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Chocolate Pudding

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Isla is my little sugar hound. She loves to eat sweets, play making sweets and even to pretend eating sweets. So she has been “making pudding” for days. She says she is mixing the ingredients and brings me a princess cup with a baby spoon and pretend pudding ready to eat.

Since she has been playing “pudding” for so many days, I decided to make some for her. We are planning on going on a picnic dinner with some friends at a local brewery, so I thought that the pudding would be a great dessert for the kids. I have these really handy silicone tubes for just this type of thing.

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Isla helped make the pudding and really wanted a picture with the tubes we are going to put it in.

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Almost done!

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Our extra pudding, leftover after filling our silicone tubes.

Chocolate Pudding

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 cups 2% milk
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla extract

In a large sauce pan with high sides, whisk together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Slowly add in milk and turn on heat. Constantly whisk until pudding comes to a full boil. Let boil for 2 minutes and turn off heat. Add in butter and vanilla; whisk together until well incorporated. Carefully pour into serving dishes and let cool. If you don’t like the hard skin on the top of pudding, you may put plastic wrap over touching the tops of the pudding.

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