This creamy, dreamy no-bake vegan chocolate pudding recipe with a secret ingredient is ridiculously easy to make and requires just a few ingredients. Even better, it will satisfy all your serious chocolate cravings. In addition, this vegan pudding recipe has added health benefits because it is made with walnuts that contain healthy fats and high-fiber, gut-healthy black beans. Win, win!

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Pudding

Why you should make my healthier version of vegan chocolate pudding ASAP!

  • Made with simple ingredients. You can easily find them at your local grocery store.
  • Easy to make. Once you gather your ingredients, you can be eating dairy-free chocolate pudding in less than 10 minutes!
  • Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!!! Dark chocolate lovers rejoice! This easy vegan chocolate pudding is a decadent dessert featuring high-flavanol cacao powder. I may even be so bold as to say it’s mood-boosting too!
  • It’s a SUPER healthy dessert. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free, rich in antioxidants and heart-healthy fats. And, it contains over 15 grams of prebiotic-rich fiber per serving. Hello, there microbiome-friendly dessert!

Do you need avocado or heavy coconut cream to make this creamy pudding?

Heck no! While many tasty vegan chocolate pudding recipes featuring avocado, heavy coconut cream, or silken tofu add a rich and creamy texture, my equally tasty version gets rave reviews from my family and friends.

The recipe calls for…

  • Canned black beans
  • Walnuts
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Dates
  • Maple syrup (or coconut sugar, maple sugar, brown rice syrup)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Dairy-free milk (i.e. soy milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, unsweetened almond milk)
  • Optional: Add cacao nibs, dairy-free chocolate chips, extra cocoa powder, peanut butter, chocolate shavings, or a dollop of vegan whipped cream.

How to make vegan chocolate pudding

Seriously, this pudding is so darn easy to make! Gather your ingredients, place them in a high-speed blender (or food processor), and blend/process away. It’s THAT easy! You can adjust the texture by using less “milk” for a thicker pudding and more milk for a thinner version.

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Pudding

This vegan chocolate pudding recipe makes 1 serving, but I know you’ll want to eat more. So, double, triple, QUADRUPLE this great recipe and enjoy it for breakfast (yes!), a super nourishing snack, or for dessert at your next dinner party. No need to tell your guests it’s healthy too—wink, wink.

Craving more healthy, delicious, chocolate, gluten free, & vegan desserts? Here are 10 you’ll love!

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Pudding

Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding

This decadent vegan chocolate pudding is gluten-free, super high in fiber, rich in antioxidants loaded with healthy fats, and tastes absolutely delicious!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk


  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender, and blend on high speed for ~ 1 minute. Scrape blender walls 1/2 way through, or until mixture is smooth and thick.
  • Scoop pudding into 1 small bowl and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes or more before serving.
  • Optional: Top with extra cacao nibs, vegan chocolate chips, dark chocolate shavings, peanut butter, or a dollop or non-dairy whipped cream.


Ingredient Swaps & Optional Ingredients
  • Swap maple syrup with coconut sugar, maple sugar, or brown rice syrup.
  • Use any variety of dairy-free milk (i.e. soy milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, unsweetened almond milk)
  • Optional: Add cacao nibs, dairy-free chocolate chips, extra cocoa powder, peanut butter, chocolate shavings, or a dollop of vegan whipped cream.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 4mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy chocolate pudding
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  1. Love this post – and the recipe looks fantastic too! I’ll be pinning it. To-do lists are never ending aren’t they? And I’d say I identify with all three of your “confessions” except that I like to get outside and get some exercise for dealing with stress. Great post!

  2. Found this link on Pinterest. I just zipped up a batch!

    It’s cooling and we are having it for dessert tonight. I did mine in the mini food processor that came with my immersion blender. Didn’t have any cacao so I subbed in 2 T unsweet cocoa which made it dark chocolate (bittersweet chocolate, which I love).

    I buzzed the walnuts first, then added the dates and blended until a rough grain was formed. I added the syrup and vanilla next to form a smooth paste. Then I added the beans and milk last. The pudding was firm so I added a little more milk. It’s still thick but I like it that way. It tastes great! It’s rich and not too sweet.

    Now to look around at your blog. I think I may have found a goldmine!!

    1. Hi Mary! So glad you liked the raw chocolate pudding recipe, and your version sounds delicious! I hope you’re having a wonderful summer!

  3. How did I miss this?? Beans in pudding…can’t wait to get my kids to guess the “secret ingredient” they will ADORE this. They would fall on the floor with shock if I served for breakfast! I’ll keep you posted on the results… (:

  4. Hi friend! How are you?! Ok so this looks amazing, but is it really sweet enough so that it doesn’t taste like you’re eating beans for dessert? Perhaps I should just trust you, lol. I think I have all these ingredients so I am going to have to try it. The kids stress me out daily, I exercise to relieve my stress so that I am not a crazy mean mommy all day, when I tuck them in every night, turn off their lights and kiss them goodnight nothing else matters. I’ve done my job.

  5. I have seen a lot of recipes that use black beans in sweets. I’ve never tried it but it sounds really interesting. Your pudding looks delicious!

  6. oh, your to-do list… it looks so familiar! especially the 3+++ delicious recipes and the hair washing. 🙂 thanks for making me (a lot of us) feel a little more normal. and if you ask me, chocolate for breakfast is always the answer.

  7. I swear you just wrote down what goes on in my head ALL DAY LONG. I think a chocolate treat/pudding bread is in order for me today – yum!

  8. You know I was just going to say that you and Kellie are thinking alike; such clever and scrummy inventing on a healthy level! I need to try this now, you two have me
    Hankering for it xx

  9. You may be on to something Kellie! And, I don’t think we’re too many years apart 🙂 People pleaser? Yes! Love what you say about my having joie de vivre-will remember that next time I’m feeling overwhelmed. Tonight? 🙂 Wish we could have a chocolate and bean tasting party with your yummy brownies and my pudding! xoxo

    1. Oh Gemma, it was!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for sharing on Twitter 🙂

    1. I hope you do Christie-and report back 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing on G+-much appreciated!!