Vegan dirt cups made with creamy chocolate chia pudding, layered with rawnola dirt, and finished with a flower. It’s a cute healthy snack or dessert!
Dirt cups are the epitome of fun food. Chia Pudding Dirt Cups are the epitome of healthy fun food. So tasty and nutritious flowers are sprouting right out of that snacktime soil, and it all starts with a seed.
A chia seed that is. And it’s 1093874 closest tiny friends. Plus plant milk like rain to keep it hydrated. Dates like sun to keep it fed. And cacao powder because it turns out even flowers like chocolate. And just to be clear we are actually talking about pudding not plants, you know that right? Good. You don’t want any real gardening advice from this girl, trust me.
Dirt Cups Take 2
A long long time ago I posted this dirt cup recipe. It was one of my very first posts actually. Delicious as it is, the photos are so bad it actually pains me to link to it. My recipe style has changed a lot since then and I’ve learned a thing or two about photography, so some revamping was necessary. Also, I’ve discovered the magic that is rawnola which makes for the perfect dirt (no offense rawnola) and how to make chia pudding without the chia texture.
Squirmy Chocolate Worms
I know, I know, the worms are supposed to be made of gummy. But are you really mad about more chocolate instead? I didn’t think so.
Oh and just a word of warning, while you are rolling out your chocolatey worms don’t think about what else they look like 😉
Creamy Chocolate Chia Pudding
Now cute little flowers and worms that look a little bit like poo aside, let’s talk about the serious stuff. This pudding. Soaking then blending takes the pudding from seedy to silky, and the dates make it extra thick and rich. I couldn’t even eat both jars at once, it would’ve been chocolate overload. Chia seeds and dates may not scream decadence, but blended up just the right way they certainly can be!
And healthy decadence too! Chia seeds are power-packed little seedy specks, my pantry is never without them. More about their awesomeness -> here
And jar number two the next day after I smushed a lid on those worms and popped it in the fridge overnight was almost even better. Soggy pudding-soaked rawnola tastes a whole lot better than it sounds, I promise.
Oh and if you are not a chia pudding kinda person, this veggie version of chocolate pudding would work too.
Its a fiber-rich fruit-sweetened messy mason of chocolate fun!
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Yields 2 servings
1 hrPrep Time
1 hrTotal Time
1/4 cup chia seeds
6 pitted Medjool dates
1 1/4 cup plant milk
1/4 cup cacao powder
8-10 pitted Medjool dates
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tbsps cacao powder
5 pitted Medjool dates
1 tbsp cacao powder
1-2 tbsps oat flour
- Pudding: Comine everything in a jar or bowl. Stir/shake to combine.
- Let sit for at least 30 mins to soak and soften the chia seeds.
- Blend on high till very smooth and creamy.
- Refrigerate overnight for a thicker consistency.
- Dirt: Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
- Blend on low speed or process until it starts to clump together. Add a couple more dates if necessary.
- Worms: Combine the dates and cacao powder in a food processor or blender. Blend.
- Add the oat flour 1 tbsp at a time to get a sticky but manageable dough.
- Roll into worms between your hands. Place on a plate lined with wax paper and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- To assemble: Start with a layer of dirt in the bottom of your cups. Then add a layer of pudding. Repeat to fill the cup.
- Add your worms or your flower then sprinkle on the final layer of dirt.
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