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Homemade Chocolate Pudding

 Homemade Chocolate Pudding
This delightful pudding is always a treat and easy to whip up using common pantry ingredients. I usually top the pudding with M&M's. My husband likes whipped topping on his and our daughter loves to dip fresh strawberries in hers.—Carrina Cooper, McAlpin, Florida
6-8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • M&M's, optional

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt.
  • gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir
  • for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Spoon into individual serving dishes. Chill until serving. Sprinkle
  • with M&M's if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1/2 cup serving (prepared with skim milk and margarine and served without M&M's) equals 196 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 milk.