Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Shot Glass Mold Treats - Candy and Cookies

Doesn't the idea of making edible treats in the shape of cups or shot glasses sound delicious? Yes, I thought so, that's why I decided to make a treat using shot glass silicone molds for Day 11 - Sweet Treats!. After all, how hard could that be? I had already made little cheesecakes using silicone molds for Day 5 with much success.  But .  .  . this is what had happen .  .  .
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Here's a recap of my holiday ideas for our 12 Days of Christmas event:
Day 1   - DIY Wreath
Day 2   - DIY Gift Ideas 
Day 4   - Kids Christmas Crafts
Day 5   - Christmas Party Food
Day 6   - DIY Ornaments
Day 7   - Decor
Day 8   - Christmas in a Jar
Day 9   - Pretty Presents
Day10 - Christmas Trees

It's Day 11 and we have been in the kitchen making something sweet to share!

Shot Glass Mold Treats - Candy and Cookies
I thought I would zip through this sweet treats challenge! Between looking at a couple of videos and a few tutorials, I knew this would be easy peasy! A winner! BUT, not completely. The concept is really cool and it's quite impressive if you can pull it off. But, and there is a but! Making these silicone treats is not as easy as it looks. 

I started with a bag of different flavors of red jolly ranchers - and called myself packing each mold tightly to avoid any air pockets - according to directions. Yes, that's what I did! We don't eat candy here anymore so I didn't want to buy a whole lot and thought a 13oz bag would be enough.  But I could only fill exactly four molds.  
And then the directions said to place the mold on a baking sheet in a 350 degrees oven for about 9 minutes. And DON"T let it bubble since they show up on the finished cup.  But if they do, press down with a spoon. Well a regular spoon stuck to the candy. What a mess! So I used a silicone spatula. 

Luckily, once cooled, the overflow was easily removed.

Now, getting back to stuffing the candies in the mold. The directions said not to worry about bulges - just cram them in. That they'll melt together to fill in the air pockets. NOPE - mine didn't!  The first one came out looking ok. Not perfect, but presentable. 

But not the others! Air pockets, chunky pieces along the sides, missing parts!

Just one worked! And it does looks adorable. But what a waste!

On to the Gingerbread Cookie Cups: Recipe from


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (plus additional for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
In a medium bowl, cream together butter, sugar and molasses. Blend in egg. In a separate bowl, blend dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture. 
Press cookie dough into molds, filling each cavity completely. Place mold on a baking sheet to keep it level.

Bake  for 20-25 minutes, until cookies are puffed and exposed edges are firm and dry. 
Remove from oven and use a weighted baking sheet to press the cookies down  into the mold and keep them flat.
Chill. and then gently remove from mold. They were tight and hard to pull out!
 And, no matter how hard I pressed the batter into the mold there were still open pockets around the tops(bottom portion of the mold) But that could be solved with adding whipped cream to cover up!


And finally, my favorite and easiest way to use the shot glass silicone mold:  Candy Melts! Now this is truly easy to do!

Just melt the candy melts at 30 second intervals - at 50 percent power in the microwave, stir until completely melted. Pour in molds.
I used dark chocolate and purple candy melts. The flavor of the dark chocolate was delicious, the purple one, not so much! One bag filled four molds. Let chill for at least 20 minutes or more.

 The candy melts were easy to pull out and .  .  .
 looked great! With no holes or gaps. A winner - ding, ding, ding!
I filled the shot glass cups with a delicious Eggnog Whipped Cream: 
Here's the recipe, courtesy of 

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pour whipping cream into mixing bowl and whip on high speed until soft and fluffy. Add sugar and nutmeg and whip until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla and rum, whip to stiff peak stage again. Serve immediately or chill and serve within 4 hours.

I hope with practice all of my shot glass molds will come out perfect! 
They are very impressive!

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  1. I'm loving all of these ideas! these edible shot glasses are so cute & sweet!

  2. I knew when I saw the purple cups that they were yours, Gail. The gingerbread cups with eggnog whipped cream would definitely be my choice and sounds like the easiest to make. Yummy!

  3. I love the idea of edible dessert cups. It was fun to see what did and didn't work for you. I can imagine there would be a ton of fun combinations to try!

  4. Even though some didn't turn out just as you wanted, they look like a fun addition to a party table. The gingerbread ones sound tasty!

  5. Those molds are so fun! I'd love to try the gingerbread ones. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  6. The edible shot glasses are such fun! But I can certainly understand your frustration when the jolly rancher ones didn't turn out. The other one though make up for it... they're awesome.


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