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postheadericon Homemade Chocolate Pudding

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Making things from scratch is much better than buying it pre-mixed since you know what goes into your homemade food and more importantly can pronounce everything.  Things that end in …yl or …ine etc scare the pants off of me.  Our children do not need preservatives in every treat they have.  This recipe is great for getting the older kids to help prepare.  Happy cooking!

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Measure cocoa powder into a saucepan. Whisk in enough water to make a smooth paste. Stir in sugar and salt. Add 1 1/2 cups milk, reserving 1/2 cup.
  2. Heat cocoa/milk mixture over medium heat, stirring regularly, to boiling. Meanwhile, mix cornstarch and milk together.
  3. When cocoa/milk mixture reaches a boil, whisk in cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly. Bring back to a boil and cook and stir for 1 minute.
  4. Remove pudding from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour pudding into individual dishes or a large bowl. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

Yields:  2 cups.

*For bigger families just double the recipe!

*Make your own pudding pops by pouring some of the pudding into containers and freezing!

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