Just because I am trying to cook and eat healthier lately doesn't mean I don't still want my chocolate. This quick, simple and low-calorie chocolate pudding recipe in Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites caught my eye as it looked like the perfect snack or dessert.
Moosewood says: "Most of the fat has been removed, but everything else you want in a chocolate pudding is still here. It's thick, creamy, and satisfying--a comfort food."
Dark Chocolate Pudding
Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites
3 Tbsp cornstarch
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups skim milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a saucepan, thoroughly combine the cornstarch, sugar and cocoa. Add the milk and stir until very smooth. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until the pudding comes to a boil. Then lower the heat and gently simmer, stirring continuously, for 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in the vanilla, pour the hot pudding into a decorative serving bowl or individual custard cups, and serve warm or chill for about 2 hours, until cold and set.
Per 4.5 oz serving: 109 cal, 4.4g protein, .8g fat, 21.8g carbs, 59mg sodium
Notes/Results: This is an easy recipe with just a bit of stirring required. It is chocolaty and smooth and tastes great. It isn't quite as creamy as a pudding with egg and heavy cream but the trade-off in lower calories is worth it. (Only 109 calories for 4.5 oz). I served the pudding with some thawed frozen berries on top which was a nice compliment to the dark chocolate. I would make it again.
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