Pudding “cupcakes” in chocolate crusts retro recipe from 1962

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Pudding “cupcakes” in chocolate crusts

Try these easy no-bake pudding “cupcakes” — made with creamy pudding inside delicious little chocolate candy crusts.

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Pudding "cupcakes" in chocolate crusts

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours


  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3-1/4 to 4 ounces chocolate, butterscotch or vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 cup Carnation evaporated milk
  • 1 cup water


  1. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Spoon chocolate around sides and bottom of 6 to 8 paper baking cups.
  3. Chill about 1/2 hour.
  4. Peel paper cups from candy crusts before filling.
  5. For the filling, combine pudding mix, Carnation Evaporated Milk and water in a saucepan.
  6. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil, Chill.
  7. Spoon into chocolate crusts.
  8. Serve topped with chopped nuts, toasted coconut, or maraschino cherries.


Note: This vintage recipe uses classic-style cook & serve pudding mix.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 510Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 3gSugar: 50gProtein: 8g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

Ordinary milk can’t make puddings so smooth and rich tasting — it takes Carnation! Even when you add an equal amount of water, Carnation is richer than sweet, whole milk! This is the milk with extra Vitamin D-to help your children develop sound teeth and straight, sturdy bones.

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