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Chocolate Fondue

Published in Recipes, Desserts Author: CentraCare

Recipe from Deceptively Delicious Cookbook


  • 1 tablespoon trans fat free soft tub margarine spread
  • 1/2 cup avocado puree (1 average avocado)
  • 1/4 cup carrot puree
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sliced fruits, whole berries, cherries, for dipping


Melt the margarine spread over low heat in a medium saucepan. Add the avocado and carrot purees, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Whisk well until smooth.

Serve warm with fruit.

Yield: 1 cup (1 serving = 1 tablespoon)

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 57
  • Fat: 2 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 0.5 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 7 mg
  • Carbs: 10 g.
  • Fiber: 2 g.
  • Protein: 0 g.