Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding and Banana Cream Parfaits {No-Cook, Vegan}

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NameChocolate Peanut Butter Pudding and Banana Cream Parfaits
CuisineVegan Dessert
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time0 minutes (No Cooking Required)
Total Time45 minutes (Includes chilling time)
Servings4 servings
Yield4 parfaits (approximately 1 cup per serving)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding and Banana Cream Parfaits {No-Cook, Vegan}

So. These parfaits. We’re in the middle of a few day heat wave here in Massachusetts, and I’m mostly gorging on an abundance of fresh summer fruit… but chocolate hath no season, (neither do bananas, for that matter), so these parfaits are perfect any time of year. The dark layer is a rich chocolate peanut butter avocado pudding, and the light layer is a luscious banana “cream” made from cashews.

Obviously the flavor combination is a win, but what also works beautifully together is the dense texture of the pudding juxtaposed with the airy “whipped” consistency of the cream. Neither layer is overly sweet, which allows you to actually taste the flavors in each component.

An added bonus is that these parfaits require zero cooking! All you need are a good blender and food processor, and you’re set to go. Just grab a spoon, and dig in!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding and Banana Cream Parfaits {No-Cook, Vegan}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding and Banana Cream Parfaits {No-Cook, Vegan}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding and Banana Cream Parfaits {No-Cook, Vegan}

by Lauren Zembron


For the chocolate peanut butter pudding

  • 1 medium-sized ripe Hass avocado, (it should have black skin & yield slightly when gently squeezed), peeled & pitted
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp smooth natural unsweetened peanut butter (the only ingredients should be peanuts and salt), preferably organic
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • tiny pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp nondairy milk of choice

For the banana cream

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked in cold water for at least 8 hours (or 4 hours if you have a high speed blender)
  • 2 medium-sized overripe (brown-skinned) bananas, peeled
  • 1/4 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (this is to prevent the cream from browning; even with the addition of lemon juice, discoloration may occur if the cream sits for too long)
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup


For the pudding

Place avocado, maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract into the bowl of a food processor and process until well-blended, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Add in the cocoa powder, salt, & milk, and process until well-combined.

For the cream

Drain the soaked cashews and place in a blender along with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.

For the parfaits

Layer the pudding and cream into small glasses, refrigerate until chilled, and enjoy.

Estimated Nutrition per Serving

  • Calories: 340 kcal
  • Total Fat: 23g
    • Saturated Fat: 4g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
    • Dietary Fiber: 11g
    • Sugars: 13g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Calcium: 8%
  • Iron: 10%
  • Potassium: 930mg

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