Delicate Deliciousness

You want one?
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Let's make some!
It's the perfect thing to make for a party. I know a lot of you are planning graduations,
weddings, end-of-the-year parties and... well, we don't actually need a reason.

The only real reason to make these is because they are seriously tasty!

You will need some chocolate.
I usually use the flat melties, but a higher quality chocolate is always welcome.
You will also need some empty baking cups. These are the same size as reese's peanut butter cups.
Whatever size, shallow is better.
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Melt the chocolate (stove top, double boiler, microwave... any way you like it).
Then you need to create a thin layer of chocolate on the paper.
I used a squeezie bottle, but if you are careful, you can use a knife to spread a thin layer.
Try not to let it puddle at the bottom. Make the sides and bottom have the same thickness.
Then let it set in the fridge for 5 minutes.
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It will look like this (left).
If the sides look too thin, do another layer of chocolate.
It doesn't have to look perfect on the inside, it won't really be seen.
The outside will look great when you take the wrapper off.
shell

Preparing the chocolate shells takes a little time, but it is all in the name of beauty.

Now you will make the cream cheese mixture.

Whip with a hand mixer or stand mixer:
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
12 ounces cool whip

Then you can put this in a pastry bag or this wilton thing-a-ma-jig that I used.
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Fill the cups and imagine you work at frozen yogurt. Go for the perfect swirl.
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Now top with the fruit of your choice.
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You may have your own fruit dip you prefer to fill it with.
You may have your own fruit preferences.
Maybe you want to stick with the simplicity and beauty of strawberries.
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I have imagined all sorts of possibilities and combinations.

These are the perfect thing to grab off a dessert table.
Small, sweet and yet refreshing too.
I love fruit desserts in the summer!

Who am I kidding, I brought these to a Halloween party. They are all good any time of the year!

Go make them, and have fun at your party!


I'm sharing these at:
The Girl Creative
A Soft Place to Land
Today's Creative Blog

7 comments:

  1. These look AMAZING!!!!!!!! Can't wait to try these. I featured them on my blog.

    http://doehlerdays.blogspot.com/2010/04/yummy-yummy-yummy.html

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  2. I'm thinking you're going to be our next guest speaker at our enrichment meeting...maybe do a little cooking class for us. They look so yummy! Where did you get your baking cups?

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  3. oh my deliciousness..i have to make these!!..ya, where did you get the shallow baking cups?

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  4. Tennille, I got the papers from our local cake decorating store. Call me if you have questions. Hillary, I don't know what kind of stores you have around there, but any specialty cake/candy stores would have these. If not.... I'm sure there are a million places online that would have them. They're only like $2.00 for 100.

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  5. Oh dear lord. Those look SOOOOOOO delicious!!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Lovely pictures, too!!!!

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  6. Looks so yummy! Featuring you on my blog later this week! Joy @ mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com

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  7. This looks so yummy! I am going to feature it on Thursday!

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