Decadent Chocolate-Cherry Chia Pudding! This chocolate pudding is a delicious and indulgent dessert that is surprisingly healthy too. It’s a light, low calorie treat that is perfect for a date night in, or a healthy snack option.
This no bake dessert is the perfect little goodie to whip up when those chocolate cravings strike. It is easy, quick, and hits the spot every single time. And the best part of this whole dessert…the sweet, tart, dark cherries that are slightly softened and put on top. It is heaven!
My husband’s comment was, “Chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup…can’t believe I’m saying this, but I love these! One of my favorite desserts now!” And he doesn’t even like coconut milk. If I can win him over, I can win you too.
- Dairy-free & vegan
- Indulgent yet light
- Includes the two best things – chocolate and cherries – what’s better than that?
- Perfect for a date night, Valentine’s Day treat or fun snack
Ingredient Notes For This Decadent Chocolate-Cherry Chia Pudding:
- Coconut Milk – It is creamy, slightly sweet, and a bit nutty. Also, it naturally thickens the pudding, as do the chia seeds, so you won’t need to add any additional thickening agents.
- Canned – There are many different varieties of coconut milk. My favorite is canned. Just a heads up though, shake it well before opening to fully combine the liquid and the cream that have separated.
- Unsweetened – Please be sure to find unsweetened coconut milk because it is already naturally sweet, with no need of added sugars.
- Full Fat – And for best results, use full-fat coconut milk. Lite coconut milk has less fat, giving it a more watery consistency. So use full-fat here, because it will lend to a richer and creamier pudding.
- Powder – I love the Navitas brand and it is linked below. It contains organic cacao powder and nothing else. It is a clean product and is super-nutritious for you as well. (If you don’t have cacao powder, just replace it with cocoa powder at a 1:1 ratio).
- Cherries – You can use either fresh or frozen. However, I love using frozen for this recipe. Why? Well, once you defrost them a bit, they get slightly soft and you’re able to mix the cherries and their juices with everything else. It creates the most wonderful dessert. (The recipe calls for one cup cherries. So, if you divide the pudding up into four servings, just add 1/4 cup of cherries to each).
- Toppings – Top with other things like nuts, coconut flakes and cacao nibs. If you can’t find cacao nibs, you can also use chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.
And, for more chia pudding recipes, please give these a try:
- Lemon Curd Chia Parfaits (Vegan)
- Loaded Kiwi Chia Pudding
- Roasted Strawberry Chia Pudding
- Autumn-Apple Pie Chia Pudding
If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and a star rating below so I know how you liked it. Thanks! Enjoy!Print