Easy chocolate pudding gets an update with this thick and rich variation. Garnish this chocolate pudding recipe with a raspberry for a beautiful and fruity finish.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa powder. Whisk in half-and-half. Cook and slowly stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.

  • Remove from heat. Stir in butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir in chocolate until melted. Pour into 8 individual serving bowls. Cover surface with plastic wrap and chill up to 24 hours. If desired, top with whipped cream and additional cocoa powder.

Whipped Cream Heart:

If desired, tint whipped cream light pink with food coloring. Dollop two spoonfuls onto the pudding and use the back of a spoon to smooth it into a heart.

Boozy Chocolate Pudding

To make your dark chocolate pudding a boozy chocolate pudding, add ¼ to ½ cup Chambord (raspberry liqueur) and decrease the half-and-half by the same amount.

Nutrition Facts

363 calories; 23 g total fat; 14 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 123 mg sodium. 291 mg potassium; 42 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 34 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 374 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 3 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 111 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
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Rating: 5 stars
This is simply wonderful. I use Droste Cocoa Powder, which is excellent, and Valrhona Chocolate and it is just delicious. Add a bit of whipped cream and you are a star! I cut the recipe in half and use 4 ramekins. Works great--super easy and yummy.
Rating: Unrated
This is seriously good...way beyond belief! I had some whipping cream I wanted to use up so made this with 2 cups of that and another cup of 2% milk. Used Guittard semi-sweet chocolate chips. My husband is all over it, claiming he has never had a dessert that good. Next time, I will put the pudding in a graham cracker pie crust, add mini marshmallows after the pudding cools and put under the broiler for S'mores pie. Hope it works!