This recipe really doesn’t even need an introduction. I mean, chocolate cherry mousse parfait? Gimme. When I started this recipe I was planning on making a chocolate pudding, but what this actually became was a gazillion times more delicious!
I can’t even tell you how good this is. Seriously, so, sooo good! Plus it takes like 3 minutes to make, and you don’t even have to turn on your stove! Feel free to do whatever you’d like with this mousse. You can eat it all by itself, add any sort of fresh or frozen fruit, or anything else that you enjoy. The possibilities are endless!
Chocolate Cherry Mousse Parfaits
For the Pudding:
- 2 1/2 cups full fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 5 medjool dates, pitted (or 2 tablespoons honey)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
For the Parfait:
- 1 cup cherries, fresh or frozen, pitted and diced
- 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Place all of the pudding ingredients into your blender. Blend on high for 2 minutes, or until the chia seeds are ground and you have a pudding like texture.
- Layer the pudding, cherries, almonds and chocolate chips in small bowls or mason jars. Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, or overnight to set. That was easy! Eat up!
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After hearing you on the harder to kill podcast- I ran right over to your blog!
This was the first thing I decided to make after pinning a bunch of stuff and it was yummy!
Made a double batch of the mousse (but only used 8 dates) and it was delicious! My 2 boys loved it too (well 3 boys if you count my husband)!
Excited to try more recipes!
I love that, thanks Emily!! Welcome to my site, I hope you enjoy all of the recipes! 🙂
Do you think this will work without the chia seeds? I just don’t have any on hand….thank you for so many awesome recipes!
Hey Kristen! The chia seeds are what thicken the mousse, so without them you’d really just have chocolate milk. Still delicious, but it wouldn’t be the same 😉
Do you think unsweetened cocoa powder would work instead of the raw cacao powder?
Absolutely, Kelly! Either works great 🙂
Roxanne Boerke says
Do you need full fat coconut milk?
Another milk may work instead, full-fat coconut milk is just much thicker, so you’d probably need to add more chia seeds to make up for it. 🙂