This is what I used:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp. butter (cold)
1 tsp. vanilla
4-5 tbsp. milk (add slowly, you may need only 3-4 tbsp.)
3-4 tbsp. chocolate pudding mix (just the powder)
ingredients (butter not pictured)
mix powdered sugar, vanilla, butter, and milk in mixer
The most handsome little blondie showed up in my kitchen to help!
After everything is mixed, add in the chocolate pudding. My theory is continue adding until you like the way it tastes. :)
Doesn't everyone hold onto the mixer knobs like they are riding a motorcycle?
Mix until the consistency is thick but not so thick that it won't squeeze through the piping bag or spread with a knife. If it is too runny just add more powdered sugar and continue to mix.
I pipped the frosting on with a pipping bag using a large star tip.
This will now be my "go to" chocolate frosting. I love the taste and it sets really well. It would be great on so many things (graham crackers, Nilla Wafers, etc.). Also, you could add any flavor of pudding to change the taste and color of the frosting. So many options!