Peanut Butter and Chocolate Puddings

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Peanut Butter Pudding

1/2 cup sugar

5 tsp. cornstarch

1/8 tsp. salt

1 3/4 cup whole milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter, made with only peanuts and salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Pudding

6 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups whole milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

4 oz. milk chocolate, chopped

1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping

1 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

mini Peanut butter cup, for garnish

Peanut butter pudding-

Whisk first three ingredients in large saucepan to blend. Gradually whisk in milk, then cram. Whisk over medium heat until mixture comes to boil. Then boil until thick, about 30 seconds. Whisk in peanut butter; boil again until thick whisking often. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Divide among 6 1 cup dessert dishes. Chill while preparing Chocolate pudding.

Chocolate pudding-

Whisk first 4 ingredients in heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk, then cream. Whisk over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Boil until thick, whisking constantly. Add chopped chocolate. Boil until it melts and pudding is thick again. Remove from heat; whisk in vanilla. Cool 5 minutes. Spoon on top of peanut butter pudding.

Whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar together until thick and top puddings with the whipped cream and garnish with peanut butter cups.