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Two jars of chocolate chia seed pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

This chocolate chia seed pudding is so easy to make - only one bowl needed and it's a healthy no bake dessert that everyone loves! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 190kcal


  • ¼ cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond milk unsweetened
  • ½ cup chia seeds


  • Whisk together the cacao powder with the almond milk in a medium bowl. 
  • Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and chia seeds to the bowl and whisk to combine. 
  • Cover with a lid and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.   Stir occasionally. 
  • Remove from fridge and stir.  If it's too thick add a little more almond milk, if it's too thin, add a sprinkle of chia seeds. 


Difference between Raw Cacao Powder and Cocoa Powder - Raw Cacao Powder is made by cold pressing the cocoa beans, this keeps the living enzymes and removes the cocoa fat.  Cocoa powder has been processed under high heat.  Raw Cacao Powder retains more of the healthy benefits of the cocoa bean, though it is more expensive.  
Difference between black chia seeds and white chia seeds - there is no nutritional difference between white and black chia seeds!  They are separated only for aesthetic reasons.  I use black chia seeds for darker foods and white chia seeds for lighter foods.    For this recipe, you could use black or white. 
This is a great recipe to use Homemade Vanilla Extract!


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 2.4mg