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Quick Creamy Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Quick Creamy Chocolate Pudding
Quick & Easy Beginner Summer

Prep Time: 2 Minutes

Skill Level: Beginner

Recipe Rating


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped topping


  • 1. Stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan; gradually stir in milk.
  • 2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into individual dessert dishes. To avoid a skin from forming on top, press plastic wrap directly onto surface; serve warm or refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired. 4 servings.
  • 1. Stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in large microwave-safe bowl; gradually stir in milk.
  • 2. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 7 to 10 minutes or until mixture comes to full boil, stirring every
  • 2 minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into dishes and serve as directed above.

Ratings & Reviews

    The best i have tried
    Easy to make. Made with Hershey's Special Dark. Great taste
    Excellence Excellent taste and super easy to make in the microwave
    has a really good taste and is really easy to make!
    Great pudding! I loved that it's not processed and in a box. And it was easy enough for my 8-yr-old to help make.
    Made this the other night and all I can say is "YUM"! I didn't have cornstarch so I used flour instead and it turned out perfect!
    Simply delicious. No need to change a thing.
    so yummy and so easy
    I've been making this recipe for decades. Years ago, I bought a can of Hershey's Cocoa that had a small recipe book attached to it. Some of my favorite recipes are in that book, and it has now disappeared. I'm so relieved to find the recipe on the website! I LOVE this pudding and usually never wait till it cools to eat it. It's quick, easy, and very very good.
    Yes! \_/
    I made mine in the mic. and it turned out great. When I had tried it on the stove it turned out lumpy and not like my mom used to make!
    Yowsa! That's good pudding! My family loved it (warm),and I will definately make it often. For my family, I may cut back on sugar next time. Such a good recipe, I'm sure a little less won't hurt a bit.
    A classic and definitely a keeper. Very smooth and comforting. Not too sweet. I tried the microwave version and it was super easy. I may never buy a mix again!
    Thid is "THE BEST" chocolate pudding! I used to make this in huge batches for my 5 kids when they were little. I'm looking forward to making it for my grandchildren.
    This recipe was quick, easy and very good. My family preferred it served warm. When served cool, it got a bit too thick, but was still tasty. It reminded us of a fudgesicle. I would definitely make this again