Rich, Easy, Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Recipe -
Rich, Easy, Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Recipe
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Rich, Easy, Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

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"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 makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    4 hrs 15 mins


  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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  • Copyright 2006 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 10, 2007

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 02, 2007

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.


16 Ratings

Jun 06, 2011

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!

Apr 01, 2008

This was more of a thick mouse. We didn't care for the flavor very bitter and had to add some sugar to it just to be able to eat some of it.

Jan 20, 2008

Very good. My kids loved it

Apr 22, 2007

Very rich, yummy and easy to make. I added some butterscotch liquior instead of rum as I didn't have any on hand. Next time I would serve with fruit like raspberries to cut through the richness.

May 14, 2011

This recipe is easy and foolproof. I found the bittersweet chocolate too bitter for my tastes in this pudding and I am a dark chocolate lover. Since no additional sugar is added I think semi-sweet is best in this recipe. I used Bailey's Irish Cream since I didn't have amaretto. I used regular half and half and cut it with 1% milk so it wouldn't be too rich. It came out thick and has a great texture but I had to add powdered sugar to sweeten this up. As is it's a good recipe just use the sweeter chocolate if you like it sweet because otherwise it won't be sweet at all.

Nov 19, 2009

I would give this 5 stars except that I scaled it down to 3 servings and there wasn't enough to feed 2 of us!! It was really good and I wanted A LOT more! I'll make the full 12 servings for my family of 4 (one of whom is an infant... I'm nursing so I'll eat her portion!!) VERY very good! Super rich and delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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