Easy Faux Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Do you even want to know how long it took me to figure out how to type those little accent thingies?


Only like 5 seconds because I just copy and pasted it from the interflex. HA-BIGGIDY.

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Alrighty, this post is obviously way less about a recipe, and more about . . .  A SWELL TIME, DANGIT. Sorry I keep screaming at you. These things can’t be helped.

The truth of the matter of the heartbreak hotel is, we all need crème brûlée from time to time (all the time). And at the risk of sounding like a total dil-binger, ain’t nobody got time for dat! (please tell me you’ve seen that.) (i just think it’s so funny!) (are you tired of me talking to you in parentheses?) (I can stop at anytime.) (I can!)

So basically, what you do is, pick up a little boxy box of your fave instant pudding. And I’m talking instant instant, not that cooking and chilling for 36 years b.s.

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So you whip it all, la dee da, and then spoon it into little jars, voilee la, and THEN, this is where it gets brulee-y. Hold on I need to re-paste that word. Brûlée-y. You sprinkle some good turbinado sugar on top. (Which is just sugar with a turban on it. I’m just kidding.) Throw her under the broiler (or if you have one of those cool torches, do that! I was just positive I was going to burn my house down and my hair off, so a broiling I went.) for about 5 minutes and (I just had to interject here because I felt like one more good parentheses pause.), garnish it with fresh berries, some pecan pieces and (what would you think about one more?) powdered sugar and hoooooooooolllla.back.


If you have kids, they’ll fall in serious love. If you don’t, even better! More for you.

Screw the brûlée. Oh! Scrûlée.


Git it.

Easy Faux Chocolate Crème Brûlée:

What it took for 4 little jars (1/2 cup servings):

* 1 (3.9 oz) box instant chocolate pudding (I used chocolate fudge even! omg)
* 2 cups cold milk
* 2-4 Tbs. sugar in the raw (turbinado)
* blueberries, pecan pieces and a dusting of powdered sugar for garnish

In a mixing bowl, combine the pudding mix and cold milk. Whisk a couple of minutes until it sets. Taste it. Taste it again. Taste it one more time to make sure they did it right. Tast – I’m just kidding.

After about 5 minutes of letting it sit, spoon the mixture into little jars. Sprinkle liberally with the sugar to create a little coating on top.

Place the jars on a baking sheet and stick her under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until the sugar is bubbly and caramelizing.

Now, stick the tray in the fridge another 10 minutes, until the sugars harden and create that layer that you want to tap through, just like in Amelie.

Garnish with blueberries, pecan pieces and a pretty dusting of powdered sugar.


(okay bye.)

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38 Responses to Easy Faux Chocolate Crème Brûlée

  1. marla April 5, 2013 at 7:43 am #
    Ha! The accents, copyright symbols ~ All of those are mind numbing and worthy of a cocktail or this lovely faux brûlée (by the way those accents auto filled ~ lucky me!)
  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks April 5, 2013 at 7:43 am #
    Best use ever of some pudding mix! Bev...gorgeous!!
  3. Amy @Very Culinary April 5, 2013 at 7:59 am #
    What would we do without Google? And pudding. And these. I don't want to know...
  4. Tieghan April 5, 2013 at 8:00 am #
    These are just, wow! Pudding that is so smart!! Cant wait to make these!
  5. Amanda April 5, 2013 at 8:08 am #
    Just wonderful!
  6. Heather Christo April 5, 2013 at 8:29 am #
    These are gorgeous. you are right, my kids would be in love, but so am I!
  7. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch April 5, 2013 at 8:32 am #
    How great these look!!! Mmmmmm.
  8. Ali | Gimme Some Oven April 5, 2013 at 8:37 am #
    You made dessert!!! These look gorgeous!
  9. Brian @ A Thought For Food April 5, 2013 at 8:56 am #
    I don't care if it's faux or not... I want it in my mouth!
  10. Heather @ Heather's Dish April 5, 2013 at 9:02 am #
    (You're a genius) (OMG I'm so in love with this idea) (extra berries) (and pecans) (on mine please). :)
  11. claire @ the realistic nutritionist April 5, 2013 at 9:05 am #
    world ending in 3...2...1...
  12. Jackie @ Savoring Our Twenties April 5, 2013 at 9:21 am #
    You = hilarious (and a genius in the kitch). Thanks for making me laugh -- AND providing a delish recipe. :) Happy Friday!
  13. Emily April 5, 2013 at 10:26 am #
    Ohhhhh boy, entertaining as usual. And this looks positively delicious. I'm boust to go brulee a pudding cup right now. Thanks!
  14. Lisa | With Style and Grace April 5, 2013 at 11:08 am #
    yes!! these are little glasses of perfection.
  15. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl April 5, 2013 at 11:13 am #
    Seriously? Can I just live in one of those tiny little glasses?
  16. Cookin' Canuck April 5, 2013 at 11:29 am #
    Oh yeah...diggin' these. What a perfect little dessert for entertaining...or plain personal gluttony (as in sitting on the couch and eating 2 in five minutes flat).
  17. Paula - bell'alimento April 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm #
    Seriously awesome-sauce.
  18. Tracy @ Peanut Butter And Onion April 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm #
    Simple and sweet, just the way I like it
  19. Aislinn April 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm #
    I had to laugh when I saw your " instant instant, not that cooking and chilling for 36 years b.s." cause I was just thinking, ok I can make this with the cooked pudding very easily. ( cause I HATE the texture of instant pudding. ) :grin:
    • Bev Weidner April 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm #
      Hahaha! You can totally use the cooking kind if you dig that! Ger fer ert.
  20. Kari@Loaves n Dishes April 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm #
    Who says everything has to be difficult & from scratch? I would be proud to serve this pretty dessert. Bev, you are a clever girl!
  21. Marie @ Little Kitchie April 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm #
    STOP. Loving everything about this!
  22. Jenny April 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm #
    Did you even eat a whole one? ;) Look at you with all your desserts.......
  23. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 6, 2013 at 5:37 am #
    I am ALL over this! Yuuuuum!
  24. Tracy April 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm #
    "I went down to get me a cold pop..." I love that video!!! In love with this delicious bit of luxury.
  25. Jess April 7, 2013 at 1:17 am #
    I love these, Bev - what a delicious, fun dessert - and so simple!
  26. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking April 7, 2013 at 6:58 pm #
    Wow this looks amazing! Love the blueberries and pecans on top!
  27. Courtney @ Neighborfood April 8, 2013 at 10:01 am #
    STOP yourself. You just made this waaaaay too easy for me. And waaaaay too easy to go home, put on my elastic pants, and chow. (P.S. I love parenthesis too!) (P.P.S. I also love P.S.es....aren't they cute?) (P.P.P.S Until you get to three...then it's just obnoxious.)
  28. Nutmeg Nanny April 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm #
    Oh my, looks simple enough and I am willing to bet it tastes like heaven!
  29. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm #
    Mmm... I like brûlée-y.
  30. Lindsay @ VeganYumminess April 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm #
    Bev, you crack me up! These look ah. may. zing. Brûlée-y. See? I can copy and paste too! :) I learned a new skill!
  31. Lauren April 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm #
    Mmmm sounds so good, this would probably be awesome with butterscotch pudding as well!
  32. Sarah April 12, 2013 at 8:36 am #
    LOVE this. Instant pudding does wonders IMHO
  33. Theresa Rayner February 12, 2015 at 9:26 pm #
    They look delicious and super simple to make - that's my kind of dessert. I love the glasses you have them in, they're so cute.


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