Childhood Chocolate Pudding

This is a pudding that everyone likes, particularly in the winter. Our children loved both making and eating this pudding. We often place banana slices on top of the pudding for added benefit. Although packaged and instant puddings are quicker to make, this is more nutritious and contains no preservatives or chemicals.


1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 cups milk
4  1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, cut into small bits
3 teaspoons vanilla


In a saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt. While stirring these ingredients together, very slowly add milk to the mixture. Then add the chocolate. Cook the pudding ingredients over medium heat. Stir constantly while cooking. Once mixture thickens, cook two or three more minutes. Take the saucepan off the burner. Add vanilla. Stir. Cool and eat……or just eat immediately.