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Thick Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Thick Chocolate Pudding Recipe

"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 YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Thick Chocolate Pudding

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"It was really rich. It was very much like box pudding. It is super easy since it is microwaved. I would prefer it more custard-y."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"I just made this as a quick desert for dinner and it was GREAT. I will be making it many, many more times. So easy and quick."

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!"

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!"

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!"

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!"

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."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"Wonderfully quick and chocolatey! I read this recipe and went right out and made it just now. Had some while it was still pretty warm and will try again when chilled. Next time I'll whip up some cream and make a mousse. Thanks for a very easy and delicious recipe!"

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"this is a delicious recipe. I added some a little more baking cocoa & some coffee granules to give it lots of flavor. I have some more cooling right now...mmmm"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"This chocolate pudding is really great! It takes only a few minutes to prepare with hardly any clean-up! It is also very chocolate-ly and not too sweet!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"It's thick, but not terribly chocolaty. I stirred in some coffee yogurt, which punched up the flavour nicely. The next time I may add some instant coffee powder. This recipe makes a better base for mocha than it does a stand alone chocolate pudding."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"Quick, easy, very chocolaty. Yum."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"Oh my! I LOVE this comforting thick pudding - I enjoy eating it warm, and have made it several times in the last 10 days. Just can't get enough of it. How easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"Delicious! I usea Kebbler readi-made pie shell, and serve with frozen fat-free whipped cream as a topping. Really good!!!"

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