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Alright everyone, today’s recipe is going to be a shocker. A shocker I tell you. At least for most Americans…

Pudding doesn’t come in a box.

Let me clarify by saying that it does actually come in a box, available in grocery stores all across the country. However, it can also be made from scratch. That’s right. I only recently learned how many Americans didn’t know that pudding isn’t magic and can be made with common household ingredients. I was telling a friend that my pudding recipe would be posted and she was shocked. She questioned how I could post a recipe that was a box from the store that you mix with milk then serve.

I was hoping she was an outlier, someone truly kitchen clueless.

She was not.


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Chocolate Pudding

1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
3 TBSP cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups milk (skip non-fat types)
2 TBSP butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
whipped cream

Medium saucepan
Plastic wrap

Combine cocoa, sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan.
Gradually stir in milk while whisking.
Cook on medium, stirring continuously until boiling.
Allow pudding to boil for 1 minute while stirring.
Remove from heat then add butter and vanilla.
Pour into bowls and serve immediately.

Superhero Tip: This tastes even better when cold! Pour into bowl and place plastic wrap directly onto the pudding surface to prevent a skin from forming. Chill for 2 hours and then top with whipped cream before serving.

Second Superhero Tip: If you prefer a milder chocolate flavor, you can substitute regular cocoa powder and drop the sugar to 3/4 cups.

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