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This simple to make dark chocolate chia seed pudding satisfies that Chocolate Jello Pudding craving with the health benefits of chia. And to top it off it couldn’t be simpler to make. Did you get Chocolate Jello Pudding as a snack after school as a child?  I did. It is always a treat to reminisce via food.

Chia puddings are a nutrition-packed alternative to smoothies. In this version, raw cold-pressed cacao powder is used, one of the top dietary sources of magnesium and other important minerals. In a pinch, regular cocoa powder can be used with fewer health benefits.

Using agave to sweeten the bitter cacao lowers the glycemic index compared with sugar-laden chocolate. Try this health-filled treat.

Dark Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

dark chocolate chia seed pudding
  • Prep Time10 min
  • Ready in30 mins
  • Yield1 serving
  • Energy400 cal
  • Suitable for Diet


  • 1/3 c Chia Seeds
  • 1 T dark cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1 c nut or coconut milk
  • ½ t vanilla extract
  • 1 T agave or raw honey



Mix cocoa powder with dry chia seeds until well blended.


Stir together wet ingredients. Pour over chia seed mixture stirring rapidly to dissolve the cocoa powder.


Let sit on the counter stirring every 5 minutes for 20-30 minutes until chia seeds expand.


Eat at room temperature or chill.

  • Amount per serving
  • Calories400
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat22.3 g30.97%
  • Saturated Fat3.87 g19.35%
  • Trans Fat0.07 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat13.19 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat2.93 g
  • Sodium179.96 mg7.82%
  • Total Carbohydrate42.81 g15.57%
  • Dietary Fiber20.77 g74.18%
  • Total Sugars15.06 g
  • Sugar Alcohal0.09 g
  • Protein11.31 g22.62%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)100.8 IU12.6%
  • Calcium815.02 mg62.69%
  • Iron9.89 mg54.94%
  • Potassium381.88 mg8.13%
  • Vitamin A555.41 mcg61.71%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)4.42 mg4.91%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)7.22 IU21.88%
  • Vitamin K382.76 mcg318.97%
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)0.27 mg22.5%
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.17 mg13.08%
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)3.6 mg22.5%
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)0.83 mg48.82%
  • Folate34.83 mcg8.71%
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)0.39 mg7.8%
  • Phosphorus482.95 mg38.64%
  • Magnesium248.01 mg59.05%
  • Zinc2.61 mg23.73%
  • Selenium30.27 mcg55.04%
  • Copper0.57 mg63.33%
  • Manganese1.56 mg67.83%

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