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Peanut Butter Pudding with Bananas and Chocolate Sauce

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 7m
  • Total Time: 2h 30m

Ingredients

Pudding

  • 2 c whole milk, divided
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c creamy peanut butter
  • chopped roasted peanuts, for garnish
  • sliced bananas, for garnish

Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c evaporated milk

Instructions

Pudding

  1. Heat 1 cup of milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the milk is boiling, remove the saucepan from the heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in the remaining cup of milk, a little at a time, to avoid clumps. Whisk in the egg.
  3. Gradually whisk in the sugar mixture, stirring constantly. Return to medium-low heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the pudding comes to a simmer and is thick and creamy, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla until smooth.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter.
  6. Divide the pudding among 4-6 half cup ramekins. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until fully set, about 2 hours.

Chocolate Sauce

  1. Add chocolate chips and evaporated milk to a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave, covered with a wet paper towel for 30 seconds.
  3. Let sit for 10 seconds, then microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Let sit, do not remove the paper towel for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir for 1 minute until glossy and smooth.
  6. When pudding is fully set, garnish with roasted peanuts, sliced bananas, and/or chocolate sauce!