Valentine’s Day Double Chocolate Raspberry Pudding

February 10th, 2010

I had two great desserts in mind for Valentine’s Day. One was a raspberry truffle tart with lots of butter and heavy cream and the other was coconut cupcakes again with oodles of butter and tons of sugar which we are supposed to be making for Barefoot Blogger Thursday. I promise I am not giving up all of this goodness forever, but for now I have to stick to my plan to lose weight. And to tell you the truth, this chocolate pudding made with low- fat milk and a moderate amount of sugar and luscious chocolate is really very good. Somehow I have come to believe that I am not suffering unduly in this weight loss program. I am down 4 pounds and the skinny jeans are starting to fit again. I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day. Do something special for the ones you love. This chocolate pudding is my treat for you.
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE – RASPBERRY PUDDING (Weight Watchers in 20 Minutes)
3 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
raspberries for garnish
Whisk together the milk, sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch in medium saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and bubbles, about 5 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the pudding is smooth. Divide the pudding evenly among 6 bowls or parfait glasses. Refrigerate until set. Garnish with raspberries.
270 calories. 5 points

14 responses to “Valentine’s Day Double Chocolate Raspberry Pudding”

  1. This is so appreciated as a good alternative! Hard to find anything yummy without the guilt attached! Thanks.

  2. Had to come back – can’t believe you gave me a “Bless your heart” so fast!!!! Too funny!

  3. Susan says:

    Congrats on the weight loss. I know how difficult it can be. This pudding looks wonderful and will be perfect. No gooey rich stuff for a few days, months or years!! Thanks. Susan

  4. Karen says:

    I remember years ago when my Mom was on WW. They had (and still do) some of the best desserts that would fool you into thinking you were really indulging!

  5. Penny, just the thought of ‘double chocolate raspberry’ and I am all ears. What a terrific way to celebrate Valentines. Thanks…

  6. We’re trying to diet too but it’s hard with all of the Valentine goodies out there. Thanks for making a healthy one Penny. And that’s terrific about the skinny jean. Way to go.

  7. So luscious! If this will help me back into my skinny jeans then I am there!

  8. And this is Weight Watchers…perfect!!!!

  9. Yum – chocolate and raspberries!

  10. Toni says:

    Oh, thank you Penny! You’re on my wavelength. A dessert that fits the Weight Watchers plan? Yesss!! And furthermore, it has chocolate and raspberries….Who could ask for anything more?

  11. This looks like a wonderful dessert! I love the way you plated it!

  12. Mary says:

    The pudding looks more than OK to me. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Blessings… Mary

  13. Kate says:

    This looks quite tasty and with raspberries, yum! I couldn’t find any raspberries or strawberries at the market yesterday…my special valentine dessert is being re-thought!

  14. Ohhh very yummy and perfect for Valentines Day!

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