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Recipe ~ Homemade Chocolate Pudding!

Why, oh why, have I never made pudding before? I feel like I’ve been missing out on some secluded club full of deliciousness. Seriously. It is that good! There is so much crap in packaged pudding. I have some on hand {they were on sale the other day at Walmart, so we grabbed some for the husband’s lunches. We buy them once in a blue moon.} Let me list the ingredients.. & these are supposedly a “healthier” version!

Skim Milk from concentrate (water, concentrated skim milk), water, sugar, modified corn starch, high oleic sunflower oil, cocoa, hydrogenated palm oil, salt, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate, artificial flavours & colours. Um.. that is a lot of unnecessary ingredients for something that is generally eaten as a snack or a dessert. Especially something that is so readily given to children.

I had a craving for homemade pudding. My grandmother used to make something similar that the grandchildren used to devour & she would even put it in-between layers of cake, but unfortunately she is no longer with us to ask, nor would she ever use a recipe. She kept her recipes in her memory! So what do I do? Go to my trusty allrecipes.com, that is what. Sure enough, I found a highly-rated recipe that sounded just like my Nanny’s pudding.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups whole milk
6 ounces semi- or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used what I had on hand — 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips & 1/4 chopped semi-sweet bakers chocolate)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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Directions:

Combine the cornstarch, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan.

Slowly whisk in the milk, then more quickly once the cornstarch mixture is smoothly incorporated.

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Place over medium-low heat & whisk often, so lumps do not form. Do this for 10 minutes or so, before it begins to simmer. The mixture should begin to thicken.

Add in the chocolate & continue whisking for another 2 minutes, combining the liquid mixture with the chocolate.

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Remove from heat & stir in the vanilla.

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Pour into a large bowl, or small individual bowls.

Cover with plastic wrap, smoothing gently against the surface of the pudding.

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Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

Note: I added a teaspoon of cocoa to my pudding. 

Ta-da! A more natural chocolate pudding that is super easy to make. I will never buy packaged pudding from a store again! PS. Isn’t the sprinkle dispenser that the Mister got me for Christmas the cutest thing EVER?!

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