Dark Chocolate Pudding Recipe


Pudding is one of my favorite desserts. My mom made it a lot growing up, and always the cook and serve kind. To this day, I can’t stand instant pudding. I guess I am a pudding snob. However the cook and serve pudding boxes have ingredient lists that aren’t too great, just like any other processed food that comes in a box.


Pudding is so easy to make yourself. You could even premeasure the dry ingredients and store them in an airtight container so all you have to do is add the milk and egg.


I always have these few simple ingredients on hand so its quick and simple for any night of the week.


If it were up to Cassidy, it would be every night of the week.


Dark Chocolate Pudding

serves 4

2 cups milk

2 tbs + 1 tsp cornstarch

1/4 cup cocoa powder

3-4 Tbs honey, coconut palm sugar, or granulated sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

dash salt

Place about 1.5 cups of milk into a saucepan with the cornstarch, honey, and cocoa. Heat on Medium heat until a slow boil, using a whisk to stir often.

Mix other 1/2 cup milk with the beaten egg. Make sure it is beaten VERY well or you’ll have scrambled egg in the pudding.

As you are whisking the boiling pudding mixture, SLOWLY pour in egg mixture, beating fast and continuously.

Cook until pudding is at desired thickness then add vanilla and salt.

It will continue to thicken as it cools, so keep that in mind.

I only use 3 Tbs honey, but we don’t eat things too sweet in our house. If you are accustomed to regular pudding, use the 4 Tbs. I also use Hersheys Special Dark Cocoa to give it a deeper chocolate flavor.


Nutritional Information:

Calories: 125

Fat: 2 g

Sodium: 3%

Carbohydrates: 23 g

Dietary Fiber: 2 g

Sugars: 16 g

Protein: 6.5 g

10 responses »

  1. Looks like I can stop buying the cook and serve and keep the dry ingredients on hand!!!…thanx!…was hopin you would try and healthify this one!!!…Madden too now will not eat instant pudding and wants his pudding “warm”…I gave him the cook and serve left overs for lunch and one spoonful was eaten coz “they wouldn’t heat it up for me at school”…bet they had a giggle at such a request!!!

  2. I just finished a bowl of pudding…Mountain Man likes tapioca so I added some of that…I prefer it w/o it but it was still very tasty!!!…love it with the dark chocolate…

  3. had a honkerin for some pudding and didnt have the prepared kind…remembered this!!!…not much more time then the boxed…and WAY better!!!…LY

  4. snowy night watching a rerun of Little House and thought about this pudding again…cant wait to dig in…I still make it alot!!…and this is EASY and tastes way better!!!

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