Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Dark n' Sweet and Simply Delicious!

Sometimes you just have to have chocolate; and fast. Well, at least I do. This chocolate pudding pie is a simple and easy way to get it. I used Royal® Dark 'N Sweet Cook & Serve Chocolate Pudding mix. It was as the box describes; DARK AND SWEET. Just the way I like my chocolate, when I need a fix. I made the pie a little different by adding in some peanutbutter and chocolate chips for extra goodness.

Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie

2 boxes of Royal® Dark 'N Sweet Chocolate pudding & pie filling
3 3/4 cups milk (I used Simply Smart® Fat Free Milk)
1 - 9 inch ready-made pastry or crumb crust (I used graham cracker and brushed it with egg wash, baked at 350º for 5 minutes and let it cool)
1/8 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/8 cup peanutbutter chips
Thawed Cool Whip® topping or Whipped Cream

Make pudding according to pie recipe on box. Pour 1/2 of pudding into crust, sprinkle chips evenly over top of pudding and top with remaining pudding*. Chill for at least 4 hours. Serve with dollops of cool whip or whipped cream.
*You will have a little extra pudding leftover. I put it into 2 small bowls for weekday snacks.

I don't usually like using mixes when I cook, because of all the artificial ingredients and preservatives, but pudding is just so easy and it tastes so good. I have made pudding from scratch in the past, but was'nt that impressed with the recipe. I will try it again, though. Practice makes (pudding) perfect!!

Are you concerned with artificial ingredients, preservatives and trans fats in boxed products?


The Cookbook Junkie said...

Yes, I'm concerned. It seems like since convenience products have taken over our diet in this country, our health has really gone downhill.

That's not to say that I've cleared all of this crap out of my diet but I'm trying.

It's almost frightening the way manufacturers are starting to jump on board with the organic and 'natural' foods ('natural' Doritos, 7-up, etc). It's like they know something we don't know about what all this garbage they've putting in food has been doing to us.

That pie looks great, BTW! I love dark chocolate.

wheresmymind said...

mmmm...that looks like it'd keep me up all night with all the caffine in it! lol

Annie said...

Paula, I here you. It makes me wonder too, it's scary! I love dark chocolate too and it's awesome that there are flavonoids in it to help us justify eating to keep healthy ;)

Wheresmymind, I did'nt really even think of the caffine content. Oh well, you gotta take the good with the bad, right??

Jen said...

artificial ingredients MMmmmMMmMmm

That pie was wicked good

Artfully Yours said...

Annie, I posted on the date bar post but i don't know if you look at past posts and I wanted you to know:

Oooo, Annie! I think I might be sorry I asked for the recipe! I just took these out of the oven a 1/2 hr. ago and I am very afraid I might have the whole pan gone before the family gets home!

Thank you....I think (:

P.S. I made the Chewy Chocolate cookie too, yesterday! Mmm, I used my new Dagoba chocolate chips and they are sensational! Oinkers away! Oh, and did you see the recipe on Foodnetwork for Cake Doughnut Bread Pudding? My Mom turned me on to that! I can feel the lbs. coming on!

Annie said...

Jen, I knew you would love this pie. You should make it. It's easy enought for even you! ;)

Kim, I should have warned you; the date bars are addicting! In fact, it's been a while since I made them and I'm getting a hankering. What are Dagoba chocolate chips? Sounds interesting...