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This peanut butter chocolate chia pudding combines two of the best ever flavors for a healthy dessert that needs only 6 ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to prepare. The perfect pairing of chocolate and peanut butter is just delicious with superfood chia seeds, and this quick and easy dessert recipe is naturally vegan and paleo.

Peanut butter chocolate chia pudding in a glass jar

I don’t know about you, but busy mornings can often mean that you can skip breakfast or run out the door with not the healthiest option! This pudding is a great option that you can grab from the fridge and get something healthy to start the day!

Why is this recipe so good?

  • It tastes just like a peanut butter cup!
  • It only takes 5 minutes to make.
  • Make a large batch and enjoy a healthy breakfast throughout the week.
  • It’s vegan, paleo, dairy free, and can easily be made low carb and keto.

How to make it

This delicious chocolate chia pudding couldn’t be any easier to make!
Stir all the ingredients together until totally smooth.

Chill at least 4 hours or overnight.

Serve with chopped peanuts and shaved chocolate

All ingredients mixed in a large bowl

What does this dish taste like?

Chia seeds themselves do not have any flavor to them, rather they soak up the flavors of the milk and whatever you include in the pudding. This chia pudding tastes exactly like a chocolate peanut butter cup – what a great way to start the day!

Is it good for you?

Chia seeds are a great food to incorporate into your diet. They are high in fiber and healthy fats. They contribute to gut health and fight inflammation. The peanut butter in these puddings add protein and unprocessed cocoa powder can lower blood pressure and is high in antioxidants.

How long does it last in the fridge?

Once you have mixes all of the ingredients together, you need to leave it in the fridge for at least four hours. It will then be good to keep covered for four or five days. I love making a batch at the start of the week for easy to grab breakfast every morning.

Two jars of pudding on a marble work surface

Dietary variations for this recipe

  • You can replace the peanut butter with almond butter
  • Use any kind of diary-free milk you have in this chocolate chia pudding. Coconut, almond and soy all work really well.
  • Try subbing the maple syrup with a keto sweetener like Lakanto Monkfruit Maple Syrup for a keto and low carb version.
Top shot of two choclate chia puddings with spoons in them

Chef’s Tips

  • Ensure that all of the ingredients are well mixed before putting in the fridge.
  • Let the pudding sit for at least 4 hours to allow it to set.
  • Use an unsweetened and unprocessed cocoa powder.
  • Use an organic peanut butter with no added salt or sugar.
Top shot of two jars of chia pudding with a spoon next to them

Be sure to check out these other healthy chia seed recipes!

Recipe By: Cheryl Malik
5 from 16 votes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Pudding

Prep 5 minutes
Resting time 4 hours
Total 5 minutes
This peanut butter chocolate chia pudding combines two of the best ever flavors for a healthy dessert
2 servings



  • Stir all together until totally smooth. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with chopped peanuts and shaved chocolate

Approximate Information for One Serving

Calories: 393calProtein: 14gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 176mgPotassium: 533mgTotal Carbs: 40gFiber: 10gSugar: 23gNet Carbs: 30gVitamin A: 465IUVitamin C: 8.5mgCalcium: 342mgIron: 3.2mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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    1. Thank you so much for such a nice review, Nicole! I’m so happy you all enjoy the chia pudding so much!

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