Healthy Chocolate Treats with Chia Seeds

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Healthy Chocolate Treats with Chia Seeds

With all the candy and sugary treats parading around for Halloween, these Chocolate Chia Chews can throw a little healthy balance in the mix!


Healthy Chocolate Treats with Chia Seeds

Along with bone-strengthening gelatin, chia bulks up this energizing chew while also supplying omega-3s, fiber, and protein. Coconut milk has vitamins, antioxidants, and lauric acid (a medium-chain fat) that gives an immediate increase in energy. Maca powder contains many B vitamins, helping to improve metabolic function and mental acuity. The sodium in sea salt acts as a natural electrolyte replenisher. And the naturally-occurring carbohydrates in maple syrup just another added energy boost.
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  • 2/3 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup filtered water
  • 2-3 grade B maple syrup adjust to taste
  • 3 grass-fed gelatin
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 3 raw cacao powder
  • 2 raw maca powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Warm the mixture to just below a simmer (it will feel hot but not burning). Transfer to a large measuring cup with spout. Portion out into a silicone ice cube tray (like this one) or pour into a small glass baking dish.

  2. Refrigerate until set, about 1+ hours. Invert the ice cube tray and push the chews out. If using a small baking dish, run a warm knife around the edges to remove. Then cut into squares. Store chews in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.