Easy Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Post updated: July 26, 2018

Maybe you grew up with boxed pudding mixes like I did. The cooked version was better than instant, but you haven’t tasted delicious pudding until you’ve eaten homemade chocolate pudding!

This is another stained and splattered recipe from a little recipe notebook given to me by my mother-in-law the night before my wedding.

Our extended family has eaten many a chocolate pie made with this recipe:  just add a baked crust and meringue on top.  It was always a tradition that grandma brought two chocolate pies to family gatherings, and the grandchildren learned to hide a piece before dinner was over!

My wonderful in-laws both passed away in the past couple of years, almost exactly a year apart:

Here’s the recipe that remains a family favorite and comfort food:

Easy Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Mix well in pan (with a whisk):

¾ cup sugar

1/3 cup flour

2 heaping tablespoons cocoa

Add:

2 cups milk

½ tsp. vanilla

2 tablespoons butter

2 egg yolks, beaten

Mix well and stir constantly with whisk while heating on medium-high heat. Cook until the mixture thickens. One of my sons has perfected the technique and he says it takes 14 minutes of stirring. We usually quadruple the recipe.

I used to think that homemade chocolate pudding meant a double boiler and adding egg yolks at a certain point and pouring back and forth. With this recipe, as long as you keep stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan as you cook, you’re good.

See?  Told you it was easy.

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