Eat this super-rich dessert in small portions to satisfy your chocolate cravings. You'll also receive health enhancing antioxidants from the dark chocolate.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, stir together 1 cup half and half and the cornstarch until smooth. Add remaining half and half. Over low heat, bring mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly to prevent sticking. Remove from heat.

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  • Put chocolate and Amaretto in a small bowl; microwave on high 20 seconds. Stir until chips are mostly melted.

  • Return milk to low heat. Add chocolate; stir continuously, scraping pan, until thick.

  • Cool. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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Nutrition Facts

254 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 29.2g 9% DV; fat 12.1g 19% DV; cholesterol 3.5mg 1% DV; sodium 61.3mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2007
I made this with 1 cup whole milk, 1 cup whipping cream and a whole bag of milk chocolate chips. It is divine! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2007
I clipped this recipes from USA Weekend which contained an error in the amount of chips. Even with that fixed the pudding was too thin in consistency. I'm not sure if I made a mistake or if there should be more cornstarch. The flavor was good and I think there is potential hence the three stars. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2007
I clipped this recipes from USA Weekend which contained an error in the amount of chips. Even with that fixed the pudding was too thin in consistency. I'm not sure if I made a mistake or if there should be more cornstarch. The flavor was good and I think there is potential hence the three stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2007
I made this with 1 cup whole milk, 1 cup whipping cream and a whole bag of milk chocolate chips. It is divine! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2011
This is a good recipe if you need a quick chocolate fix. It lacks a little depth compared to other "old fashioned" chocolate pudding recipes maybe because it has so few ingredients but it helps to add about a 1/4 tsp of salt some vanilla and a little cold butter after it's off the heat. Also some reviewers said they has trouble getting it to set. The recipe says to bring the cream and starch to a simmer over low heat; typically corn starch needs to simmer for about 60 seconds to thicken properly. If it's not thickening try simmering a little longer. You can tell when it thickens! It happens fast! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2007
Very rich yummy and easy to make. I added some butterscotch liquior instead of rum as I didn't have any on hand. Next time I would serve with fruit like raspberries to cut through the richness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
Very good. My kids loved it Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2008
This was more of a thick mouse. We didn't care for the flavor very bitter and had to add some sugar to it just to be able to eat some of it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2009
I would give this 5 stars except that I scaled it down to 3 servings and there wasn't enough to feed 2 of us!! It was really good and I wanted A LOT more! I'll make the full 12 servings for my family of 4 (one of whom is an infant... I'm nursing so I'll eat her portion!!) VERY very good! Super rich and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2011
This recipe is easy and foolproof. I found the bittersweet chocolate too bitter for my tastes in this pudding and I am a dark chocolate lover. Since no additional sugar is added I think semi-sweet is best in this recipe. I used Bailey's Irish Cream since I didn't have amaretto. I used regular half and half and cut it with 1% milk so it wouldn't be too rich. It came out thick and has a great texture but I had to add powdered sugar to sweeten this up. As is it's a good recipe just use the sweeter chocolate if you like it sweet because otherwise it won't be sweet at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2007
Very rich I added a little extra ammareto. Read More
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