Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fabulously Frugal- French Silk Pie Shots

These glamorous little beauties will take your next get together to totally chic.  While your friends will think they were catered these easy to make desserts are only $.25 a shot.


¾ C Sugar
¾ C Butter
1 C Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Vanilla
¾ C Refrigerated Egg Product

Prepare shot glasses by mixing 2 cups crushed Oreos or Oreo cookie crumbs and 1/4 butter. Stir together and pack 1 T into the bottom of each shot glass. ( about 32 shots)
Beat Sugar and Butter until light and fluffy. Melt chocolate and cool slightly.  Mix chocolate into Butter and Sugar. Add Vanilla. Gradually add Egg Product Beating on high while scraping sides of the bowl.  (Note -make sure to use egg product Fresh eggs will not set properly) Continue Mixing until light and fluffy.
Pour filling evenly into shot glasses.  Refrigerate 2-5 hours or until set. You can make these up to 36 hours ahead. Serve with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings
Tips-Making your own Oreo crumbs is easy just put whole Oreos into a food processor with a
metal blade Whirrrr and you are done.
To make it even more beautiful top with Chocolate stencils instead of shavings. Just melt chocolate chips put in a ziplock bag cut off the corner trace your design on wax paper let harden at room temperature.  Peel and place!

Budget Breakdown
Sugar .$30 based on $10 for a 10 pound bag
Butter $2 based on $4 lb
Chocolate $ 1.5 based on $3 12oz bag
Vanilla Negligible
Egg Product $.95 based on $5 quart
Oreo Crumbs $2.85 based on $5 box=3 ½ cups
Whipping Cream $1 based on $1 per ½ pint

Total cost $7.6
Price per serving about $.25

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