Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween Chocolate Pudding



Here you have another easy idea for your halloween party, easy, delicious, rich and flavorful!  I hope you give it a try.


Ingredients:
  • 3 C Whole Milk
  • ½ C Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ C Cornstarch
  • 6 oz Unsweetened Chocolate (100% Cacao)
  • 1 T Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt



For decoration:
  • 10-12 Sugar Cookies or any Vanilla flavored Cookies
  • ¼ C chocolate cookie crumbs or chocolate bread crumbs
  • 1 oz Unsweetened  Chocolate (Melted)



For the decoration:
We will decorate the chocolate pudding cups like tombs.
Decorate the cookies with the melted chocolate, I wrote RIP right on the center of each cookie, and also outlined the edge of the cookie with the melted chocolate, but feel free to decorate them any way you want. Once they are all decorated set them aside until you are ready to use them.


To make the Pudding:
Chop the Unsweetened Chocolate into small chunks, and set it aside.

Sift all the dry ingredients: Sugar, cornstarch, unsweetened cocoa powder, cayenne pepper and salt, place them in a sauce pan on medium low heat.  Whisk in the milk, one cup at a time, and stir well in between each addition.

After you add in the last cup of milk, stir this mixture for one minute, then lower the heat to low, and continue to simmer this for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, as you stir, also scrape the bottom and sides of the pan to dissolve any lumps.

After 15 minutes the milk mixture should have thicken, stir for one more minute to dissolve any lumps, and then add in the vanilla extract, stir for one more minute then add in the chopped unsweetened chocolate, and continue to stir for about 3 - 4 minutes or until the chocolate is completely dissolved and well incorporated with the rest of the ingredients.

After four minutes of stirring, the chocolate should be completely dissolved, and the pudding should have a really thick and creamy consistency, so now it’s ready, remove it from the stove, and pour it into your serving cups.

Decorate the Pudding Cups:
Insert the cookie right on the chocolate pudding, place it against the edge of the cup, (not on the center) and then sprinkle the chocolate pudding with the chocolate cookie crumbs. Decorate with candy flowers.

Refrigerate  for at least 3 hours before serving it.

Enjoy!

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