Decadent Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Chia Pudding, made with coconut milk, dates, darkc chocolate, and chia seeds! Perfect for a Valentine's Day Sweet Treat! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #dessert #vegan #dairyfree #sugarfree

Secretly healthy Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding, you’ll be surprised what the sweeteners in this pudding are! Perfect for a Valentine’s Day Sweet Treat!

Today we are going to talk about CHOCOLATE … and my love affair with it.

Aren’t you excited? I know I sure am.

Ever since I was little I was a chocolate lover, it must have been written into my DNA. Chocolate just makes me happy … it is delicious, dreamy and so comforting. There’s a reason girls eat chocolate when they are sad, it makes us feel better. It makes us feel that all is well with the world after one piece of chocolate. {men take note of this!!! aka have some in your man purse}

Chia Pudding, made with coconut milk, dates, darkc chocolate, and chia seeds! Perfect for a Valentine's Day Sweet Treat! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #dessert #vegan #dairyfree #sugarfree

But, did you know that when you eat chocolate a legitimate chemical exchange happens in your body that really does make you happy! For realz!!!!

There are over 300 natural occurring chemicals in chocolate and when you take a bite, those chemicals release neurotransmitters in your body that give off positive feelings. One of those neurotransmitters actually quickens your pulse, makes you more alert, and gives you a sense of excitement leaving you feeling happy.

So, what does this mean? You now have a medical reason to eat chocolate, it will make you happy! hehe YOUR WELCOME!

Chia Pudding, made with coconut milk, dates, darkc chocolate, and chia seeds! Perfect for a Valentine's Day Sweet Treat! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #dessert #vegan #dairyfree #sugarfree

Now go eat some chocolate. But don’t go away, come back and finish reading this post because you’ll want to get the recipe at the end. Believe me!

Since Valentines Day is coming up next week, I thought I should probably get at least one dessert recipe up for ya’ll. And this Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding is the chosen one! Because … well it freakin’ rocks!

First off, all the ingredients in this recipe are guilt free. It is dairy free, sugar free, and oil free! So what does that leave you with? Chocolate and all natural ingredients!

Chia Pudding, made with coconut milk, dates, darkc chocolate, and chia seeds! Perfect for a Valentine's Day Sweet Treat! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #dessert #vegan #dairyfree #sugarfree

The Chia Seeds in this pudding act as a natural thickener, so literally all you do is add all the ingredients to a big bowl, stir it, refrigerator it over night and then puree it the next day. Viola pudding.

End Product = Pure Chocolate Bliss!

Top this decadent Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding with whatever you want. I decided to do fresh raspberries, sliced almonds, and dark chocolate shavings {because extra chocolate is always needed}.

Chia Pudding, made with coconut milk, dates, darkc chocolate, and chia seeds! Perfect for a Valentine's Day Sweet Treat! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #dessert #vegan #dairyfree #sugarfree

It is a no fuss recipe that will make your Valentines Day perfect and leave you “happy” at the end of the night! 

From the chocolate guys … get your minds out of the gutter! Gosh!

Ok, go make this recipe. Readyyyyyyyy GOOOOO!

Chia Pudding, made with coconut milk, dates, darkc chocolate, and chia seeds! Perfect for a Valentine's Day Sweet Treat! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #dessert #vegan #dairyfree #sugarfree

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Chia Pudding, made with coconut milk, dates, darkc chocolate, and chia seeds! Perfect for a Valentine's Day Sweet Treat! | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #dessert #vegan #dairyfree #sugarfree

Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dessert, Paleo, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of full fat coconut milk (use the milk thats in the can, do not use the coconut water portion)
  • 1/2 cup of chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 9 whole dates (dried and pitted)
  • optional toppings: fresh raspberries, sliced almonds, bananas, strawberries, shaved dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add coconut milk and chia seeds. Whisk until combined.
  2. Next add the cocoa powder, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and whole dates. Mix until slightly combined.
  3. Cover bowl securely and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. (it is better if you let it sit overnight)
  4. Remove pudding from refrigerator and spoon into blender. Puree until smooth.
  5. Top with fresh fruit, almonds, or shaved dark chocolate.

Notes

If your pudding comes out to liquidy you can add more chia seeds to thicken it up, if it is too hard just add more coconut milk or almond milk to thin it out.

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34 Responses
  1. Ohh, it’s always good to get some biological and scientific reinforcement behind my chocolate cravings, Kristra–seriously though, natural sweeteners and lots of chocolate make me feel like I’m ready to tackle anything. I’m totally saving this pudding recipe for my rainy day–cheers!

  2. Robin

    I just made this and it’s so good! I put everything in my food processor and processed for a long time, then ate it straight away. I just can’t wait 4 hours for chocolate! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Ranee

    What do you mean by the last part of these instructions?

    2 cups of full fat coconut milk (use the milk thats in the can, do not use the coconut water portion)

    I’m 4 weeks new to eating clean, fresh and healthy so my husband will love this for a special surprise when we start eating dessert again. Right now we’re trying to get over our ice cream addiction. LOL

    1. Hey Ranee, When you refrigerator the can of coconut milk the water and the cream will separate. The cream comes to the top, that’s the part I want you to use, and the water stays on the bottom, don’t use that part. I hope that makes more sense!

      And you’re husband is going to love you after you make this recipe, especially if you’ve been eating clean. it will be a treat!

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