Raw No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Cups

Let’s just get into what’s important here. I GOT A DOG. No, not just any dog. A french bulldog. The best french bulldog in the entire world. I now understand why parents always think their child is super smart or learns quickly or artistic, when really, they’re just like any other child.  Well, I’m totally not like those parents. My dog really IS the best dog in the world. Ok, I’ll stop. But I am absolutely in love. I honestly never knew I could love something so much. At night, while he’s in his crate, all I think about is how excited I am to wake up and hang out with him again. Even to just take him outside so he doesn’t pee on our carpet. I’m excited to just be teaching him not to pee everywhere. I would have never thought I would actually want to do that. He’s wonderful.

So obviously I have to tell you how this whole puppy thing came to be. Because honestly, I didn’t think we would get a puppy until July once I was done with the cookbook tour, but that all changed on Thursday. So I was sitting on the couch, doing my normal blog routine on Thursday night, the boyfriend comes home as usual and tells me he’s putting sweat pants on. Instantly, there was a knock at the door. I thought it was this mechanic guy from the building because he’s been stopping by to fix things, so of course I yelled at the bf to get it. I’m a lovely girlfriend. Well, he told me he didn’t have pants on so I had to. So I open the door and what’s at the door step? A French bulldog red blue fawn puppy. Just sitting there. Patiently. I didn’t understand what was going on. I couldn’t talk, I didn’t know where it came from, I didn’t know whose it was. Well, my friend popped out and said, I think it’s yours. I instantly knelt down on the ground and he went straight up my chest and nuzzled his head in my neck. I melted. I mean, completely melted. I started to tear up. I couldn’t believe this was my puppy and I already loved him that much. Unreal.

The first night we had him, I slept with him on the couch. We wanted him to be as comfortable as possible the first night, so the bf let me get away with it. But the second night, it was onto crate training. Let me tell you, if you’ve never crate trained a puppy before, it’s pretty much the worst feeling in the entire world. If it was just me, I would have totally given in. They don’t just cry, the scream. They scream bloody murder. I really, really hope the neighbors weren’t home because it sounded like we were killing a cat. Anywho, we got through the first night, only screamed for probably less than 10 minutes, then he ended up sleeping for 5 hours. The next night, he didn’t cry at all. It was AWESOME. He’s getting this sleeping-in-the-crate-peeing-and-pooping-outside thing. It’s great. I can’t wait until he totally gets it. Thankfully, he pees about 1/2 teaspoon every time so it ain’t too bad.

Wanna see like 100 pictures of him? Okyaygreatdeal.

this was the first night we got him
he’s got such floppy ears!
he’s pretty much a badass at the gym
one ear popped up! one more to go!
his eyes are my favorite things in the world

Raw No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Cups

  • Yield: 2 1x



For the crust

For the pudding

  • 1 (14 ounce) can of coconut cream* (placed in a fridge overnight)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (or other sweetener of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • extra coconut cream, to garnish (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, place all crust ingredients into a bowl and mix together with hands or a spoon. Half the crust ingredients and place into two jars and press down. Place in refrigerator to settle.
  2. Place all pudding ingredients into a blender or food processor (I used my Blendtec twister jar) and puree until completely smooth.
  3. Once smooth, pour into jars with the crust and let refrigerate for up to an hour.
  4. Garnish with any extra coconut cream that remains in the can or from another can. Eat up!


*I found my canned coconut cream at Sprouts but you can also use full fat canned coconut milk, just make sure to leave it in the fridge overnight. Discard of the coconut water at the bottom of the can (use for shakes, etc.)

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83 thoughts on “Raw No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Cups”

      1. May I suggest Leo. Since you are PaLEOomg…Leo would be a cute little name for a super fantastic best dog in the world. Just sayin.

  1. Eek, best surprise ever! He happens to be the cutest French Bulldog puppy ever too 🙂 Enjoy him and keep posting pictures of him.

  2. Caitlin Chisholm

    SWEET!! I have 3 adorable pugs so I know exactly how you feel. I love them so much. They eat pale 100%! lol

  3. Congrats! He is so CUTE! I have 10 year old lab who is the smartest and handsomest dog ever. I love bulldogs and pugs. Someday we’ll add more to our family.

  4. So f’in cute! And the sleep training done after one night?! Just wait until you have kids!!!

    Welcome to the crazy world Jackson!

  5. ilovefetacheese

    He’s so adorable. Congrats – you are a proud mama!

    My neighbors just got a vizla (sp?) puppy (looks like a tiny orange hound puppy) and the poor thing WAILS all day in his crate. I can hear him through the wall but I don’t have the heart to complain to my neighbors. I know they’re doing the right thing and he will eventually settle down!

    Poor babies!

  6. There is no love like DOG LOVE! There are few remedies to a crap day like coming home to a snuggly, face licking puppy. I have a Boston Terrier and she is my baby! My Chloe gets a raw food diet. Salmon in the am and lamb/beef in the pm. Both mixed with greens, flax, and other nutritious veggies Best diet in the world for dogs. She’s lean, her coat glistens and no wicked farting! Dare I say she eats better than I do? Your dog is adorable, now I want a second!

  7. He is ADORABLE!!!! My puppy would cry and pee in his crate when I first got him, so my vet recommended filling a rubber hot water bottle with warm water and wrap it inside one of your shirts. The warmth of the bottle and the smell of you from the shirt should ease their anxiety. My puppy absolutely loves it and hasn’t cried or peed in his crate since! Maybe it’ll help your little guy too 🙂

  8. He is so freaking adorable. And crate training is hard at first, but now my lab won’t sleep anywhere else. It’s like his little bedroom.


    I’m so happy for you and I’m a total dog nerd, so if you want any food ideas or training (I used to be a trainer—like, a real one) or any questions at all, feel free!!!

    Check out dogfoodadvisor.com for food choices too. I feed Instinct by Nature’s Variety. =)

  10. As if you weren’t already the coolest person to follow on Instagram, there you go posting puppy pictures all weekend! Food and puppies are truly all you need in life.

    Congrats on being a new dog mommy!

  11. Cute pup, and good job on the crate training. I have read most of your blogs, at least for the grub I found most appealing. So I honk it’s important to mention your a great photographer as well, you have a good eye…. Have a great week.

  12. So exciting!!! He is soooo adorable! We are getting our little boston terrier/bulldog mix on Saturday and i’m so jealous that you have your little man already! haha! Do you get up to take him outside at night a lot? I’m wondering if I should train him at night too… I haven’t really ever trained a puppy!

  13. Love the pics!!! I have an English bulldog and the first night of crate training you totally want to be there with them or bring them to bed… he is completely adorable!!!!

  14. Congrats on your new baby — he is totally precious! And just wanted to let you know that I made your banana granola pancakes this past weekend, and they were they best paleo pancakes I’ve made to date. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  15. Adorable! Best of luck to you!

    Crate training seems mean at first but they really do love their crate once they get it. Plus once they get used to it the crate will become their safe space, so if you have people over or they get too overwhelmed or nervous they can go there for a break and feel safe.

    If for any reason potty training isn’t working you could always try a bell. You hang a bell on or next to the door, low enough so puppy can reach it, and you just ring it right before you take them outside to pee or poop. Eventually they learn to ring the bell when they have to go! Worked like a charm for my Great Dane who was not understanding the potty outside thing (and also peed a heck of a lot more than a teaspoon).

  16. Congrats on your new fur baby! He’s adorable! I have a frenchie, too, they are such awesome dogs. Careful, once you have one frenchie you’ll soon want more!

  17. I had a friend who got a Great Dane size crate so he could sleep in the crate with the dog, then he slowly worked his way up the stairs (yes, sleeping on the stairs) until he finally slept back in his bed. CRAAAZY!

  18. OMG OMG OMG!!! i have always wanted a french bulldog! i am so jelllllyyyy. i have a pitbull and she is just amazing.. but i will get a french bulldog one day. he is adorable BTW!

  19. If you feel like this about a dog, imagine how you’ll feel about something you grew in your belly and pushed outta your vajay-jay! lol!

    Congrats on the pup! He is adorable!

  20. I want to come play with him. He’s so cute. I’ve been wanting a french bulldog too so this is good for me. I’ll let you decide if french bulldogs are assholes before I shell out the money on one. I can’t stand yappy dogs so let me know how that works out. 😉

  21. GAH SO CUTE! I missed my dog as a puppy — got her from a shelter at the age of 1 1/2 — but I imagine the cuteness totally makes up for the sleep deprivation 😛 I so was not ready to love my dog as much as I do, either…it’s actually startling, isn’t it?

  22. I LOVE your recipes but sometimes I just keep clicking through to read all the hilarious posts before them! Haha… your humor makes my day!

  23. So stinkin’ cute!!! And, let’s clear this up, the feeling you have for your dog does not compare to the feeling you have for a child 🙂 Now maybe you will consider having some babies? 🙂 Multiply the feeling you have for your puppy by a million and maybe, just maybe, you might understand the love a parent has for their child 🙂

  24. Sooo lucky with crate training! We have two Great Danes who got it instantly but our shih-tzu cried and cried for days…now he sleeps with us and makes my husband his little spoon every night!

  25. Aww, I am not a dog person but wow what a cutiepie. Those eyes are just so beautiful. Lucky little boy 🙂

  26. I love your site. I love your recipes. Most of all I love that you have joined the “I just had my heart stolen by my puppy” crowd. Hope you have a lifetime of love and fun with him…Bogey (our Yorkie) has been at my side for 5 years…Best. Years. Ever.

  27. Get out and shut the front door. He is GORGEOUS!!! Those pics make me want a french bulldog puppy. Darn you and your puppy pics. The only thing to distract me from chocolate pudding would be puppy pics. WTG.

  28. More puppy pics please – I was distracted from your recipe though….so you might want to rethink that.
    He is adorable. So how do you get someone to leave one on your doorstep?

  29. He’s beautiful! Congratulations and welcome to the Frenchie-mama club!! When you and George come to Philly for the book tour, we should set up a puppy play date…you know, since we have the two cutest French Bulldogs in the world. 🙂

  30. OMG!!!! He is so cute! I didn’t know what a French bulldog looked like but he is ADORABLE!!!!….Congrats. By the way I made your breakfast casserole. DELISH!!! Thank you girly!!!

    I cant wait to try this one!

  31. By the way, where can I find Steve’s Paleo Goods?

    I live in Colorado Springs area. We have a Sprouts here and a Whole Foods. Please let me know. Thanks

  32. Didn’t try this recipe yet but saw the post about the puppy. Congrats! Love the last pick with his ears up. Please do consider feeding raw. Don’t listen to vet bullsh*t about it being dangerous. Dogs have very short digestive systems and adapt very well. The worst that will happen is a little vomiting or diarrhea if they got bad meat. Salmon is safe if you freeze it first as far as I know. Check out omaspride.com that is where I get some of my raw from. Theres lots of other great sources out there though. It has so many benefits and they almost never need dental cleanings when you give raw bones and necks etc. There lots of great info on leerburg.com also. Feel free to contact with any questions I am a trainer and have a ton of knowledge on holistic care of dogs. I would be happy to help :o)

  33. Hubby & I fell in love w/Frenchies when we met one at a dog beach (bay beach no waves). It was black brindle like our lrg dog and they looked amazing playing together. He ran right into the ocean with us and his owner didn’t know if Frenchies could swim or not. He did fine. What wonderful personality! Congrats on your new baby doggie.

    We love chocolate pudding & will try your recipe.

  34. This pudding is AMAZING! I didn’t have the crust ingredients on hand but I needed to use up my coconut cream, so I just made the pudding without the crust. It is so simple and quick to make and a few bites cured my chocolate craving. YUM!

  35. I see all these great recipes. However, I am allergic to Coconut. What can I use instead? I am highly interested in going on the Paleo diet, but with my wife having Ulcertive Colitis and my Milk and Coconut allergy we need some assistance.

  36. Just made this pudding last night! Absolutely delicious and satisfied my large sweet tooth! Also, Jackson is sooo adorable! Those eyes!!! Would you mind sharing which breeder your boyfriend got him from? Thanks!

  37. Another fabulous recipe!!! How long will this keep in the fridge in case you don’t de or immediately? A day or two?

    1. It was supposed to say how long will this delicious concoction last in the fridge if you don’t devour immediately? Thanks for another to die for recipe!!

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