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Easy 6-Ingredient Almond Joy Chia Pudding ( non-dairy)

This Easy 6-Ingredient Almond Joy Chia Pudding is dairy-free, requires no baking, and is the perfect healthy dessert or snack. You are going to love these chewy chia seeds submerged in chocolatey, coconutty goodness. Let’s not forget those crunchy slivered almonds! Let’s get started.

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What ingredients go in this easy almond joy chia pudding?

ingredients for chia pudding

Chia seeds–not only are chia seeds good for you, it will play as the coagulator or in other words, it will help to make the dessert become pudding-like.

Coconut milk–will add creaminess and coconut flavor.

Maple syrup–adds natural sweetness.

Coco powder–make the pudding it’s chocolate flavor.

Mini Chocolate chipsbecause why not!?

Slivered almonds– gives the perfect amount of crunch, that’s not too hard.

Usually, I would make a list of substitutions or additions, but there are non. Seriously, changing ingredients like oat-milk for coconut milk will alter the taste– creating something entirely different.

What are the health benefits of chia seeds?

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You definitely want chia seeds in your diet. I say this because not only do they offer many benefits like fiber, plant protein, and calcium to name a few, but they do so with little calories. Healthy + thin, alright, that’s what I’m talking about!

Looking for more chia seed recipes? Try my Greek Yogurt Chia Parfait with Strawberry Applesauce it’s perfectly sweet and a quick breakfast to meal-prep.

What does chia pudding taste like?

Chia seeds itself has no flavor. They will pretty much taste like whatever liquid you decide to soak them in. In this case, some layers will taste like coconut, and the other will taste chocolatey.

Let’s make delicious Almond Joy Chia Pudding!

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Easy Almond Joy Chia Pudding ( non-dairy)

  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours
  • Yield: (4) 4 oz jars
  • Diet: Vegan


You are going to love this Almond Joy Chia Pudding. It’s dairy-free, and only required 6-ingredients! You can make it ahead of time and serve them to guests as a grab and take dessert.



2 1/2 cups coconut milk

4 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips (mini preferred)  + more for garnish

3 tbsp maple syrup

1/3 cup slivered almonds

2 tbsp coco powder, sifted


In a mixing bowl, add the coconut milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Stir all the ingredients until well-combined, set aside.

In another mixing bowl, add half of the coconut milk chia mixture. Sift in the coco powder, add the chocolate chips, and mix well until all the ingredients are well-incorporated.

Cover both bowls with ceramic wrap or a lid and place into the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours or until both liquids become pudding-like. When ready, let’s put it all together.

Putting it all together

In your favorite 4 oz serving glass, first layer the bottom with the coconut chia pudding. Next, layer the chocolate chia pudding until you reach the middle of the glass.

When you reach to the middle of the glass, add slivered almonds and chocolate chips. Layer and repeat until all of your ingredients have finished.

Garnish the top of the pudding with more slivered almonds and more mini chocolate chips.

Enjoy immediately or make them ahead and store them in the fridge for up to three days.


Coconut milk from  Aldi 

Add shredded fresh or dried coconut for more coconut flavor.

If you are feeding a crowd, make sure to double or triple the amount accordingly.

Chia seeds didn’t thicken?

Add more chia seeds and allow them to sit for an hour or until desired consistency is met.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: handmade
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan dessert glutenfree nondairy

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