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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

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

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.

Directions

  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

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.

Reviews for Homemade Chocolate Pudding

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

I just made this and it was perfect. I followed recipe exact except I lowered sugar to 3/4 cup, and I added a tad but more of corn starch and I added an egg yolk. I used a wire whisk the entire time. Creamy, nice, thick chocolatey pudding! Thank you!

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

I don't know why there's so many negative reviews! I made this for my lactose intolerant son, changing the milk for his lactose free milk and the butter for his margarine we use and it's delicious! He's ecstatic to be able to take pudding to school! This is the 3rd recipe I've tried and the only one that's turned out. I increased the cornstarch by a dash to ensure it was nice and thick and it's perfect. Followed the directions to a tee and be prepared to whisk your arm tired and it will turn out great! Thanks for posting!!

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

I just made this recipe tonight by the directions above and it is delish!.... My chocoholic will be in heaven... :)

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

This was a little too sweet - I'll probably cut the sugar back to 2/3 cup next time. Other than that, it was delicious! No problem at all with it setting up when following the directions as written.

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

Easy to make and so tasty. I'm just about to try the recipe again without the butter and vanilla to see if it's good enough to package the dry ingredients in decorated mason jars with attached directions as gifts for the teachers and coaches this Christmas. I don't know why some reviewers had trouble with the pudding setting, but I wouldn't blame the recipe. Definitely not an issue any of the times we've used this recipe.

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