Ok, so I’ve made chocolate cream pies before. . but this time, I used NO sugar, NO cream cheese, NO heavy cream. I’m calling this a cheater recipe because it’s easier, takes less time, it’s NO BAKE! (but this does mean you have to wait at least 4-6 hrs for it to chill) and your friends will think you slaved away in the kitchen for hours whipping these babies up.
Just don’t tell them.
Let them think you are a superstar. Because you are.
Word up. Happy Wednesday. I hope you enjoy!
Yes, I am now obsessed with chocolate curls. I know. I have a problem.
Mid-Week Cheater Mini Chocolate Cream Pies
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter; melted/softened
- 3-4 large graham crackers
- 1 cup organic coconut milk
- 8 oz semisweet + bittersweet chocolate; broken into pieces I used 4 oz of each
- 2 eggs*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- whipped cream store bought or homemade
- chocolate curls or shavings on top semi-sweet, bittersweet or whatever you want!
- chocolate sprinkles
- 4-5, 4.5 oz ramekins
- If making the chocolate curls a vegetable peeler
- Using your food processor (or just place your graham crackers in a large ziplock bag and smash them and mix with the melted butter in a bowl), pulse the graham crackers until they become crumbs. Pour in the melted/softened butter and pulse a few times more to incorporate. Remove from the food processor and press down the graham cracker mixture into each ramekin and place in the refrigerator to chill.
- In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk over medium heat. You just want to see the bubbles forming around the edge of the saucepan (heat just to the edge of boiling).
- While the coconut milk is on the stove, using your blender, combine both the semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate pieces, the eggs, and the vanilla extract and blend until smooth; for about 30 seconds. Slowly pour in the coconut milk and blend until everything is thoroughly combined, for about a minute or two.
- Remove the ramekins from the refrigerator and pour the chocolate mixture into each ramekin, over the graham cracker crust, cover and chill for at least 4-6 hours — or overnight — until set.
- When ready to serve, top with whipped cream and add chocolate curls and chocolate sprinkles on top. Enjoy!
To create the chocolate curls, simply microwave your chocolate for 10 seconds and use your vegetable peeler to shave and create chocolate curls. You can do this right over the chocolate cream pies, so the curls just land on top.
Adapted from The Pig and Quill’s blog. And yes, I know these are really Chocolate Pots de Crème, but I added a graham cracker crust and whipped cream so I’m calling these mini chocolate cream pies 🙂
Check this out. Just glorious. I love it when you can get everything in ONE bite.
Making these again on Friday. . just because 🙂 They are that good.
Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen says
Soooooo delicious!! I sort of love recipes like this one that trick people 🙂
haha, YES! me too, Kelli! 🙂 Thank you for the comment!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
Ohmahgawd! How did you do it, girl? That looks sooooooo rich, creamy, ‘n luxurious. I can’t believe these pies are that easy to make. Mid-week Cheater Day is my favourite day of the week now!
hahah. . yes, me too! Although my waist line isn’t liking it. 😛 but my neighbor is now accepting desserts again so she’s helping too! 🙂 Dude, these are freaking delicious. you must try!
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
Oh wow, I´m in love with these little pies. We should live close by and exchange all sort of desserts. I think I might like these even more than the regular ones. Isn´t coconut cream a real find? I wonder how is your vegetable plot coming along?
uh, LOVE the idea of an exchange. OK, you have to move WA! 😛
thanks for asking!! Everything is growing well. . except my heirloom tomato bush! I plan to post more photos soon. . looking forward to my harvest in the next few months!
Kate | Food Babbles says
Ooo!!! These look AH-mazing!! Love how easy they are and so drool worthy. I need to make these. My girls (and me too!) will devour these!
Thank you, Kate! I hope you do. . they are so easy and DELICIOUS!!
Emily of The Pig & Quill says
Love this adaptation! I’ve heard from a couple folks now that they’ve used the pots de creme recipe as a pie filling. I’ll be following suit verrrrrrry shortly. 🙂
oh I’m so glad you like it! I LOVE your version. . heaven!
Emily @ The Pig and Quill says
Thanks! And thanks, of course, for including a shoutout to the original. Happy eating!
Linda | The Urban Mrs says
Sooo coollll! How did you get inspire? Love ittt
Sounds delicious but has raw eggs.
Hi Ellen, I’m sorry I probably should have specified (and just updated the recipe card) but using pasteurized eggs for this recipe works. that way, you don’t have to worry about the risk of Salmonella bacteria or anything. I do a lot of no-bake and always use pasteurized eggs so thought it was pretty much a given. but thank you for the comment and I have now updated the recipe card above. Thank you!