Cornstarch...Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding
 Sue found a Hershey cookbook on line and as Hershey is the brand I use most often, and like their recipes we both decided to try some. The recipes that are older do not have as clear instructions, (they assumed that people knew how to cook) and so I have tried to give a better set of instructions with this recipe. 
 I like pudding and cornstarch is OK to eat on a GF diet, and also makes for a clearer looking pudding. This is not the pudding you will find in the six pack in the dairy case of your local store or in a box marked instant pudding. Rather it is a rich deep chocolate dessert that even the men in your life will like. Dress it up with some whipped cream and a garnish and it works for a dinner party.
 I added the vanilla called for and a quarter teaspoon of coffee flavoring.
You could use some cold coffee for part of the milk.
 Take your milk out to measure and warm up slightly before adding to melted chocolate so the chocolate doesn’t clump. If it does just keep stirring over warm water till it smooths out. You could also heat the milk slightly in the microwave before adding to chocolate.
3 ounces Hershey's Baking Chocolate 
3 cups whole milk or ½ and ½
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ teaspoonful salt
1 tablespoonful butter
1 teaspoonful vanilla.
 Melt baking chocolate in double boiler over simmering
water, and add milk. Stir until well blended. Combine
together the sugar, cornstarch and salt, and add a small
amount to the hot chocolate mixture, stirring vigorously.
Add the rest slowly whisking until blended and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. After it is starting to thicken cook 20 minutes longer or until thick and spoonable 
Add butter and vanilla. Spoon into serving dishes and press waxed paper or plastic wrap directly onto surface of pudding. Cool and chill. 
 Serve with sweetened whipped cream if desired. Sprinkles anyone, or maybe chocolate curls and a cherry on top. Yield: 6 servings.
*It takes awhile to thicken when using a double boiler but it won’t burn.
*Todays chocolate squares are ½ ounce instead of 1 ounce, be sure to check the size on the package chocolate


  1. Chocolate pudding is my favorite. My hubby usually makes it for me on special occasions.

  2. My go to chocolate pudding recipe is very similar to this, it just uses cocoa powder and a bit more butter. It is one of our go to desserts on cold nights, still warm from the pot!


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