Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 15 Mins
Yield
Makes 5 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

If you love decadent chocolate, try this recipe. Why it's better for you: This pudding is everything you dream of--chocolaty rich, silky smooth, and light on calories!

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together milk, sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a medium-size heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until mixture is hot. Gradually whisk 1/3 cup hot milk mixture into egg. Whisk egg mixture into remaining hot milk mixture.

Step 2

Cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat, and add chopped chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture into a glass bowl. Place heavy-duty plastic wrap directly on warm mixture (to prevent a film from forming), and chill 2 hours or until pudding is completely cool.

Step 3

Spoon 1/2 cup pudding into each of 5 individual serving dishes, and top each with 1 Tbsp. whipped topping. Garnish, if desired.

Step 4

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Step 5

Chocolate-Espresso Pudding: Whisk together milk, sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt, adding 1 Tbsp. instant espresso to milk mixture. Proceed with recipe as directed. Per 1/2 cup: Calories 260; Fat 3g (sat 8g, mono 4g, poly 1g); Protein 4g; Carb 5g; Fiber 7g; Chol 44mg; Iron 1mg; Sodium 123mg; Calc 207mg

Step 6

Raspberry-Chocolate Pudding: Prepare pudding as directed through Step Microwave 1/3 cup raspberry jam in a small microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 30 seconds or until melted. Spoon 1 Tbsp. melted jam into bottom of each individual serving dish, and top each with 1/2 cup pudding and 1 Tbsp. whipped topping. Stir 1 tsp. water into remaining melted jam, and drizzle 1/2 tsp. jam mixture on top of whipped topping on each pudding. Garnish with fresh raspberries, if desired. Per 1/2 cup: Calories 312; Fat 3g (sat 8g, mono 4g, poly 1g); Protein 3g; Carb 1g; Fiber 7g; Chol 44mg; Iron 1mg; Sodium 123mg; Calc 206mg

Ratings & Reviews

JamesHeffker's Review

sccook
February 17, 2014
Steady Sharon, Steady.

DenisfrMichigan's Review

DenisfrMichigan
May 23, 2013
N/A

brandycgarth's Review

JamesHeffker
March 02, 2012
Yummy!! I made it at home exactly what is above, and the dish is delightful, I also made it for my friends and they loved it, too.. Thanks for sharing.. Try these sites www.gourmandia.com and www.everythinglemon.com for more fantastic recipes.

sccook's Review

brandycgarth
September 22, 2011
Yum! This was a good, basic chocolate pudding. Almost as quick and easy to make as a mix, and 10x better. I did cheat and use whole milk and chocolate chips instead of a bar. Be careful not to overcook, but you can add a little extra milk if it gets too thick.