Chocolate Dessert Cups Recipe
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Chocolate Dessert Cups Recipe

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Says Ellen Govertsen of Wheaton, Illinois, "This elegant party dessert is tailor-made for Christmas. Making the chocolate cups is a bit time-consuming - but they look so pretty, they're worth the effort."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 8 scoops peppermint ice cream
  • Miniature candy canes

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 254 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a microwave or saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and shortening. brush evenly on the inside of eight paper or foil muffin cup liners. Chill until hardened, about 25 minutes. Remove liners. Fill chocolate cups with ice cream. Garnish with candy canes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Dessert Cups in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p65

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"I used paper liners and could not get them peeled off the chocolate without breaking the cups. The chocolate also softened as I tried to get the paper off. I will try again sometime using foil liners and leaving a little space to start peeing off the liner. May use less shortening as well. I'm patient and meticulous, but these just didn't work. But they would have been really nice, so I will try a different strategy."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"These cups make a beautiful presentation. I found that if I brush the liners to within 1/2 inch from the top, it is easier to peel the paper off."

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