Dessert Shots

Recently I catered a small dinner for 20, and I made these Dessert Shots. They went over really well, and I could hardly wait to share them with you.

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 I made 3 different kinds, Chocolate Mousse and the very fun, Candy Corn for the dinner and for our family I made Black Forest Shots.

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For the Chocolate Mousse Shots:

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I used Chocolate Pudding and mixed in the whipped topping, layering the pudding with crushed oreo cookies and topping them with whipped topping and a few chocolate sprinkles.

For the Candy Corn Shots, you will need:

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  • 1 Small Box Butterscotch Pudding, instant
  • 4 c. Milk
  • 20 drops red food color
  • 45 drops yellow food color
  • 1 Small Box Banana Cream Pudding, instant
  • Whipped Topping
  • Candy Corn for decorating the top

Make butterscotch pudding as directed on box, using 2 c. milk. Stir in 20 drops red food coloring and 25 drops yellow food coloring. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Make banana cream pudding as directed on box, using the remaining milk, stir in 20 drops of yellow food coloring. Refrigerate.

To assemble, spoon banana cream pudding, then butterscotch and top with whipped topping. Decorate with a candy corn.

Cooks Note: If you or your family doesn’t like butterscotch or banana cream, like my family(I loved it) you could certainly use vanilla pudding and color it.

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For the Black Forest Shots:

I used Chocolate Fudge Pudding and Cherry Pie Filling, layering the pudding and cherries, topped with some whipped topping and a little cherry juice.

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Another cook’s note: These little treats are very quick, I made 6 in less than 5 minutes. They are also versatile, you could change the pudding and toppings, lots of different ways. I bought the plastic shot glasses at Gordon Food Service, a discount warehouse, 50 in a package for $3.99, adding pudding and a topping, makes them a frugal dessert. You could most certainly use any small glass or plastic container. These were also surprising quite satisfying.

And the healthy version, because I’m linking to Slightly Indulgent Mondays, and she has healthy alternatives, you could easily use Sugar Free Pudding and Whipped Topping for these.

This post linked to:

~Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Blessed with Grace

~Tasty Tuesday hosted by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

~Tuesday at the Table hosted by All the Small Stuff

~Slightly Indulgent Mondays hosted by Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

~Mouthwatering Mondays hosted by Southern Fairytale

~Monday Munchies hosted by The Krazy Kitchen



  1. These look incredible! I love the small servings too. Thanks for the recipes!

  2. Leesa Robbins says:

    I ADORE your website and all of the great information you share. However, I find your pictures very hard to see and they don’t do your recipes justice…just an observation as a new fan.

  3. What a great single-serve dessert!! For those who use cake as a delivery vehicle for icing, do frosting shots:-) It’s all the rage!!
    .-= Susie’s Homemade´s last blog ..Chicken and Pasta =-.

  4. What a GREAT!!! idea. These little dessert look INCREDIBLE!!!!
    .-= Geri@heartnsoulcooking´s last blog ..MAMA’S HOMEMADE BANANA PUDDING =-.

  5. Lauren says:

    Love these! They’re simply adorable =D.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Glorious Gluten Free Grain Muffins =-.

  6. Charlene says:

    I’ve seen these dessert shots at restaurants; who knew that they would be so easy to make at home!
    .-= Charlene´s last blog ..Freezer Cooking/Baking Day, Part 3 =-.

  7. Martha says:

    What a neat idea! Thanks so much for linking this up to Monday Munchies! I’m definitely saving this one to try! Love it!
    .-= Martha´s last blog ..Monochrome =-.

  8. Love this! My toddler will love these for sure ~

  9. How fun….thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday. I can’t wait to see all your upcoming posts with the new camera. :)
    .-= Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam´s last blog ..Donut Birthday Cake =-.

  10. What a fun idea. I think I will be making some of these for Thanksgiving this year. I’m thinking of doing Chocolate Mousse, Banana Cream Pudding, and Pumpkin Cheesecake shooters.

  11. Brenda says:

    Thats a terrific idea!
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..Pumpkin Bars/TMTT =-.

  12. Those are so cute!! What a great idea! I love this and may have to snag it from you ;-)
    .-= rachel-asouthernfairytale´s last blog ..It’s All About The Memories =-.

  13. You always have a creative spin on serving food – I would have never thought to make dessert shots. I can see why they’re such a hit – they look like so much fun. :) Glad they went over well at the party!

  14. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This is such a great idea! It would make a great dessert for the holidays. I might just have to use this for Christmas.
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing & Award =-.

  15. Cole says:

    Those look amazing! They are such a fabulous idea!
    .-= Cole´s last blog ..Tuesdays At The Table – Corn n’ Bean Bake =-.

  16. Desssert shots … they are better than “shot shots.” ;-) Delish. Maximum linkage, too. I need to take a few lessons from some of you guys on all of these blog carnivals. I’ve been missing a lot!

    .-= gfe–gluten free easily´s last blog ..Thanksgiving–The GFE Way =-.

  17. What a neat idea! I need to remember this for the next big party. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Heather @ Not a DIY Life´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving =-.


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