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Milky Way Chocolate Pudding - Small Batch

Milky Way Chocolate Pudding is a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy!  This is a small batch of homemade chocolate pudding that is creamy, easy to make, and all of the flavors of a Milky Way candy bar - chocolate, caramel and nougat. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Pudding, Leftover Halloween Candy, Milky Way, Small Batch
Servings: 2 Servings
Author: Erin Cernich

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg yolk room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or any sweetener of choice
  • 8 mini (approx. 1/3 cup) Milky Way candy bars, chopped plus more for topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into cubes

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and maple syrup over medium heat until the maple syrup melts and bubbles start to form along the sides of the pan.  Be careful not to boil. 
  • While the milk mixture is heating, whisk the egg yolk, cornstarch and heavy cream in a medium bowl, until thoroughly combined.
  • Once the milk has heated, slowly drizzle in about half the mix into the bowl with the egg mixture. Whisk constantly - this makes sure the egg yolk does not scramble.  Add the tempered egg mixture back into the saucepan.  Still whisking constantly, cook the pudding over medium heat until it thickens and bubbles - about 3-5 minutes.  
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the chopped Milky Way candy bars, vanilla extract, and butter.  Stir until the candy bars have melted and the pudding is smooth and creamy.
  • Strain the pudding over a fine mesh strainer set over a medium bowl.  Cover the pudding with plastic wrap - with the wrap directly touching the top of the pudding.  This will keep a skin from forming on the top of the pudding.
  • Refrigerate the pudding for at least 2 hours to set fully, or overnight.
  • Transfer the cooled pudding to serving dishes and top with more chopped candy bars. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. I used the Milky Way mini candy bars - not the 'fun size'.
  2. You can use more or less candy bars based on taste preference.  I found 8 to be just enough to sweeten the pudding and get the flavor of the candy bar. 
  3. Straining the pudding is optional.  I do it just in case there are any clumps.