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Mercy- Chocolate Pudding- February 5, 2013

Laura Vinyard, RD with Mercy, creates a wonderful dessert that you can make in your microwave.

ENLIGHTENED CHOCOLATE PUDDING

From Diabetic Cooking

INGREDIENTS:

cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1-1/2 cups low fat or skim milk

6-8 packets sugar substitute or equivalent of 1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

RECIPE:

1. Combine cocoa powder & cornstarch in medium microwavable bowl or 1-quart glass measure. Gradually whisk in milk until well blended.

2. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes; stir. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) 3 to 4-1/2 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 1-1/2 minutes.

3. Stir in sugar substitute, vanilla & cinnamon, if desired. Let stand at least 5 minutes before serving, stirring occasionally to prevent skin from forming. Serve warm or chilled.

Makes 4 servings, cup each

Nutrition Information per cup serving:

Calories 78

Total Fat (grams) 2

Sodium (milligrams) 56

Carbohydrate (grams) 10

Protein (grams) 5

Dietary fiber (grams) 2

Exchanges: milk + fat

If you use 1/3 cup regular sugar, you can add it before you add the milk & the nutrition information per serving increases to 138 calories & 25 grams carbohydrate or milk + 1 starch + fat

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