Deluxe Chocolate Pudding


Make instant pudding special in no time with this rapid recipe from Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona. Creamy servings get a little zip from almond or rum extract, richness from sour cream and a pleasant crunch from pecans.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¾ cups cold milk

  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon rum or almond extract

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

  • 4 pecan halves


  1. In a bowl, combine milk, pudding mix, sour cream and extract. Whisk until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in pecans, if desired. Spoon into four bowls. Top with pecan halves if desired.


Nutritional Analysis: One serving (prepared with fat-free milk, instant sugar-free pudding and reduced-fat sour cream and without pecans) equals 140 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 369 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat-free milk.