This Chocolate Cherry Chia Seed Pudding is a decadent and healthy breakfast, snack or dessert made with simple ingredients. The flavor combination of chocolate chia seed pudding and a sweet cherry compote is simply addicting!
Make chocolate cherry chia pudding parfaits for a sweet snack
I am a big snacker and now that I am back in an office I am looking for more snack options. Usually I reach for something salty or savory, but some days I need something sweet.
Chia seed pudding with fruit is one of my favorite sweet snacks. I like to make my chia seed pudding with coconut milk to make it extra creamy and satisfying.
This chocolate cherry chia pudding is super creamy and decadent thanks to the coconut milk and cocoa powder mixture. I love the taste of cherry and chocolate together so it was a no brainer to add the cherry compote to this chia pudding!
What kitchen tools will I need to make this delicious chocolate snack?
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Liquid measuring cup
- Sauce pan
What ingredients will I need to make this chia pudding with fruit compote?
- Light coconut milk (I find this works better with chia seeds than full fat)
- Chia seeds
- Maple syrup
- Cocoa powder
- Frozen cherries
Let’s make some Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding!
Step 1: Mix the chocolate chia pudding
To begin, add coconut milk, water, maple syrup, cocoa powder, chia seeds and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl. Then, whisk the chia seeds, cocoa powder and liquid together until evenly mixed.
Cover mixture and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Or if you prefer you can leave the chia pudding in the fridge overnight.
Step 2: Prepare the cherry compote
Then, prepare the cherry compote by adding 2 heaping cups of frozen cherries to a sauce pan with 2 tbsp of water over high heat. Leave on high heat mixing occasionally for about 5 minutes.
Next, reduce the heat to medium-low and smash the cherries down with the back of a fork or a potato masher. Then, once smashed, allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove the compote from heat and allow to cool fully.
Step 3: Mix them together!
Use both the chocolate chia seed pudding and the cherry compote to create parfaits! This makes 4 servings and I like to store them in half pint jars.
Topping options for chocolate chia pudding
I like to top my chocolate chia seed pudding with this sweet cherry compote, but there are many ways to top your chia pudding.
- Homemade whipped cream and fresh berries
- Crunchy granola like this delicious grain free granola
- Chocolate shavings and orange sections
How long will this chia pudding keep in the fridge?
Once prepared, store this chia seed pudding the fridge for up to 5 days.
Try these other healthy make ahead breakfast recipes!
- Blueberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding
- Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
- Strawberry Chia Pudding
- Turkey Sausage Tomato and Goat Cheese Breakfast Casserole
- Strawberry Mango Chia Seed Pudding
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 1 can lite coconut milk (13.5oz)
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 5 tbsp chia seeds
- pinch of salt
- 2 heaping cups frozen cherries
- Add coconut milk, water, maple syrup, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and pinch of salt to a mixing bowl. Whisk the chia seeds , cocoa powder, and liquid together until evenly mixed. Cover mixture and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours. If you prefer, you can leave them in the fridge overnight.
- Prepare the cherry compote by adding 2 heaping cups of frozen cherries to a sauce pan with 2 tbsp of water over high heat. Leave on high heat mixing occasionally for about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and smash the cherries down with the back of a fork or a potato mashed. Once smashed allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool fully. Use both the chocolate chia seed pudding and the cherry compote to create individual serving.