TWD: Chocolate Pudding AND Pudding Pops!

by Holly on July 15, 2008

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I have a bit of a confession that I am happy to own up to. When I read that this week’s recipe pick from Melissa of Its Melissa’s Kitchen was for the Chocolate Pudding I was both excited and, honestly, not that excited. You see, I recently made a homemade Chocolate Pudding, and it just wasn’t that good. I felt like I wasted the ingredients. It was too thick and it just wasn’t, well, all that I dreamed it would be – partly I think it was due to too much melted chocolate.

So, on the one hand, I was excited to try again with this recipe from Dorie and to be making something chocolate this week, but I was also afraid of another let down in the pudding department.

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Well – no disappointment here. I can’t begin to tell you how very, very, very good this recipe is. If you like chocolate even a little, or if you like pudding only a little, well, this would be the recipe that could forever convert you into wanting to eat bowlful after bowlful. It is THAT GOOD.

I had planned to make mine into a pie, because that was always the way I liked it best – as in, I haven’t had a pudding before that could stand up to what I wanted it to be on its own. That was before. Honestly, I ended up devouring one whole serving still warm from the pot. After that I made two 3/4 cup ramekins and put the rest into popcicle molds. Those are still freezing so I’ll have to let you know how they turn out later. I also later ate some more after giving the pudding a chance to set up abd even dipped in a few of the chocolate sable wedges from our zoo picnic the other day. Still really, really goooood – the pudding and the cookies.

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OK, enough raving and ranting from me – make sure to go and check out what all the other Tuesdays with Dorie fabulous folks are up to this week! (And get the book already! You need it!)

UPDATE! Look! Pudding Pops! And they ROCK!!!

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FYI – I won the popsicle mold at a raffle, but you can get them from Amazon too –
they have tons of other cute molds on there too!

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Melissa July 15, 2008 at 6:06 am

Pie, popsicles, straight from the bowl…it all sounds great! Glad it wasn’t a disappointment!

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Peabody July 15, 2008 at 8:29 am

I made mine into a pudding pop as well. But I haven’t eaten it yet.
Glad that this was all you hoped it would be and more.

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ostwestwind July 15, 2008 at 11:18 am

Glad to hear that you were not disappointed. I agree this recipe is worth to try.

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

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Engineer Baker July 15, 2008 at 12:27 pm

Ooo – pudding pops and pudding with chocolate sables both sound fabulous!

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Kayte July 15, 2008 at 1:16 pm

I just love all the little research bits you do…how fun was that to get to compare two recipes for the same product so close together? Always fun to compare, isn’t it? Great photos…you are so wonderful at photos and posts! And the food…well, lovely, just lovely.

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Rebecca July 15, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Wow, that color is gorgeous! Must. Try. Sables.

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Jayne July 15, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Oh yum…with the sables? YUM.

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rainbowbrown July 15, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Yum, popsicles. How perfect. Hope they turn out well and glad you found a good recipe. I liked this one too.

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Bumblebutton July 15, 2008 at 2:59 pm

You are so smart and chocolatey today! Yum to all!

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Teanna July 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Mmmmmm! Wow… sables. It looks so good! So creamy!

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nancysrecipes July 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Your pudding looks fantastic ~ I love your photos!

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Mara July 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm

chocolate for all, this was such a great recipe..!! i also had some not so excited about pudding tasters but they were converted by bowl’s end!

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Natashya July 15, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Mmmm that looks so good. Please mail me a pudding pop when they come out of the freezer.

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Tempered Woman July 15, 2008 at 5:22 pm

oh sweet bejeebus~ I use to be a pudding pop addict. When I was a kid, I’d clinch right up in excitement every time Bill Cosby came on with his sweet sweet commercial. I’d sneak them out of the freezer and hide the sticks in my sock drawer. I was odd even then, right?
Thank you because honestly? I’d never have thought to freeze the pudding to make my beloved pudding pops. I’m brain dead like that…

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kim July 15, 2008 at 5:35 pm

ooh, the pops look delicious! and i’m glad you liked this pudding recipe so much more than the other one. this one was my first try at homemade and i loved it 🙂

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The Kitchen Vixen July 15, 2008 at 5:38 pm

OMG! Pudding pops! I think I’ve just wet myself. I HAVE to make this in again and make pudding pops!

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CB July 15, 2008 at 6:36 pm

I want that pudding pop! You are so creative. Damn you and your creativity. Why didn’t I think of that!??! HAHA.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

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Mary Ann July 15, 2008 at 6:38 pm

That pudding pop looks so good! I forgot how much I used to love those as a kid! Thanks for reminding me of that great idea!

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Jules Someone July 15, 2008 at 6:48 pm

That looks so good! All if it! Yum. I’m dreaming of that pudding pop.

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Half Baked July 15, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Those pudding pops look awesome! nice job:)

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Lillian July 15, 2008 at 7:10 pm

Wow — great photos. I wish we’d had enough pudding left over for pops, but it went fast. Maybe next time! Where did you find those great pop holders?

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Jenny July 15, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Yum yum yum.

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Linda July 15, 2008 at 7:49 pm

The frozen pudding pop sounds unbelievably good!!!

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Susie Homemaker July 15, 2008 at 8:32 pm

that settles it…when i get home I am definitely freezing mine in the popsicle mold I bought…I was just afraid it wouldn’t work! Thanks! Great job…

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Prudy July 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm

Pops look fab! Great idea. I loved the warm pudding too. I was suprised to love it so, since I’ve been iffy about pudding my whole life. Great job!

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steph- whisk/spoon July 15, 2008 at 11:25 pm

glad this one wasn’t a disappointment! looks great, and i want a bite of that pop!!

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Madam Chow July 16, 2008 at 12:05 am

That’s it – I have to make pudding pops!

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Anne July 16, 2008 at 12:34 am

Your pops look awesome as does the regular pudding. 🙂 Nice job!

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Christine July 16, 2008 at 12:35 am

I love pudding pops! Your pudding looks awesome, great job!

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Pamela July 16, 2008 at 12:50 am

Glad to see you enjoyed the recipe so much. And your popsicles ROCK! What a great idea.

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Heather B July 16, 2008 at 1:07 am

I ate some of mine warm too! I like it better than eating it cold anyway! Yours looks delicious with the cookies!

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Di July 16, 2008 at 2:13 am

I thought about making pudding pops, too, but by the time I came up with the idea, all the pudding was gone. I guess I’ll just have to make more… =)

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Roni July 16, 2008 at 2:31 am

I love the pudding pop idea. How clever!

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lemontartlet July 16, 2008 at 2:43 am

Give pudding pops now! How is it that you are always so beyond skilled? What would I have to bribe you with to get you to come live in my kitchen?

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Jacque July 16, 2008 at 4:38 am

Oooh, pudding pops! you definitely get a gold star for that idea.

It all looks fantastic!

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becs July 16, 2008 at 8:09 am

pudding pops…very cute. Yep this one was definitely worth raving about!

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LyB July 16, 2008 at 1:54 pm

I am so getting popsicle molds! I have to make room in my freezer though, or get a bigger freezer! Isn’t it great when a recipe is better than we expected? 🙂

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Sharon July 16, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Love the popsicle! How awesome and probably much better then the fudgepops of yesteryears.

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bakersbakery July 16, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Yay for pudding pops!

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Claudia July 16, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Just how cool is your chocolate pudding popsicle! Great idea!

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Claudia July 16, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Just how cool is your chocolate pudding popsicle! Great idea!

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Prudence - Cake Chica July 16, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Yum! I LOVE the popsicle idea!! That rocks!

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Lauren July 16, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Love your blog. Pudding Pops, I’ll think of you instead of BIll Cosby.

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Carol Peterman July 16, 2008 at 7:14 pm

Yea, this pudding rocks! Now I need to go make pops, those look so good.

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Kelly D July 16, 2008 at 7:26 pm

Just when I thought it was OK to leave the pudding behind, you make pudding pops. Now, I will have to try those…

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carmencooks July 16, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Thank you!! Yours are GORGEOUS as well! Pudding pops were a great idea – I halved the recipe and now it’s all gone .. wish I kept it all and made some pops like you did!

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mimi July 16, 2008 at 7:39 pm

oh. my. goodness. PUDDING POPS!!! love, love, love pudding pops. must make pudding pops. yours look terrific!!

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Shandy July 17, 2008 at 12:57 am

You still tried Dorie’s pudding recipe, EVEN after being disappointed just a short time ago. Yay! Your photos of the pudding look soooo delicious and the chocolate pudding popsicle, WoW! What a great idea! =D

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Flourchild July 17, 2008 at 3:27 am

I love your popsicle forms. Your pictures are amazing!

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aaliyah July 18, 2008 at 11:24 am

I am so happy for you that you didn’t just cash in and not make the pudding. I am also happy that it worked out for you, your pudding pops look great too. I look forward to your post next week.

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Amy July 18, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Mmmm your pudding looks amazing! And that pudding pop???? Yum!!

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Dolores July 22, 2008 at 12:17 am

Pudding pops! I’m so-oooo doing that with Dorie’s multi-layered pudding. Yum!

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Jaime July 24, 2008 at 12:02 am

glad you liked dorie’s recipe better. ok, so sorry for sounding stupid, but i never realized that pudding pops were just frozen pudding!! i can’t wait to make this again now 🙂

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