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Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe
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Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 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

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


  1. 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.
Originally published as Homemade Chocolate Pudding in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p23

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Reviewed May. 21, 2016

"Easy and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly. My husband does not usually like pudding as much as I do, but he loved this."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"This was a great recipe....very easy to make however my first try produced a great hot pudding but after being in fridge overnight it was soupy the next day. The second try I substituted one can of Carnation Evaporated Milk and 3 cups whole milk and boiled it for about 15-20 seconds longer than stated. It turned out very creamy and set nicely. Does anyone else out there love the skin on top of pudding as much as I do?"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"Mine turned out too soupy and did not taste as good as I used powdered whole milk with it. :-("

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016

"This was quick and easy to make. Everyone loved it!"

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"All I can say is YUM! I made this today as my husband had dental surgery and I was trying to think of soft foods he could eat. Pudding! Well, I don't keep the box stuff in the house, so I came across this recipe. It was very easy to make and is very tasty. This is a keeper!"

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