For those of you looking for a quick halloween recipe on short notice, or just looking to get into the (spooky) spirit, this pumpkin patch chocolate pudding is perfect! It’s a play on those dirt cups from your childhood (you know, the ones with the gummy worms), but by substituting in candy pumpkins, the recipe becomes instantly festive. You know I can’t resist a bit of chocolate, so this recipe is pure halloween evil to me! BwaHaHa.
Pumpkin Patch Chocolate Pudding…Pudding recipe adopted from Cup of Jo
3 cups of milk | 1/3 cup granulated sugar | 2 tbsp. cornstarch |2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder | 2 egg yolks | 1/4 tsp. salt | 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped | 1 bag pumpkin candy corn | 6 oreos, crushed
1. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of milk, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt, and well blended, whisk in the egg yolks. Set aside.
2. In a large saucepan, bring the remaining milk to a boil over medium heat. Stir frequently. When milks starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer. Gradually whisk in egg mixture, stirring quickly to incorporate. Continue cooking and stirring until pudding thickens enough to thickly coat the back of a spoon, about 2-3 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped chocolate until it is completely melted and the pudding is smooth.
4. Serve the pudding cold, with a sprinkling crumbled oreos and pumpkin candy corn to create the look of a pumpkin patch.