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Firecracker Chocolate Pudding

[spicy chocolate pudding in jars]

I was so pleased that iVillage asked me to provide a recipe for a Fourth of July round up. I certainly don’t hide the fact that I’m not a very good cook so I went simple, and at the same time found a reason to reuse those glass jars that held the blueberry cobbler earlier this year. I made spicy chocolate pudding. All of the recipes, and I was in good company indeed, can be found here. update: The link to the complete set has disappeared!

· comments [24] · 06-29-2010 · categories:food ·

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  • 1 Seanna Lea // Jun 29, 2010 at 8:31 am

    The best thing about puddings is that once they are cooled, you can either thin them a little bit or toss them into an ice cream maker. The cornstarch ones are reminiscent of Sicilian-style gelato, while egg-based puddings are a bit more like the gelato found in the rest of Italy. Yum!

  • 2 Elle Sees // Jun 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Super fun! And perfect for the hot days.

  • 3 Katie // Jun 29, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Hmmm… The links dont work for me!

  • 4 megan // Jun 29, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Katie – I’m not having any troubles on two computers and an iPhone. Try again?

  • 5 kendra // Jun 29, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Looks good! Where did you get that cool spoon?

  • 6 megan // Jun 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Kendra – Oh the spoon, it’s an ongoing source of drama. I bought a set of silverware way back when I got my first apartment and I love it and still use it daily but I cannot find any more of it. It’s perfectly weighted, easy to hold and twirl and I am desperate to find more. Every once in a while I go on a mad search using all the silverware manufacturers and ebay and Overstock just hoping for another setting of 8. It’s been years and no luck, I suspect it’s gone for good.

  • 7 heather // Jun 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Wow! Just made it (first time making homemade pudding, uh, that was easy!) and it’s very tasty. Almost like chocolate pudding with a few atomic fireballs thrown in!

  • 8 kathryn // Jun 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I love the labels too. Everything about this is awesome.

  • 9 southern hostess // Jun 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    So cute! What a cool opportunity.

  • 10 Amy in StL // Jun 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    The pudding won’t be near enough for me to bring to the 4th party at a friend’s house. However, thanks for the link because the ricotta donuts with cherry dipping sauce are bound to be a hit!

  • 11 ali @ gimme some oven // Jul 3, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Wow – this sounds amazing! And I love, love, LOVE the jars!!!

  • 12 paola // Jul 14, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I just love your photography – it’s getting better and better

  • 13 Natalia // Aug 23, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    How do you make the labels?

  • 14 megan // Aug 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Natalia – To make the labels I traced the top of the lid (3.25 inch diameter), made 3.25 inch diameter circles in Photoshop (light gray, just to use as a guide), used some free blueberry clip art, cloned it six times (or, as many as would fit on a standard sized sheet of paper), and simply printed it onto cardstock. I cut the circles out by hand. These aren’t waterproof, so it’s not ideal, but that is about as much as I’m capable of.

  • 15 Shelley // Apr 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    First let me say – LOVE THIS BLOG! I do creative recipes myself on mine – but dang girl! These are great. Im going to try some of these out and link back to you if you don’t mind!

    Question about this recipe. For medical purposes – sugar can be a problem for me and finding sugarfree chocolate is a pain in the hiney. Can I do this with regular Jello Instant Sugarfree pudding?

  • 16 megan // Apr 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Shelley – I’m afraid I don’t know anything about converting recipes to sugar-free version. But, I think it’s worth a try. My recommendation would be to add the cayenne and cocoa powder and see how it turns out.

  • 17 Melanie // Apr 28, 2011 at 3:36 am

    These look like the spoons you are looking for!

  • 18 megan // Apr 28, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Melanie – Close but those aren’t mine. My silverware doesn’t have the styleized opening at the base where the handle attaches and look more traditional. Mine were made by a regular large company like Cambridge Silversmiths and I’ve given up hoping to find more. Thank you so much though!

  • 19 Marilou Garon // Jun 6, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I just found your site – Wow! And Bravo! I would love to try your pudding in a jar for summer picnics, but the link doesn’t work for me on my home computer. I end up on iVillage, but with an error message…. Can I ask for help?Many thanks!

  • 20 megan // Jun 6, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Marilou – Wow, iVillage has redesigned! I’ve updated the link to my pudding, though I couldn’t find the link to the group of recipes this was a part of.

  • 21 Melissa // Jul 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I just went to the link and the recipe is there!

  • 22 Becky // Feb 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Look up open air flatware…..I found it listed on a google search :)

  • 23 megan // Feb 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Becky – thanks! I have come across that before and unfortunately the style doesn’t appeal to me in the same way as the type we have.

  • 24 jen c // May 8, 2012 at 9:14 am

    try for your silverware. they even have a function where you can tell them what you are looking for and they will search, sending you an email if/when they find it.

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