Chocolate Chia Pudding Gummies (Guest Post – RECIPE!!)


 *All New* Guest post from a fellow healthy eater/chef who makes the most amazing gluten-free options and gears her cooking towards the Paleo audience at her website: Cook It Up Paleo.  Heather comes up with amazing healthy options for the adored (unhealthy) foods like her newest recipe for Graham crackers – something I never thought I’d be able to eat again!  She makes it using cassava flour & coconut flour, instead of wheat, rice, or sorghum flour.  She uses really healthy ingredients too, so not only are these delicious but they are packed with nutrition.  She did it again with this latest recipe the Chocolate Chia Pudding Gummies–Which we get to snack on first!   You must check out her blog. 

Alright, let’s get to that recipe!  Thanks again Heather for taking the time to come up with this recipe for my readers.  Enjoy everyone! ❤

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Chocolate Chia Pudding Gummies

Hi everyone! My name is Heather Resler and I am so excited to be guest posting for Jem! I am the 18 year old blogger behind Cook It Up Paleo. I was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 16, and have regained my health through a healthy lifestyle and a paleo diet.

But now on to this recipe. It’s basically a conglomeration of all the things I love: chocolate, chia seeds, coconut, and pudding!

These gummies are easy to make and taste delicious. The gelatin is amazing for the hair, skin, and nails, and the chia seeds have nourishing fiber. And the chocolate is good for you too, of course!

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Chocolate Chia Pudding Gummies
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (white or black; doesn’t matter)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons grass-fed beef gelatin
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the coconut milk, chia seeds, cocoa, maple syrup, and salt. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together the water and gelatin to dissolve.
  3. As soon as the coconut milk mixture boils, remove it from the heat and whisk in the dissolved gelatin.
  4. Pour the mixture into a glass standard-sized loaf pan and chill until set.
  5. Cut into squares and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Chocolate Chia Pudding Gummies

Chocolate Chia Pudding Gummies

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  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (white or black; doesn’t matter)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons grass-fed beef gelatin
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the coconut milk, chia seeds, cocoa, maple syrup, and salt. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together the water and gelatin to dissolve.
  3. As soon as the coconut milk mixture boils, remove it from the heat and whisk in the dissolved gelatin.
  4. Pour the mixture into a glass standard-sized loaf pan and chill until set.
  5. Cut into squares and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


About Heather at Cook It Up Paleo

heather circleMy name is Heather Resler and I am 18 years old. I’ve been eating paleo since I was 14. I love to cook, take pictures, and learn about the scientific side of nutrition. When I’m not doing those things, I’m usually writing a blog post, watching Psych on Netflix with my family, lifting heavy things, or grabbing a black coffee from the local coffee shop. Check out my blog, Cook It Up Paleo, and my ebook, Grain-Free Family Favorites, and don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. 🙂


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Chunky Double Fudge Brownies (Raw//Vegan//Gluten-Free) *~Great for Valentine’s Day~*


Love is in the air tonight with these delicious…

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When you have a craving for chocolate and something easy, look NO further.  These are the MOST delicious, almost sinful, brownies ever! The only problem with them is.. they go too quickly! Good thing they are pretty darn healthy, low glycemic sugar and help with any type of chocolate cravings!  Another fabulous thing about these brownies are that they are also very easy to make.  They are raw so the health benefits and nutrients they provide are provided in the most beneficial state.

This recipe, makes about 24 2″x3″ squares:

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Picture shows 23… 1 of the 24 squares um… couldn’t fit on the cutting board… 😉

I thought I would make this recipe a print-friendly version to make it easier on you when it comes to make these guys!

Remember: 2 squares = 1 date.

Chunky Double Fudge Brownies

  • Difficulty: easy
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Chunky Brownie Ingredients (bottom layer):

  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup hulled hempseeds
  • 1 tbsp. chia Seeds
  • 1 heaping cup of ‘de-pitted’ medjool dates (approximately 12 dates)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut nectar
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup cashews

Double Fudge Ingredients (top layer):

Kitchen Tools:

Directions (First half): prep-time approx. 5-7 minutes

  1. Prepare your glass baking dish, by lining it with parchment paper.  You can either cut it to fit exactly, or you can cross your parchment paper (one overlapping the other).  Make sure that the entire bottom of the glass dish is covered with parchment paper and there is paper sticking out above the dish so it’s easy to lift out.
  2. In your large food processer add the following: walnuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, salt and pitted dates.  Process until fine crumbs.
  3. Add cacao powder and process until well-incorporated.
  4. While food processor is off, add coconut nectar and pulse several times to mix.
  5. Turn food processor on and add vanilla extract (turn off when extract has been mixed in well)  this should only take a few seconds.
  6. While Food processor is off, add cashews and pulse 10 times. (The cashews should be crushed but still chunky.  This will add the ‘chunk’ to your brownies.)
  7. Take mixture and press evenly into baking dish (on top of the parchment paper).
  8. Freeze while you prepare the chocolate fudge.

Directions (second half): prep-time approx. 3-5 minutes, wait-to-enjoy time about 20 minutes.

  1. In small sauce pot, melt coconut oil on medium-high heat. (should only take about a minute)
  2. Remove sauce pot from heat, once oil is liquid and using a fork or whisk, stir in cacao powder until mixture becomes a chocolate glaze.
  3. Stir in coconut nectar or agave, cinnamon, vanilla extract and liquid stevia.
  4. Remove baking dish from freezer and pour chocolate glaze over top of the pressed brownies.
  5. Freeze for 3-5 minutes and sprinkle on the sea salt or Fleur de Sel.
  6. Return to freezer and freeze for about 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from freezer, pull up on parchment paper to remove the frozen block easily.
  8. Set on hard surface and cut squares ( for 24 squares about 2″x3″) or 23 if you eat one while cutting.
  9.  For storing: return to glass dish and store in freezer OR fridge.  Of course, feel free to eat some before you store them. 🙂

Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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I’d love to hear what you thought of this recipe or if you had any questions.  Please feel free to post your feedback in the comments sections below!