Amazing Hershey’s Chocolate Pudding: Copycat Recipe


Hershey’s Chocolate Pudding

Making your own homemade Hershey’s chocolate pudding is surprisingly an easy process. To make your own pudding, will only take a few moments, and the result is deliciousness that your inner chocoholic will love. I am very excited to share this delicious recipe with you today! 

Hershey's Chocolate Pudding

Quick Creamy Chocolate Pudding

If you are looking for a delicious chocolate pudding that is homemade, quick to make and tastes great, this recipe is for you. This recipe will walk you through the easy process of making creamy chocolate pudding from scratch. The process for this recipe is surprisingly easy and your finished pudding will taste better than any store-bought kind. 

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

This recipe that we are excited to share with you today is a Hershey’s recipe with a couple of modifications to make it even better. The recipe uses basic ingredients from around the house and features Hershey’s cocoa powder. Be aware, once you try making your own, homemade chocolate pudding, it is hard to go back to a boxed mix. 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding with Cocoa Powder

Hershey’s chocolate pudding recipe makes a pudding that is very much like an old-fashioned chocolate pudding made with cocoa powder. This recipe makes a rich and creamy chocolate pudding that everyone will love. The great thing is when you are asked to make it again, you will agree because it is easy to make.  

Grandma’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Recipe

When I first made this recipe from Hershey’s, with a few minor adaptions, I was surprised at how much it reminded me of old-fashioned pudding, like what Grandma used to make. Sometimes we get so stuck on the ready-made, boxed mixes, that we forget it’s also easy to make it from scratch and will taste way better. 

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Pudding

The process of making homemade chocolate pudding is quite simple. To start off, you are going to take a large saucepan and add your cocoa, sugar, corn starch, and salt. Mix the ingredients together, then whisk in your milk. Add in optional egg yolks if desired and whisk in one at a time. Place your mixture over medium heat and allow it to come to a boil, while you are whisking. Let it boil for 1 minute, then remove it from the heat. Add in your butter, vanilla, and optional chocolate chips. Stir until dissolved. Serve hot, or chill for a couple of hours, before you serve chilled. 

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Servings: 5-6 servings
Skill Level: Beginner
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Optional Chill Time: 1-2 hours


This recipe came directly from Hershey’s and has been modified by adding eggs and chocolate chips to enhance the flavor, in my opinion making the recipe even better. 

Equipment Needed 

Rubber spatula
Measuring cups


1 1/3 cup sugar
6 Tbsps corn starch
1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
4 1/2 cups milk
8 egg yolks (optional, for richer pudding)
4 Tbsps butter or margarine
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 oz chocolate chips (optional)


In a large saucepan, mix sugar, corn starch, cocoa powder, and salt. Pour in milk. Whisk until combined. Add egg yolks if desired and whisk until mixed.

Place saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, then boil for 1 minute, until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. 

Add butter, vanilla, and optional chocolate chips. Stir until dissolved. Stir while warm, or chill and serve. Top with whipped topping if desired. Enjoy!  

Microwave Directions:

In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together, sugar, corn starch, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk in milk and egg yolks (optional) until combined. 

Microwave for 2 minutes at a time, stirring in between. Microwave for a total of 7-10 minutes, or until the mixture comes to a full boil. Stir in butter, vanilla, and optional chocolate chips if desired. Serve or allow to chill. Serve and enjoy! 


The key to this recipe is to stir, stir, stir! Please note that egg yolks and chocolate chips are optional, but they do really add a lot to the pudding. 

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Nutrition Facts

We estimate that this recipe contains six servings. We also estimate that each serving has 392 calories, 11/4g fat, 35mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 66.6g carbohydrates, and 7.4g protein. 

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Allergen Info

Please be aware that this recipe calls for milk and egg products. If you have allergies to either of these, please substitute accordingly. Please also be sure to check your ingredients for additional allergy concerns. 


There are several popular variations on your typical Hershey’s chocolate pudding that is made from scratch. Below are a few of the more common foods and recipes that are similar to the recipe we have shared here. 

Hershey’s Chocolate Pudding 4 Pk Cups

You can purchase Hershey’s chocolate pudding in four-pack cups from most grocery stores. However, in many cases, making your own pudding is more cost-effective. 

Hershey’s Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe + Video

Not only can you make delicious pudding, but you can also make your delicious pudding from the recipe above into an amazing chocolate pudding pie. To make a pie, simply take a package of chocolate oreo’s or chocolate graham crackers, and crust them up finely. Add in a stick of melted butter and combine. Pour your curst out over a pie plate and press the crackers to the edge. Bake the crust at 375°F for 10-12 minutes. Remove it from the oven and allow for it to cool. Pour your prepared pudding into the crust, and top with whipped topping and a shredded chocolate bar. Serve and enjoy! 

Hershey’s Chocolate Pie (An Easy Five Minute Recipe)

If you are looking for a chocolate pie, that is even easier than the suggestion above, try making a box of instant pudding for your pie filling. For the full detailed instructions check out our article on how to make a Hershey’s Sundae Pie Recipe. This recipe will walk you through the details of making an easy pie! 

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

This recipe is perfect for all who love chocolate pudding. To make a hot fudge pudding cake you will need to preheat your oven to 350°F. Then in a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, ¼ cup cocoa powder, ½ cup sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp salt, ½ cup milk, 4 Tbsp melted butter, 1 egg yolk, 2 tsp vanilla extract. Once ingredients are combined, mix them together, all at the same time. Fold in ½ cup chocolate chips. 

Pour your batter into a greased 8-inch pan. Spread it out, then in a mixing bowl, combine ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup cocoa powder. Sprinkle it on top of your batter. Then pour 1 cup boiling water over the entire mixture. Do not stir. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the top, is cracked and a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes before serving with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy! 

Hershey’s Chocolate Pudding

Hershey’s chocolate pudding is a delicious and easy recipe that all chocolate lovers will enjoy! This pudding is rich and delicious, yet simple to make. Give it a try today, and let us know what you think about it! 

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