Your New Favorite Dessert — Dark Chocolate Pudding From Scratch

Your New Favorite Dessert — Dark Chocolate Pudding From Scratch

Chocolate pudding evokes nostalgic memories for most people but as we grow up, boxed pudding mix doesn’t quite satisfy our craving anymore. Enter homemade dark chocolate pudding. This new, delicious take on a childhood-favorite treat will tempt you to lick the bowl clean like you did when you were five. 

Grab your blendtec and the following recipes ingredients to make dark chocolate pudding from scratch.

How to Make Dark Chocolate Pudding From Scratch

This dark chocolate pudding recipe from Always Order Dessert is a simple, blender-friendly way to from-scratch pudding in quick time. Their recipe includes natural peanut butter for a fun peanut butter cup taste, but it can be omitted for preference or allergy considerations.


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Blender Pudding


  • 1 ½ cups bittersweet chocolate chips 
  • 3/4 cup natural unsweetened smooth peanut butter (only ingredients should be peanuts and salt; you can use sweetened kind, but it will make the final pudding a little sweeter) — Optional
  • 2 large eggs (preferably pastured eggs)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream (do not substitute with milk or it won't work)


  1. Combine chocolate chips, eggs, vanilla, and salt in a blender and blend for 2 minutes until the chocolate is finely chopped. 
  2. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan until bubbles start to form. 
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and egg mixture, and add the peanut butter. 
  4. Blend again for 3 minutes, allowing the heat from the milk to melt the chocolate and peanut butter, and cook the egg. Let blend until all ingredients are completely blended and the mixture is silky and shiny — about 3 minutes.
  5. Divide into individual pudding cups, and let chill 30 minutes before serving (will thicken as it chills).

Leftovers will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to three days, but will thicken as they chill because of the peanut butter: you can let sit at room temp for about 20 minutes or so before serving to return it to that perfect silky texture.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

The above recipe is pretty straightforward and simple. However, there are some recipe tips and substitutions that you can use to make the pudding or change up the flavor profile. 

  • Use both cocoa powder and chocolate for a richer, chocolatey flavor.
  • Swap out bittersweet chocolate chips for semisweet for a more mellow flavor.
  • Add a dash of ground coffee or espresso powder to brighten up the entire dish. 
  • You can also add a slug of bourbon to create a naughty, adults-only treat.

If you want to chill the pudding very quickly, pour it into a large, shallow sheet pan. Make sure to cover the whole pudding surface with plastic wrap or wax paper to prevent pudding skin. 

After the pudding has thoroughly chilled, you can whisk it or beat it in a mixer before serving. This isn’t a necessary step, but if you whisk the pudding for about 60 before serving, it creates a lighter, creamier dark chocolate pudding.


Dark Chocolate Pudding Mix-Ins

Dark chocolate pudding is a decadent, delightful dessert on its own, but you can add some extra fun to your recipe by adding in various mix-ins. If you think something tastes good with chocolate, you can probably add it onto, or even into your pudding. 

Some popular pudding mix-ins include: 

  • Sprinkles 
  • Chocolate chips 
  • Candy bar crumbles 
  • Whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry — Sundae Pudding 
  • Cookie crumbles and gummy worms — Dirt Cups 
  • Caramel sauce and pecans — Turtle Pudding 
  • Strawberries 
  • Raspberries 
  • Bananas

Treat Yourself to Homemade Pudding

With the recipe above and your Blendtec, it’s never been easier to make homemade dark chocolate pudding when the craving hits.  Simply toss the ingredients together, blend them up, and enjoy this convenient yet satisfying dessert.


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