Recipe: Mud Pie Cups
Last month was Ethan’s birthday and he made a request for homemade mud pie for his party. Mud pie has been a staple at family birthday parties for as far back as I can remember, but Ethan threw a little wrench in my plans when he asked…”Can they each have a little individual mud pie…like a cupcake??” CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! I decided to TRY making Mud Pie Cups and SUCCESS!! We have found a new family favorite…Mud Pie Cups.
A few helpful tips:
- Use pretty sturdy cups because the crust on the bottom takes some effort to get out…and you don’t want a destroyed cup raining ice-cream all over your house.
- Use REAL spoons to eat. Plastic spoons, no matter how sturdy, are no match for a frozen oreo crust.
- Double the fudge. You only live once right?!?!
- You can use this same recipe for traditional mud pie too…just use a 9×13 pan instead of individual cups.
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Recipe: Mud Pie Cups
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 package Oreos I get the family pack so I can eat a few while making dessert:) We use either traditional oreos or mint.
- 1 jar hot fudge sauce
- 1 small tub whipped cream
- Crush Oreos. I use a food processor. But you can crush with a rolling pin.
- Set aside about 3/4 to a cup of crushed Oreos for the topping.
- Melt 1 stick of butter. Add melted butter to crushed Oreos (minus the set aside portion). Mix until crushed Oreos are coated in melted butter.
- Add a small portion of Oreo mixture into the bottom of each cup. This recipe will make between 6 and 10 cups depending on the thickness of your crust and how much ice-cream you add to each. Tap the Oreo mixture down to make a crust in the bottom of the cup. Freeze for at least 20 minutes.
- Add a large dollop of hot fudge to each cup on top of the frozen crust. Spread fudge to cover crust. Freeze again for at least 20 mins.
- Add ice-crea, to each cup. We added about a cup of ice-cream to each cup. If you want it to be more proportioned to the crust, add less ice-cream. We liked that NOT all bites of ice-cream made it down to the crust. BUT if you want it more like traditional mud pie, add a smaller layer of ice cream. We added more to fill the larger cups…and because we LOVE mint chip ice-cream:) Freeze again.
- You can add an optional second layer of fudge at this point if you like hot fudge. We do. It helps to microwave the jar for just a few seconds and then drizzle the hot fudge. Otherwise you might dig into your ice-cream layer. Freeze again.
- Add a large dollop of whipped cream to each cup and spread to cover ice-cream. Sprinkle Oreos on top for a finished look.
- You can use this exact recipe for making traditional mud pie. Just add your layers to a 9×13 pan instead of individual cups.