Three kinds of chocolate go into this rendition of the iconic Mississippi dessert -- chocolate wafer cookies, cocoa powder, and milk chocolate. Martha made this recipe on episode 707 of Martha Bakes.


Credit: Yossy Arefi

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a food processor, grind wafers and pecans until fine crumbs form. Add melted butter; process until moistened. Transfer mixture to a 9-inch springform pan; press into bottom and up the sides (use the base of a dry measuring cup to help). Bake until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes; let cool.

  • Place a large fine-mesh sieve over a medium bowl; set aside. In a medium saucepan, off heat, whisk together 2/3 cup sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk together milk and yolks. While whisking, slowly add to pot, being sure to incorporate the cornstarch.

  • Over medium heat, whisking constantly, cook mixture until the first large sputtering bubble forms. Reduce heat to low; continuing to whisk constantly, cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, remaining 2 tablespoons cold butter, and milk chocolate until melted; immediately pour through sieve into bowl.

  • Pour pudding into crust. Place plastic wrap directly on surface (to prevent skin from forming); chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day. Just before serving, beat cream, remaining teaspoon sugar, and remaining teaspoon vanilla until soft peaks form. Dollop or spread whipped cream over pudding before serving.