How to make it

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and shortening together. Stir until mixture is smooth.
  • Let cool slightly until mixture begins to thicken.
  • Tear off small sheets of plastic wrap and and press them against the inside of the cups a standard sized muffin tin. To hold the plastic wrap in place. Spray cups with a little cooking oil spray first.
  • Using the back of a small spoon or small spatula, spread chocolate mixture over the bottom and sides of each muffin tin. Chill until chocolate is firm.
  • Meanwhile, combine whipping cream, sugar, cocoa, Kahlua, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set to medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Spoon or pipe cream mixture into chilled chocolate shells.
  • If desired, garnish with chocolate curls, chocolate sprinkles, or chopped nuts.
  • Unmold chocolate shells and remove plastic wrap. Place shells onto a platter.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Suggestion:
  • You can make a non-alcoholic version by adding two tablespoons cold strong black coffee in place of Kahlua. Add an extra tablespoon of powdered sugar as well.

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  • hopscotch 8 years ago
    This is awesome, making your own chocolate shells. I have bought them pre-made and without much success, as the majority would be broken.

    Nice, thanks.

    I'm always looking for great recipes as I enjoy cooking a wonderful meal for myself! Who says solo isn't romantic.
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