I was browsing around online and drooling over the Loving Earth website when I came across these chocolate chia puddings with peanut butter caramel. I managed to whip them up fairly quickly and have made them a few times since. And each time I just fall more and more in love with them. The ingredients are things I always have in the kitchen and they take almost no time to make. The big, big downside is they need time to set. You need to make them the night before you intend to eat them. Or early in the morning if you plan to have them for dessert. I must say for me it’s much easier to make them the night before and then I don’t have to look at them all day, teasing me, just waiting there, ready to be eaten.
Some of my favourite ingredients are in this dessert – peanut butter, chocolate, chia seeds, buckinis. All the good stuff, all in one place.
These puddings are quite filling. They look amazing served in glass jars, as long as they are not too big. I have also made these in small ramekins, but you don’t get the same visual effect, and as they say, you eat with your eyes first.
This is a recipe that you need to be prepared to wait for. But it’s definitely worth the wait. They will keep for 4-5 days covered in the fridge, although the buckinis may soften after a few days, so it’s best to add these just before serving.