This week’s Craving Ellie in My Belly is Double Chocolate Pudding Pie and was chosen by Tessa of Handle the Heat. I was excited when Tessa picked this because I have not yet made a dessert for Craving Ellie in My Belly.

You can find Ellie Krieger’s recipe here or on page 280 of The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life.

I did not have time to make a whole pie, but I was able to fit in the pudding yesterday morning before work. I halved the recipe because I just did not need a whole pie’s worth of pudding. I split the pudding mixture between 4 ramekins so they would be fairly small servings.

I did not make any changes to the recipe, which includes low fat milk, cocoa powder, and 2 oz of bittersweet chocolate. Cornstarch thickens the chocolate mixture and gelatin helps it set.

This was super easy to make and it was really delicious. I took a couple of graham crackers and crushed them and sprinkled them on top. This had a lovely rich chocolate flavor and was creamy considering the low fat milk and small bit of actual chocolate. It was somewhat reminiscent of Jello chocolate pudding, but definitely better, and without whatever additives and preservatives are in the Jello snacks.

I mark this as a win in the Ellie Krieger column. It is a great lower fat dessert option and the pudding alone is a great little treat to make for yourself that you can feel good about eating. I hope everyone else liked this. I think as long as you were not expecting anything uber rich and decadent, this pudding will do the trick.

Check out the Craving Ellie in My Belly blogroll to see what the other ladies thought of this.