Southern Sweet Chocolate

  • Yield: 9 servings

"This is always a favorite with our family, especially at holiday times. I find the texture is unique, as it is not a pudding or a cake."


1 (4-ounce) bar German sweet chocolate
1/4cup butter or margarine
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 1/2cups sugar
3tablespoons cornstarch
1/4teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1teaspoon vanilla
1cup flaked coconut
3/4cup chopped pecans
Whipped cream or whipped topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Add evaporated milk. Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in a bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla and add to chocolate mixture. Mix coconut and pecans in separate bowl. Pour chocolate mixture into 8-inch square pan. Sprinkle with coconut and pecan mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 55 minutes. Cool in refrigerator. When ready to serve, top with whipped cream or whipped topping. Serves 9.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: This dessert holds together in a square but is on the gooey side. Fresh berries and whipped cream on top round out the flavor and texture.


Recipe by Arletta Slocum, Venice, Fla.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 23
  • Calories 420
  • Fat 22g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 190mg
  • Potassium 200mg
  • Carbohydrate 54g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 48g
  • Protein 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 6%