Easy Organic Chocolate Dirt Pudding
Organic Valley Whole Milk, five ingredients, and some whisking later—voilà! You just made a more delicious pudding than anything you’ll find packaged. We recommend using 72% cacao chocolate, but this pudding can be made with any kind of chocolate.
1/2 cup cornstarch
2/3 cup sugar
6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 cups Organic Valley Whole Milk
8 oz. chocolate (gently melted in a double boiler or in microwave at 50% power, stirring frequently)
3 tsp vanilla extract
14 oz. chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
1 lb. gummy worms
shortbread cookies (like ladyfingers) and decorative frosting (optional)
In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk in the milk until fully incorporated.
Bring milk mixture to a light boil over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens to your desired consistency, about 5 to 9 more minutes. If mixture is not thickening to your liking, add cornstarch 1 tablespoon at a time until your desired consistency is reached. (Pudding will also thicken further upon chilling.)
When desired consistency is reached, remove saucepan from the heat. While whisking quickly, add the melted chocolate and vanilla. Immediately pour into a single serving bowl or into individual cups.
Generously top pudding with crushed cookies and arrange gummy worms on top. Chill until ready to serve.
Optional kid-friendly activity: To make a fairy garden or Halloween graveyard, decorate shortbread cookies (like ladyfingers) as rocks, trees, flowers, and/or creepy headstones and perch them in your dirt pudding creation.