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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Halloween Chocolate Pudding Cups / Eggless Chocolate Pudding Dessert Recipe / Healthy Kids Recipes


Halloween is just around the corner and kids are full of excitement . Chinmay is no exception to it. Today he was busy in making Halloween craft during his play time ..to add in to his excitement i thought of making his favourite Chocolate Pudding . Upon browsing the internet got some ideas to match the theme. Had some Sweet Limes laying in my fridge which were perfect to use as molds for my Chocolate Pudding. Job of decorating Jack-o-Lantern faces on them was done by my boy..Voila !!!  here i am with my easy peasy Halloween Chocolate Pudding Cups !

Ingredients:
For Chocolate Pudding:
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Milk (300 ml)
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Custard Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
6 Sweet Limes / Mandarins to make pudding molds

Method:
  1. With a sharp knife cut the top 1/2" off the Sweet Limes. Using as small spoon , scoop out the sweet Lime flesh. We can use this flesh while making juice. 


   2.  In a mixing bowl take Cocoa powder and Custard powder . Mix them together and add in 1/2 cup milk and Vanilla essence to it and keep whisking until a smooth paste is formed without any lumps.




  3.  In a sauce pan or wok add the sugar and remaining 1 cup milk and mix well and heat on low to medium heat. Once it boils lower the flame and gradually add the prepared choco mix . Keep stirring continuously and cook until a thick glossy mixture is formed. Put off the flame.





  4.  Line the hollowed Sweet limes with a cling wrap or muffin liner and spoon the pudding mixture into each. cover with their chopped off lids and refrigerate at least for an hour before serving.




  4.  To serve, poke a hole in the lid where the stem of sweet lime was and insert the top end of a fancy tooth pick or fruit pick to make the "Pumpkin stem". You may use green straw pieces or Mint leaves in its place. Paint a Jack - O - lantern face on the molds using a paint brush and black food color.


 5.  I filled only 3 Sweet limes with the pudding mixture and poured the remaining in a rinsed glass.  (Rinsing the cup or bowl with water prior to adding the pudding mixture avoids sticking of pudding to the container.)


 6. Let it cool down a little , cover with a cling film and refrigerate to set.


  7.  Serve chilled with any of your favourite fruit like Strawberry or Mango. I have served it with Truti Fruti.


If you are looking for more recipes using Cocoa powder do check my posts on Choco Muffins , Ragi Chocolate Milk Shake . 


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