Sweets & Savories

Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Oreo Crumbs

March 24, 2015
Homemade-Chocoloate-Pudding

Homemade-Chocoloate-Pudding-DessertHappy 30th Birthday to Thane! This year we celebrated with a couple of dinner outings and then an evening at home on the night of his actual birthday. Instead of a cake, I surprised him with- you guessed- pudding! {Which may or may not have been spurred on by our conversation about how much we loved eating dirt & worms- the Oreo & gummy worm dessert- when we were little. Who remembers that yummy concoction?!}. This happens to be a family recipe, and let me just say two words; more, please! With the exception of homemade granola, we’ve been on a fairly consistent no dessert eating streak at home. But I’m already scheming to make more of this pudding… It’s so much better than what you get at the store!

INGREDIENTS
2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking squares {add more or less according to taste}
Half cup of brown sugar
4 cups of milk, I used whole.
4 T cornstarch
1 Egg
Whipped cream for the topping {optional}
Oreo crumbs or crumbled up Oreo cookies for the bottom of the bowl and/or topping {optional}
1 t vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS
Melt the chocolate in a small bowl.
Heat three cups of milk in a double boiler, while adding the cornstarch and the brown sugar to the remaining cup of milk and stirring constantly to avoid hardening.
Once the milk is heated in the double boiler, add the remaining cup with the cornstarch, mix thoroughly and heat.
Remove about a cup of the milk mixture from the double boiler and add a raw, whisked egg.
Pour the milk and egg mixture back into the double boiler and add the chocolate and vanilla extract.
Stir until thick.
Pour into ungreased serving bowls/cups, {with the oreo crumbs already added to the bottom} and cool in the refrigerator.
Enjoy!

P.S. If you want to make a healthier version of this, cut out half or even all of the brown sugar. I accidentally didn’t add the sugar this past time and we still loved it. Or use 2% or skim milk instead of whole.

What are you guys indulging in lately? Leave a link to your favorite dessert recipe below!

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