Ok, ok, this chocolate pudding might not actually change your life, but trust me when I tell you that it will make it a hell of a lot sweeter. I’m talking silky, luscious, from-scratch pudding that takes mere minutes to make and is proven to make even the worst of days better. I’ve been making this recipe for years but never thought to post it here since sharing it is kind of like showing you my favorite pajamas—it’s my crappy day cure-all and my chocolate-craving fixer-upper (and yes, my favorite p.j.’s involve a big fluffy robe). In other words, it’s my ultimate comfort food. It’s also my fallback for those nights when I realize that I’ve promised Ella dessert but have forgotten to plan ahead. I always have all of the ingredients on hand, and I can quickly whisk the pudding together before dinner, meaning that it’ll be ready to eat by the time we’ve cleaned up.