Magic Shell Cups

Magic Shell Cups #vegan #glutenfree

Remember Dibs? They were so popular when they first came out. Dangerously good, and finally brought ice cream as a “snack” to movie theaters. I was pretty obsessed, but as I’ve mentioned, I’m pretty obsessed with anything that includes ice cream. ;)

Magic Shell Cups #vegan #glutenfree

I tried to make you Dibs. I tried to many ways. I made a mess of my kitchen. Chocolate and fro-yo everywhere. And I’m not one of those roll with the punches people who keeps it cool when things don’t work out. No. I work in an embarrassingly fragile state in the kitchen where I am known to have legit freak out when things don’t turn out the way I want them to. It’s really fun being married to me. ;)

Magic Shell Cups #vegan #glutenfree

Anyway, after several failed attempts, I decided to change things up a little. Last year I was obsessed with making these cups. Then after selling hundreds of them for fundraising and spending pretty much every weekend making them, I decided I never wanted to make a single candy cup again for the rest of my life. Good thing these are ice cream cups instead. They did bring back some painful memories, but man were they worth it in the end!

Magic Shell Cups #vegan #glutenfree

These cups are everything you love about a magic shell ice cream cone in tiny, bite-sized cups that are perfect for when you just want a little bit of sweetness. They are also extremely versatile. You could put rice krispies in the chocolate for some added crunch, you can use any type of ice cream/fro-yo you like (I like it best with nonfat vanilla fro-yo or coconut milk ice cream), you can add sprinkles (no brainer for me!) for color and crunch, and you could even put in some peanut butter, granola or pretzels to add some variety!

Magic Shell Cups

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 26-30 cups

Serving Size: 2 cups

Magic Shell Cups

Ingredients

  • 20 oz dark chocolate, roughly chopped (or dark chocolate chips)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Approx 1 cup ice cream/frozen yogurt of choice (I used coconut milk ice cream and nonfat vanilla fro-yo. If vegan, use coconut milk or other nondairy ice cream.)
  • Sprinkles for topping, optional

Instructions

  1. Line mini muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, heat chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted.
  3. Spoon enough chocolate to cover the bottom of each baking cup. Add scant tablespoon fro-yo or ice cream. Cover with more chocolate. Add sprinkles if desired.
  4. Freeze for at least one hour or until set. Cups will stay kept in the refrigerator for up to one month.
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Comments

    • Ari says

      I know–they are too easy! I feel like at least these being the size of a mini Reese’s cup give you a better idea of how much you’re actually eating. ;)

    • Ari says

      Sometimes I do bake all day, but after those long days I usually need a break, haha! Thanks so much Linz. Your comments always make my heart happy, and I appreciate your kindness!!

    • Ari says

      Thanks girl! I ended up liking them more too–just the process was, um, a little crazy, but now that I know how to not make a kitchen disaster, I’m real happy with them! ;)

    • Ari says

      They are totally addicting like the Dibs, but I felt pretty satisfied with just one or two, so I’d call it a win. ;) Thanks Sally!!

  1. Ashley Nicole. says

    I think the thing to get nostalgic about would be ice cream Bon Bons. I still see Dibs around, which are a half-decent enough approximation of Bon Bons, but they are much too small. Bon Bons will always reign supreme.

    • Ari says

      Ya know, I’ve never had a Bon Bon! Dibs are around, I just don’t eat them anymore, and I remember so clearly when they first came out. I’ll have to try a Bon Bon sometime to see how it compares to the homemade cups. ;)

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