Chocolate Chia and Caramelised Date Pudding
Recipe type: Pudding, Dessert, treat, snack
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Serves: 2-4
A delicious, smooth and creamy pudding with an indulgent texture, free from any dairy or refined sugars.
  • 2 tbsp Cacao powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp Chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup (or a sweetener of your choice, like Sugavida)
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • ½ Large avocado (flesh, pitted)
  • 4 medjool dates (pitted)
  • Optional toppings: cacao nibs, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, coconut shavings, orange zest
  1. Into a blender / Nutribullet place the cacao power, maple syrup, coconut milk and avocado
  2. Blitz until smooth and creamy (have a taste- if it is not sweet enough for you add a little more maple syrup- 1 tsp at a time until desired sweetness)
  3. Add in the chia seeds and stir in to the mixture with a spoon until fully combined
  4. Pour in to separate jars / dishes (2 larger portions or 4 smaller ones)
  5. Leave in the fridge to allow the chia seeds to swell and set for a least 2 hrs
  6. Whilst that's in the fridge, place your pitted dates in to a pan with 4 tbsp water, bring to boil and then simmer for 3-4 minutes
  7. As they soften, break them down with a spoon (add 1tbsp extra water if they start to stick) and keep stirring until all the water has been dissolved and you are left with a thick caramelised date paste (set aside to cool for at least 1 hr)
  8. Once set and using a small spoon make a well in the middle of the centre of the pudding
  9. Place about 1.5 teaspoons caramelised date in to the centre of the pudding
  10. Cover with cacao nibs and raspberries and save straight away or leave in the fridge for up to 3 days
  11. (The date paste will keep for up to 3 weeks)
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