pots au chocolat

Oh. My. I actually think I might be chocolate-d out for once in my life. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these and then eaten them. Serious chocolate overload. You know when you make something repeatedly, again and again, because you just want to get it perfect? Well this was definitely one of those recipes.

When I decided to create these, I was looking to make something rich and indulgent (as always), that felt like I was diving into a bowl of ganache with every mouthful. I’ve got to say, pots au chocolat have always been my favourite chocolate dessert. I simply adore their silky smooth texture, and the way they carelessly melt away in your mouth. Their depth of flavour creates the ultimate treat, which you only need a mouthful of to be uplifted into a cocoa haven. So due to this, when it came to making this ganache, I had definitely set myself some high standards.

That being said, all of the effort and repeated attempts to get this right were worthwhile in the end. Eventually, I got my ganache-y texture right, and made my deep, dark dessert that I had always dreamt of.

As it’s such a rich, sweet, creation, I then decided that it needed to be paired with something light, and I developed a raspberry coulis. It’s fruity, slightly bitter and refreshing taste paired perfectly with the chocolate, and is so simple to make. It only has three ingredients, and you can make it while the ganache sits in the fridge! I even think this dessert would pair well with my Vanilla Crème too.

To serve as small portions, I pour mine into shot glasses alongside the coulis. That way, you can enjoy the dessert in just the right amount per person, and then add in the coulis as you eat it to balance the flavours for yourself.

If you’re a chocoholic like I am, I hope you fall in love with this recipe as much as I did. Enjoy!

pots au chocolat

serves 4-5

ingredients

for the pots au chocolat:

30g cacao/cocoa butter

1 tbsp Tiana’s cooking coconut butter

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (155ml) rice milk

1/3 cup (50g) cashews

1/4 tsp vanilla powder

pinch of salt

1/2 cup (75g) coconut sugar – I used Coconut Merchant

2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp cacao powder

for the raspberry coulis:

1 cup (145g) raspberries

1/3 cup (80ml) water

1 tbsp coconut sugar – I used Coconut Merchant

method

1. Firstly, prepare the pots au chocolat. Begin by adding the coconut butter and cacao butter into a pan on a low heat for about a minute or so, to melt. Then when this is done, pour them into a blender with the rice milk, cashews, vanilla and salt. Blend into smooth, creamy consistency.

2. Next, pour the coconut sugar into a pan, followed by the cashew cream mixture. Place onto a low-medium heat, and stir together until a caramel consistency has formed, allowing it to bubble slightly and thicken. (The time depends on the size of the pan you use – I used a small pan, which was filled up more, so it took 5 minutes to get this consistency. If you use a larger pan, it’s likely to take less time, closer to 3 minutes. Watch the consistency as you go, and remove it from the heat when a foamy/fluffy/caramel consistency forms).

3. When this is done, remove the caramel from the heat and pour it back into your blender. Then, add the cocoa powder and the cacao powder and blend until smooth. Lastly, pour the mixture into shot glasses, and move into the fridge to set for about 2 hours – until their tops appear firm.

4. While the chocolate mixture sets, prepare the coulis. Firstly, add the raspberries and water into a blender and blend until smooth. Then, transfer the mixture from the blender and pour onto a sieve on top of a pan. Using a spoon, strain the mixture, pushing the smooth liquid through the sieve and into the pan. Then, when this is done, add in the coconut sugar and place onto a low-medium heat.

5. Stir the mixture together and heat through for about 10 minutes, until thickened. Then remove the coulis from the heat and pour it into a jug. Transfer the mixture into the fridge to cool until serving with the dessert.

6. When the pots have set, remove them from the fridge and serve with the coulis. Enjoy! (The longer you leave the pots to set, the firmer they will become, leave them for at least 5 hours/overnight for a firmer, truffle like consistency.)

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75 thoughts on “pots au chocolat

  1. This look heavenly! I’ll need to get on making some of these!

    1. Thank you so much Lindsay, I hope you enjoy them!

  2. Wow, that looks massive!! How many attempts did you need to get it right then? Unfortunately I’m not a patient person when it comes to cooking, haha

    1. Thank you! I lost count in the end – but I now have sooo many in my fridge!

  3. This looks magically delicious! I wish I were holding one glass :-))

  4. Decadent and so beautiful! (You can never be chocolate-ed out…ever…even when you think you are) 😉

    1. Thank you so much – I know right, I always end up coming back for more haha!!

  5. This looks amazing, Harriet! I love the decadent chocolate here. What a perfect treat and just the right amount!

    1. Thank you so much Gayle!

  6. I know how you feel, Harriet! I was cake-d out a few weeks ago from all the cake testing I did, lol. Chocolate is my weakness and these looks so luxuriously creamy and delicious. I love how they contain healthy ingredients too! This is now on my short list of “must-makes!” 🙂

    1. Being cake-d out is the worst because you always want more, but just can’t face it lol! Same here!! Thank you so much 🙂 I hope you like it!

  7. Well I’m glad you perfected this recipe for us!! 🙂 But I so know how you feel … I get burned out on things after making them too often! These do sound lovely!!

    1. I know right? But it’s always worth it in the end! Thank you so much Ashley!

  8. Well they look absolutely perfect to me! I sure know that feeling though, sometimes I feel like I’ve taste tested something so many times I feel like I can’t even taste it anymore! That’s when I call in a few extra taste testers to help 😉 Your photos are so pretty!

    1. Thank you so much Jess! Haha, it’s the worst feeling! Oooh that’s a great idea!

  9. LOVE these! the rich creamy chocolate paired with the raspberry … mmm I definitely wouldn’t mind making this a bunch of times to get the recipe right! 😉 YUMMM

    1. Thank you so much Michele!! Haha, it was definitely worth it!!

  10. Great idea, pairing it with raspberry. I’m a serious chocolate lover so I’m going to have to try this Pots Au Chocolat recipe, can’t wait to see if mine looks half as good as yours does.

    1. Thank you Mary, I love the chocolate & raspberry combo! I hope you like it 🙂

  11. I love pots de creme au chocolat, and yours looks simply divine! I can tell it’s rich and oh-so-chocolate-y from the color, which is magnificent! What a treat! Other people don’t understand the idea of being “chocolate’d out” but us food bloggers do, so I feel you, deary! XO

    1. Me too!! I know right, it’s like hitting a foodie brick wall!! Thank you Beeta 🙂 x

  12. Chocolate + raspberry has got to be one of my favorite chocolate-with-something combinations! There’s just something so magical about it! <3 This looks so deliciously decadent! *-* I wish I could grab one off the screen…

    1. Me too Farrah! Thank you soo much!! 🙂

  13. Wow what a fancy looking dessert, fancy name too! I can’t get over that chocolate, gimme some!!

  14. Oh my – these look like pure chocolate heaven. Seriously divine. So pinned, because I need these in my life.

    1. Thank you so much Kristi!

  15. Oh, yum, I am definitely a chocoholic and I would DEFINITELY love to get my hands on these!

    1. Same here Sam! Thank you!

  16. Oh yes, I’ve done that many of times where I test a recipe so much that I never want to see it again by the time I’m done, lol. But at least those of us on the receiving end get to enjoy the perfected result! They look so silky and delicious!

    1. It’s the worst haha! Yes definitely! Thank you Sarah 🙂

  17. Rich and indulgent? Sounds just like my kind of dessert! They look so beautiful, like they could be served at a fancy hotel or something 😛 Unrelated, I saw THIS post on Tumblr and thought of you! (regarding a past post) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    1. Oh yes! Thank you so much Audrey 🙂 OMG!!! I love it!! Thank you for the link 🙂

  18. These are perfect, Beeta! I know how you feel, thanks for taking the time to test them out so many times! They look so creamy, rich and delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Kelly!

  19. these look absolutely beautiful! I need chocolate right now!

    1. Thank you! I always need chocolate!

  20. Chocolate+Raspberry! Mmmm, Super wow! These look magnificently addictive and delish, Harriet! I need one of these beauties right away!! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Anu!! 🙂

  21. I am a chocoholic like you and wouldn’t mind being chocolate-d with these! Too bad we aren’t neighbors, cos, I would have gladly taste-tested these for you 😉

    1. I will have to try and post them to you next time Shashi!! 🙂

  22. Is it actually possible to get chocolated out?! haha. These look amazing though 🙂

    1. I think I was – but the next day I ended up going back for more lol!! Thank you 🙂

  23. These look so deep, dark and rich… and they are somehow healthy too?! Like what the heck?! And the raspberry coulis would be so delicious poured all over the top! <3

    1. Thank you so much Hannah! Hahaha I try my best! 🙂

  24. The richness in that little glass is insane 😮 These look SO decadent! Totally like something you would see at a fancy restaurant, but homemade which is even better. Elegant and delicious, I love it <3

    1. Thank you so much Natalie!! 🙂

  25. I would completely INHALE these, Harriet Emily! They look like my favorite dessert of the century!

    1. Haha that’s what I did Mir!! Thank you 🙂

  26. Oh Harriet, you and I both are gigantic chocolate lovers! These look just gorgeous, rich, heavenly….everything a dessert should be! I want one RIGHT NOW, haha! They look so beautiful topped with the raspberries and the raspberry coulis you made…such a lovely idea! I make a similar glaze for my raw chocolate brownies and raspberries really go great with chocolate. Beautiful recipe Harriet!

    1. I’m such a chocolate addict!!! Thank you sooo much Brandi 🙂 I looove chocolate and raspberries!

  27. Oh Harriet!! These look absolutely perfect! And divine comes to mind as well 😉 I’m super impressed by their ultra creamy and lush texture. Nice job girrrl-fran!

    1. Thank you so much Meg!!!

  28. GAWK-DAMN HARRIET!
    I was content with my life up until this point — then I saw this Chocolat.
    And then I’m thinking, boy have I been missing out in life
    It’s time to retire in shame.
    Only to indulge in your delicious chocolat creation.
    I wish the Internet had Taste Downloads. I’ll download the taste of this chocolat from your blog and finish it right now!

    1. Ahhahaha thank you so much Levan – I will find a way to ship some to Australia!

  29. Wow, these look incredible! I don’t think a shot glass portion would be enough for me!! YUM!

    1. Thank you so much Jenn!! Hahaha – you’ll have to use the recipe to make 1 giant portion!

  30. Lovely! Can’t argue with any chocolate dessert!

  31. These look delicious Harriet! I love chocolate and love it paired with raspberry coulis! Need to put these on my dessert to try list!

    1. Thank you so much Sophia, I hope you like it!

  32. Oh my – I could convince myself these were healthy and good for me! Look superb 😉

  33. Oh my these look so good! Chocolate and raspberries are perfect together 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Nickki!

  34. These look so delicious. Chocolate and raspberries is such a good combination

    1. Thank you so much Paul!

  35. I love anything with chocolate!Wow!

  36. I will take 10 pots au chocolat for me, myself, and I, please and thank you! They look delicious. Chocolate is my weakness. <3

    1. Thank you so much Marissa – it’s my weakness too!!

  37. About sauce but didn’t know just what it’d been I have learned. This looks the sauce they serve within Spicy Susan beef, so keeping this particular. GotId watch create this!

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