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Boozy Halloween Pot De Creme Dessert

Indulge your guests with a rich and decadent chocolate pot de crème that’s sure to cast a spell on even the most discerning palates. This indulgent dessert boasts a creamy, smooth chocolate pudding layer, elevated by a whiskey-infused caramel sauce with notes of cinnamon and a pinch of salt to balance out the sweetness. The addition of crushed Oreo cookies and gummy worms adds a playful touch, perfect for a Halloween party where adults can let their hair down and get creative. Whether you’re serving it in spooky-themed cups or simply garnishing with some edible dirt, this boozy pot de crème is sure to be a hit. And if you’re looking for more inspiration, why not try pairing it with some spooky spider pizza or panna cotta eyeballs? The possibilities are endless!

Why You’ll Love It

There’s no question that this decadent dessert will be a crowd-pleaser, thanks to its impressive array of ingredients, including rich chocolate, sweet caramel, and crunchy Oreos. But what really sets it apart is the fun factor – assembling the dessert allows for creative freedom, with optional decorations ranging from playful touches like candy gravestones or plastic spiders to more whimsical elements like chocolate skulls. Just be sure to plan ahead, as the pot de creme component requires a day’s preparation. The best part? This dessert’s versatility shines through in its two main variations: one featuring whiskey for a grown-up treat, and another sans booze for a kid-friendly option that’s just as enjoyable.

How to Make This Pot de Creme Recipe

Transforming the classic pots de creme into a hauntingly delicious Halloween treat, this boozy concoction is sure to cast a spell on your party guests. To create this wickedly rich dessert, start by allowing gummy worms to soak in whiskey for an unforgettable touch. Meanwhile, combine egg yolks with brown sugar and salt, whisking until smooth. Heat cream and milk to a simmer before slowly pouring the egg mixture into it, cooking until combined. Stir in melted chocolate and divide the mixture among serving glasses. Chill overnight before topping with a whiskey-infused caramel sauce and crumbled chocolate cookies mixed with butter for a ‘dirt’ effect. Finally, garnish each dessert with whiskey-soaked gummy worms and any other Halloween-themed flair you desire. This adult-only treat is sure to be devoured by your guests, who will delight in the combination of creamy chocolate, boozy caramel, and spooky fun.

Substitutions and Variations

To create Oreo “skulls”, you can press the Oreo crumb mixture into skull-shaped molds and refrigerate until firm. For an added layer of complexity, experiment with different types of chocolate chips, such as semi-sweet, dark, or bittersweet. If whiskey isn’t your thing, substitute amber or dark rum, or another liquor of your choice, to give the treat a unique flavor profile.

What to Serve with Pot de Creme

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As you delight in these hauntingly delicious Halloween desserts, why not conjure up an array of eerie recipes to serve at your spooky soiree? The whiskey-infused flavors will pair perfectly with a shot of the good stuff on the side. Be prepared for your guests’ eyes to roll back in their heads (in a good way) as they marvel at this conversation-starting Halloween dessert – just be sure to have your best skull-themed one-liners ready to go!

How to Store Pots de Cream

When it comes to storing store-bought salad dressings, it’s essential to plan ahead. To ensure they remain fresh, start preparing them a day in advance and keep them refrigerated. If you prefer, you can even prepare them up to two days prior as long as you maintain a consistent refrigerator temperature. When it comes to leftovers, cover them properly to prevent drying out and enjoy them within a day or two. As for freezing, unfortunately, this particular recipe is not well-suited for preserving in the freezer.

Pot de Creme FAQs

When it comes to crafting this adorable yet eerie dessert, the type of chocolate used is crucial. For optimal results, I recommend reaching for Ghiradelli or another top-tier brand of chocolate, as the melted chocolate constitutes a significant portion of the final product. Using subpar or low-quality chocolate can result in an unpleasantly noticeable difference. As you work with the eggs in this recipe, you may inadvertently cause them to curdle due to the tempering process (combining them with warm ingredients). Don’t worry; it’s not the end of the world if this happens! Simply blend the mixture in a blender and use the resulting texture, which will be remarkably close to its original state. Remember, you’re aiming for a silky-smooth chocolate custard, not scrambled eggs.

Halloween Pot de Creme Recipe

Halloween Pot de Creme

Indulge in the rich and decadent world of chocolate pots de creme, a perfect treat for your Halloween party. As shared by Bella Bucchiotti, this boozy dessert is sure to impress your guests with its deep flavors and velvety texture. With only 15 minutes of prep time, 15 minutes of cooking time, and 12 hours of chilling, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of six 4 oz servings in no time.


To create the whiskey-infused gummy worms, combine them with whiskey in a container with a lid, ensuring it’s sealed tightly. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours, allowing the flavors to meld together. Meanwhile, prepare the pots de crème by whisking together egg yolks, brown sugar, and salt in a heat-safe bowl. Set aside.In a separate saucepan, combine cream and milk. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches a simmering point around 190°F. As you whisk the egg yolk mixture vigorously, slowly add a couple of tablespoons of the hot cream, allowing them to combine smoothly. Repeat this process, adding more cream in small increments, until you’ve incorporated about half of the total cream. Then, pour the egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining cream and whisk until well combined. Return the pot de crème to heat, cooking for a few minutes until it reaches 185-190°F.Remove the pot de crème from heat and stir in the chocolate until melted and smooth. Pour the mixture immediately into serving glasses or ramekins. For an added layer of creaminess, pour the pot de crème through a fine-mesh strainer into your serving containers. Place them in the refrigerator to chill for at least 12 hours.To make the whiskey caramel sauce, combine caramel, whiskey, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pour an even layer of the sauce over each pots de crème.To create the Oreo butter crumbs, place Oreos in a food processor with melted butter. Pulse until the mixture resembles sandy texture. Top each pot de crème with a spoonful of the Oreo crumbs.Gently remove the whiskey-soaked gummy worms from their container, being cautious not to break any. Place 1-3 worms on top of each glass or ramekin. Decorate with additional Halloween-themed decorations like candy skulls/bones or gravestones. Serve and enjoy! Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.Optional: Use some of the Oreo crumbs to fill a skull mold, pressing firmly to compact. Refrigerate until solidified. (Consider adding this step after step 9 or 10.)