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Peppermint Candy Cups

Peppermint Candy Cups | Peppermint Candy Shot Glasses

Fill peppermint candy cups with this easy chocolate mousse recipe or your favorite liqueur! Happy Holidays!!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Tracy @ havingfunsaving.com


  • Peppermint candies - 7 per every bowl/shot glass you would like to make

Ingredients for Chocolate Mousse

  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 container 8oz whipped topping - I used Lite
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Place 2 pieces of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Unwrap peppermint candies.
  • Place one candy in the center and place the other candies around it so that they are touching.
  • Place the two sets of candies into the oven.
  • Bake for 9 - 10 minutes until candies are melted.
  • While candies are baking, make the chocolate mousse.
  • Allow melted candies to cool for one minute, then peel it off the parchment paper gently and place it on the bottom of a shot glass.
  • Do NOT press the candies FIRMLY onto the glass, gently form it. Pressing too hard will make it hard to take it off the glass when it's cool.
  • Prepare another two sets of candies.
  • Before the next set is done, remove the melted bowls from the bottom of the shot glasses and place them on a plate.
  • Repeat as many times as desired.

Instructions for Chocolate Mousse

  • Mix the milk and pudding mix together either by hand or with mixer.
  • Once mixed well, add the whipped topping.
  • Mix well.
  • Refrigerate until ready for use, it will thicken up while resting.
  • Fill peppermint candy bowls with chocolate mousse once they are completely cool and sprinkle with peppermint pieces for garnish if desired.
  • Enjoy!


I recommend only making TWO bowls/glasses at a time otherwise the others will cool too much and you will have to warm them back up in the oven to get them off the baking sheet.
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