Choco Lanterns

12 miniature pumpkins
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cut the tops off the pumpkins and remove
most of the interior with a sharp knife. Then
scoop to even out the inside.

In a bowl, mix together the sugar, cocoa,
cornstarch, and salt. Add the milk gradually
as you mix with a wooden spoon. Pour into a
saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring
constantly, until the pudding thickens. Now
add the vanilla and mix again. Remove from
the heat and pour into the hallowed-out
pumpkins. Chill until ready to serve.