Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chocolate Pots de Creme

As soon as I saw these on the Pioneer Woman's blog, I knew I had to try them. Besides being adorable, they are an easy dessert with no cooking involved. I adapted her recipe to make a few things easier, including the types of ingredients you might need.

I made this dish at our Valentine's Day dinner, and it was a hit but please be warned that this is very rich (as you might guess when you read the ingredients)! A little goes a long way, so you won't need much to feel satisfied.

  • 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature 
  • dash of salt 
  • splash of vanilla extract OR flavored liquer (such as Grand Marnier
  • 1 cup (8 oz) brewed coffee OR hot cocoa (the liquid must be HOT
  • powdered sugar or whipped cream (optional, for decoration)

  1. Place chocolate chips and 2 of the eggs in a blender. Pulse until chips are broken up.
  2. Add the other 2 eggs, salt, and vanilla / liquer. Blend until smooth.
  3. While blender is on, slowly pour a steady stream of hot cocoa / coffee into the chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour into ramekins or small Mason jars. Place in fridge and let set, about 2 hours.
  5. Before serving, decorate with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or whipped cream.


  1. Yum yum yum, these look delicious. And definitely rich! I could also see these being awesome as a trifle - with cake and berries in between the layers. They'd look pretty in those jars!

  2. Ooh, I love that idea of using them in a trifle. It would certainly lighten up the intensity of the chocolate to have some other flavors in there.