Caramel Pecan Milkshake Shooters in Chocolate Cups

Inspired by my favorite Easter egg, these Caramel Pecan Milkshake Shooters in Chocolate Cups are a creamy, sweet and totally fun treat for all our big and little bunnies!When I was growing up, we always had candy eggs in our Easter baskets. Mary Sue Easter eggs, actually. Mary Sue has been making candy, and Easter eggs, here in my home state of Maryland since 1948. Everyone in the family had their favorite. I loved coconut cream and peanut butter, but my absolute favorite has always been caramel pecan. I thought it would be fun to make a drink version of my favorite Easter egg. Caramel pecan milkshake shooters in chocolate cups are a creamy, sweet and fun treat for all of our big and little bunnies!

I need to come clean on something about the caramel pecan egg, though. I like the caramel and the pecans – not so much on the nougat. My mom was always telling me I had to eat the entire egg, not just the outside part! I’d nibble away all of the pecans and caramel, wrap the nougat part back up and try to hide it. One year, months after Easter, Mom found a cellophane wrapped piece of petrified nougat somewhere and I was busted! :)

Originally, I wanted to make chocolate egg cups. I’ve molded chocolate in plastic eggs, well, a lot! Just half of an egg totally wasn’t working. Good thing you can melt, and re-melt and re-melt CandQuik! After four tries, I was disappointed and ready to put the shooters in glass egg cups, when I had a little flash of brilliance! That silicon ice shooter mold I picked up over Christmas didn’t just have to be for ice, right? I’m molding chocolate in it!

Inspired by my favorite Easter egg, these Caramel Pecan Milkshake Shooters in Chocolate Cups are a creamy, sweet and totally fun treat for all our big and little bunnies!

Caramel Pecan Milkshake Shooters in Chocolate Cups

  • 1 package of chocolate flavored CandiQuik
  • 1 small package of Kraft Vanilla Caramels or use your favorite caramel recipe
  • 1 package of pecan chips
  • 1 ½ cups 2% milk
  • Vanilla bean or your favorite vanilla ice cream

Melt CandiQuik according to package directions. I filled each cavity in the mold with melted candy, gave the mold a good couple of bangs on the kitchen table to remove any air bubbles and popped it into the refrigerator. One package of CandiQuik makes four “cups.” (Yes, I’m messy with candy!)

Inspired by my favorite Easter egg, these Caramel Pecan Milkshake Shooters in Chocolate Cups are a creamy, sweet and totally fun treat for all our big and little bunnies!

Make your favorite caramel recipe or melt Kraft Vanilla caramels. Let cool. After unmolding the chocolate cups, dip the top of each “cup” in melted caramel and then in pecan chips. Let the caramel set. If some of the pecans fall off the chocolate or slip down, just push them back in place!

Inspired by my favorite Easter egg, these Caramel Pecan Milkshake Shooters in Chocolate Cups are a creamy, sweet and totally fun treat for all our big and little bunnies!

For the milkshakes, add milk, ½ cup of pecan chips, 4-5 scoops of vanilla ice cream and 4-5 tablespoons of melted caramel, more or less to taste. Blend until thick and creamy.

Inspired by my favorite Easter egg, these Caramel Pecan Milkshake Shooters in Chocolate Cups are a creamy, sweet and totally fun treat for all our big and little bunnies!

Pour the milkshakes into the chocolate cups and top with a dollop of melted caramel. I cut straws down a bit to fit the cups and this milkshake recipe will make twelve “shooters.” After you enjoy a couple of milkshake shooters, you get to eat the cup!

Inspired by my favorite Easter egg, these Caramel Pecan Milkshake Shooters in Chocolate Cups are a creamy, sweet and totally fun treat for all our big and little bunnies!

You could make this with chocolate ice cream or add chocolate to the milkshake. I happen to be a vanilla lover and the blend of vanilla, pecan and caramel was pure bliss – just like eating the outside of my favorite Easter egg! If you don’t have or want to buy a silicon ice shooter mold, you can totally enjoy the milkshakes in a glass, but really, don’t you think this is just so much fun? Even Mr. Smarty Pants thought the chocolate cups were pretty great. (Are we good to go? Can I eat the cups now?  Yes, you can!)

Inspired by my favorite Easter egg, these Caramel Pecan Milkshake Shooters in Chocolate Cups are a creamy, sweet and totally fun treat for all our big and little bunnies!

Don’t you think the whole family would get a kick out of these?

What was – or is – your favorite Easter egg or Easter candy?

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  1. Oh my goodness Cindy, I love these chocolate shooter cups! They look amazing and this is such a creative idea – so festive and such a fun treat for everyone :) Pinning and hope you have a great week :)

  2. These look fantastic! I cannot wait to make them with my daughters!! Thanks so much for this post.

    • Hi Rachael! Thank you so much and you will have so much fun making these with your girls. So kind of you to visit! Have a wonderful Thursday!

  3. Oh whoa, Cindy! These are amazing!! :)

    • Thanks, Carrie! They were so much fun and I was pretty happy with how they turned out, despite the egg molding fiasco, lol. Thanks so much for visiting!

  4. Shut the front door! Oh my word these look beautiful and delicious!

    • :) As soon as I saw your comment, Jennifer, it totally me smile! Thank you so much for your fun and kind visit – have a fantastic Thursday!

  5. Julie Fultz says:

    LOOKS YUMMY! and I am thinking folks could also do an adult spin on this!

  6. You’ve out done yourself with this one! How adorable. Pinning now :)

    • Jillian, you are too kind, thank you so much! I totally appreciate the pin and your visit. Hope you have a happy Thursday!

  7. Holy Cow Cindy!!! I NEED these in my life :) What a fun idea I love this! Pinning this one of course.

    • Hi Serene! Thank you so much – they were a lot of fun to make and enjoy. So kind of you to visit and I appreciate the pin! Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

  8. oh my lord, Cindy this is fabulous!!! I’m so impressed, I need all four of these! Pinned and loving!

    • Paula, thank you!!! Of course, I’ll share. :) These were fun to make, even after the failed tried with the eggs. Thanks so much for the pin, my friend. Have a great Thursday!

  9. Totally impressed! Pinned!

    • Hi Patti! Thank you so much – it’s so kind of you to visit and pin! Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and a great weekend!

  10. This is AMAZING! I will be right over if you need help eating these :-)

    • Hi Beth! Oh, you’re so sweet and come on over! There’s always plenty! :) Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Thursday!

  11. Cindy – Oh my – these are fantastic looking! Save one for me! My favorite Easter candy was coconut and peanut butter too – our candy came from a local place called Gertrude Hawk and my mom would make up the best baskets… and that bunny you have in the back – does it have your name on it? My mom made all us kids one back in day when she did ceramics… I still have mine… Have a great rest of the week!

    • Deb, you are so kind, thank you! I love that everyone has a special, local place to get special treats. I always loved getting and making Easter baskets – even my daughter asked me to make her a basket “like I used to get.” :) The bunny is from mother-in-law, it doesn’t have my name on it, but I’m pretty sure she made it, too. It’s just so great to have these kind of things, isn’t it? Their so filled with memories! Thank you so much for visiting – happy Thursday and one more day until the weekend. Can’t wait!

  12. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    Seriously!! These are soooo great, Cindy!! Love the little cups!! :) I always loved the Cadbury eggs – still do!

    • Hi Jamie! Oh, I almost forgot about the Cadbury eggs! These are fun, aren’t they? Thank you so much for visiting and hope you have a fantastic Thursday!

  13. Oh my, Cindy, I did the same thing with chocolates filled with nougat – just ate the outside! I’ve been known to bite into an entire box of chocolates until I found one that was full of caramel and pecans!

    I’m seriously in love with your pecan milkshake shooters in chocolate cups! I could imagine serving them to the family and seeing the look of surprise and pleasure on their faces!

    I have to pin it and share it on my FB page! You always come up with the most fabulous creations!

    • Hi Alli – I’m smiling just imaging you going through the chocolates, lol. My grandmother used to do that! Thank you so much for your sweet comment, and I totally appreciate the pin and share! These were a lot of fun to make and my family enjoyed the early Easter treat. Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

  14. Can you be my Easter bunny, they look so darn good!!

    • Hi Mel! Of course! :) I’m happy to sit down and share a milkshake shooter with a friend anytime!Thanks so much for visiting – have a great Thursday!

  15. Pinning and I must make these for our grandchildren! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

    • Hi Katie! Thank you so much for the pin, party and your visit! Your grandchildren would love these and they’re a lot of fun to make, too! Have a happy and wonderful weekend!

  16. I can’t get over how creative and original these darling shooters are. Seriously, how are you this talented? These look beyond amazing and I bet that the flavor is delicious <3

    • Hi Consuelo! Oh, you are so kind! Even though this was a departure from my original idea of making an egg cup, they turned out actually better and probably sturdier, too. Thank you so much for your visit – hope you have a happy Saturday and an amazing weekend!

  17. Wow, these are so cool! Genius idea and execution!

    • Hi Agos – thank you so much for your kind visit! It’s kind of fun to have cup you can actually eat. :) Hope you have a happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

  18. The chocolate cups take these from “just another yummy milkshake” to OH MY GOODNESS. I wish I could lick my screen :)

    • Hi Nicole! :) Thank you so much for your fun visit and starting my day with a smile! These were a lot of fun to make! Have a happy Saturday and a fabulous weekend!

  19. Wow!!! This is super creative! I make specific Easter eggs for my boys and all of their cousins with their names piped on them. It became a tradition and more like a request. But I’m thinking these shooters are going to be a huge hit with the whole fam!

    • Hi Gloria! I know your family loves their Easter eggs! These are a lot of fun to make and then you get to eat the cup! :) Thanks so much for visiting and hope you have a happy Saturday!

  20. Oh MANZO!!! I want one NOW! Absolutely so creative and delish too! Stopping by from Foodies Soiree. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • Hi Carrie! Oh, thank you so much for your sweet visit from Gosia’s party. These were so much fun to make! Hope you have a happy and wonderful weekend!

  21. Yummo!!!! Can not wait to try these!!!

    • Hi Dina! These were so much fun to make – even better to drink and eat! :) Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

  22. Love this idea, Cindy! Brilliant thinking using the ice mold for chocolate. You took some beautiful pics too. When I was a kid I always got into trouble at Christmastime because I would bite off half of each chocolate in the chocolate sampler box and put the other half back if I didn’t like it.

    • Hi Jelli! My grandmother used to do the exact same thing with chocolates at Christmas and my grandfather would be SO not happy with her, lol. These were a lot of fun to make! Thank you for your sweet visit – hope you have a happy and wonderful weekend!

  23. So cute! Perfect size.

  24. Claire, these look out of this world! I would love one right about now. :)

  25. These are so amazing! I love them! Totally creative :)

    • Hi Julie! Thank you – they were fun to make, drink and eat! :) Thanks so much for visiting and have a happy weekend!

  26. G’day! Looks heaps fun!
    Thanks for sharing it at the Foodie Friends Friday #Foods That Make You Smile Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  27. How fun are these! I want two, please. I would love for you to share these at the Bacon Time linky, if you have not already.

    • Hi Mindie! Thanks so much for your sweet visit and the kind invitation to your fun party. I shared yesterday! Hope you have a good Monday, are feeling well and have a happy week!

  28. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I LOVE caramel & pecan {ie: turtles or anything like that}. I need you to come make these for me for Easter!! Pinning of course!! xo

    • Thanks, Claire! I know, caramel & pecan is one of our favorites, too. Of course, I’ll come make them for you! :) Thanks for the pin and visit, have a happy Monday! xo

  29. Oh Cindy, you have my full attention! These are so adorable!! I love everything with chocolate, caramel and pecans, in any form. My absolute favorite has always been Turtles! You are so talented my friend. :)

    • Thanks, Lisa!!! These turned out cute, didn’t they? Of course, you should have seen the 4+ attempts to mold egg cups and me throwing the chocolate back in the container to melt again and again, lol. I love turtles too, and so does hubby, so he loved having these cups to nibble on. Thanks for visiting and have a great Monday!

  30. Cute story about your mom busting you ;).

    I pinned this and am DEFINITELY doing this with the Grand kids. Sooooooo cute (and delish). But you know me…I’m gonna have to get some coconut in there.

    • Hi Doreen! Your grandkids will love this, I’m sure, and you can make a coconut cream milkshake! Hope you are well and had a good weekend. Has spring arrived for you yet or are you still dealing with winter like we are? I think things are changing today and keeping my fingers crossed! :) Have a happy Monday and a great week!

  31. WOW – these look amazing…the rim lined with pecans, the whipped cream…everything! Sharing :)

    • Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for your sweet visit and for sharing – these were a lot of fun to make and tasted delicious! I definitely always have a supply of CandiQuik in my pantry. :) Hope you’re having a fabulous week!

  32. How cute!! And SO DELICIOUS looking, oh my goodness!!!!! YUM!!!

    • Hi Maria! Thank you so much! These little shooters were delicious and so were the cups, so I know I have to make them again. It was so sweet of you to visit – hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  33. Drooling and pinning at the same time!!! Just too super cute!!!

    Hugs!!

    PS Also sharing!!

    • Hi Evelyn! Thanks you so much for the pin, share and visit – I appreciate it so much! I had a lot of fun making these – and eating/drinking, too, to be honest! :) Thanks so much for your sweet support, my friend – hope you’re having a fantastic week!

  34. These are amazing! They are a party all by themselves! What a great idea and so many variations are possible. Now I need a shooter mold!!

    • Thank you, Wendy! They were a lot of fun to make and I totally agree, the possible variations are endless! Thank you so much for visiting and get a shooter mold! :) Have a great week!

  35. Yum! I need a shooter mold too! Thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives ;)

  36. These are adorable, Cindy. Almost too cute to eat….almost!! Thanks for sharing on BOTW.

  37. Oh my word. These look devine! Thank you for sharing at our link it or lump it party!
    Amy @ Delineate Your Dwelling

    • Hi Amy! Thank you so much for your sweet visit and for the fun party! Hope you have a great weekend and see you soon!

  38. Dear Cindy, these look delicious! What a fabulous and festive idea. My family would love this….I would love to be sipping on one now. Have a beautiful weekend. Blessings, Catherine xo

    • Hi Catherine! Thank you so much – these were a lot of fun to make and so delicious! It’s wonderful to see you and so happy for your visit! I’ve been such a poor time manager lately and need to do better with visiting friends! Hope all is well with and wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo

  39. These are amazing! Pinned.

    • Hi Teresa! Thank you so much for your kind visit and the pin! These were so much fun to make, too. :) Hope you have a happy Sunday and a great week!

  40. Cindy,
    These little treats are too cute! You are so creative when it comes to crafts and food. I love it! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at Marvelous Mondays. Hope you’re having a good weekend!

    • Hi Julie! Thank you so much – these were really fun to make and you are so kind! Of course, thanks for hosting Marvelous Mondays, you know I never miss it! Have a happy Sunday and a great week!

  41. Hi Cindy, Thank you so much for linking up this yummy dessert at the Link It or Lump It Party. I have picked it as a feature this week. Come check it out and grab a button.
    http://www.twoityourself.com/2014/04/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-33-plus.html#more

  42. I love these, they look beautiful and soooo delicious! Thanks for sharing this at my Facebook Milestone Link Party :)!

  43. sounds so tasty! featured these today http://www.imtopsyturvy.com/easter-link-party-features/

    • Hi Ashlee! Thanks again so much for hosting the fun party and for featuring these. It’s so kind of you to visit and I appreciate it – hope you’re having a great Tuesday!

  44. maybe i’m missing something, but in your picture the molds are full and you don’t say how to make them hollow so as to become cups. what do you do with all that chocolate inside the mold?

    • Hi Marni – It probably looks confusing because the picture of the mold is actually showing the bottom. I used one of those molds that are typically used to make “ice” shooter glasses. When you fill the mold, it’s actually upside down, with a hollow center – the melted chocolate fills in around the hollow center, forming solid sides, bottom and making a perfect little cup. You have to remove them gently but they came out perfectly. I hope this makes sense! Thanks for visiting!

  45. Thank you for sharing your recipe and idea! I ordered the silicone shot molds, same kind you showed, the same day I viewed your post. I loved the idea of chocolate shooters and thought they’d be cute and different for a bridal shower . Timing-wise for at the shower, instead of the mini milkshakes, I decided to fill the cups with chocolate mousse. I made the cups today, but had a HORRIBLE time removing the cups from the mold. One of the molds even ripped beyond repair! I wondered if you had any difficulty and how long did you chill the filled molds? I chilled the first batch (two molds) for 30 minutes, but it didn’t seem quite enough since it wasn’t completely firm on one side, so I chilled the remaining 5 batches for 1 hour. I even thought about lightly spraying the molds with “Pam”, but thought that might be weird.
    Any thoughts? I think they’ll be a nice addition to our dessert table, so thanks again for sharing! Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Anne – Oh my goodness, I am so sorry that one of your molds ripped and you had such a time! I’ve actually made these a few more times since the post, too! Ok, what kind of candy did you use – candy melts or CandiQuik? Did you bang the molds on the table or counter a few times to remove any air bubbles? I chilled them for about an hour, until they felt pretty cold. I pushed the cups out gently, starting from the bottom, until each mold cup was actually inside out – does that make sense? They came right out perfectly. I wouldn’t recommend using Pam. I love the idea of filling them with chocolate mousse and want to help you make this work. Please email me at cindy@littlemisscelebration.com for any more help. We’ll make this work, I promise, because I know it does!! :)

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