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Dark Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

Thick, surprisingly smooth pudding sundaes are a cute dessert that’s quick to prepare and sure to disappear. —Julie Power, Chandler, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 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
  • Whipped topping, chocolate syrup, slivered almonds and maraschino cherries


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Grandonna
    Sep 8, 2010

    I bet all you people that opt for the convenience have health & weight problems. Stick to whole foods people. Stay away from processed foods. Making food from scratch doesn't take that much more time.

  • Lynsue
    Feb 15, 2010

    This is good, only I melted dark choc. in place of cocoa. I agree about getting away from convience foods, thats where alot of our health problems come from, our bodies were not made to take all those chemicals!

  • Marilyn Rae
    Feb 12, 2010

    "Convenient" pudding cups are just full of chemicals and really high in sodium. I think this sounds more like real food! I am going to give it a try tonight.

  • maggie710
    Feb 12, 2010

    This has twice as many calories as Snack Pack. For the 2 grams of fiber, I wouldn't bother making it, just grab a cup of conveince.

  • tkarinas
    Feb 12, 2010

    While this is not a treat I would eat, my family loves it. They will be making it many more times and keeping the recipe, which is just fine with me.

  • 3434242424
    Jan 29, 2009

    I made this special treat for my Husband today. He enjoyed it but said it didn't taste any different or better than the instant Jello mix I usually prefer? So, unless Evaporated milk is on sale around the holidays I won't be making this again.