Rocky Road Pudding Mousse

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This rocky road pudding mousse is the perfect go-to recipe when you are having guests over. The nice thing about this easy mousse recipe is that it can be made last minute if you have the ingredients on hand, it doesn’t need to chill any longer than it takes to eat dinner, so you can even throw it together minutes before people walk in the door. The pudding mousse recipe is quite basic, all it takes is some instant pudding and some cool whip that are whisked together. And who can resist rocky road one of the best ice cream flavors, a great mix for this delicious, easy mousse recipe?

The almonds in this simple pudding recipe give the dessert a nice amount of crunch. Almonds are also a good way to get a bit of added nutrition into your day with a serving of 100-grams being a rich source of the B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, iron, calcium, vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, manganese, and phosphorus. The same sized serving is also a good source of the B vitamins thiamine, folate, and vitamin B6, and the essential mineral potassium. Almonds are also very high in dietary fiber, polyunsaturated fats, and monounsaturated fats. These are fats which may help to lower LDL cholesterol. Almonds can be eaten by themselves, either raw or toasted. Almonds are an ingredient that can be used in a wide variety of recipe. Almonds can be bought in all sorts of forms, from whole, slivered, sliced, flaked, and as flour. Almonds yield almond oil and can also be made into almond butter recipes or almond milk recipes. Fun facts about almonds include that they need really hot weather and cool winters for them to grow.

Almonds are 100 percent reliant on honey bees and wild bees and honey bees for crop pollination, if there are no bees, then there would be no almonds. Almond growers rent bees for pollination, and this is one of the most costly issues for almond growers. Bees are also known to be fussy, as they don’t work in the rain, at night, when there is frost or in the early morning.

Nutrition Facts for: Rocky Road Pudding Mousse from Something Swanky

Ingredients: Chocolate pudding mix, skim milk, cool whip, chocolate chips, miniature marshmallows, almonds.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 161, Calories from Fat 66, Total Fat 7.3g 11%, Saturated Fat 4.1g 20%, Cholesterol 4mg 1%, Sodium 141mg 6%, Potassium 161mg 5%, Carbohydrates 19.9g 7%, Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%, Sugars 12.7g, Protein 3.7g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 10%, Iron 3%

The immature green almond can be preserved and pickled, and is considered by some to be a delicacy. Out of the eight major varieties of almonds, the nonpareil almond is the most prized. Almonds may provide health benefits for heart health, diabetes, and weight management. Almonds were one of the first foods that were awarded a qualified health claim in the United States. Almonds may help to slow the absorption of sugar and carbs. Recent studies have show that when almonds are eaten mid-morning, they may help to moderate blood sugar throughout the day. Thank you to Ashton for sharing this easy mousse recipe for rocky road pudding mousse on the "Something Swanky" site. This is just one of the simple pudding recipe ideas you will find on the site. Other recipes you will find include dessert recipes, preserves, and jams, bread, breakfast recipes, seasonal, cupcakes, dips, cookies and so much more. ***

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