Snickers Chia Pudding
This Snickers Chia Pudding tastes like the chocolate bar you know and love! It’s made with a super-rich chocolatey chia pudding base and topped off with peanut butter caramel and crunchy peanuts. This recipe is naturally vegan, gluten-free and made with healthy ingredients!
A healthy chocolate pudding
I love a good creamy homemade healthy chocolate pudding, and I especially love making them with chia seeds.
I often make a homemade chocolate chia pudding or a chocolate mousse made from chia seeds, but sometimes I like having a pudding that’s a little bit more descendent.
This recipe for Snickers Chia Pudding is my take on the classic chocolate bar made from chocolate, caramel, peanuts and nougat. While this chia pudding doesn’t have any nougat in it, it does have plenty of chocolate, caramel and peanut butter plus all of the benefits of chia seeds.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- High in protein and fibre. Each serving of this snickers chia pudding is packed with 10 grams of protein and 13 grams of fibre of a healthy dessert that will leave you feeling full and satisfied!
- Dessert for breakfast. Not only does this chia pudding make a delicious dessert, but it’s also healthy enough to enjoy for a nourishing breakfast.
- Meal prep friendly. This is a great meal prep recipe you can make ahead of time and have ready to go in your fridge for the week ahead!
Ingredients in Snickers Chia Pudding
- Chia Seeds: You can’t make chia pudding without them! These little seeds are packed with fibre, and omegas and are a total superfood!
- Cocoa powder: Try and use high-quality cocoa powder for the best results. This will give you a richer-tasting pudding.
- Maple syrup: This is the sweetener for the pudding. You could also use stevia if you want to keep this low in sugar.
- Vanilla extract: This actually brings out the flavour of the chocolate!
- Light coconut milk: Coconut milk is creamy and works really well when making a decedent-tasting chia pudding. You can use any type of milk you like.
- cacao nibs: These add a little crunch and more chocolate flavour to the pudding.
- Medjool dates: They taste like caramel! Chop them up and add them to the pudding for some caramel taste in every bite.
- Peanut butter: Because you can’t have snickers without peanut butter!
How to make this chia pudding
Add the chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla to a mixing bowl.
Add the coconut milk and whisk until combined and the mixture beings to thicken slightly.
Place the pudding in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours to set. Once it’s ready it will be thick and creamy.
To make the peanut caramel, add the ingredients to a pot and let it come to a slight boil, mixing until it turns into caramel. Then swirl the caramel into the chia pudding, or use it as a topping served over the chia pudding.
How to store
Store this chia pudding in the fridge for up to 5 days. The chia pudding can be stored in individual jars or in a large container.
Tips for making this recipe perfectly
- If your chia pudding ends up too thin, add some more chia seeds and place back in the fridge to gel. If your chia pudding ends up too thick, simply add some more coconut milk and mix. (*Some types of chia seeds may be more absorbent than others depending on the brand you use.)
- Use high quality cocoa powder for better-tasting chia pudding. This will give the pudding a richer taste.
- Stir the caramel constantly in the pot while preparing, otherwise, it can start to burn on the bottom.
- Add any toppings you love. Fro yogurt, to whipped coconut cream, chocolate chips, cacao nibs or even fresh fruit.
More chia pudding recipes to try
- Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
- Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Tiramisu Chia Pudding
- Orange Creamsicle Chia Pudding
- Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding
- Cinnamon Apple Pie Chia Pudding
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Snickers Chia Pudding
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Mix
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
This Snickers Chia Pudding is made with a super chocolate chia pudding topped off with a homemade peanut butter caramel!
- 6 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups light coconut milk
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- 2 medjool dates, chopped
Peanut butter caramel
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp light coconut milk
- pinch of salt
- Crushed peanuts,
- Cacao nibs
- Coconut yogurt
- Whisk the chia seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract and coconut milk together in a bowl until it starts to thicken. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
- Once the pudding has thickened, add the cacao nibs and medjool dates mixing together.
- To make the peanut caramel, add the peanut butter, maple syrup and salt to a small pot on medium-high heat. Let the mixture come to a boil, stiring constantly for about 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk and continue to stir for another minute. The mixture should darken in colour and thicken. Remove from heat.
- To assemble the pudding, spoon the chia pudding into a bowl or cup and top with the caramel. (*Try swirling the caramel into the chia pudding, delicious!)
- Garnish with crushed peanuts, cacao nibs and yogurt.
If you chia pudding ends up too thin, add some more chia seeds and place back in the fridge to gel. If your chia pudding ends up too thick, simply add some more coconut milk and mix. (*Some types of chia seeds may be more absorbent than others depending on the brand you use.)
Use a good quality cocoa powder for better-tasting chia pudding. This will give the pudding a richer taste.
Stir the caramel constantly in the pot while preparing, otherwise, it can start to burn on the bottom.
- Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
- Calories: 285
- Sugar: 16g
- Fat: 14g
- Carbohydrates: 32g
- Fiber: 13g
- Protein: 10g
Keywords: Chia pudding dessert, healthy chocolate pudding, snickers recipe
This looks so good, thank you! I only have access to regular canned coconut milk, not the light one. Any tips on how to adjust the recipe accordingly would be much appreciated! 🙂
The recipe description says the pudding is topped off with the caramel sauce. Is that what you did in your beautiful photos, or did you mix the caramel into the pudding? Which version tastes better, would you say?
I don’t have cacao nibs so will need to make it with the 70% cacao chocolate that I have on hand, it’s what I usually use for making vegan desserts.
Hi Laura, regular coconut milk will be the same measurement as light coconut milk. That’ll work just fine! 🙂
I like to put the caramel on top, and then swirl it into the pudding as I eat so I can have some caramel in each bite.
The dark chocolate will be great in it too. Enjoy!