Easy homemade chocolate pudding recipe just like Grandma used to make. No boxes, GMOs or other junky ingredients. Warm and the ultimate comfort food cooked right on the stovetop.
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, flour and cocoa or carob powder. Stir in milk.
Cook and stir with a whisk over medium heat until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook a couple more minutes and then remove saucepan from heat.
In a small glass bowl, beat eggs or egg yolks and then gradually stir in about a cup of the cooked mixture all the while whisking vigorously.
Return egg/milk mixture to the saucepan and put back on medium heat. If using eggs, cook/stir until nearly bubbly but not a boil. If using yolks cook/stir to a low boil. Reduce heat and cook/stir for a couple more minutes.
Remove homemade chocolate pudding from heat. Stir in butter, stevia, vanilla and optional chocolate extract. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.
Spoon out the uneaten portion into single serving homemade chocolate pudding snack cups with lids and you have healthy lunchbox pudding cups!
If a caffeine free chocolate pudding is desired, substitute carob powder for the cocoa powder and add 2 tsp chocolate extract.
You may use 4 egg yolks instead of the 2 whole eggs if you wish to get even more healthy fats into this pudding!