Let’s face it. Recreating Italian treats can be difficult with no dairy or wheat. I mean, come on…Tiramisu just isn’t the same without those fluffy lady fingers and creamy marscapone. After all, paleo desserts aren’t all that paleo anyways. It’s hard to think of hunter gatherers creating cookies and cakes. But we’re not cave people and we need to get our sweet tooth fix! Paleo desserts aren’t really my thing because most of the baked goods involve a lot of excess ingredients that my body sometimes has a hard time digesting, like almond flour. However, when I do recreate a tasty dessert with true ingredients this pudding bodes well with my tummy. And it’s guilt-free.
The combination of chocolate and orange always reminds me of Christmas time. Remember those hard chocolate oranges that you slam on the table to separate the segments? Well, don’t slam this orange cup on the table. You’ll have pudding everywhere and it’s a recipe for a bad time. But it’s basically the same flavor profile except with REAL orange, not orange flavor. The sweet citrus combats the creamy coconut and bold dark chocolate really well.
If you’re like me you despise washing dishes. Many of my recipes talk about minimal dish washing, but this one takes the cake. Or… pudding. Why not use the fruit as the pudding cup?! Orange halves also make for the perfect portion.
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