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Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème – A deliciously rich and creamy no-bake chocolate pudding that is super easy to make, and only requires 5 simple ingredients!

Chocolate Pots de Crème

Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

Chocolate desserts are my absolutely favourite. I will always choose the chocolate option over anything else for dessert – even better if they’re super easy to make and NO-BAKE!

Pots de Crème means “pots of custard” or “pots of cream” in French, and is originally made with eggs and baked in the oven. But, I bring you a super quick and easy no-bake alternative to Chocolate Pots de Crème.

These chocolate puddings are deliciously rich, thick, and creamy, and you only need 5 simple ingredients to throw them together.

If you’re a chocolate lover with a big sweet tooth, then you are gonna love these puddings!

Looking for more no-bake chocolate desserts? Check out my White Chocolate Raspberry Tart, No-Bake Double Chocolate Cheesecake, and my No-Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake.

Chocolate Pots de Crème
Chocolate Pots de Crème
Chocolate Pots de Crème

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these desserts. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

  • Chocolate: You’ll need 70% cocoa dark chocolate – I love Lindt.
  • Double/heavy cream
  • Caster/granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract

How to make Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

To make these chocolate puddings, simply add the chocolate to a large heat-proof bowl, and set aside.

Add the cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla to a microwave-safe bowl or jug, and heat on high for 1 minute. My microwave is 800W, so adjust the timing if necessary.

Stir, then heat for a further 30 seconds until just hot, but NOT boiling. Over-heating the cream will result in the chocolate pudding being too runny, and will struggle to set in the fridge.

Pour the cream over the chocolate, let sit for 1 minute, then whisk together until completely melted and smooth. The mixture should be slightly thick and silky smooth.

Evenly divide the chocolate mixture between three 4-oz ramekins, cover with clingfilm, and refrigerate for at least 2 – 4 hours until set, or desired texture.

Refrigerate overnight for a more firm chocolate ganache texture (like pictured).

These puddings are quite rich, so you may want to use four ramekins (instead of three) and fill them up only halfway. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Chocolate Pots de Crème
Chocolate Pots de Crème
Chocolate Pots de Crème

These Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème are:

  • incredibly quick and easy to make
  • so richdecadent, and creamy
  • no-bake, and only requires 5 simple ingredients
  • perfect for the chocolate lovers in your life

How long will these Chocolate Pots de Crème last? These puddings can be kept in the fridge, covered tightly with clingfilm, for up to 1 week.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

Chocolate Pots de Crème
Chocolate Pots de Crème
Chocolate Pots de Crème
Chocolate Pots de Crème

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Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A deliciously rich and creamy no-bake chocolate pudding that is super easy to make, and only requires 5 simple ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (115g) 70% cocoa dark chocolate, coarsely chopped (I love Lindt)
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (50g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add the chocolate to a large heat-proof bowl, and set aside.
  2. Add the cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla to a microwave-safe bowl or jug, and heat on high for 1 minute (800W). Stir, then heat for a further 30 seconds until just hot, but not boiling.
  3. Pour the cream over the chocolate, and let sit for 1 minute. Whisk together until melted and combined. The mixture should be thick and silky smooth.
  4. Evenly divide the mixture between three 4-oz ramekins*, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 - 4 hours until set.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream and/or chocolate shavings before serving.

Notes

*This recipe is quite rich. If desired, you can fill FOUR ramekins only halfway.

Chocolate Pots de Crème can be kept in the fridge, covered tightly, for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 servings Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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