I had a box of graham crackers that I had picked up for Little Miss who then decided that she no longer enjoyed them. I did not want to waste them so I looked for an easy a simple graham cracker crust recipe which I found here. I also knew that I had to pair the crust with a chocolate pudding and I found the perfect recipe here.
I started with the crust, so I could set it aside while I worked on the pudding.Just four simple ingredients. I put the crackers in a ziploc bag, gave Little Miss a spoon and let her smack the crackers till they were crumbs. She loved it. Her spoon in action. While Little Miss was smacking away, I had a stick of butter in a pan melting down. Here are all the dry ingredients including our crumbs crumbled by spoon. Mix in the butter and it starts to form into a ball. I dumped it into a pan and pressed firmly all around the dish till it was covered. Then I placed it in the fridge to set and chill.
Now it’s time for the Old-Fashioned Chocolate pudding.All the needed ingredients. Egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch cocoa and salt. Bring milk to a boil. While milk was cooking, I chopped the chocolate. Chocolate finely chopped. Once the milk come to a boil, slowly add to the cocoa mixture and whisk together. Transfer the mixture back to a clean saucepan, add vanilla and whisk till it thickens and becomes glossy. Once its thick, transfer back to a clean bowl. Add in the chopped chocolate and butter. The heat of the mixture will melt the butter and chocolate. Here is everything mixed together. Pour into your pie pan and smooth it out with the spatula. Stick in the fridge and let cool completly. Here is the final cooled product. Because my crust is homemade it crumbled more than a store bought one. It tasted way better though.
Between the two recipes this was a long and time consuming dessert. It was velvety and delicious but I won’t be making it very often.
Hope you enjoy!