When I was much younger, my mom worked at North Carolina State University and one day she brought home a cookbook put together by the faculty and staff of that great institution. It was full of amazing casseroles and salads and desserts. Lots and lots of desserts. There was this one called chocolate delight that I just loved. For a while, mom made it for all special occasions and pot lucks. When you’re Baptist, there are a lot of potlucks!
Fast forward about 30 years and here we are living our Paleo life at Christmas time in a house with 14 family members and every night after dinner, they break out an entire buffet of desserts. There is one that my sister-in-law makes that reminded me a lot of mom’s chocolate delight from years gone by. So I decided to try to remake this favorite dessert of my childhood and see if it could satisfy my gluten and dairy eating relatives.
This one is not paleo because I used dairy, but you could certainly use a dairy substitute for the cream and cream cheese, I just opted to use the real thing in this recipe making it one amazing splurge!
There are a few steps, but you can spread them out over a couple days if you want. And trust me, it’s worth it. Totally worth it!
PS. If you’re following a Ketogenic diet and are already in ketosis, this dessert is low enough in sugar and high enough in fat to be a great treat that should not take you out of ketosis. Just bear in mind that every body is different, but it works for me!