Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

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Chia pudding is the perfect blank canvas for any flavour pairing. This raspberry chocolate chia pudding combines the bright, fresh flavours of raspberries, the creaminess of Greek yogurt and coconut milk, and rich, decadent chocolate.

Raw puddings, such as this raspberry chocolate chia pudding parfait make quick, easy, and not to mention healthy snacks for the kids-or moms and dads for that matter!

Made with superfood chia seeds this delicious, wholesome parfait is packed with fiber, protein, calcium, and antioxidants.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are a superfood powerhouse as well as unbelievably versatile. I often use them as a substitute for eggs in baked goods, sprinkle them on yogurt or granola, or mix them into raw energy bars.

Let’s talk texture, for just a minute.

From my understanding, chia pudding is just one of those foods that you either like-or hate. It’s all about the texture. If you’re looking for a creamy, smooth pudding, this isn’t the pudding for you.

On the contrary, when soaked these tiny, crunchy seeds are soaked in liquid, they transform into plump, gelatinous, tapioca-style morsels.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

This recipe is both simple and adaptable, and the flavour combinations are limitless. You only need to keep in mind the ratio of chia seeds to liquid, which is usually 1/4 cup chia seeds to 1 cup milk of choice.

For this recipe, I combined coconut milk and yogurt to yield one cup of liquid-but since the yogurt helps result in a thicker pudding, I added only 3 tablespoons of chia seeds, as opposed to 4 tablespoons.

My suggestion is to play with the recipe and the ratios until you find the perfect consistency and texture to suit your tastes.

On a final note, this recipe yields a lightly sweetened pudding however, if you’d like to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can always add more sweetener to taste.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

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Yields: 2 cups
3 tbs. chia seeds
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
2 tbs. organic maple syrup
1 cup organic raspberries
2 oz dark chocolate (quantity as desired)


In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds with the coconut milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup. Set in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours or until all the chia seeds are fully softened and tripled in size.

In the meantime, rinse the raspberries or soak them in a vinegar and water solution (1:3 ratio) for 5-7 minutes to remove any lingering pesticides or dirt.


Scoop about 1/2 of the chia pudding into a small bowl or parfait cup.


Top with the raspberries then garnish generously with grated chocolate.


Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients.

Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

Serve immediately or let sit in the fridge to allow the flavours to combine. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

  • monica

    Lisa – your photos are so amazing. And I want to eat that!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Thank you…I’m working on it ;-)))

  • You should try to get into Food Gawker. Your pictures are indeed fantastic. :)

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Really?! I never would have thought that they would be up to par like the ones on Foodgawker!! Thanks for planting the seed (and the compliment!)…I’m going to check it out!

      • Your pictures are gorgeous. They make me hungry just by looking at them. And they inspire me to try more in the kitchen. I really think you can get into Foodgawker…Food is your passion and it shows.

  • Yum! I’m so obsessed with Chia lately! I mean its delicious and healthy, how can you go wrong?!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      My sentiments exactly!

  • I haven’t had raspberries in a while. This looks so good, I’ll have to try it.

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love Tapioca pudding, but I never eat it because I’m trying to eat a least a little bit healthily. This chia pudding looks like a great substitute.

  • Jennifer Van Huss

    That looks delicious! I’m not sure if I would like the texture but I have only heard good things about Chia seeds so I may have to give this a try!

  • Ourfamilyworld

    This looks delicious. It is a great idea to use coconut milk. i will have to try it

    • I don’t eat any dairy (my kids do) but they also love coconut milk so I usually make it with that…and we’re all happy!

  • chubskulit

    Oh boy, you are making me drool lol. This looks super delicious! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, I will try this for sure when I have the ingredients.

  • Nina Say

    This looks amazing, I have to try it. I actually bought chia seeds recently so I mean it. lol

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Omg this looks pretty tasty!!!I’ve been all about chia lately so I may just have to give this a try :)

    • Me too! I add it to everything; pudding, energy bars, granola, baked goods, yogurt, on salads..

  • Elizabeth O.

    Oohhh this looks so good! I can’t wait to try it this weekend! Love raspberries!!!

  • Carra D

    I need this in my life. Once raspberries are a good price I will be making this. I just bought a big bag of chia seeds. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

    • I’m waiting for them to be in season too…I already have a huge bag of chia seeds ;-)

  • Angela Christoper

    What a wonderful recipe, my kids would love this and exactly!! I’ll make it later! Thanks.

  • Oh I’d love to taste this goodness!
    Thanks for the recipe also!

  • I didn’t know that you could use chia as a substitute for eggs in baked goods, and I’ve certainly saved this wonderful recipe! Yummy

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    Yum! This looks incredible! I haven’t tried anything with Chia before so this looks like it would be a great place to start and try that!

  • Those raspberries look amazing! Now I need to go buy more!

  • Taralyn

    I know that I would love this! Looks delicious! Perfect for breakfast or a treat.

  • Erin Shebish

    This is happening. I love chia seeds. LOVE them!

  • mail4rosey

    You’ve got some great looking dessert here. I love the idea of adding chia seeds.

  • I have seen a lot of recipes lately with chia seeds, but I have never tried them before, but this looks really good!

    • It’s so easy to add them to recipes; to salads, baked goods, raw pudding, overnight oats, stir-frys, etc.

  • Beth

    I love chia seeds! This sounds like a great and easy recipe.

  • This looks amazing! I love raspberries and chia seeds.

  • This looks so delicious! I would love to make this for my little son!

    • My kids literally devour this!! I think mostly because there’s chocolate in it! ;-)

  • OMG I just so wanna give this a try – looks super yummy gosh!

  • Chrissy Hme

    Yum! This looks really good. I think I will make this for my mom, she would love it.

  • Lynn Dee

    That looks so good! I haven’t tried chia seeds yet. Now I’m so interested to try it.

    • I have a few recipes that require chia seeds in them..you can search for ‘chia’ in the search bar ;-)

  • Cherri Littleton Megasko

    I’ve never tried these, but I love tapioca. Your pictures make all these things look really delicious. I will definitely be giving these a try!

  • This looks so delicious it’s making my mouth drool! I love chia, pudding, parfait, and raspberry all separately so together these must be a heavenly combo.