Graham Cracker Crust with Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

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.

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Just four simple ingredients.
 
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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.
 
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Her spoon in action.
 
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While Little Miss was smacking away, I had a stick of butter in a pan melting down.
 
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Here are all the dry ingredients including our crumbs crumbled by spoon.
 
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Mix in the butter and it starts to form into a ball.
 
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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.

 
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All the needed ingredients.
 
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Egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch cocoa and salt.
 
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Bring milk to a boil.
 
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While milk was cooking, I chopped the chocolate.
 
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Chocolate finely chopped.
 
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Once the milk come to a boil, slowly add to the cocoa mixture and whisk together.
 
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 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.
 
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Add in the chopped chocolate and butter. The heat of the mixture will melt the butter and chocolate.
 
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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.
 
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Here is the final cooled product.
 
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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!

 
 
 

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