There are few food images more nostalgic than layers of sandwich cookie, whipped cream and pudding. Topped with a gummy worm.
Every time my mom made this chocolate pudding, a familial battle would ensue. We all wanted the skin that forms as the pudding cools. Mom always won with the compelling argument that she made the pudding, so she should get the skin.
Today, I got the chocolate pudding skin. As far as I can tell, that’s one of the primary benefits of being a grown-up.
1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups milk
three tablespoons cornstarch
1) Heat a pot on medium-low heat. Melt chocolate, add sugar gradually, then add 1 and 1/2 cups of the milk.
2) Mix the remaining 1/2 cup milk with cornstarch. Stir often until thick and pudding coats the back of a spoon.
To make dirt, layer pudding with crushed sandwich cookies and whipped cream. Gummy worms are (not) optional.
Tonight is my last undergraduate Halloween in Chapel Hill. I’m dressing up as a “Deviled” Egg. What about you?