Peanut Butter Cup Pudding | THM S

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Gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free (if you leave off the whipped cream topping), this thick, fudge-like Peanut Butter Cup pudding tastes like a Reese melted in your mouth! My hubby chuckles at me because I often eat this for breakfast. 🙂


This is a very decadent, filling S dessert for Trim Healthy Mamas that requires no special ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to prepare (plus refrigeration). All you need is a can of coconut milk, some natural peanut butter, dark chocolate, a plan-approved sweetener (I use xylitol, but you can also use half the amount in Gentle Sweet), a little vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt.

Yield: 4-6

Peanut Butter Cup Pudding | THM S

Peanut Butter Cup Pudding | THM S

Gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free (if you leave off the whipped cream topping), this thick, fudge-like Peanut Butter Cup pudding tastes like a Reese melted in your mouth! THM S. No special ingredients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours 55 minutes
Total Time 4 hours


  • 1 can of coconut milk (14 oz).
  • 5 oz. 85% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp xylitol
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • naturally sweetened whipped cream
  • grated dark chocolate


  1. In a saucepan, bring coconut milk and sweetener to a boil. Remove from heat and immediately whisk in remaining ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour pudding into dessert dishes, refrigerator, uncovered, for 4 hours.
  3. OPTIONAL: Garnish with naturally sweetened whipped cream and grated chocolate.


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29 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cup Pudding | THM S”

  1. I only have 100% unsweetened chocolate. How could i convert that? Just add more sweetener?

    What kind of 85% chocolate do you use?

    • Hi Kristine, yes, just add more sweetener if you’re using 100% unsweetened chocolate. I’d try 4 Tbs of xylitol and see how that tastes.

      I use either Lindt’s, Laura Secord, President’s Choice or Green & Black’s 85%.

  2. This was delicious and SOOOOO easy to do!! I had one for breakfast and the others as snacks/treats.

    However, I had a little issue with it separating, when I was dividing it out in my containers I noticed there was standing liquid (coconut milk) which later solidified in the fridge. When I pulled it out the next day I had to mix it up to get rid of the white layer on top. Did this happen to you too, or did I do something wrong??

    • Hi Heather, Did you cover your pudding, by any chance? Sometimes when the condensation drips off of the cover, it makes thin white-ish marks on top of the pudding. They’re harmless, so you did the right thing by just stirring it in. Other than that, I haven’t had an issues with separating. Hope that helps!

      • I didn’t cover it, I noticed it was separating as I was putting it in it’s containers. I put them in the fridge without a cover and after they were cold I put the cover on – and they were already white on top. It wasn’t a biggie really, I was concerned I did a step wrong or something. I’m going to make them again tonight, but instead of using Peanut butter (I love PB, my friend doesn’t so I’m making her something she’ll like) I’m going to add unsweetened coconut flakes 🙂 Hopefully it’ll turn out great too!
        Thanks for the advice, on second thought I’ll do a double batch so I can have my PB too 😉

  3. I love this recipe! I have made it many times. Right now I am trying to find out if I have a sensitivity to peanuts. Do you think I could substitute cashew butter or almond butter for the peanut butter? Have you ever tried that or heard of it?

    • Absolutely. I believe almost any nut butter, in smooth form, would work for this recipe. Cashew butter would probably be smoother of the two though. Good luck! Post back if you make it. 🙂

    • Oh yes, you sure can! I always get a few bites before it makes it to the fridge…I have never tried reheating though. Can’t imagine that would work too well.

  4. I made this as a half recipe, because puddings are hit or miss at our house. One bite and I realized I hadn’t made nearly enough! Thank you, Jacinda!


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