This dessert is pure joy in a cup. HERSHEY’S Cookies ‘N’ Creme Candies are the base of this creamy pudding with crunchy cookie bits. The cookies ‘n’ creme fan in your life will be so happy you made this!
Remove wrappers from 24 candies; set aside. Place egg yolks in medium heatproof bowl; beat slightly. Set aside.
Stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil and stir 1 minute.
Gradually stir at least half of the hot milk mixture into egg yolks; stir back into hot mixture in saucepan. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in candies, butter and vanilla, stirring until candies are melted and mixture is blended.
Pour pudding into dessert dishes. Cover; refrigerate several hours or until cold. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and candy piece, if desired. Cover; store remaining pudding in refrigerator.
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