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Thick Chocolate Pudding

"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

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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 180 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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