Hasty Chocolate Pudding

Hasty Chocolate Pudding

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Recipe by  Debra

“This pudding whips up in no time in your microwave... great for when you're craving a quick chocolate fix! Stir in some chopped bananas before chilling for a nutrition boost.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Whisk in milk a little at a time so the mixture does not have any dry lumps.
  2. Place in the microwave, and cook for 3 minutes on high. Stir, then cook at 1 minute intervals, stirring between cooking times for 2 to 4 minutes, or until shiny and thick. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming, and chill in the refrigerator. Serve cold.

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We have made a correction to this recipe. It should be 3 tablespoons cornstarch, not 3 teaspoons.



Much better than boxed pudding mix and almost as fast. The flavor is wonderful. If you don't have cornstarch on hand, I use an equal amount of flour, either all purpose or whole wheat, with great results. I've also substituted 2 teaspoons of bourbon instead of the vanilla extract for a great kick in flavor. For a lighter, more chocolate mousse type dessert, simple wait until the pudding cools for a few hours in the refrigerator and then gently fold in a carton or thawed cool whip. This was as good or better than the chocolate mousse I've had in nice restaurants!



I came across this recipe looking for a quick chocolate dessert (mostly to satisfy my chocolate craving after dinner one night!!!) This was a pretty good recipe all in all, it was a snap to make. The texture is so much better if you add a tablespoon or 2 of butter right when it comes out of the microwave. I have also omitted the cocoa powder and made vanilla pudding out of it, which is pretty good also.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 203 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 40.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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