Homemade chocolate pudding is the go-to dessert in my house, when one of us gets a sudden craving for something sweet. It only takes 12 minutes and one pan to make a batch, and it’s something the kids can make themselves. In fact, my 11-year-old is usually the one that makes our pudding.
In the interest of creating fewer kitchen messes, I decided to convert my single-batch pudding recipe into a mix that we could just scoop out as needed. This means the sugar, cocoa and corn starch don’t have to come out every time we want pudding (which really means I don’t have to clean up powdery spills every time we make pudding).
Now, we just scoop one cup of mix into a sauce pan, and we’re off and running. Easy!
Want to add a jar of chocolate pudding mix to your pantry? Here’s my recipe.
Chocolate Pudding Mix Recipe
This recipe makes enough mix for four batches of chocolate pudding.
2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup corn starch
What You Do:
Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl, until well combined. Then, transfer your finished chocolate pudding mix to an air-tight container. It fits nicely in a quart jar.
Here are some free labels that you can use to label your chocolate pudding mix. They’re designed to print on full-sheet shipping labels. Use Avery 8165, if you have an inkjet, or Avery 5265, if you have a laser printer.
I recommend using smooth-sided jars. The labels don’t go over the raised lettering on mason jars very well. I’ve been using smooth Ball jars that I got from Michael’s. Be sure to print a coupon before you go. Those 40% off coupons are fabulous.
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Alright, now that you’ve got your mix, let’s make some chocolate pudding!
Stove-Top Chocolate Pudding Recipe
1 cup chocolate pudding mix
2 cups milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
What You Do:
Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan, and stir continuously over medium heat. It’ll take a little while for the dry ingredients to mix into the wet ingredients, just keep stirring, and it’ll all come together. The pudding is done when it thickens and begins to boil. This will take approximately 12 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat, and allow the pudding to cool slightly, before serving. This pudding is good warm or chilled.
Stay Tuned …
I’ll be sharing a no-cook instant chocolate pudding recipe soon. It’s an excellent replacement for those little boxes of instant pudding mix. And if you’re more of a vanilla fan, I’ll also be sharing my vanilla pudding recipes (both a stove-top and a no-cook version).