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Come Party With Me: St. Patrick's Day — Dessert

Come Party With Me: St. Patrick's Day — Dessert

Don't forget to provide guests with some sort of sweet at your St. Patrick's Day event. It's a party, so give the option of indulgence in the form of a dessert. These chocolate shots are great because they highlight the flavor of Bailey's Irish Cream, are gorgeous to look at, and are guaranteed to impress your guests. Even though they look complex, they are surprisingly easy to put together when you use packaged chocolate cups. The filling is a delicious mix of chocolate ganache, Baileys, and orange zest. To take a look at the recipe,

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Chocolate Shots

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Chocolate Shots

Chocolate Shots

Ingredients

1 cup heavy whipping cream
6 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup of Irish cream liqueur (recommended: Bailey's Irish Cream)
1 package edible chocolate cordial cups (18)
18 chocolate covered espresso beans
1 tablespoon fresh orange zest

Directions

  1. Bring the heavy whipping cream just to a boil in a small saucepan, remove from the heat.
  2. Whisk in the semisweet chocolate until smooth. Whisk in the liqueur.
  3. Place in a medium size bowl and refrigerate for about 45 to 50 minutes until chilled but not firm.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat ganache until thick and semi firm. Stir in a pinch of fresh orange zest.
  5. Fit a pastry bag with a size 6 round tip and fill with ganache.
  6. Pipe ganache into chocolate cordial cups, fill almost to the top.
  7. Place a chocolate espresso bean on top of the ganache and sprinkle with a pinch of orange zest.
  8. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator in a covered container until ready to serve.

Makes 18 shots.

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PPriincessee PPriincessee 7 years
OMG I want one!! Not one.... I want undreds of them!!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
This looks so yummy, I wish I'd seen it then.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
that's a good price for those cups. that's enough to make me try them right there. that would be a fun treat to bring out at the end of a meal :)
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 7 years
sunsmuckers - I haven't done it myself, but it seems fairly easy to make cups like this yourself. that's what I would probably do if I were to make this dessert. Here are two recipes with instructions to make cups: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_17973,00.html http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_32983,00.html I saw the ep of everyday italian where giada made these and it didn't look too difficult. of course, they make everything look easy.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 7 years
aww yeaaaah!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
One of my fave desserts is Bailey's Irish Cream Mousse Cake.
sunsmuckers sunsmuckers 7 years
I think that that is something I would do if the cups were easier to acquire...like at a grocery store instead of having it ordered online.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
:feedme:
Marci Marci 7 years
Okay, it's just downright mean to post pictures like this. Now I'm DYING for something sweet! :)
aSLAMMINhottie aSLAMMINhottie 7 years
ZOMG
DreaAST DreaAST 7 years
This looks good!
mlen mlen 7 years
YUM!!!
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 7 years
GANACHE!!! that looks SO good. I'd skip the orange though. I don't like the choc/orange combo.
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
Those look so yummy!
hkdkat hkdkat 7 years
OMG this looks delicious!! I think we were going bar hopping but with all of the items I've seen posted here, I might suggest we stay in and experiment!
azucar_ame azucar_ame 7 years
YUuuuuuuuuuuMMMMYY!! !azúcar! Ame
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