownies, but not in mousse yet- I love them on their own so it always seems a waste to hide them in something.

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  9. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    Oh I bet this tastes insane! I love choc avo mousse, but sweet potato takes it to a new level!

    Reply

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