One Pot Meals · Trail Cooking · Vegan · Vegetarian

One Pot Desserts: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Pudding

This quick and easy one pot dessert is vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, loaded with coco fat and most of all, isn’t overly sweet. Having said that, if you have a sweet tooth you may want to use an extra Tablespoon of sugar. If you use brown sugar, rather than coconut sugar, it will be sweeter as well.

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Pudding



At home –

Add everything but the chocolate chips to a snack bag, mark bag “Add 1 cup water”. Stash chips in a snack bag.

In Camp –

Add dry ingredients to a small pot, whisk in the 1 cup water till smooth. Place on stove, over a low to medium flame. Whisk constantly until bubbling and thick, take off heat.

Serve warm, or chill by placing pot in a snow bank or cold stream.

Serve with chocolate sprinkled across top.

Serves 1 to 2.


While I have a GSI Mini Whisk, you can find similar whisks at dollar stores, often labeled for use in bars. Look for something like this: Mini Whisk Set of 2. But be wary if you have a delicate non-stick pan (which is one reason I prefer Hard Anodized Aluminium pots….), then you may want to use a silicone spoon or whisk (they do exist, Cost Plus World Market carries them).

If you don’t care about going vegan/plant-based, you can sub in 2 Tbsp whole fat dry milk (think NIDO) or coconut cream powder or even standard non-fat dry milk.

All the ingredients in the recipe can be sourced at natural food stores or online.

Using creamed coconut – it comes in bars, that look a lot like soap. Working in a cool room (below 70° works best), finely grate the bar on a cheese grater. Store in an airtight container. If your house is warm consider storing it in the refrigerator. We like it cold here (64°). Creamed coconut will melt to a point at higher temperatures (not quite like coconut oil, but it isn’t great for say the dog days of summer).


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