Chocolate Chia Pudding paleo recipe

Chocolate Chia Pudding

A couple of years ago my mother-in-law (MIL) asked my to make her a healthy chocolate chia pudding recipe. Although it took some time, I now have one. My MIL loves that my recipes are the easiest out there, and this Chocolate Chia Pudding has only six ingredients –chia seeds, cacao powder, coconut milk, vanilla stevia, water, and salt.

I use stevia rather than maple syrup or honey as I am eating a lower-carb diet these days which has helped quite a bit in restoring my health. If you are not a fan of stevia feel free to use maple syrup or honey instead to sweeten this healthy dessert. I haven’t tried it myself so I’m not exactly sure how much sweetener you would need in place of the stevia. It would also depend on how sweet you like your desserts to be –I would guess a tablespoon or two would suffice.

Chocolate Chia Pudding
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine blended coconut milk, water, and chia seeds in a jar and shake well
  2. Add cacao powder, stevia, and salt and shake well
  3. Refrigerate overnight to let chia seeds soften and absorb liquid
  4. Serve

For this recipe, it is important to blend the coconut milk prior to combining it with the other ingredients. This way you will have a smooth and creamy pudding, rather than one with little lumps of coconut milk in it.

If you’re not a chocolate lover try my regular chia pudding recipe.

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Paleo Raw Chocolate Bites
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a food processor pulse chocolate and salt until the texture of coarse sand
  2. Pulse in almond pulp, then dates, until well combined
  3. Scoop batter 1 level tablespoon at a time onto a plate
  4. Place shredded coconut in a bowl
  5. Dip each ball into shredded coconut
  6. Serve

You may wish to use a sweeter chocolate in this recipe if you have young children. I think these raw cookies would work really well with a 75% chocolate such as Kallari, or an even sweeter product such as Enjoy Life Chocolate. This is a great healthy homemade cookie recipe that your little ones can help make. Have them roll the dough into balls for you and dip the cookies into the shredded coconut. That’s what I call free labor, and it will keep the kids out of trouble. I love putting my boys to work in the kitchen. It’s become incredibly helpful over the years and a wonderful source of bonding for us!

If you’re having a chocolate craving and looking for ideas for Valentine’s day, check out my healthy Chocolate Recipes. If you’re wondering what to do with leftover almond pulp, and need additional ideas, see more of my recipes that use leftover almond pulp:

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