Friday, February 01, 2013

Icy Chocolate Cups

This is a Nestle recipe that I have had for many years. The chocolate mixture in the original recipe is poured into 12 foil muffin cups, but I found these cute miniature trifle bowls at Walmart that I wanted to try. They turned out nicely, but these trifle bowls make for a fairly large serving.

Icy Chocolate Cups

18 chocolate wafers, crushed (I used Oreos)
3 tbsp melted butter
2 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
1 1/4 cups milk chocolate morsels
1/2 cup half and half
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1/2 cup chopped cashews

In a small bowl, combine chocolate crumbs and butter. Set aside. Spoon 1 tbsp mixture into 12 foil-lined muffin cups; press firmly. (If you use a larger serving container like I did, use about 2 tbsp of the cookie crumb mixture). Set aside remaining cookie crumbs.

In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine 1 - 2/3 cups marshmallows, chocolate morsels, and half and half. Stir until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and cool completely. Fold in whipped cream, remaining 1/3 cup marshmallows, and cashews. Pour into prepared muffin cups or serving containers. Sprinkle with cashews and remaining cookie crumbs. Freeze until firm.

Melt the chocolate morsels and 1- 2/3 cups of the marshmallows with the half and half over low heat:

Beat the heavy cream until whipped:

I used a mallet to crush my chocolate cookies to keep it clean and simple, but for really fine crumbs, I recommend a food processor.

Fold whipped cream, additional marshmallows, and cashews into the chocolate mixture. (I personally did not like the additional marshmallows because they were distracting to the smoothness of the texture, but definitely add them if you are a marshmallow fan).

This recipe filled four of these trifle bowls plus three small ramekins.

Place cookie crumbs in the bottom. Fill with chocolate mixture, top with cookie crumbs and cashews, and freeze.

I got these Pepperidge Farm wafers to serve with them:

They taste like a frozen chocolate mousse. I recommend serving them after a light meal because they are more enjoyable if you're not too full.


Anonymous said...

I am LOVIN' the chocolate recipes! Thank you!

Dianne :-)

teachermomof2 said...

I love this recipe! I will definitely try it for our anniversary dessert!