No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Mini Shooters

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"So cute and so simple - NO BAKE mini desserts. I like to serve these in a shot glass or small cup. And, for parties ... I get them from the party store. They are inexpensive and disposable, come in a variety of sizes and colors; which make these desserts perfect for a large group or party. And, because of the pumpkin; these are perfect for Fall or Winter. Prep time does not include time for the mousse to chill and firm up."

Original recipe yields 8-16 servings
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  • Serving Size: 1 (73.9 g)
  • Calories 251.5
  • Total Fat - 14.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 11.1 mg
  • Sodium - 217.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 21.5 g
  • Protein - 6.7 g
  • Calcium - 138.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Graham Crackers or Chocolate Wafer Cookies ... Add to a large ziploc bag; and crush using the bottom of a heavy pot, meat mallet, or rolling pin. Or you can use a food processor; whichever is easiest for you. I find a ziploc bag is quick and easy.

Step 2

Pumpkin Mousse ... Add the softened cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla, sugar, spices; and, mix with a stand up or hand held mixer until well combined - smooth, and creamy. Fold in 1 2/3 cups of the whipped topping by hand; then, transfer the mousse to a ziploc bag, and refrigerate until well chilled. This will make piping the mousse into the glasses easier. Also, add the remaining whipped topping in another ziploc bag.

Step 3

Mini Glasses ... Now, depending on the size or type of glass you use; the amounts can vary. And, there really is no right or wrong for the layers. Add a little of the graham crackers on the bottom, a drizzle of the caramel, then the mousse, a little plain whipped topping. Then repeat (crackers, caramel, mousse, whipping topping). Finish with more graham crackers; and, another drizzle of the caramel sauce. The ziploc bags make piping the mousse and whipped topping into the glasses easy. Simply snip off a corner of the bag and squeeze. You could always use a pastry bag; but, the ziploc bag is easy and disposable.

Step 4

Finish, Serve, ENJOY! ... Refrigerate until ready to serve. Finish with a whole pecan or walnut (shelled of course) right on top. Super easy, super delicious, and always a favorite. Perfect to make ahead for a party. Again, you can use small shot glasses or, a bit larger cups. Their are some fun shapes and sizes; so, just use your imagination.

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