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Paleo Chocolate Pudding & Fruit Dip - Paleo, Keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and kid friendly

Oh my goodness, I am so excited about this! This pudding & fruit dip has 2 CUPS of cauliflower in it, only sweetened by honey, and my boys couldn’t get enough of it. Trust me, my boys are hard to fool and can usually sniff a hidden veggie. But, none of them even thought twice about this and devoured it. I was doing internal cartwheels.

It makes a great snack, as it’s veggie-based + healthy fats that make it satiating and helps decrease cravings. I love using steam in a bag riced cauliflower from Sam’s Club to simplify steaming the cauliflower. Once steamed, so easy to make, just blend and chill!

We had so much fun using this recipe for a healthy chocolate dip on a fruit charcuterie board. My 7 year old helped me build it and we loaded it up with seasonal summer fruits and my Paleo Graham Crackers.

Fruit Charcuterie Board with Paleo Chocolate Fruit Dip

I have a feeling this will be in our fridge regularly!

Chocolate Paleo Pudding & Fruit Dip

Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7

Ingredients

  • 2 cups steamed riced cauliflower*
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup nut or sun butter
  • 1/4 cup honey*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 15 oz can coconut cream** use only the cream, no liquid

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

  2. Eat immediately or chill to thicken. Store in the fridge and enjoy as a pudding or rock it as a fruit dip.

Recipe Notes

*FOR KETO - Use 2-3 tablespoons Lakanto Sugar-Free Maple Syrup or granulated Monk Fruit sweetener to sweeten instead, to taste.

*I love using steam in a bag riced cauliflower to make this come together quickly. 

**Coconut cream is optional, but will make it deliciously creamy like a mousse and highly recommended. Plus, the healthy fats are awesome for satiety and decreased cravings. 

37 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Ok, so I was very skeptical about this but made it anyway. Used frozen cauliflower rice steamed in the bag in the microwave, came together super fast in the blender. If you’re used to jello pudding this is not that at all, BUT a very tasty satisfying chocolate fix and you cannot taste the cauliflower at all! Very creamy chocolatly goodness!

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  2. 5 stars
    I love this recipe!! It tastes so good and I love the fact that it has hidden veggies and my kids will never know it (evil laugh).

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  3. This was so delicious and I don’t love cauliflower. I left it a day and a half in the fridge and it got a great texture! I even gave my kiddos and hubby some and they had no idea. I love pudding but can’t do dairy. So this was a great replacement. Yum.

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  4. 5 stars
    Definitely add the coconut cream! My 3 year old and 6 year old constantly ask me to make this chocolate pudding. My 6 year old can almost make it herself! It’s that easy!

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  5. 5 stars
    Amazing texture! Kids knew the difference, but ate all the “pudding” just the same!

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  6. 5 stars
    Loved the depth of chocolate flavor in this recipe. Be sure to blend long enough for a nice smooth texture.

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  7. 5 stars
    This chocolate pudding/dip is on repeat around here. So easy, such a perfect snack, because it doesn’t take a lot to satisfy your craving and, most importantly, it’s delicious!

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    • Yay for this being on repeat in your home, same in our house! Thank you!

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  8. 5 stars
    I absolutely LOVE this recipe! It totally satisfies my desire for chocolate pudding and it’s so satisfying that I naturally just eat a small serving. Consequently, a batch actually lasts a couple of days as a delicious and satisfying snack!

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    • Agreed, it’s so much more satiating than regular pudding, but still hits the spot. Thank you!

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  9. This pudding is so delicious! My kids even love it! I like to eat it chilled and a little thicker. Only problem is…. I can’t stop eating it!

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    • I totally agree – I love it with the coconut cream and chilled so it’s nice and thick. So happy your kiddos love it too!

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  10. 4 stars
    Is this better for you than regular pudding? Yes. Does it taste good? Yes. Can you trick your brain into thinking this is real pudding? Probably not. Or at least I couldn’t. Maybe it’s a texture thing! BUT it is yummy and fully of veggies and I would make it again when I’m looking for a healthy substitute to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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    • I’m so glad you still enjoyed the taste of this and were able to get some veggies in in a delicious way!

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  11. 4 stars
    So amazing. My hubby never guessed it had veggies in it. He has asked for it again and again. We like it really thick, I added chai seeds when I blended it, made it thicker and added more nutrients.

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    • I love that your hubby couldn’t taste the veggies and such a great idea to blend in chai seeds, I’m going to try that next time. Thank you!

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  12. 5 stars
    I confess, I was REALLY skeptical about this recipe, but something kept nagging at me to try it. And I did. I was good warm out of my Vitamix….and even better chilled with the coconut whipped cream. I will be adding this to my regular food prep rotation. SO SO GOOD! THANK YOU!!!

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    • Love that this one won you over! I get it, it sounds out there but WOOT to now going on the regular!

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  13. 5 stars
    I made this recipe yesterday and it could not have been easier! Using frozen cauliflower rice, it was easy to steam in the microwave and throw into the. Lender with all other ingredients. After this chills, it tastes and has the consistency of chocolate mousse. You cannot tell there is any vegetable in here, let alone that it is healthy and paleo! Autumn is a genius and I can’t wait to make this for friends and family and fool them!

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    • Aw, thank you! I’m so happy you loved this recipe too – I continue to fool my friends and family with it as well, ha!

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      • Delicious. There’s no other words necessary, it’s amazing. I froze some in popsicle molds and the kids loved them, I loved them!! The rest we are, and ate, and ate!!

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  14. 5 stars
    Quick, easy, healthy, hidden veggies, family friendly- what more could you ask for in a treat? This recipe will be on repeat in our home.

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    • Woot woot! Hooray for a family veggie win! And we definitely make it on the regular here too.

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  15. 5 stars
    Just made this pudding and it is delicious. I was very skeptical because I am not a cauliflower lover. But you cannot taste the cauliflower at all!! I will definitely being making this on a regular basis. Thank you!!!

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    • I get it, it’s a very odd combination but pretty darn thrilling how great it works – to taste that awesome and have veggies?! Yes please! Thank you : )

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  16. Hi! Does the cauliflower need to be steamed or can it be cooked? My large bag of cauliflower is already opened so I can’t steam it or do I just throw 2 cups into the instant pot or microwave? Thanks!

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    • Cooked through until it’s tender is great and will work similarly to steaming it. Doing so in the instant pot or microwave will do the trick (if in the microwave, I usually add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the raw cauliflower and cover with saran wrap to allow it to cook/steam easily). Hope you enjoy!

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  17. Hello,
    Can I use any type of nut butter? Like Almond? Or peanut? Or is there a butter called nut butter? Lol I am totally new to all this whole 30 life and learning. Thank you in advance! Love love your recipes.

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    • Hello and welcome! It can be a lot to navigate a new food vocabulary, you aren’t alone! Nut butter is just meant to be a generic term that any nut-based butter like almond butter or cashew butter can work. Peanut butter isn’t technically Paleo (as peanuts are a legume not a true nut) but can work in this recipe if peanuts work for you! We like it best with almond or cashew butter, as the flavor is more subtle. Enjoy!

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      • 5 stars
        Just made it and it comes together so quickly! My kids love it and have no idea cauliflower is in it!!

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        • Woot for a mom and kid win!!

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  18. Maybe a stupid question but do you use just the creamy top of the 15oz coconut milk or do you need to use enough to get 15 oz of the top cream – I hope I am making sense!

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    • Not stupid at all – just use the solid part of a 15oz can of coconut cream or chilled coconut milk (discarding the liquid part). No need to get up to 15 oz of just the cream. Let me know if you still have questions!

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      • I just read the last comment/question but still need a little clarification. Coconut cream is what’s listed on the recipe. If I find a can of that I chill it like I would if it was coconut milk and just use the solid part? Do I throw out the liquid part or can it be used for something else? By the way I love your down to earth style!

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        • Hi! You actually can use the whole can, it still turns out, it just won’t be mousse thick. For thickest results – you chill the can and just use the solid part. I use the liquid part for like smoothies or in cauliflower oatmeal. But, this one tastes great both with the whole can of coconut cream or just the solid part!

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        • THE BEST!!! I asked my husband to guess about the ingredients for the pudding and he had no idea cauliflower was one, it tastes, it looks just like pudding, it’s delicious 😋 thank you for such a good recipe!!! 😊🙌🏼

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          • Lol, it’s my favorite when they have NO CLUE there’s veggies in things. Sounds like a win in my book, thank you!

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