If you're looking for a rich and decadent chocolate pudding then keep moving. As nutritious as this 'superfood' is supposed to be, you can't expect the same results substituting birdseed for eggs, butter, and cream. That said, if you're craving something sweet, relatively chocolaty, and comparatively healthful, then chia seeds may be a good option.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs 15 mins
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk milk, chia seeds, cocoa powder, brown sugar, white sugar, coffee granules, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until pudding is smooth. Let sit for 5 minutes; stir. Repeat sitting and stirring process at least 2 times.

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  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight. Spoon into bowls and top with chocolate hemp seeds.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 32.6g; fat 10g; cholesterol 9.8mg; sodium 152.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2015
Perfect!! I like to use 1/2 c. dairy and 1/2 c. coconut milk from the can and find the ratio of milk to chia seed to cocoa is dead-on perfect. I use only 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar and find for my taste that it's sweet enough. Love what the addition of instant coffee did to deepen the chocolate flavor. I didn't have chocolate covered hemp seed but I do like cocoa nibs and had them so I used them instead. Wonderful chia seed recipe. There are so many out there but this one is my favorite because the ratio of ingredient to ingredient is best and the addition of the instant coffee really does make a difference. Kinda tastes like chocolate frosting with little tiny crunchies from the chia seeds. Delicious!! Read More
(22)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2020
Tastes yummy! It's a little runny and needs something to make it thicker. Don't have any suggestions for that. Read More
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2015
Perfect!! I like to use 1/2 c. dairy and 1/2 c. coconut milk from the can and find the ratio of milk to chia seed to cocoa is dead-on perfect. I use only 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar and find for my taste that it's sweet enough. Love what the addition of instant coffee did to deepen the chocolate flavor. I didn't have chocolate covered hemp seed but I do like cocoa nibs and had them so I used them instead. Wonderful chia seed recipe. There are so many out there but this one is my favorite because the ratio of ingredient to ingredient is best and the addition of the instant coffee really does make a difference. Kinda tastes like chocolate frosting with little tiny crunchies from the chia seeds. Delicious!! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2018
Made this with unsweetened almond milk, 2 Tbsp. dark chocolate cocoa powder, and 3 packets of Stevia. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2018
Delicious and relatively healthy! I have made this 3 or 4 times now. One time I used buttermilk and it tasted weird; don't do that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2019
Welllll…. ive made a super quick version of this : ) Last years when I discovered what chia seeds do when they get wet, I started throwing them into many edible liquids. My favorite 'quick-gotta run' treat to take to lunch at the last minute is milk, chia and heresy's chocolate syrup. I make about 8 oz of chocolate milk in a ziplock round container and add about 2 or 3 tablespoons of chia to it. ( 5 minute intervals) Mix it, let it sit, mix it, let it sit, put lid on and shake vigorously and put in the fridge or lunch cooler. Its great! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
I loved it! I replaced regular milk with vanilla almond milk and excluded the chocolate covered hemp seeds because I did not have them. It was delicious without being overly sweet. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2020
I’m trying to manage my blood sugars with diet, and (though I’m sure Chef John would also call truvia a crime against nature) - after 3 weeks with only carbs from vegetables, and no sweets, this was great. No complaints. I topped with a little bit of whipped cream, no chocolate covered hemp seeds; with just the sugar tweak it’s a very nice dessert for someone trying to control blood sugar. Thanks very much, Chef John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2016
It is unbelievably delicious! I admit that I was not expecting that it would be that good. I made half of the recipe so I could have a good daily portion of chia and used 3 packages of sweetener (Twin sweetener) instead of the sugar. I didn't have the hemp seeds so I didn't use. It is really a healthy recipe to stick to!! I will make it everyday from now on. Thanks for the recipe Chef John! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2016
Very rich and chocolaty. Has a high carb count, but I budgeted for it. Very worth it. I poured it in to two dessert dishes. It's so rich I was happy with half and saved half for later. Next time I'll use 4 ramekens. This would be delicious with a little whipped cream on top. Walden Farm make a creamy topping if you can't do real cream. That being said, this dish was very satisfying on its own. Thanks, Chef John! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2016
This recipe is amazing! Even my 9 year old son loves it! I substituted milk with vanilla soy milk and white sugar for honey. I omitted the coffee so the kids could eat it and the hemp seeds because I just didn't have any. My family is addicted to this pudding so I'll be making double batches of this from now on! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2020
Tastes yummy! It's a little runny and needs something to make it thicker. Don't have any suggestions for that. Read More
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