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Dark Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling

Makes

5 servings

Thick, surprisingly smooth pudding sundaes are a cute dessert that’s quick to prepare and sure to disappear. —Julie Power, Chandler, Texas

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark baking cocoa or baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups evaporated milk
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • TOPPINGS:
  • Whipped topping, chocolate syrup, slivered almonds and maraschino cherries

Directions

  1. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg whites; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Transfer to individual dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving, garnish with whipped topping, chocolate syrup, almonds and cherries.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 261 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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