I must have a thing for peanut butter and chocolate creations because they come out of my kitchen frequently.
This Peanut Butter Pudding with Chocolate Whip Cream was created out of necessity.
I’ve been trying my best to “eat clean” these last couple weeks, and I’ve been doing great. One morning I made an egg white breakfast wrap and had 4 egg yolks left over. I decided my family deserved a decadent dessert for putting up with our new lifestyle changes.
I scoured the web, and came across this handy website that had a slew of recipes for egg yolks. I settled on making some pudding since my kids love pudding.
I had never made pudding from scratch before, but it didn’t look too difficult so I gave it a try. Turns out, making pudding from scratch is super simple and extremely tasty!
While I was making this pudding, a guy happened to be removing a broken down shed from my backyard. There is a rather large window in my kitchen looking right out into my backyard and every time he walked by the window it felt completely awkward.
I mean, it’s completely natural to me to have a camera in my kitchen so I can take pictures of me pouring milk, eggs, and peanut butter into a pan…
But I can only assume this guy thinks I have a few screws loose.
I’m sure it’s not everyday he sees someone create a whole display, complete with wooden planks, poster boards, and three different cloth napkins just to take some pictures of pudding.
So clearly, I sacrificed my appearance of being a sane and normal pudding eating woman for you.
You can thank me later.
If you’ve ever made pudding from scratch before you might be aware that a thick layer (or crust) can form on the top when it’s chilling in the fridge. To avoid the crusted pudding, put the plastic wrap right on top of the warm pudding before you place it in the fridge.
Just before the pudding is done chilling, whip up some Chocolate Whip Cream.
I kid you not, this Peanut Butter Pudding with Chocolate Whip Cream tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in pudding form.
It’s insane delicious.
The pudding is smooth, creamy, and ultra rich with a perfectly nutty balance to it. The chocolate whip cream is a simple two ingredient recipe that is light, fluffy, and pairs perfectly with the peanut butter pudding.
It’s a match made in “Peanut Butter & Chocolate” heaven.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
Peanut Butter Pudding with Chocolate Whip Cream
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For Chocolate Whip Cream
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- Place a fine-mesh strainer over a medium size bowl and set aside.
- In a medium pot, off of the heat, whisk together the sugar, corn starch, and salt. Gradually whisk in the milk, making sure to break up any clumps of corn starch. Whisk in the egg yolks, then whisk in the peanut butter. The peanut butter might not break down all the way yet, but it will over the heat.
- Whisking constantly, cook the pudding over medium heat until the first large bubble forms (approximately 8-10 minutes). Reduce the heat to low, still whisking, and continue to cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat and immediately pour through the fine-mesh strainer. Stir in the butter and vanilla into the hot pudding.
- Place plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding, then chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Whisk again before serving.
For the Chocolate Whip Cream
- Prepare the chocolate whip cream by placing the chocolate chips in a metal bowl, then set it aside. In a small saucepan, heat the cream until bubbles start to form around the outer edge. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth, then chill in the fridge for 10 minutes. Whip with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Place on top of the peanut butter pudding and enjoy!
The chocolate whipped cream didn’t work for me, not sure why?
When does the butter go in for it’s not shown in the directions is it after the peanut butter?..
So tasty! Gotta try to make it! Thanks for the recipe!
This pudding is AMAZING! I made it into a trifle layered with caramelized bananas, whipped cream and graham crackers. Soooo good.
Oh yum! That sounds incredible with the bananas! Thanks for sharing Amalia! 🙂
Do you have to use whole milk?
Hi Joan, I typically use 2% for everything “milk.” If not, I’ll state it in the recipe. 🙂
After making the biggest failure of a lemon merengue pie I’ve ever seen or tasted last night, I decided I’d try your recipe for peanut butter pudding to use up the leftover egg yoks I had from the merengue. Then I decided to pour it into my other pie shell and top it with the chocolate whipped topping you have here. Wow! So rich and delcious, and how could you go wrong with such a classic combination. So this is fabulous as a pb/chocolate pudding as well as a pie filling. Yum yum yum.
I’m so glad you found this recipe and enjoyed it! I’ll definitely have to try it in pie form! Thanks Mindy! 🙂
What do you think about using powdered peanut butter? Possible? And how about Almond milk, do you think that could work for a substitute?
Can’t wait to make this. What is the purpose of putting it through a mesh strainer?
Hi Pat, pushing it through the mesh strainer will give it an even smoother consistency. It takes out any clumps that may have formed. 🙂 Enjoy! It’s mighty delicious!
Thank you! I will let you know how it comes out w/o being strained 🙂
Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare
These are so cute! What a creative idea. I love chocolate and peanut butter. 🙂
Thanks Crystal! 🙂
You are speaking my language, lady! yum! And giggle about the workman! 🙂
“Peanut butter, peanut butter, chocolate….peanut butter!” Hehe… Thanks Amie! 😉
Do you think I could sub sunbutter for the peanut butter?
Yes, I don’t see why that wouldnt work. 🙂
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
The more pb+choc the better! I’ve never had pb pudding but I bet it’s wonderful.
This was my first experience tasting peanut butter pudding and now I wonder why I haven’t had it before! It’s delicious!! 🙂