Have Your Drink and Eat it Too: Edible Shot Glasses

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January 22, 2016

Shot glasses come in many different shapes and sizes, whether it’s set of glass ones or a collection from various cities you’ve visited. They’re also used for more things than just drinking alcohol. Many people break out their shot glasses for serving dessert samples, soups, and a variety of other appetizers. It’s the perfect size for a bite or a few sips. And now you can have your shot glass and eat it too!

There are a variety of recipes for making edible shot glasses. The easiest is to make it out of a frozen liquid. Just use a silicone mold and fill it with water, flavored water, juice or soda. Freeze, pop out, and fill with your favorite drink or treat.

Now ice is one thing, but a bacon, chocolate shot glass is another! I can’t wait to try out this recipe.


For the Molds:

  • Paper towel cores
  • Aluminum Foil

For the Shot Glass:

  • Bacon (thick sliced bacon works the best)
  • Chocolate (chunks or chips, your choice of light or dark chocolate)
  • Twine


For the Molds:

  1. Cut the paper towel cores into thirds.
  2. Completely cover the paper towel cores (including the ends) with aluminum foil for as many glasses as you would like to make.
  3. This is now your mold for the shot glass.

For the Shot Glass:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut bacon strips in half.
  3. Place 2 pieces of bacon in the shape of an X across one end of the paper towel mold. This will be the bottom of your shot glass. Make sure that the bottom is completely covered.
  4. From the bottom, start wrapping the bacon around the mold. Overlap just a little bit. You should only use 2 to 3 slices of bacon.
  5. Using the twine, tie the top slice of bacon so that the bacon will stay on the mold.
  6. Place the molds upside down on a wire rack. Bake for 20-30 minutes. The bacon needs to be hard enough to hold it’s shape.
  7. Allow the bacon to cool. Then carefully remove the aluminum covered mold.
  8. Melt some of the chocolate in the microwave or in a double broiler. Using a spoon, cover the inside of glass with the chocolate. Include the bottom of the glass and make sure that you cover any holes you can see.
  9. Let harden in refrigerator for at least an hour.
  10. Add drink of your choice.

These shot glasses will be the talk of the party! For more detailed instructions, including step by step pictures, go to this website.

For some more edible shot glass ideas, including a chocolate chip cookie shot glass, go here. There are recipes for making shot glasses from marshmallows, oreo cookies, plain chocolate and even fruits and vegetables. And one especially for my daughter – the candy corn shot glass. You can fill these edible shot glasses with either an alcohol beverage like Baileys or just milk for the kiddos.

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