Dark Chocolate Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
Life is too short to pass on dessert. This old-fashioned treat is so creamy and comforting! —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Dark Chocolate Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 dark chocolate candy bar (6.8 ounces), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low; stir in chocolate until melted. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Transfer to a bowl; press plastic wrap onto surface of pudding. Refrigerate until cold. If desired, serve with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 266 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.