Sweet Treats

Chocolate Pots

Today’s sweet treat is in support of the Good Cookies Food Blogger Valentine’s Day Event hosted by The Little Kitchen. We’re fundraising for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer – so if you’re feeling the love today, please swing by and show them some! Our donations will be matched by our great sponsors, Dixie Crystals, MediaVine, and OXO!

These delicious, elegant, and surprisingly easy little pots of chocolate goodness and decadence have a long Valentine’s Day history with me, so I figured they would be the perfect thing to share with you this week.

While there’s a tie in all of this to my handsome husband, chocolate pots de creme remind me most of my best friends and our grad school Galentine’s Day. Everyone needs these friends – the ones who will cheer your publication successes and hold your hand through the agony of proposals and defenses, who will pile into cars and road trip with you at the drop of a hat even if it means piling books and laptops into bags because you know you’ll all end up doing some work that weekend in between wine and Uno games.

For whatever reason, one particular Valentine’s Day weekend, I was feeling a little down, so I asked them if they wanted to come out to Charlottesville for a girl party. They were all game, and hopped into the car immediately.

Feeling a little bit of hostess guilt, I put together a couple little surprises for them for their visit – one of which was a chocolate class at the local culinary school where I’d been taking classes. And it turned out to be awesome!

We made truffles. We made pots de creme. We made the world’s most decadent fudge. We had a lot of fun teasing each other about whose souffles were misbehaving. And we just had a lot of fun reconnecting over chocolate.

While recreating some of our recipes back at my apartment, we were talking about our love lives at the moment. I happened to mention a guy I had met while I was living and working in Hawaii – right prior to leaving for grad school. We’d dated fairly briefly before I’d had to leave to start school, but had never brought up the subject of having a long distance relationship. I’d thought it was too soon to think about that. But he was hanging around in my mind.

The girls, of course, gave me some good natured teasing. Until a box showed up at the door. Said guy had sent me a case of my favorite Hawaii brewed beer for Valentine’s Day, saying that he thought that was a little more “me” than flowers, though he’d send those, too.

Three faces suddenly turned serious, and my besties all pointed at me and said that I was an idiot if I didn’t keep this one. They were right.

He and I have been married eight years now, and all three girls were in my bridal party.

So while this whole thing ended up in a romance, today’s story is the love between a group of friends…and some really, really good chocolate.

[lt_recipe name=”Chocolate Pots” summary=”This simple, elegant, and remarkably easy treat is perfect for showing your love to a significant other, your besties, or just yourself!” servings=”2″ total_time=”2H20M” print=”yes” image=”https://homefrontcooking.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Chocolate-Pots-0233-1024×683.jpg” ingredients=”4 oz dark or baking chocolate, coarsely chopped;1 cup heavy cream;1/4 cup sugar;1/8 tsp salt;1 tsp vanilla;grated chocolate for garnish;strawberries for garnish” ]Add the chopped chocolate to a heat proof bowl {such as Pyrex} and set aside.;Add the cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling, about x minutes.;Pour the cream over the chocolate and let sit for one minute. Then whisk together until the chocolate is melted and the ingredients are well combined. The mixture should be smooth.;Evenly divide the mixture between two ramekins, cover, and let set in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.;Garnish with chocolate shavings and strawberries and serve.[/lt_recipe]

Remember, show some Valentine’s love to the Good Cookie Food Blogger fundraising page if you can!

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Be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in the Valentine’s Day event and check out their recipes!

Brownie Cups from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Valentine’s Day Delight Recipe from Jennifer of The Rebel Chick
Strawberry Cake Rolls from Coleen of The Redhead Baker
Perfect M&M Cookies from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Paleo Almond Butter Cookies from Taryn of Hot Pan Kitchen
Black Tahini Truffles from Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pink Glitter Drink fo Valentine’s Day from Jenn of Ever After in the Woods
Vegan Matcha Rose Shortbread from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Star Wars Kylo Ren Emoji Cookies from Jenn of justJENN recipes
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Faith of An Edible Mosaic
Andes Mint Cookies from Rebekah of Kitchen Gidget
Chocolate Pots from Kristin of On the Home Front
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookie Bars from Melissa of Persnickety Plates
Dark Chocolate and Smokey Blue Cheese Gougères from Lisa of Taste Cook Sip
Nutella Cookies from Raquel of Organized Island
Strawberry Sandwich Cookies from Heather of Delicious Not Gorgeous
Mini Chocolate Lava Kiss Cakes from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies with White Chocolate from Lisa of Blogghetti
Chewy Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Butterscotch Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Cookies from Elaine of Small Farm Big Life
Cherry and Chocolate Chip Cookie Cutter Cookies from Brenda of Meal Planning Magic
Cherry Cheesecake Bars from Laura of Untwisted Vintage
Grapefruit Gin Spritz from Sarah of Chef Sarah Elizabeth
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
chocolate heart cookies from Meaghan of the decorated cookie
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
Salted Caramel Bars from Marybeth of Baby Savers
Cotton Candy Buttercream Cupcakes from Nina of Crazy for Cookies and More
Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake from Bree of Baked Bree
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chips Cookies from Maria of The Cookware Geek
Valentine’s Blondie Bars from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Confetti Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Heart of Gold Chocolate Sprinkle Blossoms from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie
Ancho Chili Brownies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
Heart Shaped Spritz Cookies from Holly of A Baker’s House
Strawberry Macarons from April of April Erhard
Sweetheart Chocolate Pretzel Bites from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Gluten-free Peanut Butter M&M Cookies from Michelle of My Gluten-free Kitchen
Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls from Rose of Rose Bakes
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes for Two from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Butter Almond Mushroom Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals

About the ChefKristin

Career Army officer with a tendency toward workaholism. On the side, self taught cook, carpenter, and gardener, working to build a beautiful life for my family. Trying to tilt my balance in the right direction.

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