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Quick Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Details

Time
2 hours 25 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
4 to 5 servings

Chocolate pudding from a box just doesn’t measure up to its homemade counterpart! If you’ve always wanted to make homemade pudding from scratch, we have you covered with this quick and easy recipe. Using HERSHEY’s cocoa and a few other ingredients, you can create milk chocolate pudding. The key is to consistently stir the mixture over medium heat. Once it’s chilled, you can top it off with whipped cream, fresh fruit, chocolate chips or anything your heart desires. You may have to double the recipe for this one!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
2 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Chill Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup

    sugar

  • 1/4 cup
  • 3 Tbsps

    corn starch

  • 1/4 tsp

    salt

  • 2 1/4 cups

    milk

  • 2 Tbsps

    butter or margarine

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • whipped topping (optional)

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Directions

Equipment Needed 

Saucepan
Saucepan
Stovetop
Stovetop
Refrigerator
Refrigerator
Measuring Cups
Measuring Cups
Mixer
Mixer
Rubber Scraper
Rubber Scraper
Spatula
Spatula
1

Stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan; gradually stir in milk.

2

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into individual dessert dishes. To avoid a skin from forming on top, press plastic wrap directly onto surface; serve warm or refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired. 4 servings.

Tip

Press plastic wrap on pudding surface to prevent skin forming.

Microwave Directions:

1. Stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in large microwave-safe bowl; gradually stir in milk.

2. Microwave at high (100%) 7 to 10 minutes or until mixture comes to full boil, stirring every 2 minutes.

3. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into dishes and serve as directed above.

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