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Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Denise Canter
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/3 cup pudding and 1 cookie)
Prep time: 15 minutes. This deceptively decadent cross between a mousse and a pudding is slimmed down with low-fat dairy ingredients. It will keep if covered in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 cup 2% low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 ounces block-style light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)
  • 4 chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 251
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 10 g
  • carbohydrate 30 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 20 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 313 mg
  • calcium 118 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine chocolate and milk in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Cool slightly.

  2. Combine cottage cheese and next 4 ingredients (through vanilla) in food processor and process 2–3 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides once or twice, until very smooth. Add chocolate mixture; process until smooth and blended.

  3. Spoon pudding into individual serving dishes. Top with chocolate shavings, if desired, and serve with a wafer.