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Friday, November 30 2018

This easy pudding is a hostess's dream. The creamy dessert takes only 20 minutes to prep and can be chilled up to 24 hours. 

3/4 - cup sugar
3 - tablespoons cornstarch
2 - tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 - cups half-and-half, light cream, or milk
1 - tablespoon butter
2 - teaspoons vanilla
1/4 - teaspoon salt
8 - ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
Whipped cream (optional)
Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)

In a large saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa powder. Whisk in half-and-half. Cook and slowly stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.

Remove from heat. Stir in butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir in chocolate until melted. Pour into 8 individual serving bowls. Cover surface with plastic wrap and chill up to 24 hours. If desired, top with whipped cream and additional cocoa powder.

If desired, tint whipped cream light pink with food coloring. Dollop two spoonfuls onto the pudding and use the back of a spoon to smooth it into a heart.

NUTRITION FACTS (Dark Chocolate Pudding)
Per serving: 363 kcal , 23 g fat (14 g sat. fat , 1 g polyunsaturated fat , 7 g monounsaturated fat ), 38 mg chol. , 123 mg sodium , 42 g carb. , 3 g fiber , 34 g sugar , 5 g pro.

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