I got this recipe from Miss Betty of the YouTube channel Betty's Kitchen. She is a sweet southern belle who makes great family friendly dishes and her channel is one I have enjoyed for a long time. She is so meticulous when she cooks for y'all (HA, I had to get a y'all in there). My channel would more along the lines of, chop it, dump it, "if it burns eat it anyway" sort of a thing. Make sure to check her out.
This pudding is my husbands dream in a bowl. No, I am not kidding. OMG. My puppy is under my desk and I just felt her breeze over my toes...let me get the cardiac kit.
Anyway back to heaven in a bowl. Yes, if you love peanut butter it IS. I would not personally recommend chunky peanut butter but, the world is your sandwich. Make sure to take a little taste of this while it is warm. Then prepare for a life changing moment.
Here is what you need:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a medium sized pan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually whisk in the milk and half and half. (NOTE : IF you do not have, half and half on hand, use 2 cups of milk. I do it often!) Place over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. When it begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and boil for one minute, continuing to whisk baby!
Remember that part about reducing the heat to low, or you WILL be eating this burnt and I won't feel bad! HA! Remove from the heat, and whisk in the peanut butter and the vanilla extract.
Keep whisking until your pudding is smooth. Pour the pudding into a dish and cover with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic wrap touches the top of the pudding all the way around!
If you don't you will get that funky skin that some people find appealing (insert barf noises) that is especially gross when it is the color of peanut butter. Chill until chilled. (teehee) 2 hrs. should do it!