You won’t believe how easy these chocolate pudding pie jars are to make!  With a buttery graham cracker crust, a smooth, rich, and intensely chocolate-y homemade pudding, and a crown of fluffy real whipped cream, you’ll never go back to store-bought after tasting this from-scratch recipe!  

Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Jars From Scratch- these were every bit as easy to make as the boxed kind, but the flavor was no comparison! So chocolate-y, smooth, & rich.

Last week was a case of too many Father’s Day recipes and not enough time to share them all.

I did manage to squeeze three in, but this one was still nagging at me.  The good news is, this is a treat that’s never wrong.  You can have it any time of year and it always makes perfect sense.

I know it may seem kind of plain and not all that exciting, but my husband absolutely adores chocolate pudding pie.

I’m talking store bought graham cracker crust, pudding from a boxed mix, and non-dairy whipped topping.  I couldn’t let Father’s Day go by without indulging his craving.

But don’t worry- I’m not telling you to make it like that.  This is a thousand times better.

Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Jars From Scratch- these were every bit as easy to make as the boxed kind, but the flavor was no comparison! So chocolate-y, smooth, & rich.

We are taking something plain and unexciting, and making it WOW!

It’s amazing how easy it is to make homemade pudding.  For years I used the boxed stuff, without even thinking about it.  Until one day my kids wanted pudding and we were fresh out.  So I started throwing stuff in a pot and stirring it all together and boom.  Pudding.  It didn’t even take any longer to make than the mix.

I actually think it might even be quicker.

Ok so it takes a little longer to measure out the ingredients, but there’s ZERO wait time.  It’s pudding before you even take it off the stove- no chilling required.  Nice and smooth and thick and creamy, with a rich chocolate-y taste that will blow the other stuff right outta the water.

Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Jars From Scratch- these were every bit as easy to make as the boxed kind, but the flavor was no comparison! So chocolate-y, smooth, & rich.

Add that to a crunchy, buttery graham cracker crust and top it with a dollop of real whipped cream, and you have a classic treat that’s on a whole different level.  Nothing plain about it!

Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Jars From Scratch- these were every bit as easy to make as the boxed kind, but the flavor was no comparison! So chocolate-y, smooth, & rich.

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Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Jars from Scratch

You won't believe how easy these chocolate pudding pie jars are to make! With a buttery graham cracker crust, a smooth, rich, and intensely chocolate-y homemade pudding, and a crown of fluffy real whipped cream, you'll never go back to store-bought after tasting this from-scratch recipe!

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 6     adjust servings

Ingredients

For the Graham Cracker Crust

  • 3 graham crackers
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Chocolate Pudding

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • a pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups chocolate chips (I used a combination of milk chocolate and semi-sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping

  • 3/4 cups heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.
  • chocolate curls, for garnish*

Instructions

  1. Process the graham crackers in a food processor or mini-chopper until fine.  
  2. Add the melted butter and toss together.  
  3. Place about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture in each of the bottoms of six 4-ounce jars.
  4. Place the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a small pot and whisk to combine.  
  5. Gradually pour in the milk, while whisking.  
  6. Stir in the cream and add the butter.  
  7. Heat over medium-high heat, whisking, until the mixture thickens and comes to a bubble.  
  8. Turn off the heat and stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla extract.  
  9. Spoon the pudding into the prepared jars, and top with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 543kcal Calories from fat 357
% Daily Value
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Carbohydrate 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 33g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Jars From Scratch- these were every bit as easy to make as the boxed kind, but the flavor was no comparison! So chocolate-y, smooth, & rich.