There is a lot to love about chocolate pudding. It is comforting, delicious and an appropriate dessert for every season. Some us even love pudding skin -- the thin layer of extra-dense pudding that forms on top of the dessert. We didn't think we could love chocolate pudding any more, until we realized all the other ways you can eat it beyond its pure, natural, in-a-bowl state.

Chocolate pudding desserts take something great and include it in other great things. We're talking chocolate pudding-filled cupcakes, chocolate pudding pie and -- our favorite -- chocolate pudding pops. If you need us, we'll be over here dreaming up a new dessert in which to include chocolate pudding.

Today just happens to be National Chocolate Pudding Day, so we thought it only appropriate to round up some of our favorite chocolate pudding dessert recipes. Let us know in the comments if you have a secret chocolate pudding recipe we should know about.

Without further ado, here are 29 chocolate pudding recipes to check out on National Chocolate Pudding Day.


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  • Dark Chocolate Frosted Yellow Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://tidymom.net/2012/chocolate-frosted-yellow-cake/" target="_hplink">Dark Chocolate Frosted Yellow Cake recipe</a> by Tidy Mom</strong>

  • Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/12/salted-dark-chocolate-truffle-cookies/" target="_hplink">Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Tarts

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/mexican-spiced-dark-chocolate-tarts/" target="_hplink">Mexican Spiced Dark Chocolate Tarts recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sweetapolita.com/2012/11/the-perfect-dark-chocolate-sugar-cookies/" target="_hplink">Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies recipe</a> by Sweetapolita</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Orange Pudding

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2011/10/dark-chocolate-orange-pudding-recipe.html" target="_hplink">Dark Chocolate Orange Pudding recipe</a> by Good Life Eats</strong>

  • Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake With Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Glaze

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sweetapolita.com/2011/04/chocolate-espresso-bundt-cake-with-dark-chocolate-cinnamon-glaze/" target="_hplink">Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Glaze recipe</a> by Sweetapolita</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Muffin Top Pan Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://havecakewilltravel.com/2010/12/29/kooky-cookies-top-of-the-muffin-to-whom/">Dark Chocolate Muffin Top Pan Cookies recipe from Have Cake Will Travel</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Chip and Sea Salt Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/09/dark-chocolate-chip-and-sea-salt-cookies.html" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Chip and Sea Salt Cookies Recipe </a>by A Beautiful Mess</strong>

  • Double Dark Chocolate Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thehealthyfoodie.com/2012/03/17/healthy-dark-chocolate-cookies/" target="_hplink">Double Dark Chocolate Cookies recipe</a> by The Healthy Foodie</strong>

  • Velvety Dark Chocolate Pudding With Candied Orange Peel

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.flourishingfoodie.com/2012/02/this-aint-no-jello-pudding-pop.html">Velvety Dark Chocolate Pudding with Candied Orange Peel recipe from Flourishing Foodie</a></strong>

  • Chocolate-Pear Tea Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.passionateaboutbaking.com/2012/10/chocolate-pear-tea-bread-baking-for-friends-tates-bake-shop-on-bread-baking-day.html">Chocolate-Pear Tea Bread recipe from Passionate About Baking</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Crepes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/02/sundae-sunday-dark-chocolate-crepe-sundae.html" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Crepes Recipe</a> by A Beautiful Mess</strong>

  • Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://jessie-boo.com/chocolate-fudge-cupcakes/">Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes recipe from Jessie Boo</a></strong>

  • Molten Chocolate Cakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://theyearinfood.com/2010/01/molten-chocolate-cakes-accidental-home.html">Molten Chocolate Cakes recipe from The Year In Food</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Macarons

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.atkokken.com/2011/08/01/pierre-hermes-macaron-au-chocolate-amer/">Dark Chocolate Macarons recipe from @Kokken</a></strong>

  • Chocolate, Almond, Olive Oil And Whole Wheat Biscotti

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.passionateaboutbaking.com/2011/08/baking-chocolate-almond-olive-oil-whole-wheat-biscotti.html">Chocolate, Almond, Olive Oil and Whole Wheat Biscotti recipe from Passionate About Baking</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Chip And Hazelnut Cookies With Sea Salt

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.lifetasteslikefood.com/2012/09/12/dark-chocolate-chip-and-hazelnut-cookies-with-sea-salt/">Dark Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookies with Sea Salt recipe from Life Tastes Like Food</a></strong>

  • Three-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://drizzleanddip.com/2012/09/21/3-ingredient-chocolate-mousse-in-5-minutes">Three-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse recipe from Drizzle & Dip</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Bundt Cake With Snicker Chocolate Glaze

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyreem.com/from-my-kitchen/?p=1693">Chocolate Bundt Cake with Snicker Chocolate Glaze recipe from Simply Reem</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Souffles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://palachinkablog.com/dark-chocolate-souffls/">Dark Chocolate Souffles recipe from Palachinka</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thefauxmartha.com/2012/08/08/dark-chocolate-ice-cream/">Dark Chocolate Ice Cream recipe from The Faux Martha</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Smoked Sea Salt

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://slimpalate.com/dark-chocolate-almond-butter-cups-with-smoked-sea-salt-paleo-refined-sugar-free/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Smoked Sea Salt Recipe</a> by Slim Palate</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/21027-dark-chocolate-coconut-bites" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites Recipe </a>by we eat.happy/Food52</strong>

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.jellytoastblog.com/2012/10/pumpkin-chocolate-chunk-cookies.html">Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe from Jelly Toast</a></strong>

  • Lavender-Honey-Cardamom-Lemon Dark Chocolate Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.dessertsforbreakfast.com/2010/10/its-lavender-for-lunch-honey-or.html">Lavender-Honey-Cardamom-Lemon Dark Chocolate Tart recipe from Dessert for Breakfast</a></strong>

  • Nuts and Nibs Salted Dark Chocolate Bark

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://slimpalate.com/nuts-and-nibs-salted-dark-chocolate-bark/" target="_blank">Nuts and Nibs Salted Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe</a> by Slim Palate</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://cilantropist.blogspot.com/2011/02/dark-chocolate-truffle-tart.html">Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart recipe from The Cilantropist</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Truffles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2010/04/19/dark-chocolate-truffles/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe</a> by Brown Eyed Baker</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Brownies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodiecrush.com/2013/09/dark-chocolate-brownies/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe</a> by Foodie Crush</strong>

  • Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/17837-almond-thumbprint-cookies-with-dark-chocolate-and-sea-salt" target="_blank">Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Recipe</a> by EmilyC/Food52</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Truffles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.flourishingfoodie.com/2012/10/chocolate-truffles.html">Dark Chocolate Truffles recipe by Flourishing Foodie</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Bread Parfaits

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-bread-parfaits_n_1058312.html">Dark Chocolate Bread Parfaits recipe</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Egg Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/dark-chocolate-egg-cream_n_1061205.html">Dark Chocolate Egg Cream recipe</a></strong>

  • Double Dark Chocolate Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://wee-eats.com/2011/06/06/chocolate-cake/">Double Dark Chocolate Cake recipe from Wee Eats</a></strong>

  • Espresso Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.anediblemosaic.com/?p=11714" target="_hplink">Espresso Cake recipe</a> by An Edible Mosiac</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sweetapolita.com/2011/11/dark-chocolate-salted-caramel-tart-and-a-seriously-chocolaty-giveaway/" target="_hplink">Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart recipe</a> by Sweetapolita</strong>

  • Sticky Dark Chocolate Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cookrepublic.com/recipe-archive/sticky-dark-chocolate-cake/" target="_hplink">Sticky Dark Chocolate Cake recipe</a> by Cook Republic</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://iambaker.net/dark-chocolate-cupcakes-with-blackberry-filling/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling Recipe</a> by I Am Baker</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Cookies with Champagne Buttercream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://iambaker.net/dark-chocolate-cookies-champagne-buttercream-recipe/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Cookies with Champagne Buttercream Recipe</a> by I Am Baker</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://lemon-sugar.com/2013/04/dark-chocolate-chip-skillet-cookie.html/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Recipe </a>by Lemon Sugar</strong>

  • Strawberry Dark Chocolate Hand Pies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/strawberry-dark-chocolate-hand-pies/" target="_blank">Strawberry Dark Chocolate Hand Pies Recipe</a> by Two Peas & Their Pod</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Red Wine Brownies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thedomesticrebel.com/2013/10/05/dark-chocolate-red-wine-brownies-deadbolt-winery/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Red Wine Brownies Recipe</a> by The Domestic Rebel</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate-Covered Clementines with Chili Salt

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2011/01/dark-chocolate-covered-clementines-with-chili-salt.html" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate-Covered Clementines with Chili Salt Recipe</a> by Verses from my Kitchen</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Cups

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2010/12/dark-chocolate-covered-peanut-butter-cups-2.html" target="_blank"> Dark Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Cups Recipe</a> by Verses from my Kitchen</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate and Mint Chip Clouds

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/12/dark-chocolate-and-mint-chip-clouds.html" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate and Mint Chip Clouds Recipe</a> by Skinny Taste</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/02/dark-chocolate-chunk-bread-pudding.html" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding Recipe</a> by Skinny Taste</strong>

  • Cranberry Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/11/cranberry-pistachio-dark-chocolate-bark.html" target="_blank">Cranberry Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe</a> by Skinny Taste</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/02/dark-chocolate-fudge-merlot-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes Recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/12/salted-dark-chocolate-truffle-cookies/" target="_blank">Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies Recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Layer Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2011/09/16/dark-chocolate-salted-caramel-layer-cake/" target="_blank">Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Layer Cake Recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Yogurt Cake with Pear and Dark Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/9463-yogurt-cake-with-pear-and-dark-chocolate" target="_blank">Yogurt Cake with Pear and Dark Chocolate Recipe</a> by fiveandspice/Food52</strong>