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Decadent Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding

This secretly healthy Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding is so, so good. You’ll be surprised what the sweeteners in this pudding are! It’s perfect for a low calorie Valentine’s Day treat.

Dessert glasses of Chocolate Chia Pudding, topped with sliced almonds, shaved chocolate and fresh raspberries

Decadent Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding

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}

Top view of dessert glasses of Chocolate Chia Pudding, topped with sliced almonds, shaved chocolate and fresh raspberries

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!

Dessert glasses of Chocolate Chia Pudding, topped with sliced almonds, shaved chocolate and fresh raspberries

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!

Dessert glasses of Chocolate Chia Pudding, topped with sliced almonds, shaved chocolate and fresh raspberries

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}.

Dessert glasses with spoons of Chocolate Chia Pudding, topped with sliced almonds, shaved chocolate and fresh raspberries

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!

Dessert glasses of Decadent Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding, topped with sliced almonds, shaved chocolate and fresh raspberries

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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

Decadent Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bowl
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This secretly healthy Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding is so, so good. You’ll be surprised what the sweeteners in this pudding are! It’s perfect for a low calorie Valentine’s Day treat.


Ingredients

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  • 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.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 oz serving
  • Calories: 436
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 45 mg
  • Fat: 31 g
  • Saturated Fat: 19 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Fiber: 15 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

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