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Dark Chocolate Pudding

Life is too short to pass on dessert. This old-fashioned treat is so creamy and comforting! —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 dark chocolate candy bar (6.8 ounces), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • In a large saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low; stir in chocolate until melted. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer to a bowl; press plastic wrap onto surface of pudding. Refrigerate until cold. If desired, serve with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 266 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Cereinae
    Nov 25, 2012

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  • klchandler
    Feb 5, 2011

    I used Ghirardelli 60% chips and added 2 Tbsp of sugar. Couldn't wait for it to cool completely. Yummy!

  • Edyne Jurai
    Oct 20, 2009

    I made this for my husband, who likes dark chocolate, one Valentine's Day a few years ago and he loved it!It's so smooth, creamy, not a lot of work and very delicious! I left it al fresco and enjoyed it very much without the cookies or chocolate curls!I don't really like dark chocolate all that much but I LOVED this! I need to make it again soon!