Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I set out to "invent" a great and unique "kid pudding". I collected all of the pudding recipes from my recipe box and started combining and tweaking them .... I wanted the richness from this one ...the consistency from that one ...the sweetness from yet another one... and went to work with my picky-picky husband as my Guinea pig taste tester. After several tries, old picky-picky gave me that "pudding face smile" and two thumbs up.  He says THIS one is a keeper!!

Whether you want plain peanut butter pudding, or peanut butter pudding with bananas, or even peanut butter pudding with chocolate, it's all good.  

This pudding is rich, creamy, peanut butter-y 
and oh so easy to make!!

2/3 cup dark brown sugar
2 level tablespoons of corn starch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups whole milk (I've used 2% in a pinch)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a saucepan that has a heavy bottom, whisk together the brown sugar, corn starch and salt. This step helps the cornstarch from clumping-lumping when you add the liquid.

After the sugar, cornstarch and salt are whisked together, slowly add the milk and cream. Stir to make sure everything is mixed well.

Bring to a boil, over medium high heat, stirring constantly. When this mixture gets nice and thick, add the peanut butter and whisk until it is totally melted and pudding just starts to boil again, (takes about 30 more seconds). Remove from heat and add vanilla extract, mix well.

Note: If you want a SILKY SMOOTH mouth feel, put this pudding through a strainer after it's done and still hot.  This isn't necessary, but it REALLY makes a wonderful difference.

Pour into a pretty serving dish (or individual dishes) and lay plastic wrap directly on top of the hot pudding (make sure the plastic is actually touching the pudding) so a "skin" doesn't form on the pudding as it cools.  Chill for 2-3 hours or overnight.

What a great recipe for ANY
kids birthday party!!



teresa said...

oh my goodness, this looks amazing!

Peggy Clyde said...

I love,love, love this recipe. Thanks, again.

Anonymous said...

Love the recipe but the text style you chose made it very hard to read :) but very yummy!

betty r said...

I am so happy you perfected this recipe, son loves 'anything' peanut butter and so will love this!

Judy said...

What would we do w/o our picky hubbies? PB pudding is a great idea, thanks for all your testing time!

Teresa said...

The hubs LOVES peanut butter- this will definitely be on the list to make!!

Lynda said...

I think my picky husband will go for this pudding. I know my grandkids will- Thanks!

Asmita said...

Who wouldn't want that? Looks incredible!!!

oliemommy said...

Is anyone else having problems reading this font you are using? I am.

Reeni said...

That looks incredibly delicious! I want it. Right now. With every fiber of my being!

Coleens Recipes said...

To Oliemommy: I'm sorry you are having trouble with my font. I am using a very basic font called Ariel.

Is anyone else having trouble reading this font?

Prims and Annies said...

I am going to try this, thanks for taking the guesswork out. I do not have any problem reading your blog.
Have a great week!
Smiles and huggs,