Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Microwave Chocolate Pudding

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As the saying goes..There's nothing better than a good friend except a good friend with chocolate.

I do hope you'll give this recipe a whisk and a 'zap'.

It's so easy and quick. 

It's comfort food for me!

I LOVE eating it warm....as the saying goes....RIGHT FROM THE OVEN!

(mixing milk into sugar/cocoa mixture pre-microwaving)

This recipe is simple enough for older children to make.

You can flavor it up any way you want....add chocolate or vanilla chips and stir until melted.  How about some peanut butter chips? 

(But trust me - it's great just the way it is)

It's so nice to be able to make it quickly when I get hungry for something satisfying.

I added peanut butter after it was cooked...you know, protein is good too. 

And besides....I made it with splenda instead of sugar. (That means I can eat MORE right?) *-*


I have to be honest and tell you that I divided this 4-serving delight into two servings and we ate it up in one sitting.  We'd only had a light supper, and then we had dessert...and lots of it!

Sometimes you just have to live a little, ya know?

This is how I choose to live....and chocolate always hits the spot.


MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE PUDDING
(From The Better Baker)

1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. baking cocoa
3 Tb. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

In 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in the milk until smooth; microwave on high, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir, then microwave 3 - 4 minutes, stirring after each minute, until it thickens. Add vanilla; pour into individual serving dishes; cool, cover and refrigerate.  Garnish with whipped topping if desired.