Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Chocolate Pudding Pie
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?