Monday, April 26, 2010

FHE Treat - Chocolate Cream Cups

On Saturday I went to a yummy Pampered Chef Lunch.   The Pampered Chef Consultant made us tasty taco soup and a yummy chocolate brownie cup dessert.  I had no idea the desserts real name....all I knew was  I had found this Monday's Family Home Evening Treat!   The Pampered Chef used mini muffin tins and some really cool gadgets to help her made this treat....but I don't own those handy dandy items so I did it my own way.

I didn't have any boxed mixes at home to use so I decided to make brownies from scratch using
this recipe from 
Our Best Bites blog
(I LOVE their blog....I think I gain pounds just looking at the screen). 
I had to tweek the brownie recipe because I didn't have unsweetened chocolate squares so I went here to learn how to use Cocoa Powder instead.

When the batter was ready I spooned it into regular sized muffin tins and baked them at 350 for 15 minutes.  After they had cooled slightly I took the back of my ice cream scooper and pressed into the middle of the brownie cake to make a cup shape.

After they were cooled completely I mixed 1 cup milk, 1 box of chocolate pudding and 1 tub of cool whip together and then put it in a frosting bag so I could pipe out creamy frosting into the cup and have it look pretty.    I added a slice of strawberry on the top and presto.....

Chocolate Cream Cups!  
At least that is what I am calling them.

So if you are looking for something to treat your family with tonight or any night gives these little babies a try!


Christine Dallimore said...

Oh YUMM!!! Thanks for the links and the how-to! I'm excited to try this one...and I'm sure my family will be thanking you too!!!

Leslie said...

So fancy! Looks yummy too :)

Cassie said...

Mmmm...looks yummy (and I never pass up anything chocolate!) I'll have to give it a try one of these days :)