— Ed Engoron, Co-Founder of Choclatique Author of Ed Engoron's Choclatique, Running Press, 2011
Worms in dirt may not sound appetizing, but kids will love it. Start by making a delicious homemade pudding that you will chill and later decorate with crushed cookies and gummy worms. I even like to add a sour gummy worm or two. Not that you ever have a problem with getting kids to eat a chocolate dessert, the dirt and creepy-crawly treats will have them ask for more. It’s all about chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. How can you go wrong?
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 Hours 30 minutes
Yield: Serves 6-8
3/4 cup Choclatique Rouge Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
6 tablespoons granulated white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt 4
1/2 tablespoons corn starch
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 cups chocolate milk
12 ounces Choclatique Heirloom Milk Chocolate Pastilles
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup crushed chocolate cookies
12 to 16 gummy worms
- Thoroughly wash 6 to 8 new terra cotta garden pots and line with clear, clean plastic inserts (available at your local nursery).
- In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder, sugar and salt and set aside.
- In a separate medium bowl combine the cornstarch and heavy cream.
- In a double boiler over simmering water, heat the chocolate milk until steaming.
- Remove from heat, pour half of the chocolate milk into the heavy cream mixture, while whisking.
- Add the cocoa mixture to the liquid and stir. Return the combined mixture to double boiler. Cook, stirring for approximately 5 minutes or until the pudding has thickened. I will leave tracks on the back of the spoon when you draw your finger across it.
- Remove from heat. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract, stirring until smooth.
- Divide evenly among the bowls and cover with plastic wrap pressed to the surface, to avoid a pudding skin from forming, chill for at least 2 hours or until you are ready to serve.
- When ready to serve apply an even layer of crushed chocolate cookies on top of the pudding.
- Top off with gummy worms for decoration.
ChefSecret: To give a more 3-dimensional look, stick a paper or plastic flower on the pot.