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Chocolate Chia Pudding with Peanut Butter Caramel

By 28/08/2018 No Comments

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.

Top view of chocolate chia pudding with peanut butter caramel sauce, topped with bucking and cacao nibs.

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.

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Chocolate Chia Pudding with Peanut Butter Caramel

Chocolate chia pudding with peanut butter caramel in glass jar with lid off on the side. Recipe name on image
  • Prep Time: 20 mins + 2 hours setting
  • Total Time: 20 mins + 2 hours setting
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Australian

Ingredients

Chocolate Chia Pudding

  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 bananas (very ripe)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp cacao
  • 2 tsp agave

Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

  • 5 medjool dates (pitted)
  • ½ cup peanut butter (crunchy)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maca powder

Other Layers

  • 1 banana (ripe and sliced)
  • caramelised buckinis
  • cacao nibs

Instructions

Chocolate Chia Pudding

  1. In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork until smooth.
  2. Add the chia seeds, almond milk, cacao and agave.
  3. Whisk with a fork until combined. Leave in the bowl and place in the fridge for a few hours, or overnight.
  4. Chia seeds will expand and set to make a pudding.

Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

  1. Add the dates to a food processor and process until it becomes a smooth paste.
  2. Add peanut butter, almond milk and maca powder and process until smooth and well combined. This will take a few minutes.
  3. Leave in the fridge overnight to chill and thicken.

To Assemble

  1. In the morning, mix the chia pudding to smooth out any lumps.
  2. Add a layer of the chia pudding into the bottom of 2 glass jars. Top with the peanut butter caramel sauce. Layer sliced banana on top.
  3. Repeat all the layers finishing with a layer of bananas. Top with buckinis and cacao nibs.

Notes

The maca powder is optional. It adds some extra vitamins and flavour but can either be left out or replaced with another superfood powder.

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Chocolate chia Pudding with peanut butter. Make this ahead of time and store in glass jars, not only tastes great but looks amazing too.

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