I’ve made this a couple of times and just keep it covered in the refrigerator so that if I’m hungry and chocolate sounds good, I can enjoy a little bite here and there!  I find it lasts a good couple of days.


I used a mixture of semi-sweet chocolate chips and bittersweet chocolate chips.  I would venture to say the possibilities are endless as far as the flavors of chips you could use.  I just happen to like chocolate a lot and since Eric isn’t as big of a sweets eater as I am - this recipe is perfect for a small amount.


The recipe is linked above or here for easy printing!


Ingredients:


  1. - 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

  2. - pinch kosher salt

  3. - 1/2 cup milk  (I used whole milk)

  4. - 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  5. - Garnishes of choice


Directions:


In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, combine the cornstarch, salt and milk, stir until smooth.  Add chocolate chips and microwave uncovered (on high) for 45 seconds or until hot but not boiling; stir.  To be safe, I checked mine and stirred at 30 seconds.  Then cook 20 - 30 seconds longer or until the mixture just begins to boil; stir until smooth and thick.  If mixture is not thick, place back in microwave for 5 to 10 seconds and check it and stir again. 


I cooled mine overnight in the refrigerator and then when I was ready for a pretty little treat, I spooned the cooled pudding into a plastic sandwich baggie (which I place inside a drinking glass to make it easier).  Once all the pudding was in the baggie, I pushed the pudding to one end of the baggie (making my own pastry bag) and then with a pair of scissors, cut a small corner off the baggie.  With gentle pressure, I swirled the pudding into a small glass and drizzled chocolate syrup over the top.  You could easily use whipped cream, mini marshmallows or mini chocolate chips or slices of fresh strawberries.  If you’re having people over for Easter or Mother’s Day brunch - you could have these ready in advance chilling in the refrigerator.


P.S. - these types of little glasses are available about anywhere these days - you can buy them individually or in what is called “A Tasting Party” set.