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Dark Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Crème

Perp & Cook Time
15 mins

Chill Time
30 mins

Total Time
45 mins

This is a true chocolate-lover’s dessert: rich, thick puddings topped with chocolate wafer “dirt” and cookie “gravestones.” Best of all, you can make the puddings with very little fuss using a microwave and a blender.

Dark Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Crème

Leigh Beisch
 14 ounces (about 3 cups) semisweet or bitter-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
 2 large eggs, plus 2 yolks
 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
 1/3 cup coffee-flavored liqueur
 1/2 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
  Tombstone Cookies
Step 1

In a food processor or blender, whirl chocolate until finely chopped. Pour into a bowl. Put eggs and yolks in the processor or blender.

Step 2

In a 4-cup glass measure, heat whipping cream in a microwave oven (see Notes) at full power (100%) until cream boils, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 3

With processor or blender on high speed, add boiling cream to egg. Check temperature of mixture with an instant-read thermometer; if below 160°, pour mixture back into glass measure and reheat in microwave oven at full power until it reaches 160°, stirring and checking at 15-second intervals.

Step 4

Combine hot cream mixture, chopped chocolate, and liqueur in blender or processor (or whisk the ingredients together in a large bowl); whirl until smooth, about 1 minute.

Step 5

Pour chocolate mixture into 8 ramekins or glasses (1/2-cup size). Chill until softly set, 30 to 45 minutes. If making ahead, cover and chill up to 1 day. For creamiest texture, let desserts stand at room temperature about 30 minutes before eating.

Step 6

Spoon 1 tbsp. wafer crumbs onto each pot de crème. Insert a Tombstone Cookie into each serving.

Step 7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving with 1 Tombstone Cookie.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 651Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g76%

Saturated Fat 29g145%
Cholesterol 221mg74%
Sodium 147mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 51g17%

Dietary Fiber 3.3g14%
Protein 7.2g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.