Celebrate National Chocolate Pudding Day with Your Choice of Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes!

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Pudding Recipes Galore

Yes, it’s National Chocolate Pudding Day. If that isn’t reason for celebration, I don’t know what is! Of course, celebrating National Chocolate Eclair Day the other day also rocked. I don’t know who decides on these National Food and Drink holidays, but I think I’m getting a major sweet spot for them!

Chocolate pudding was what I’d call a mainstay dessert in our house growing up. Chocolate pudding cake was also in dessert rotation in our house and that was even better that chocolate pudding itself, because you got to enjoy both pudding and cake, all in one bowl!

Today I share not only a wide variety of Chocolate Pudding and Chocolate Pudding Cake recipes, but also ones for Chocolate Pudding Pie, Chocolate Pudding Pops, and Chocolate Pudding Sandwiches. We, the contributors to All Gluten-Free Desserts, do love our chocolate pudding in every way possible, don’t we?

First, we have the “basic” chocolate pudding recipes, going from traditional to “alternative” recipes.

We’ll start with Easy Homemade Double Chocolate Pudding from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures ~ I have to agree with Lynn when she says, “Homemade pudding is so much better. It is rich and creamy and tastes so good. It is an easy and fast dessert to make. It does not require fancy ingredients. Homemade pudding contains ingredients we all have in our pantry.”

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Homemade Double Chocolate Pudding from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures

Chocolate Almond Tapioca Pudding from A Year of Slow Cooking ~ Stephanie describes her slow-cooked creation, and offers a confession: “The bit of cocoa and almond really adds a great depth to a traditional tapioca pudding and tastes fantastic. I’ve been eating it for breakfast … and for snack … and sneaking spoonfuls each time I walk into the kitchen.”

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Chocolate Almond Tapioca Pudding from A Year of Slow Cooking

Then we have several non-traditional chocolate pudding recipes. Believe me, these are every bit as tasty as their traditional counterparts, but these recipes also work for those who are more than “just gluten free.”

There’s Chocolate Pudding from Adventures of  a Gluten-Free Mom ~ Heidi uses MimicCrème, stevia, cocoa, non-dairy butter, and arrowroot to create this recipe that’s gluten free, corn free, dairy free, egg free,  and soy free. She also tops it with MimicCreme Whipped Topping.

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Chocolate Pudding from Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom

Easy Chocolate Pudding from Elana’s Pantry ~ Elana tells us “When I was a little girl, my mom and dad used to pack canned Del Monte chocolate pudding in my lunch. I loved it. This brings back those school lunch memories without all of the sugar and processed chemicals.”

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Easy Chocolate Pudding from Elana’s Pantry

No Cook Chocolate Pudding from Eat | Recycle | Repeat ~ Kate says she enjoys this chocolate pudding once a week. “Three ingredients, no fuss, pure, velvety, smooth chocolate glory.” Topping this pudding with pomegranate arils makes for a more festive treat!

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No Cook Chocolate Pudding from Eat | Recycle | Repeat

Decadent No Cook, Raw Chocolate Pudding from Gluten-Free Fix ~ Michelle shares that “Free of refined sugars and dairy, this no cook, raw pudding will not disappoint.” Cashews are the key to the success of this recipe.

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Decadent Raw Chocolate Pudding from Gluten Free Fix

Rich Chocolate or Carob Chia Pudding from Whole New Mom ~ This no cook chocolate or carob pudding uses chia seed as its thickener. Adrienne states “I am sure you are going to love this.  My family wolfed down all of my kitchen tested versions in a flash this morning.  So I would recommend making a double or triple batch!”

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Rich Chocolate or Carob Chia Pudding from Whole New Mom

Chocolate Pudding from Z’s Cup of Tea ~ Zoe uses just a few simple ingredients to create this gluten-free, dairy-free recipe. As you can see, there’s a vanilla version shared in her recipe as well. Zoe advises: “While you may serve it the same day it was made, this pudding tastes even better the next day!”

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Chocolate Pudding from Z’s Cup of Tea

Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Coconut Pudding from The Tasty Alternative ~ Amber explains that her daughter is “a budding chocoholic like my sweet husband, and nothing makes me happier than creating a healthy, nutrient dense treat for my girl.  I use cacao on occasion in desserts.  Due to this sparing use it’s greeted with treasured delight.  I used what I had on hand today, but you can throw just about anything in chocolate and it will taste…like chocolate!”

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Chocolate Coconut Pumpkin Pudding from The Tasty Alternative

“Tricky” Chocolate Pudding from Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom ~ Heidi adapted this recipe from Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious cookbook. She says: “I blame this recipe for my youngest child’s O.B.S.E.S.S.I.O.N. with chocolate!” Look at this pudding by itself and smeared on his happy face! Dare I say it? The proof is in the pudding!

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Tricky Chocolate Pudding from Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Infusion ~ Alisa’s rich dairy-free chocolate pudding has a “double dose of decadent chocolate and fresh raspberries.” Yum! Plus, it can be made in 10 minutes and is overall allergy friendly. She says the cornstarch can be replaced with arrowroot or tapioca starch for a slightly different texture.

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Infusion from Go Dairy Free

Next up, there are several Chocolate Pudding Cake recipes …

Chocolate Pudding Cake from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures ~ Lynn says this recipe, which she adapted from Martha Stewart, is “the perfect combination of a fudgy chocolate pudding mixed with cake.”

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Chocolate Pudding Cake from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures

Chocolate Pudding Cake from Jenn Cuisine ~ Jenn talks about the power of food and the power of connections via food and favorite recipes even when many miles separate loved ones. “This chocolate pudding cake symbolizes that to me.  Often made in my parents’ home and now mine, it’s simple and humble, comforting – like a favorite book that you want to read again and again.”

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Chocolate Pudding Cake from Jenn Cuisine

Chocolate Pudding Cake from The Baking Beauties ~ Of her recipe, Jeanine says, “The top bakes up into a beautiful cake with a crisp top, but underneath is a thick, warm, coffee flavoured chocolate syrup that completes the dish.”

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Chocolate Pudding Cake from The Baking Beauties

We are pie lovers in my family. This Chocolate Pudding Pie from Against All Grain would quickly become a big hit! Danielle made the recipe many times before she shared on her blog, hence, her statement that she had been keeping “a really decadent and delicious secret” from all of her readers. I and others were so happy when she finally revealed this recipe!

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Chocolate Pudding Pie from Against All Grain

Based on a friend’s recommendation, Michelle of Gluten Free Fix modified her chocolate pudding recipe (mentioned earlier) to create these Chocolate Pudding Pops. One reader’s review: “Uh, yeah. These are amazing. Seriously delicious!”

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Chocolate Pudding Pops from Gluten Free Fix

What might be even better than “single” chocolate pudding or double chocolate pudding, and an enticing alternative to cakes, pies, and pudding pops? These Triple Chocolate Pudding Sandwiches from She Let Them Eat Cake, of course! Maggie semi-humbly admits, “Well they are delicious.  And they’re so easy to make.  Oh, and did I mention healthy too?”

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Triple Chocolate Pudding Sandwiches from She Let Them Eat Cake

With all of these chocolate pudding recipes, there’s bound to be one that you will love. Check them out and give one a try. Seriously, don’t let this National Food Holiday pass by without a proper celebration!

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Comments

  1. Hi Shirley,

    I’m so honored to be included in this amazing round-up of recipes! Talk about kicking my sweet-tooth into high gear. That chocolate pie looks divine. Well, it ALL looks divine. Thank you for all your hard work on this post. So nice to have all these recipes in one place!

    Hope you’re doing well.

    Hugs,
    –Amber

    • Hey Amber–Loved how you packed in the nutritional goodness in your pudding recipe! :-) I thought Danielle’s chocolate pie looked divine, too! It was really a fun post to put together. I love all the chocolate pudding recipes!

      Thank you for being a contributor and for all your support! xoxo,
      Shirley

  2. What a fabulous pudding resource Shirley! Thank you for sharing my Chocolate Pudding Cookies :) I’m off to share!

    • Maggie–I remember your Chocolate Pudding Cookie Sandwiches … amazing looking! Thanks for the sharing. :-) Good stuff for all. ;-)

      Shirley

  3. Yum! Darn, I didn’t make the cut :( I think you’d like my version though Shirley, I sweeten it with honey! Love the yummy round-up.

    • Alisa–Yes, I saw your recipe too late (boo), but it looks incredible!!! I do love the honey factor. ;-) Will share your post at a later date. :-)

      Shirley

      • Sorry, I got a little whiney! I was just on a chocolate pudding high from that batch I made :)

        • LOL, Alisa! You weren’t whining. I was bummed the timing didn’t work out for your recipe to be included, too. :-( If I find a couple more pudding recipes, I’ll update the post to include your recipe and change the title to 20 (or 20+) vs 16. ;-)

          Shirley

  4. For a girl that loves chocolate, you’ve certainly given me some wonderful recipes to try. Thanks Shirley!

  5. What a great collage and round up! Who doesn’t love chocolate pudding?

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