Mint-Chocolate Flan

Mint-Chocolate Flan
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Cook 3 mins Bake 400°F 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) cook-and-serve chocolate-pudding mix
  • 3 cups low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut in pieces
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • Mint chocolate candy slices, fresh mint leaves, optional

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat eight 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups with nonstick cooking spray. Add sugar to one ramekin, turn to coat bottom and side with sugar. Pour excess into next ramekin; repeat as above.

2. In a medium-size saucepan, combine pudding mix and milk. Over medium-high heat, cook, stirring, until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat; stir in butter and chips. In medium-size bowl, beat eggs; stir in a little hot pudding mixture. Whisk egg mixture back into pan to blend.

3. Spoon about 1/2 cup mixture into each ramekin, dividing evenly. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, beat heavy cream with mint extract until soft peaks form. Let flan cool slightly; run thin metal spatula around edge. Shake gently; invert onto serving plate. Let stand 15 minutes, then serve. Spoon dollop of mint cream on side; garnish with a mint-chocolate candy slice and fresh mint, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 535, Fat, total (g): 38, chol. (mg): 197, sat. fat (g): 23, carb. (g): 45, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 8, sodium (mg): 231, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.