Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chocolate Mouse Raspberry Cups

Early this week, Jared and I attended a beautiful memorial service for some dear friends in our ward who passed away from Cancer.  It was a father and son, and the memorial was beautiful.  So positive and uplifting, and they are truly such an amazing family.

In an attempt to help some, I made a few desserts for the service and because I think they are so good I figured they should be shared. The best of which were these amazing mini-mouse cups! These are phyllo dough cups, with chocolate mouse, a raspberry, and shaved chocolate.

*FYI, these don't transport as well as I had hoped, so try and put them together wherever they will be consumed!

What you'll need:

  • Chocolate Fudge Pudding Box
  • 2 Cups of Milk
  • 2 Cups of Cool Whip
  • 1 Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Square
  • 1 Cup of Raspberries
  • 4 Boxes of Mini Phyllo Dough Cups (Found in the frozen pie crust section of the grocery store) 

How it's done:

1. While your Phyllo Dough cups defrost (just leave them in the box on the counter), mix up your milk and box of pudding.  Let it set in the refrigerator for 10 minutes until firm.

2. Once the pudding has set, gently fold in the cool whip. Re-refrigerate for ten more minutes.

3. Spoon the mouse into the Phyllo cups, and top with a raspberry.

4. Using a vegetable peeler, shave one of the chocolate squares over the mouse. Ready to serve!


**You can also make your own phyllo cups if you want ones that are a bit larger (dessert size instead of bite size) by purchasing Phyllo dough, and cutting it into squares and baking it in muffin tins.

***You will have significantly more mouse than you will cups or raspberries.  This recipe will yield 60 mini cups, but you will have enough mouse for about 150. If you choose to make them all, you'll need more cups and more raspberries.