Chocolate pudding is excellent on its own, especially if it's still a bit warm. However, there are so many desserts that can be made with this chocolatey delight. Whether you want to perk up cupcakes or create an elegant, low-fat dessert, chocolate pudding is a great ingredient. Sound tasty? Here are just five tasty ways to use chocolate pudding.
You can start with homemade chocolate cupcakes or some made from a mix. Either way, once you stuff them with chocolate pudding and top with chocolate fudge frosting, you'll have a dessert that everyone will love. You can even add shaved chocolate to the top for a decadent looking dessert that is perfect for any party. This process is easy to do, but everyone will think you're a confectionery genius. To stuff the cupcake, fill a piping bag that has a large metal tip with the pudding and insert the tip into the center of the cupcake from the top. Make sure not to overfill or you'll have a cupcake blowout.
Another fun and easy use for chocolate pudding is a cake filling. You can prepare one small package of instant chocolate pudding and fold in one-and-a-half cups of whipped topping. This will create a light filling that is similar to chocolate mousse. If you want a lower-calorie option, you can use sugar-free pudding and fat-free whipped topping.
This can be as simple or complicated as you prefer. You can start with cups of store-bought chocolate pudding or make your own from scratch and pour into small paper cups. Place plastic wrap over the cups, cut a slit and insert a Popsicle stick into each cup. Freeze for at least two hours and dip the cups in hot water to make the pops easier to remove from the cup.
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If you want something elegant to serve at a dinner party, this is a great option. All you need to do is cut phyllo dough into rectangles measuring 4 x 2 inches. Brush the dough with egg whites and sprinkle with sugar. Bake according to the package directions and allow to cool. Top the first layer with chocolate pudding, add a second layer of phyllo, a layer of fat-free whipped cream and fresh raspberries. Finish with a layer of phyllo and chocolate sauce and serve immediately.
Last, but not least, if you love to bake and want to make store-bought mixes taste like homemade, use instant pudding in the mix. A box of instant pudding will make your cake nice and dense so that it has the same texture of a homemade cake.
Chocolate pudding has so many different uses. Keep a few packages of prepared, instant and cook and serve pudding on hand so that you always have a great ingredient for delicious desserts.