Cute Chocolate Holiday Pudding

By: Sheila Reynolds

You will love this simple chocolate pudding recipe that you fancy up to give as a great holiday gift to friends, family or co-workers. Just find a classy jar as you see in the photo above that has a lid, add a decorative bow, and you will be the talk of the office!


  • 1 ¾ cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 tsps. cornstarch
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsps. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish


  1. Place the milk, sugar, honey and cocoa in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, salt, egg yolks, vanilla. 
  2. Return to the heat and slowly add in the mixture. Whisking constantly, bring to a boil and then simmer until thickened. Do not stop whisking.
  3. Remove from heat and cool overnight in the refrigerator. Serve in jars topped with chocolate shavings.