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Edible Pot ‘O Gold

Take your taste buds on a journey to the end of the rainbow. Personal brownie bowls filled with homemade butterscotch pudding and topped with edible gold coins mean these pots ‘o gold have us feelin’ lucky.

Tasty Team
Total Time

1 hr 10 min

1 hr 10 min

Prep Time

30 minutes

30 min

Cook Time

40 minutes

40 min

Total Time

1 hr 10 min

1 hr 10 min

Prep Time

30 minutes

30 min

Cook Time

40 minutes

40 min

Ingredients

for 6 servings

Butterscotch Pudding

  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar (300 g), packed
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk (240 mL), room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream (480 mL), room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt

Brownie Batter

  • 1 cup 70% dark chocolate (200 g), roughtly chopped
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups cane sugar (400 g)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour (95 g)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant ground espresso
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • nonstick cooking spray, for greasing

Rainbow Arches

  • ¼ cup red candy melts (45 g)
  • ¼ cup orange candy melts (45 g)
  • ¼ cup yellow candy melts (45 g)
  • ¼ cup green candy melts (45 g)
  • ¼ cup blue candy melts (45 g)
  • ¼ cup purple candy melts (45 g)

Grass

  • 2 cups shredded coconut (200 g)
  • 1 teaspoon leaf green gel food coloring

Toppings

  • 12 vanilla sandwich cookie thins
  • edible gold dust
  • 18 mini caramel filled chocolates

Gold sprinkles

  • 1 cup whipped cream (240 mL)
  • gold sugar pearl

Special Equipment

  • 2 6 cup jumbo muffin tins
  • small paint brush

Preparation

  1. Make the butterscotch pudding: In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and cornstarch until smooth.
  2. In a medium pot fitted with a candy thermometer, combine the dark brown sugar, water, vanilla, and kosher salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240°F (115°C). While whisking constantly, slowly pour in the milk and cream. Return to a boil.
  3. Once the cream mixture is steaming (but not boiling), remove the pot from the heat. Gradually pour the cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking between additions, to temper the eggs.
  4. Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve back into the pot and cook, whisking frequently, until thickened and beginning to bubble, 5–10 minutes.
  5. Transfer the pudding to a clean large bowl. Add the cubed butter and flaky sea salt and mix with an immersion blender or electric hand mixer on the lowest speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, pressing it directly against the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill while you make the brownies.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  8. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate and butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Whisk the sugar into the chocolate mixture until well combined and starting to dissolve. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, whisking between each addition to incorporate, then whisk in the vanilla.
  10. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt.
  11. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well incorporated.
  12. Grease the cups of a 6-cup jumbo muffin tin with nonstick spray. Grease the bottom of the other muffin tin.
  13. Pour the brownie batter into the greased muffin cups until halfway full. Place the muffin tin with the greased bottoms over the filled muffin tin, pressing down gently until the batter just reaches the top of each cup.
  14. Bake the brownie cups for 35–40 minutes, until the edges appear crispy and the centers no longer look gooey (lift the top muffin tin to check). Remove the top tin and let the brownie cups cool completely.
  15. Make the rainbow arches: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  16. Add each color of candy melts to a separate small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted and stir until smooth.
  17. Transfer each color to a piping bag or resealable zip-top bag. Snip a small hole at the tip of each piping bag.
  18. Starting with the red candy melts and continuing with the orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, pipe 6 small rainbow arches onto the prepared baking sheet. Let harden for at least 5 minutes, then use an offset spatula or butter knife to carefully release the rainbow arches from the parchment.
  19. Make the grass: In a medium bowl, mix together the shredded coconut and green food coloring until evenly colored. Spread the grass on a serving platter.
  20. Make the toppings: Using a small paintbrush, dust the yellow cookies on both sides with the edible gold dust to create gold coins.
  21. Using the remaining melted yellow chocolate to fill the tops of the mini caramel-filled chocolates. Top with gold sprinkles to make mini pots of gold.
  22. Assemble the pots of gold: Transfer the butterscotch pudding to a piping bag fitted with an open star tip.
  23. Remove the brownie cups from the pan and place atop the coconut grass.
  24. Pipe the butterscotch pudding into the brownie cups. Pipe whipped cream clouds on one side of the “pot”. Top each pot with 1 rainbow arch, 2 gold coins, 3 mini pots of gold, and gold sugar pearls.
  25. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 6 servings

Butterscotch Pudding

  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar (300 g), packed
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk (240 mL), room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream (480 mL), room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt

Brownie Batter

  • 1 cup 70% dark chocolate (200 g), roughtly chopped
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups cane sugar (400 g)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour (95 g)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant ground espresso
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • nonstick cooking spray, for greasing

Rainbow Arches

  • ¼ cup red candy melts (45 g)
  • ¼ cup orange candy melts (45 g)
  • ¼ cup yellow candy melts (45 g)
  • ¼ cup green candy melts (45 g)
  • ¼ cup blue candy melts (45 g)
  • ¼ cup purple candy melts (45 g)

Grass

  • 2 cups shredded coconut (200 g)
  • 1 teaspoon leaf green gel food coloring

Toppings

  • 12 vanilla sandwich cookie thins
  • edible gold dust
  • 18 mini caramel filled chocolates

Gold sprinkles

  • 1 cup whipped cream (240 mL)
  • gold sugar pearl

Special Equipment

  • 2 6 cup jumbo muffin tins
  • small paint brush

Preparation

  1. Make the butterscotch pudding: In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and cornstarch until smooth.
  2. In a medium pot fitted with a candy thermometer, combine the dark brown sugar, water, vanilla, and kosher salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240°F (115°C). While whisking constantly, slowly pour in the milk and cream. Return to a boil.
  3. Once the cream mixture is steaming (but not boiling), remove the pot from the heat. Gradually pour the cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking between additions, to temper the eggs.
  4. Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve back into the pot and cook, whisking frequently, until thickened and beginning to bubble, 5–10 minutes.
  5. Transfer the pudding to a clean large bowl. Add the cubed butter and flaky sea salt and mix with an immersion blender or electric hand mixer on the lowest speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, pressing it directly against the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill while you make the brownies.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  8. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate and butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Whisk the sugar into the chocolate mixture until well combined and starting to dissolve. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, whisking between each addition to incorporate, then whisk in the vanilla.
  10. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt.
  11. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well incorporated.
  12. Grease the cups of a 6-cup jumbo muffin tin with nonstick spray. Grease the bottom of the other muffin tin.
  13. Pour the brownie batter into the greased muffin cups until halfway full. Place the muffin tin with the greased bottoms over the filled muffin tin, pressing down gently until the batter just reaches the top of each cup.
  14. Bake the brownie cups for 35–40 minutes, until the edges appear crispy and the centers no longer look gooey (lift the top muffin tin to check). Remove the top tin and let the brownie cups cool completely.
  15. Make the rainbow arches: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  16. Add each color of candy melts to a separate small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted and stir until smooth.
  17. Transfer each color to a piping bag or resealable zip-top bag. Snip a small hole at the tip of each piping bag.
  18. Starting with the red candy melts and continuing with the orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, pipe 6 small rainbow arches onto the prepared baking sheet. Let harden for at least 5 minutes, then use an offset spatula or butter knife to carefully release the rainbow arches from the parchment.
  19. Make the grass: In a medium bowl, mix together the shredded coconut and green food coloring until evenly colored. Spread the grass on a serving platter.
  20. Make the toppings: Using a small paintbrush, dust the yellow cookies on both sides with the edible gold dust to create gold coins.
  21. Using the remaining melted yellow chocolate to fill the tops of the mini caramel-filled chocolates. Top with gold sprinkles to make mini pots of gold.
  22. Assemble the pots of gold: Transfer the butterscotch pudding to a piping bag fitted with an open star tip.
  23. Remove the brownie cups from the pan and place atop the coconut grass.
  24. Pipe the butterscotch pudding into the brownie cups. Pipe whipped cream clouds on one side of the “pot”. Top each pot with 1 rainbow arch, 2 gold coins, 3 mini pots of gold, and gold sugar pearls.
  25. Enjoy!

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