Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Stop! Step away from the candy aisle! If you're craving a sweet treat, try this Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chia Pudding instead. If you are or were a fan of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, you've gotta try this.

We love chia pudding as a dessert or snack when it's hot outside. It's so refreshing! And you can make it pretty much any flavor you like. But we're big fans of chocolate and peanut butter around these parts.

Snacks that don't require you to fire up the oven are essential during the heat of the summer, especially if you live in an RV like we do. So often we're not hooked up to power so we'd rather not heat up the house unnecessarily.

Don't get me wrong. We do love ice cream. But even the vegan ones tend to be full of fat and sugar we don't need. 

So if you're looking for a healthier treat that you don't have to feel guilty about, give chia pudding a try.

Wait, you want me to eat Chia Pet seeds???

Yes! Sounds crazy, right? But the chia seeds that grow "hair" on terra cotta figures are also quite healthful. You can read more about chia seed benefits here but they're rich in:

  • Polyunsaturated fat, as omega-3 fatty acids
  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc

(Keep in mind I'm not a medical professional and you should not consider anything I say to be medical advice. Do your own research!)

Enough chit chat - let's get on to the recipe.

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

If you love chocolate and peanut butter but want to avoid the candy aisle, give this one a try!
Prep Time5 mins
2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 258kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk or non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs powdered peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • pinch sea salt
  • ¼ cup chia seeds

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to your blender container and process until smooth. A Vitamix will get it mousse-like and a regular blender will still have some texture to it but both are delicious.
  • Add to a covered container and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Eat plain or topped with fruit, peanuts, cacao nibs, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 3mg

Do you keep chia seeds in your pantry? How do you like to use them?

Laura Nunemaker

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Laura Nunemaker

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