Best Homemade Chocolate Pudding

"As proof of my lifelong love of chocolate, I give you the recipe that is listed in my baby book as my favorite food. I still request it every year for my birthday, and I make it for St. Patrick's Day, but it's rich and creamy any day. I used to make it for an after-school "snack" when I was in junior high. Pour milk over your serving or slather whipped cream. Sprinkle toasted slivered almonds for added yumminess. I suggest small portions, especially for children. My kids love to lick the pan when I'm done. I've also had great success with this recipe in making a chocolate pie with a vanilla wafer crust (sprinkle vanilla wafer crumbs on top)"
photo by Roxygirl in Colorado photo by Roxygirl in Colorado
photo by Roxygirl in Colorado
photo by Roxygirl in Colorado photo by Roxygirl in Colorado
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  • In small saucepan, melt chocolate in milk over medium heat to scalding; do not boil.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn starch, and salt.
  • Gradually pour in hot milk mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture boils; it's good exercise for the arms; works off calories before eating!
  • After it thickens, stir two minutes longer.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Beat egg yolks in a small bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of hot mixture in yolks, stirring constantly so lumps do not form.
  • Add 1 tablespoon more pudding, stirring.
  • Stir yolks into the hot pudding and cook for two minutes, boiling gently, and of course, stirring.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla and butter.
  • Dip into bowls while still warm.

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  1. I had a severe chocolate craving and ran across this recipe. It was easy and fast and did work the upper arms a bit. Oh, by the way, I had no chocolate and substiuted a rich cocoa and a little extra sugar to combat the bitterness. It was an easy and fast recipe. I also would add some whipped topping for perfection.<br/>Bread Mama
  2. Very nice chocolate taste. Rather strong aftertaste though. Really filling. Easy to make. Next time I'll jazz it up with some whipped cream. Thanks for sharing.
  3. The pudding is delicious, yet filling, a perfect holiday dessert!
  4. Perfect. I also made this after school for my siblings and myself on a regular basis when I was in junior high. I STILL love it.


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