Paleo Chocolate Pudding Pie

by | Updated: February 9th, 2018

For many, indulging in pudding pie is a thing of the past. It’s a distant memory of store-bought graham cracker crust, filled to the brim with a boxed pudding mix. But why reminisce when you can still enjoy this decadent treat while skipping questionable ingredients? All you need to do is sub in a few better-for-you ingredients, such as dates, cacao powder and sunflower seeds. If you’re skeptical how these foods create the chocolaty dessert you remember, this recipe will take you back before it springs you forward to the ultimate, upgraded pie!

Paleo Chocolate Pudding Pie in Blue Dish with Strawberries |

Paleo Chocolate Pudding Pie

Yields 8 slices


4 pitted medjool dates, soaked in water
1-½ cups roasted and salted sunflower seeds
3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted

2 medium avocados
Organic strawberries cut in half for garnish
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup cacao powder
2 Tbsp. cacao nibs

Whipped cream topping (optional)
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
Splash vanilla


  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
  2. In food processor, pulse crust ingredients until crumbly consistency. Press into pie pan.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown, careful not to burn edges.
  4. In food processor, combine pudding ingredients (minus the strawberries). Cacao nibs will be broken into smaller pieces but not completely smooth.
  5. Pour pudding into crust once cooled. Top with strawberries.
  6. Chill in fridge 2 hours before serving.
  7. To make whipped cream, whisk coconut milk solids, maple syrup and vanilla.
  8.  Add a dollop of cream and slice!
Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at