Pots of Chocolate Gold

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day? I was joking around with the kids and friends on Sunday morning as everyone had a Valentine's Day hangover from chocolate, wine and love ;-) ... thankfully that holiday only comes around once a year, right!!



Any way.

I had this recipe tagged in my cookbook since Christmas morning ... and then I got the weekly email update from Michelle and said, heck, I should try this ... so I rooted around in my chocolate stash and had exactly 6 1.2 ounce bars of bittersweet 72% cocoa bars ... score! That made everything I needed available in house which made me decide that I needed to make it right then and there!!

The original recipe is in the cookbook ... and also on the website. And of course, as always, I modified to suit my needs and what we had on hand!

It was a little time consuming in the beginning ... I stirred and stirred and stirred for 45 minutes til my sauce was thick ... uggg. I was worried about heating the mixture TOO quickly and had the heat set a tad too low and the mixture was not heating up at all ;-) .... so medium low heat is NOT low heat ... just saying!



Ok, here's what I used to make these little Pots of Chocolate Gold ...

1 can of lite coconut milk. CAN, not carton.
2 large egg yolks
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp salt
cinnamon stick
7 ounces dark chocolate (make sure its a minimum of 70% cocoa)
1 tbs vanilla
whipped cream and cinnamon for garnish (if you want to stay dairy free, you can make coconut whipped cream, Michelle has a recipe on her site...I opted for regular since I had whipping cream and no full fat coconut milk)

Take your chocolate bars and cut them up. Well, actually, slice them thinly. You don't want big chunks because we are going to attempt to melt the chocolate without having to stir too much ... you'll see what I mean soon enough. Take my advice and put the cut/sliced chocolate in a 4 cup or larger glass measuring cup, top the glass/bowl with a fine mesh strainer and set aside.


Whisk the coconut milk, egg yolks, salt, cinnamon stick and chili powder in saucepan to mix well.  Turn heat on to medium low. Not medium, not low. Medium low.

Grab your wooden spoon and start stirring. And stirring. And stirring. This should really only take about 15 minutes, give or take 5.  You want to stir until the yolks have cooked and the coconut milk has thickened enough to coat the back of your wooden spoon. Heat it too quickly and you will have scrambled eggs and lumpy coconut milk, so slow and steady is the gameplan, ok?

Once you've reached the right consistency, remove the pan from the heat and grab a mesh strainer and place that over chocolate bowl. Pour the mixture through the strainer, shake out and toss the cinnamon stick and go throw a load of laundry in the dryer.



You need to leave the stuff alone so the hot mixture can melt the chocolate, undisturbed. Honestly, I kept looking at it and wanted to poke around to speed it up a little, or just mix it up ... just. because. So, go ahead, walk out of the kitchen and take care of some non kitchen chore ....

So. When 10 minutes have gone by, come on back to the kitchen. Grab a rubber spatula and stir gently, almost as if you are folding the ingredients together. You want to be gentle so as not to chill the mixture too quickly as you want all that good chocolaty stuff to melt and incorporate with the cream mixture.  Once it's all stirred together, stir in your vanilla.



Here's where you will be thankful if followed my lead and used a 4 cup glass measuring glass to put your chocolate in.



Take 6 2 ounce jars or cups (I used some cute little canning jars) and pour the mixture slowly in to each jar.  Allow to cool and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours or so.



When ready to serve, whip up a quick batch of whipped cream (just a little cream and a dash of sugar whipped with a hand mixer), top the chocolate with a little whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.



Yummm. This is super rich but O M G, delicious!!!!  I could easily make this EVERY WEEKEND but that would become like some other things where we become obsessive and over do it ... so ... special treat only ... like Easter (6 weeks or so?), my birthday (3 months maybe?)  ... or, Mother's Day ...

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Comments

  1. This really does look delish! I must admit that I have seen chili powder and chocolate in a few recipes. I always intend to try it because it looks so yum, but I haven't done so yet! I am pinning this to try. Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle. Hope to see you again.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth! The chili powder is really just a slight flavor enhancer ... the cinnamon is what makes it pop, I think :)

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  2. Those look great! I like the use of the mason jars. I use them all the time too. Mostly for taking lunch to work or for storing our pasta sauce and soups.

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    1. You gotta give it a try Elena! It was pretty tasty!

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  4. Omg, I will so be making this in a couple weeks. I'm of my grocery budget until the 26th or I would be making it now.

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    1. D@mn grocery budgets! :-) ... give it a shot, its pretty tasty!

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  5. Oh, I need to make this! I don't do dairy, so this would be a great recipe for me :) Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays :)

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    1. Lisa, originally, I was aiming to keep it dairy free as the Princess boyfriend doesn't do dairy (breaks out in bad rash) but didn't have any full fat coconut milk in the can to try the whipped coconut ... you should give that a try to skip the whipped cream ... let me know how it works out!

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  6. Jan, this sounds insanely good. Coconut milk and dark chocolate?? I may have fainted a little. :) Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

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  7. How amazing does this look!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  8. This looks incredible! I'm licking my lips right now. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

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  9. There are some wonderful flavours in your gorgeous little pots of chocolate gold! These would make such a lovely dessert for a special occasion. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning!

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