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Chocolate Pots with a Pretzel Topping

October 19, 2019

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These no bake chocolate pots are made with dark chocolate and finished with a buttery pretzel topping for a sweet and salty dessert. These individual desserts are easy to make with no egg and can be made gluten free. Make them ahead of time for easy entertaining, these rich desserts are perfect for a dinner party or as a holiday dessert.

Top shot of there chocolate pots topped with pretzels on a wooden chopping board

I’m happy to admit I’m not a natural when it comes to desserts. I rarely order them when we go out to eat and so I rarely make them! When I do make them though, they are rich and decadent as well as dead easy! Be sure to check out my other sweet recipes and you’ll see what I mean!

To make these chocolate pots, you will need:

You just need a handful of ingredients to make these decadent dark chocolate pots.

  • Dark chocolate: Use your favorite, I love the richness of Green & Blacks
  • Cream cheese: I used full fat, but if you wish, you can use low fat to reduce the calorie and fat content.
  • Sugar
  • Whipping cream 
  • Pretzels: To make these desserts gluten free, you can youse gluten free pretzels, they work just as well.
  • Salted butter: European style if possible

How to Make Chocolate Pots with a Pretzel Topping

It takes just 15 minutes to make these delicious individual desserts

  • Slowly melt the chocolate, and set to one side to let it cool slightly. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave in 15 second increments, or do it in a bain-marie (photos 1 & 2).

Two process shots to show how to melt the chocolate

  • In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese and the caster sugar until combined (photo 3).
  • In a bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks have formed (photo 4).

Two shots to show the butter and sugar mix and the whipped cream

  • Once the chocolate has cooled, pour it into the whipped cream and fold in (photo 5).
  • Then fold in the cream cheese mixture. It should be one even colour (photo 6 & 7).
  • Spoon the mixture into glasses, and smooth down with the back of a teaspoon.  Put in the fridge for at least 30minutes to set (photo 8).

Four process shots to show how to make the chocolate pots

  • Put the pretzels into a food processor and mix until you have a crumb and place into a bowl (photos 9 & 10).
  • In a pan, slowly melt the butter and pour this onto the pretzel crumbs, mix well and place in the fridge until ready to serve (photo 11).

3 process shots to show how to make the pretzel topping

  • To serve, place half of the pretzel crumbs over each pot and decorate with white chocolate pretzels, white chocolate wafers or chocolate shapes.

Dark chocolate pots are a tasty grown-up dessert

I decided to go with a dark chocolate for the base of my Pretzel Chocolate Pots.  Dark chocolate is probably my favourite, not overly sweet with a hint of bitterness…just like me!!  I jest, obviously…!  These would work with milk chocolate if you would prefer, but if serving for a dinner party, the luxuriousness of a dark chocolate just feels a bit more grown up.

Close up of a chocolate pot with a pretzel topping

A silky smooth and rich chocolate pot recipe

The chocolate base of this recipe is similar to a cheesecake with a silky, creamy finish. The buttery pretzel crumb adds another texture to the pot and the saltiness, as we all know, just works so so well with creamy chocolate. These are rich puddings, it may not look like there’s a lot of chocolate in these pots, but trust me, it’s more than enough and this recipe makes 3.

A make ahead no-bake chocolate dessert

These are super simple to make, and no bake!  Hoorah! You can also make them ahead of time – I kept some in my fridge for two days and they tasted just as good! This is a great dessert for entertaining, prep them a head of time and you don’t have to think about them until you serve them to the table.

Individual desserts served in glasses

I love serving individual desserts, it just feels more personal and I’m pretty sure that it looks like you’ve spent hours slaving in the kitchen. I served this is short rounded glasses, and if you want to elevate them, martini glasses would also work well. You could also opt for ceramic ramekins if that’s what you have.

Chocolate and pretzels on a spoon

Top tips to make Chocolate Pots with a Pretzel Topping

  • To make these chocolate pots gluten free, simply use gluten free pretzels.
  • If you don’t have an electric whisk to whip the cream you can do it by hand, it will take about 4 minutes with some elbow grease!
  • Fold the chocolate mixture, don’t stir it so that you keep as much air in the cream as possible.
  • Let the pots set for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before adding the pretzel topping.
  • The chocolate pots will keep in the fridge for two days.

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Three chocolate pots with spoons next to them

Chocolate Pots with a Pretzel Topping

 Indulgent chocolate pots, topped off with crunchy pretzel peices
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3 small, or 2 large pots
Calories: 384kcal

Ingredients

For the chocolate base

  • 3.5 ounces dark chocolate minimum 75% cocoa (100g)
  • 3.5 ounces cream cheese (100g)
  • 1.75 ounces sugar (50g)
  • 2.1 ounces whipping cream (60ml)

For the pretzel topping

To decorate

  • white chocolate pretzels
  • white chocolate wafers

Instructions

  • Slowly melt the chocolate, and set to one side to let it cool slightly
  • In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese and the caster sugar until combined
  • In a bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks have formed
  • Once the chocolate has cooled, pour it into the whipped cream and combine well, then fold in the cream cheese mixture. It should be one even colour.
  • Spoon the mixture into glasses, and smooth down with the back of a teaspoon.  Put in the fridge for at least 30minutes to set
  • Put the pretzels into a food processor and mix until you have a crumb and place into a bowl.
  • In a pan, slowly melt the butter and pour this onto the pretzel crumbs. mix well and place in the fridge until ready to serve
  • To serve, place half of the pretzel crumbs over each pot and decorate with white chocolate pretzels and wafers.

Notes

  • To make these chocolate pots gluten free, simply use gluten free pretzels.
  • If you don't have an electric whisk to whip the cream you can do it by hand, it will take about 4 minutes with some elbow grease!
  • Fold the chocolate mixture, don't stir it so that you keep as much air in the cream as possible.
  • Let the pots set for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before adding the pretzel topping.
  • The chocolate pots will keep in the fridge for two days.
Nutritional values are based on one of three servings and are an approximation.

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    ijustmakesandwiches
    April 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I can’t believe how amazing these look!!!! I need to try these because I love pretzels and, of course, chocolate!

  • Reply
    Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake
    March 28, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Man I loved chocolate covered pretzels too! You can still get the american ones in some places but it’s american chocolate so…. yuck!
    Absolutely have to try these though!

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      March 28, 2017 at 11:04 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t get my hands on them!

  • Reply
    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    March 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Salty and sweet is a fabulous combination!!! I Love it!

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      March 27, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      I made extra! Can’t get enough of them!

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