Get festive with your chocolate chia seed pudding and add some peppermint extract for the perfect healthy holiday dessert!
Chia seed pudding is one of those desserts that I wish I always had on hand, but never make. Why is beyond me because it’s the easiest thing in the world to make! You literally whisk everything together and let the chia seeds do their thang in the fridge and viola, you have a healthy dessert that tastes JUST LIKE the real thing.
Every time Linley and I test for Fit Foodie (this recipe included), we turn to each other and say something like – “OMG THIS ACTUALLY TASTES REALLY GOOD.” You would think by now it would be a give in that everything we make is going to taste delicious (:D), but we continue to surprise ourselves. I have to keep reminding myself that just because I didn’t go to school to be a trained chef…I’m still a damn good cook! And Lin is too!
So, this chia seed pudding is epic. We took our classic chia seed pudding recipe and made it festive with some peppermint extract and it’s just delicious. I highly recommend finding some crushed peppermint (or just crushing up some candy canes), to make it look extra holiday.
Uh- anyone else obsessed with candy canes? It’s one of my favorite parts of the holiday season and I am totally that weirdo that stocks up when they all get marked down at Target the day after Christmas.
Chocolate Peppermint Chia Seed Pudding
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened
- 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a large tupperware and whisk until smooth. The, place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with crushed peppermint and chocolate chips.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/4 Calories: 200 Sugar: 13 Fat: 10 Fiber: 6 Protein: 6
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Happy Monday 🙂
This looks amazing! I even have all of the ingredients to make it tonight. So excited to try it!! Do you know how long the pudding can keep in the fridge for? My husband isn’t crazy about chia seeds, so i’m assuming I’ll have to eat all the servings myself 😉 which I’m totally okay with!
It should stay good for up to 5 days!
Hi, could I use unsweetened Almond Milk and get a similar taste?
Yes ma’am! Any kind of milk will work for this!
Canned or carton coconut milk!?
Carton coconut milk for this recipe!
I just started making chia seed pudding (I don’t know what took me so long) and I’ve been looking for different recipes. You and Linley are awesome! Can’t wait to try it.
Oh, and I don’t love candy canes so much, but those soft peppermint sticks are my weakness. Sooo good.
I only made it for the first time last year! I couldn’t believe how easy and yummy it is!