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This chocolate chia pudding sets quicker than other versions, since the seeds are blended first. It sets up in just about a half hour, making it almost instant! Our girls love this pudding … I am always surprised just how much!

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This chocolate chia pudding recipe is ready in a half hour, making it almost instant! Our girls love this pudding … I am always surprised just how much!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened, unflavored or chocolate plant milk (see note)
  • ½ cup (packed) pitted dates, plus another 1−3 dates
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1½ tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt (slightly rounded)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2−3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons mini nondairy chocolate chips (optional, but really tasty)

Instructions

  1. Place the milk, dates, chia seeds, cocoa, salt, and vanilla in a blender, and puree for a minute or more (depending on the blender), until the seeds are pulverized. Taste, and if you’d like it sweeter, add another few dates.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, stir in the coconut and chocolate chips (if using), and refrigerate until chilled, ½ hour or more. (It will thicken more with chilling but really can be eaten straight away.)
  3. Serve, sprinkling with more coconut, if desired, and topping with fresh berries or other fruit, if desired.

    Notes:

    Milk: I typically use unsweetened milk when I make this pudding. If you are using a sweetened milk, you may want to reduce the sweetener.

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Jayne Ferguson3 months ago
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This is quick and easy to make. I used oatmilk and it was delicious!

Niamh4 months ago
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This was a real winning for me. Delicious with some chopped strawberries. The kids love it too

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