6 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Use a good-quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate bar.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place 2 cups milk in a medium, heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Combine remaining 1/2 cup milk and egg yolks, stirring well with a whisk. Add egg yolk mixture to sugar mixture, stirring well. Gradually add half of hot milk to egg yolk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butter, vanilla, and chocolate, stirring until melted.

Step 2

Spoon pudding into a bowl. Place bowl in a large ice-filled bowl for 15 minutes or until pudding is cool, stirring occasionally. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap; chill.

Ratings & Reviews

Tinkerbell0914's Review

July 22, 2013

MarylandMama's Review

February 14, 2011
This recipe was HIGHLY rated, but my family and I found it to have strange after-taste. I followed the recipe exactly, using high quality ingredients: organic milk, organic sugar and Ghiradelli chocolate. I think with some adjustments it could be good, but I don't know if it's worth the experimentation. I suggest trying another recipe..

Maywati's Review

November 21, 2010
Best Chocolate pudding I have ever had or made....does not taste light. Very rich and creamy. Definite keeper!

Mikala's Review

August 16, 2010

NikkeeB's Review

March 27, 2010
Delicious, of course. Who knew homemade pudding could be so easy?? I ate the whole batch myself in a few days...mmmm....