I am the kind of person who will spot a beautiful little cup, buy it, then try and come up with something to use it for. That’s not an example; it’s what I did last week. I saw these gorgeous little pedestal cups, and couldn’t leave the store without them. They will look so good on the buffet table at the party I am making in honor of my sister’s new baby.
So I bought a couple packages, and started to think. The party being for a little girl, I decided to strawberry would be the way to go. Then I decided to go for the contrast- so chocolate would have to be involved. At first I thought I would crumble some leftover chocolate cake I had stashed in the freezer, but I didn’t have enough, so my mind turned to Oreos. I whipped together a filling, poured it on top of the Oreos, and made the star of the show. These little cups got rave reviews on their looks, but once people tasted them, no reviews- they were too busy digging their spoons back in for more.
Make these gorgeous little cups for a show-stopping dessert at a party or any other special occasion. And don’t let the looks fool you! These are not very difficult to make. For party with a different color scheme, or for other palates, try swapping the strawberry pie filling for a different fruit.
2 1/2 cups Oreo crumbs, seperated
2 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
1 (16 oz) container rich whip
1 can strawberry pie filling
2/3 cup marshmallow fluff
Mix together oreo crumbs and melted butter to form coarse crumbs. You should have about 1/2 cup of crumbs remaining. Place about a teaspoon of the filling on the bottom of each cup.
In an electric mixer, beat the whip until it is slightly stiff and about double or triple the volume. Add the strawberry pie filling and whip until fully incorporated. Add the marshmallow fluff and beat until light and fluffy.
Spoon the strawberry cream into a piping bag and pipe into cups. Pipe a little over the top, then use a rubber spatula to straighten the top. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs over the tops.
Serve chilled, or even frozen for a delicious ice cream dessert!
(Yields about 20 2-oz cups)