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Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

Treat yourself and your loved ones to the smooth chocolaty taste of a truly luxurious dessert. A sophisticated combination of vanilla and rich dark chocolate, topped with caramelized sugar.


  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE CHOCOLATIER 53% Cacao Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into small pieces or 2/3 cup NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Place cream, half-and-half and vanilla extract in large saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Add chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth.
  3. Whisk egg yolks and 1/3 cup sugar in large mixer bowl. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour mixture through fine sieve into six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups. Place ramekins in 13 x 9-inch baking dish; fill pan with hot water to 1-inch depth.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until custards jiggle slightly when pan is shaken. Cool custards in water until cool enough to handle. Remove custards from water; refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap; continue to refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  7. Heat broiler. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over tops of each custard. Place custards on baking sheet. Broil for 3 minutes or until sugar is melted and caramelized (rotate pan as needed to prevent burning). Alternately, tops can be caramelized using kitchen torch.
  8. Refrigerate for 2 hours so that the topping can harden and the custard can cool and set.

Preparation Time: 20 min | Cooking Time: 50 min
Cooling Time: 7 hrs refrigerating | Servings: 6

Nutritional information: Calories: 380 Calories from Fat: 240 Total Fat: 27 g Saturated Fat: 16 g Cholesterol: 210 mg Sodium: 25 mg Carbohydrates: 30 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 25 g Protein: 4 g

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Nestlé® and