recipe

This amazing chocolate pudding has an extra‑creamy and smooth texture thanks to a special ingredient . . .

safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the microwave
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 15 minutes, plus 2 hours chilling time
yield
  • Serves 6 (Makes 3 cups)

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Prepare Ingredients

1 cup
water
¾ cup (5¼ ounces)
sugar
¼ cup (¾ ounce)
Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 tablespoon
vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon
salt
½ cup (3 ounces)
semisweet chocolate chips
2
large ripe avocados (8 ounces each), halved and pitted

Gather Cooking Equipment

4-cup liquid measuring cup or medium microwave-safe bowl
Rubber spatula
Oven mitts
Whisk
Soupspoon
Food processor
Medium bowl
Plastic wrap
1
 
1 cup
water
¾ cup (5¼ ounces)
sugar
¼ cup (¾ ounce)
Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 tablespoon
vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon
salt
½ cup (3 ounces)
semisweet chocolate chips

In 4-cup liquid measuring cup, combine water, sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and salt. Use rubber spatula to stir until combined. Add chocolate chips.

 
2
 

Heat chocolate mixture in microwave at 50 percent power until chocolate chips are melted, 2½ to 3 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove measuring cup from microwave (ask an adult for help). Whisk mixture until smooth.

 
3
 
2
large ripe avocados (8 ounces each), halved and pitted

Use soupspoon to scoop flesh of avocado into food processor. Discard avocado skins. Lock lid into place. Turn on processor and process for 1 minute. Stop processor, remove lid, and use rubber spatula to scrape down sides of bowl. Lock lid back into place and process until avocado is smooth, about 1 minute.

 
4
 

With food processor running, slowly pour warm chocolate mixture through feed tube and process until pudding is smooth and glossy, about 2 minutes. Stop processor, remove lid, and carefully remove processor blade (ask an adult for help).

 
5
 

Pour pudding into medium bowl, making sure to scrape all pudding into bowl using rubber spatula. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until pudding is chilled and thickened, at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Serve.