Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding

Chocolate and peanut butter lovers rejoice! Today I have a recipe that will curb that overwhelming craving for that delicious duo without derailing all that hard work that you have put in at the gym. For me, the ideal dessert always combines this delicious duo. In fact everyone that knows me, knows that I am a peanut butter and chocolate freak! Seriously….it borders on obsessed! So when I stumbled across this recipe in my recent Cooking Light Magazine, I knew I had to give it a try! It’s super easy to whip up and I promise it will make you weak in the knees with all of that chocolately goodness! And the best part? You won’t even know that it’s light! So what are you waiting for? Don’t you deserve a bite of this rich and creamy peanut buttery pudding? 😉

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding

Yield: 6 servings


1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa
1 ½ cups 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup light cream
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts


In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa. Whisk in milk and cream. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 1 minute or until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Spoon about 1/3 cup pudding into 6 bowls. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until set. Just before serving top each serving with 1/2 teaspoon peanuts.

Amount per serving (1/3 cup):
Calories: 245
Fat: 13.7g
Saturated fat: 5.4g
Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.9g
Protein: 6g
Carbohydrate: 26.6g
Fiber: 1.3g
Cholesterol: 12mg
Iron: 0.8mg
Sodium: 104mg
Calcium: 123mg

Source: adapted from Cooking Light, January 2013

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14 Responses to “Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding”

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — January 11, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    IDK how I missed this in Cooking Light this month, it sounds wonderful!

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    Melissa B — January 11, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    Love this!! sounds so yummmy! =)

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    Amelia — January 11, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    Can’t wait to try this! I chocolate and peanut butter together! I think the hubby and kids will enjoy this as well 🙂

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    Jenn — January 11, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    Yum – this is my kind of pudding!

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    Kim - Liv Life — January 11, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    Brilliant!! I have a feeling I could polish a decent amount of this off all by myself… recipe saved!

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — January 12, 2013 @ 4:39 am

    OMG, this looks amazing! I’m also a chocolate and peanut butter freak. 🙂

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    ChgoJohn — January 12, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    I thought that putting chocolate-peanut butter in a jar was a wonderful thing. This pudding, though, tops even that! A great dish, Christina!

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    Laura Dembowski — January 13, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    Pudding is such a great treat! I bet the addition of pb is amazing. I love how it’s light but doesn’t have any strange ingredients.

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    Medeja — January 13, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    This recipe is for me! Of course it wouldn’t be 6 servings.. most likely I would have half of this gorgeous pudding at once 😀

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — January 14, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    Oh, I need to try this soon! Love the chocolate and peanut butter combination!

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    Sandra - The Foodie Affair — January 14, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    As soon as I’m done with my 21 day no chocolate challenge, this will be on my list to make! Looks yummy 🙂

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 14, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    i AM rejoicing. I cannot get enough peanut butter and chocolate these days. Well, any days really. I adore pudding, so I think you may h ave made this for me? A blessing that it is a lightened up recipe, too!

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    Hotly Spiced — January 15, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    It really does look so sinfully wicked that it’s hard to believe it’s fraudulent. This allows for some guilt-free indulging. And who doesn’t love the combination of chocolates and nuts! xx

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