Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding
This recipe is going to be a real treat for all dessert lovers out there. Today, we are pleased to feature the recipe for "Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding." Not only will this satisfy your taste buds because it is extremely mouthwatering, but it will also be good for your health. Some may find it a little bit fattening; the solution is to simply reduce the amount of calories and fat by using 2% milk or reduced-fat milk. This milk is thinner than whole milk, so it’s a must that you cook the pudding a little bit longer than the usual until it becomes thick.
Before we completely give you the recipe for this sweet and healthy snack, allow us to share with you some interesting facts about pudding. According to some food historians, the term pudding originated from the Latin word “botellus,” which means “small sausage.” A pudding is commonly recognized as a dessert, but that’s not always the case since it could also be a savory dish. The truth is, back in the Medieval years in Europe, it was only known as a savory dish because a pudding refers to meats that are covered in a case. It is fascinating how it evolved into different kinds of desserts that we all love now, especially the most popular of all, the chocolate pudding.
In the United Kingdom, pudding is well embraced as a dessert and they are mostly dairy-based like rice puddings. They also have a steamed version and the best example for that is their Treacle sponge pudding. Meanwhile, in the United States and Canada, puddings are often milk-based sweet treats that has the same consistency to egg-based desserts known as custards. They are very soft because they are often served using gelatin or Jello products. It is perfect to have during children's parties and even during the holidays. Your childhood is never going to be complete if you haven't experienced it.
Moving on to this recipe that we’re featuring, the ingredients are sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, whole milk (or 2% milk), chocolate chips, peanut butter, peanuts and a banana for garnish. You must prepare a saucepan to mix and cook the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa and milk. You will need about a couple of minutes to cook this mixture or at least stir it continuously until it has thickened.
You'll want to check before serving this tasty dessert that there are no peanut allergies, as they seem to be quite common these days. Peanut butter is a good source of protein, as are all nut butters, and a great way to add some extra nutrition into the day, especially for al the vegetarians out there.
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