Recipe: Mud Pie Cups

6 cups
2 hr

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Use REAL spoons to eat. Plastic spoons, no matter how sturdy, are no match for a frozen oreo crust.
  3. Double the fudge. You only live once right?!?!
  4. You can use this same recipe for traditional mud pie too…just use a 9×13 pan instead of individual cups.

You can find more simple recipes HERE and HERE. Enjoy these yummy cups and DO NOT blame me if you NEED one every night after dinner…haha. Let’s chat soon. JESS

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Recipe details
  • 6  cups
  • Prep time: 2 Hours Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 2 hr
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  • 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
  • 1 1/2 gallon ice-cream We use Cookies and Cream ice-cream for a traditional mud pie or Mint Chip for mint mud pie.

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.
Jessica Perkins
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