Rich, Easy, Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

Rich, Easy, Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 15 m
USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper
Recipe by  USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper

“Eat this super-rich dessert in small portions to satisfy your chocolate cravings. You'll also receive health enhancing antioxidants from the dark chocolate.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together 1 cup half and half and the cornstarch until smooth. Add remaining half and half. Over low heat, bring mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly to prevent sticking. Remove from heat.
  2. Put chocolate and Amaretto in a small bowl; microwave on high 20 seconds. Stir until chips are mostly melted.
  3. Return milk to low heat. Add chocolate; stir continuously, scraping pan, until thick.
  4. Cool. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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I clipped this recipes from USA Weekend which contained an error in the amount of chips. Even with that fixed, the pudding was too thin in consistency. I'm not sure if I made a mistake or if there should be more cornstarch. The flavor was good and I think there is potential, hence the three stars.



I made this with 1 cup whole milk, 1 cup whipping cream and a whole bag of milk chocolate chips. It is divine! Thanks for the recipe!



This is a good recipe if you need a quick chocolate fix. It lacks a little depth compared to other "old fashioned" chocolate pudding recipes, maybe because it has so few ingredients, but it helps to add about a 1/4 tsp of salt, some vanilla, and a little cold butter after it's off the heat. Also, some reviewers said they has trouble getting it to set. The recipe says to bring the cream and starch to a simmer over low heat; typically corn starch needs to simmer for about 60 seconds to thicken properly. If it's not thickening try simmering a little longer. You can tell when it thickens! It happens fast!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 254 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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