Smooth, creamy and made in only 5 minutes time! You will love this easy vegan chocolate peanut butter pudding. Made with no refined sugars and only a few ingredients, this dessert doesn’t get any simpler!
My first post of 2022! I can’t believe we’re well on our way into January of another year already. I’m doing my best not to rush time since it goes too fast already, but I must say, I’m ready for this cold snap of ours to be over and done with!
If my Mom is reading, I’m sure she’s rolling her eyes. Apparently I complain about our cold weather too much 😉
So this year I plan on focusing a little more on my favorite thing in life – dessert. A year or two ago I dedicated the month of February to chocolate and I think I might do the same this year! I’m starting my dedication to chocolate a bit early with this vegan chocolate peanut butter pudding! Possibly my favorite combination in the world – chocolate and peanut butter!
How do you make this vegan pudding?
Not only is this pudding made with better-for-you ingredients, but it is an absolute CINCH to make! In a small saucepan over medium heat on the stove, whisk together the following:
- cocoa powder
- coconut cream
- maple syrup
- peanut butter
- sea salt
It’s important that you use coconut cream, not coconut milk. If you can’t find a can of coconut cream, you can use two cans of chilled, full-fat coconut milk and just use the thick creamy part of the can instead! Reserve a bit of the milk as well to thin out the pudding.
Bring the mixture to a slight boil, then turn down the heat and let everything simmer for a few minutes, whisking occasionally.
Remove the pudding from heat, add in some vanilla, then allow it to cool for a couple of minutes. Pour it into glass serving dishes, glasses or other heat-proof containers. Place these dishes into the fridge for at least 4 hours to set before serving.
*Tip* if you want a SUPER smooth pudding, first pour the warm mixture into a high-powdered blender and blend for a minute on high before then pouring it into serving dishes.
Is this vegan chocolate peanut butter pudding a healthy dessert?
I would certainly consider this a healthier option for dessert. Made with clean ingredients, this peanut butter pudding contains no refined sugars and has some healthy fats in there too, thanks to the peanut butter!
I should stress that this pudding is not a super sweet dessert, so if you’re a fan of a sweeter chocolate pudding, I would suggest adding 2 tablespoons of either coconut sugar or white granulated sugar to the mixture when you’re heating it up. Be sure the sugar is dissolved completely before pouring it into serving dishes!
How many servings does this vegan chocolate pudding make?
The servings is dependent on how large of a dish you use, but since this is a richer dessert, this pudding will easily make 3-4 servings. The recipe can also be doubled if you’re serving more!
Top the pudding with some coconut whipped cream and chocolate shavings or even vegan peanut butter cups!
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Smooth, creamy and made in only 5 minutes time! You will love this easy vegan chocolate peanut butter pudding. Made with no refined sugars and only a few ingredients, this dessert doesn’t get any simpler.
- 1 can (400 mL) coconut cream, chilled*
- 1/2 cup smooth, natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- optional: coconut whipped cream, chocolate shavings, PB cups for serving
- In a small saucepan, whisk together the coconut cream, peanut butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup and a pinch of salt. If you’re adding extra sugar (see notes) add that in now too.** Place the pan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for a few minutes, whisking occasionally.
- Remove the pudding from heat, whisk in the vanilla extract, and set aside to cool for a couple of minutes. (See notes about creating a very smooth pudding).*** Pour the pudding into 3-4 heat-proof dessert dishes, glasses or mason jars. Place the dishes in the fridge for at least 4 hours to completely set. Serve the pudding with coconut whipped cream, chocolate shavings or chopped peanut butter cups (if desired).
Pudding will keep in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 4-5 days.
*If you can’t find coconut cream, use two cans of full-fat coconut milk instead, scraping the thick part of the cream and reserving the liquid milk to add as needed to the mixture.
**For a sweeter pudding, add 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar or coconut sugar and whisk to combine.
***For a super smooth pudding, pour the pudding mixture into a high powered blender for 1 minute before pouring into serving dishes.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: desserts
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: vegan chocolate peanut butter pudding // vegan chocolate pudding