April 05, 2016

Springtime Dessert Pots

Springtime Dessert Pots

Looking for a fun, festive dessert?  You’ve come to the right place!  These Springtime Dessert Pots are the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of Spring.  They’re easy to put together, delicious to eat, and couldn’t be any cuter!  Using real terra cotta flower pots is a unique way to serve dessert for family night, or for company.  These are always a big hit, especially with the kids!

Carrot Dessert Pots

Dipping strawberries in the orange candy melts is such a great way to make a “carrot” for your little garden pot.  Just wash, dry, dip & drizzle and you have yourself the cutest little “veggie” to top your dessert pots!  If you haven’t dipped strawberries before, check out my tips for perfect chocolate covered strawberries.  It’s easy, but there are some important things to know!

Carrot Dessert Pot

This recipe uses a boxed cake mix, which really makes it simple to put together.  I used German Chocolate, but you can use your favorite variety.  We love Devil’s Food!  The consistency of the baked cake is somewhere between a brownie a slice of cake…so we call it brownie cake!  I like to use a muffin tin to hold the pots as they bake because it makes it so easy to get them in and out of the oven.  And feel free to trim the parchment paper down to the top of the pot if you don’t want it showing.  Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t…I think it’s cute both ways!

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Springtime Dessert Pots

Ingredients:

  • 1 German Chocolate box cake mix
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • ice cream, softened
  • 10 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 10 strawberries
  • 1 cup orange candy melts

Special Equipment:

  • 10 unglazed terra cotta pots, 3 inches tall & 3 inches wide at the top
  • parchment paper
  • muffin tin
  • 1 Tbsp cookie scoop

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry terra cotta pots.
  3. Line each pot with parchment paper.  Cut a round piece for the bottom (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter) and two strips for the sides (3×5 inches each).  Set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, butter and chocolate chips.  Mixture should be thick.
  5. Place parchment liners in pots.
  6. Scoop 4 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup) of brownie cake mixture into each pot.
  7. Place terra cotta pots in a muffin tin and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until cooked through.  We like ours a little gooey, so I take them out around 35 minutes.
  8. While the brownie cakes are baking, wash and thoroughly dry the strawberries.
  9. Melt the orange candy melts according to package directions.
  10. Dip strawberries in the orange melts and place on a sheet of parchment paper to harden.  Drizzle with leftover melted orange to add carrot detail (spoon into a sandwich bag, make a tiny snip in one corner and squeeze).
  11. When the brownie cakes have cooled slightly (or completely), top with softened ice cream and smooth with the back of a spoon.
  12. Sprinkle liberally with crushed Oreo cookies (it really looks like potting soil!), top with a strawberry “carrot” and serve!
  13. Makes 10 dessert pots.

Optional Add-ins:

  • Place a Rolo in the center of the dough before baking
  • Add an extra 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or chunks, which I used)
  • Add a scoop of oatmeal (up to 1/2 cup)
  • Before adding the ice cream, add some hot fudge, or chocolate or caramel sauce

Notes:

  • After researching it, I still wasn’t sure if all unglazed terra cotta pots were food safe.  There was a lot of conflicting information, so I decided to play it safe and line them with parchment (which also made clean up easier).  I grabbed the pots at my local garden center.  I’ve also seen them at craft stores.
  • To easily make the parchment rounds, I place a pot on a piece of parchment paper and trace the bottom.  Then I cut it out just inside the circle I drew (since the inside of the pot is smaller than the outside).  It doesn’t have to be perfect…none of mine ever are!
  • Using a muffin tin to hold the pots is just for convenience in getting them in and out of the oven.  You may place the pots directly on the oven rack to bake.
  • You can crush the oreos in a zip top bag using a rolling pin, or use a food processor.
  • I’ve tried using cupcake liners, but they stick to the brownie cakes.  The parchment paper doesn’t stick.  You can use liners, but be aware that it may be a little harder to eat because it will stick.
  • I have made this dessert using different sizes of box cake mixes.  They range from 15.25 oz to 18.25 oz, and I’ve had success with all of them.

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  • Jana Klement

    Wow this is so cool 😀

  • Julie1989

    These are utterly ADORABLE!

  • Ana Sotelo

    Great idea!

  • Marianna

    graet udea yummm

  • Eileen Medina

    Yum!

  • Raquel Reyes

    Yummy!!!!!

  • Ana

    I’m going to try these next Easter, it’s a cool idea

  • Edcel Janine Leabres Sulit

    Yummy

  • Gles

    Super cute! I’ll def give these a try

  • Alejandra Villarroel

    Really cute idea 🙂

  • Brianna

    This looks delicious

  • America Rose

    Looks so cute and yummy!

  • Reagan Boucher

    We made these for Easter for the kids table and everyone loved them! The adults were actually jealous they didn’t have them on their table.

  • TheBestOfBri

    cool idea!

  • Hannah Dement

    Such a cute idea!

  • Jennifer Luna Ayala

    Tasty it just needed a bunny to bite the carrot but still it looks delicious.

  • Bree

    Yum!

  • Skyler

    Yum!

  • Paisley

    It looks like real soil!

  • Melanie Perez

    Aww this is so cute I love this! So creative! 🍓

  • Sam Barnet

    So doing this!!!

  • Sisters creating time

    Yum yum!

  • Just Jakkie

    These like they taste yummy and look so cute!

  • jurika martinez

    very creative

  • B&b fan

    Cool

  • Natasha Vallis16

    I need to make these next year 😍🐰

  • Leah

    These look so cute and would work well for a themed party too

  • Francesca

    Good

  • Dua Aamir

    So good

  • Kirby D

    This would be great as a elementary classroom treat! Thanks for sharing!

  • Eudys Loaiza

    This NEEDS fudge!

  • Mackenzie

    Delicious

  • Danae

    Looks delicious

  • Vanessa Diels

    Looks fun to make.

  • Gess

    This looks really fun to make and so pretty too. Looks totally delish too! 🙂

  • Melty Monster

    That looks sooo yummy !

  • cristie hue lam Chung

    cute

  • Kala Middlebrook

    yummy

  • Ankita J

    These look so YUM! This website is one of the most awesome sites for kids, teens and adults.

  • Adria Quinton

    Looks so yummy & adorable !!

  • Christian Happs

    This looks soooo good.

  • Andrea

    This is my favorite post, because it is easy to make and very adorable and it will look great for the spring time and I may try it.

  • Sunreet

    looks and sounds amazing

  • Amina

    I’ve got to try this out 🙂

  • ST

    this is so cute!! love it!!!

  • Ricci

    Awesome!

  • BIA martins

    delicious

  • Teni SinLa

    yummy desert,…. thanks for sharing the recipe…. wanna try by myself!

  • Jennifer Luna Ayala

    I never seen this in my life until now this is a great idea.

  • Rylee

    One of my fav posts becauss I love making desserts!!

  • Allison

    I love how strawberries are the carrots cute zone ☺

  • Mafalda Teixeira

    I can’t way to try it!!

  • Hannah Cusack

    YUM!!!

  • Amna AlAhmadi

    Cant wait to try them 🙂

  • Role Play

    These Springtime Dessert Pots are just too cute!

  • Terri

    OMG! These are super cute!!!

  • cortney brown

    This is awesome I love this and it looks so good!

  • Kurstin

    Sooo cute!!

  • kimdavis

    how cute and easy, I love it.

  • Miranda benson

    So cool!

  • Jessica

    This looks somgood

  • Aliyah Moore

    So cute!

  • Catalina Castro Ocampo

    Soom cute

  • Madison DiGiantommaso

    They look so cute

  • Wendy Castro

    That looks sooo cute

  • Takhiya

    Nice idea! And it looks good

  • McKenzie Jacober

    these are so cute!

  • Jenna dole

    This is so cute! Want to try this!

  • Erin

    😍😍

  • Hina

    Yummy!!!

  • Kay-Ann O

    Super cute 😘

  • Tibebe S. Biru

    This is such s cute idea.

  • From Girl C

    That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! <3

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  • Cherry

    This is sooo cute!

  • Ruby

    Cute!

  • RoxieRollerz

    so cute! They also look yummy!!!

  • Kate Adams

    These look delicious!

  • Taylor Scaife

    They look delicious

  • Ariel Abella

    wow, simple but look delicious..

  • Madeline Williams

    They look so yummy!

  • Dalilah Bridges

    thanks so creative!

  • carolinecorgi

    Can’t wait to try it!

  • Brooklyn McKelvey

    Really cool

  • MoMo Moore

    Absolutely IN LOVE with this dessert.

  • Christina Stevenson

    Yum!!!!

  • Lyuba Shvaryk.

    Amazing! I’ve tried to make them and my sister loved them so much 🙂

  • Giulietta

    Simply adorable! I’ll try to make them!

  • Della Barker

    This is so cute and would be great for a spring party. 🙂

  • Genivieve wert

    yummm now im hungry

  • Cecilia

    Omg! Looks amazing guys. I must try this!

  • Aleyah Kahl

    😍😍😍😋😋

  • Angela

    These are great for any occasion!

  • Becky Sandusky

    Ohhhhh….. I love this idea.

  • Noel

    so cool

  • Jeena Bittenbender

    Looks yummy. Think I will make these for the Geands this weekend…

  • Kathleen

    Yummy this looks ssooo good

  • Kayla Frank

    i love the originality of all your crafts 🙂

  • Nicole Martin

    Looks yummy

  • Jailene Dejesus

    this looks really good

  • Tanya Mills

    Yummmmmm can’t wait to try this!!!

  • Erika Chu

    This looks really yummy!

  • Nikky Stendal

    Looks good🍓

  • Alyssa

    Oh my goodness these look almost too cute to eat!

  • Nicholas Fernanders

    Fun for a garden party

  • Ashley

    Will try these. They look delicious!

  • Morginastic 16

    This recipe is so adorable! I love it!

  • Sandra Baez

    So cute

  • Brianna

    So cute

  • zo

    Wow, will have to make this

  • Grace W

    These look so great

  • Rachel Slough

    Amazing idea!!

  • Cee-Jade Nguyen

    Adorable haha ^-^ Definitely might try this out, thanks for sharing!

  • nikki lopez

    So cute, and looks delicious!

  • Lori

    What a great idea! I love this and going to make these with my daughter. You have some awesome idea’s

  • Aubrey

    Yummy😝

  • Mej Sutton

    yummy! i loved this!

  • megan

    This look absolutely adorable! can’t wait to try them with my nieces and nephew.

  • Susan

    These are fantastic! We’re having a Spring get together and I will definitely be making these!

  • TheBestOfBri

    I am totally going to try this!

  • Hannah Paxman

    So cute defiantly gonna try this!

  • Bayley

    This looks so fun

  • Beatrice Emanuela Pilar

    oh my god

  • Chowmander

    these are good party favors too!

  • Aimee Valdivia

    The strawberries look so cute!!!

  • Brittany Joy

    love this!

  • America Cano

    I really love how cute and creative these are! Would have been perfect for easter!!

  • Rylee

    These look so good 😫❤️

  • Priyal Bole

    Sounds great

  • PAo10

    sooo cute!

  • Sally Tiet

    These look sooo delicious and so super cutee!! 😋😍😍

  • Fabioola Parral

    Delicious and super cute !

  • Ciara Arriola

    super cute and festive!

  • Maria Paula Nucamendi

    this are so cute! cant wait to try them

  • Natalie Tran

    So cute!

  • Sarah Gehrke

    I am so going to try this it looks so good

  • Me

    Neat

  • Lisbeth

    Hey, so cool, and thank you for answer me!!

  • Livi Maree

    Cute

  • halle

    This is a awesome idea!!!

  • Michelle Zheng

    Looks amazing and I bet it also taste amazing.

  • Paula Salinas

    Yummy and it looks so cute!

  • tanvi

    would have never thought of this amazing idea!

  • Ross

    😋😊

  • Lilly

    Cute and adorable!

  • Kylie Domic

    Cool idea!!! 🙂

  • miguelfi guzman

    Looks absolutely delicious!!!!

  • rama

    yummmmmmmmmm

  • Victoria

    Such a cute idea!

  • mezna almasnoori

    i will try it if i was a good cook, but my mom would kill me if i ruined her kitchen

  • Lanee Colarossi

    These are too cute.

  • Cindy

    I will definitely try this!

  • Kathryn Westwood

    This looks so great

  • Betsy

    Yum!!yum!! I love the carrots

  • Emma Arigo

    definitely making these!

  • Bridgett Cortez

    Looks delicious!!!

  • Maddy Brown

    Definitely want to try this!

  • Courtney Castle

    Super cute!

  • Peyton Mae Cummings

    That looks amazing! I’ll have to try this!

  • sophia cavalcante

    These are so adorable!!

  • Jasmine

    That is such a great idea! I have to try this

  • Maritsa Sanchez-Ortega

    These are sooooo cute!!!!!

  • Chelsea gaudet

    These are to cute

  • Zunera Alix

    these look so delicious wow

  • Alicia Chevalier

    So cute and spring-y. The devils cake looks like dirt. Love it!!!!

  • Oh my goodness this looks so yummy!

  • Kristen Marie

    These are so cute and look delicious!

  • Gamar A

    looks good

  • Jorchet

    Yum!

  • Cristo Murio Por Ti

    Those strawberries are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oldika

    Cant wait to try! These look so yummy!

  • Kaye Ilarde

    Perfect for the super hot weather! Im so goin’to try this!

  • Zaidy Zouain-Campos

    Yummyyyyyy!!! I love the presentation 😍

  • Alexandra♎

    Yummm! This looks amazing and totally festive for spring

  • Jennie

    That looks delicious!

  • Kay-Ann O

    Yummy ❤️😍

  • -Nuritza

    Cutest dessert idea for spring😍!!

  • disqus_XxlzLIqHO1

    That’s really cute. My mom makes “dirt” too!

  • Janelle Heng

    these look really easy and delicious 😀

  • Helya

    amazing

  • Wendy Diaz

    That’s looks so gooooooooood!!!!!!!!!

  • Emmy

    😍😍😍

  • اميره عبدالعزيز

    Yummmmm, This looks so good😍

  • Maria C

    This looks so good😍

  • Jade Dixon

    Such a good idea!

  • Jade Dixon

    Yummy!!!

  • Avital Frank

    Adorable

  • Dortheah

    I really have to try this.. I’m gonna ask my sister to make them for me. She loves to bake… And it’s so cute

  • Natasha Xavier

    why is this became my favorite pots? BECAUSE that is so cute OMGG SO COOLLLLL

  • Natalie Cheung

    Yummy 👄😁

  • Nikky2110

    These look the cutest!

  • Rachel Smith

    This is so cute!! Great idea!

  • Salma

    that’s adorable !!

  • Kathryn Fung

    They are so adorable and they look so yummy😋

  • Praise Chab

    that looks so scrummy 🙂

  • Attika Afroz

    This looks sooo good! I am hungry already!!!

  • hanh nguyen

    great idea!!

  • Sue Mo

    This is a nice idea,very cute would like to make it ty

  • ✖️ Jessica Clark ✖️

    Yumm

  • Alejandra Villarroel

    It looks soo cute!

  • jøanna |-/

    This looks sooo good! I really want to try this!😱

  • Mónica López

    adorable

  • Olivia Howe

    So fun!!

  • celeste

    Yummy absolutely doping this for my boys

  • Ms. Izzy Montero

    They’re so cute

  • Alyssa Cantu

    Yum!

  • Crazy Characters

    So cute!

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    this looks so real!

  • Sherral

    Yum! These look so delicious and so adorable!👌🏽

  • Anna To

    Ooo that looks so cute

  • Brooklyn powell

    Such a creative idea, and it looks good too!

  • Abigail Merlan

    Too cute! Perfect gift/treat for my mom

  • Claudia Sanchez

    It looks soo good!!!

  • Sayra Garcia

    So cute and look yummy

  • Brittany

    So cute!

  • Iliana

    Yum 😋

  • Kitty Zhao

    this looks so cute! cant wait to try it~

  • Laura Young

    How yummy!

  • Hafsa Rehman

    Looks so good😋😋

  • Annalise G

    Yummy!

  • Bailey – baileytube15

    Yummmmm! And absolutely adorable!

  • Melanie

    This is so creatively good! I’m like craving this now. I have to try this!! It looks so delicious!

  • Haley Karshna

    Looks so good and tasty!

  • ㋡Brianna Atkinson㋡

    These little things look so good!

  • Jenna Ley

    That looks really good!

  • Hanna Gingerich

    Love it!

  • Raquel Reyes

    Looks so AWESOME!!!!

  • Wid A

    Looks delicious! 😍😍

  • rajee

    too cute

  • Abdou

    delicious

  • Lola Queen

    Yummy

  • Donna Grant

    looks delicious 👍🏼

  • ro

    omg these look delicious

  • Madison Glascott

    😋😋😋

  • Samantha Lee

    I love it

  • Megan Knaggs

    mmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Lauren

    Looks sooo good!!

  • Clare Maguire

    Nommmmmy

  • Melissa Onate

    Omg this look so delicious and CUUUTE! Such a shame I can´t eat them :´( Maybe I´ll try to veganize this recipe XD

  • Mimiine

    so cute

  • Valeria Garcia

    These are so cute and creative! They’re perfect for spring

  • Eve Wilson

    These look so cute

  • Karen Rosaen Cairns

    can’t wait to try to make these!

  • Katherine McGown

    This looks so good!

  • Sangha Han

    Oh, these would have been perfect for Easter!!!

  • I want to make this so bad 😀

  • ✨Bëth✨

    this looks so good

  • Glowariana

    Omg these look so delicious I want to make these so bad

  • sage rawls

    Awesone!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa Coomer Queen

    What a neat idea! I will be sure to try this. Thanks!

  • Justine

    I just made it. It is DELICIOUS OMFG

  • Ct

    They look Amazing

  • Linda Jankovska

    This is so cool. Looks delicious

  • Khulood

    Love the e colour of the strawberries

  • Nabila Bestari

    Yum 😋☺️

  • Heather Yackel

    yummy 🙂

  • Michelle

    This is cool! I’m going to try this with my cousins!

  • Karla Rosas

    These look so good !