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Thick Chocolate Pudding Recipe
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Thick Chocolate Pudding Recipe

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"This smooth, chocolaty pudding tastes old-fashioned but stirs up in a jiffy," promises Myra Innes from Auburn, Kansas. "It's much faster than cooking it on the stovetop and so easy that even older kids can make it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped topping, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 180 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Stir in milk until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes; stir. Microwave 3-5 minutes longer or until thickened, stirring after each minute. Stir in vanilla. Pour into individual serving dishes; cool. Refrigerate. Garnish with whipped topping if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Thick Chocolate Pudding in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 180 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

This is the first dessert my eight year-old son made independently. He was so proud... and we were pleased with how yummy it was! I have only made pudding with lots of egg yolks on the stove top. This was not as custard-y, but still very delicious. And so much easier!

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

It was very easy, very chocolatey and very smooth. Best cooked pudding recipe I've ever made. I used coconut milk because I was out of regular milk and it tasted great!

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

Very easy, very creamy and very chocolatey! Loved it, it is the easiest cooked pudding recipe I've ever made. I used coconut milk because I was out of regular milk and it tastes great!

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

YUM!! This is awesome! I couldn't stop eatting it and ate the whole thing! I always loved eating hot chocolate pudding but it took so long to make. This is ready to eat quicker than instant pudding (unless you want to let it cool first). Loved this and will definitely make it again!

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

This is so much better than from a mix. I did increase the baking cocoa to 1/3 cup. Was a little too sweet for us at 1/4 cup. We like to eat this with sliced bananas in the bottom of the bowl, then put the chocolate pudding on top.

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