Ok. All you dessert loving, chocolate craving, health conscience foodies out there are going to luv, luv, luv me today! Why? Well…because I am about to rock your world with my Double Chocolate Chia Pudding. This dessert is so amazingly easy and so delicious and…dare I say…good for you? Only five ingredients total, two of which are super-foods: chia seeds and cacoa powder. How can that possibly be bad for you?
So this is where the educational part of this post should come in and I could tell you all the reasons why you should be eating chia seeds and cacao, but that’s a lot of typing! And I want to get to the good stuff (my Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe)! Besides, I couldn’t do it as well as Dr Axe, so if you really need to know why…click those links.
Did I mention this chocolate chia pudding dessert is so easy that you can whip it up at a moment’s notice? And…to really impress, serve it in a martini glass and people will think you are the cat’s pajamas! However, if you really want people to think you spent hours in the kitchen, try this quick and easy fancy looking dessert.
So, let’s grab the other three ingredients: raw honey, chocolate bar and coconut milk and let’s get this party started.
We start with melting 2 ounces of 100% cacao baking bar…I swear by DAGOBA Unsweetened Baking Chocolate Bar. You may be able to find it at your local organic market. On Amazon, you have to get 6 bars…can’t just get one, so don’t fall over dead when you see that price on Amazon!!! If you find it locally, it should be about $5.99 for a 6oz bar.
Once melted, stir in the honey. Then add the cacao powder. The cacao powder will thicken the honey mixture and it’ll look a bit like fudge frosting.
Pour the coconut milk into a large mixing bowl and then add the chocolate mixture to it and whisk away. You’ll end up with what looks like chocolate milk.
Add in those healthy chia seeds and whisk some more.
Choose your vessels. Again…martini glasses will wow people (or am I just easily wowed?). Any other small glassware would work as well.
Carefully pour the mixture into the glasses.
And refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until solidified.
You can get all kinds of fancy choosing what to top this with. Since this is a Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe, I used a vegetable peeler to get shavings of chocolate and sprinkled a bit of coconut flakes on top. You can top it with fresh raspberries or strawberries…use your imagination!
Five ingredients and easy breezy! And there you have it: Double Chocolate Chia Pudding. You’re welcome.
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Delicious and decadent chocolate dessert containing 2 good for you super-foods.
Either in a double boiler over medium heat or in the microwave, melt 2 oz of the baking bar.
Add in the honey and continue to melt, stirring until combined.
Stir in the cacao powder. Let cool just a bit.
In a large bowl, empty the can of coconut milk. Add in the chocolate mixture and whisk until it looks like chocolate milk.
Add in the chia seeds and whisk until combined.
Pour into glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. The bigger your glassware is, the longer it'll need to be refrigerated.
Top with optional toppings - fruit, chocolate, coconut, etc. Serve.
Instead of adding the cacao powder to the melted chocolate/honey mixture, you can add it to the coconut milk, whisking until it is all combined. Then add the the chocolate/honey mixture to the coconut milk/cacao mixture.
Also note: The Total Time for this recipe does not include the time in the refrigerator!