Peanut Butter Cup Protein Pudding Recipe

Pudding is underrated. The last time most of us had pudding was in a plastic cup at the bottom of our middle school lunchboxes. We looked forward to pudding cups every day until high school, when they disappeared.

– ½ cup granulated sugar – 2 tablespoons cornstarch – 2 tablespoons cocoa powder – ¼ teaspoon salt – 1 ½ cups heavy cream – ½ cup milk – 3 egg yolk – 4 ounces 70% cocoa bittersweet chocolate, chopped – 2 tablespoons peanut butter – ¼ cup sifted protein powder – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Mix sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt in a small bowl. Mix heavy cream, milk, and egg yolks in a heavy saucepan. 

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Add dry ingredients to saucepan and whisk until smooth. Boil the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly with a spatula. 

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When the mixture boils, remove from heat. Thick mixture. Remove egg and lumps from pudding by straining.

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Mix in chocolate, peanut butter, protein powder, and vanilla immediately. Blend thoroughly. Cover and chill 2 hours.

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Cooling thickens pudding. If desired, serve in individual dishes with chopped peanut butter cups and whipped cream.

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