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Dark Chocolate Pudding

 Dark Chocolate Pudding
"It's not Valentine's Day without a chocolate dessert," notes field editor Lillian Julow from Gainesville, Florida. Her rich old-fashioned treat is oh-so-creamy and comforting!
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 dark chocolate candy bar (7 ounces), melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, grated chocolate and Pirouette cookies

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in
  • milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until
  • thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks. Return all to pan
  • and bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the
  • heat; gradually whisk in chocolate and vanilla until smooth.
  • Press plastic wrap onto surface of pudding. Refrigerate. Spoon into
  • dessert dishes. Garnish with whipped cream, grated chocolate and
  • cookies. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 4-6 servings.