Happy New Year! Do you go out on New Year’s Eve or stay home and enjoy a quiet celebration? We prefer to stay home and enjoy some appetizers as we watch the ball drop.
I found Chocolate Tuxedo Cups at World Market, $6.99 for a package of 6 and fun for a festive, sweet bite for New Year’s Eve!
These are easy to dress, filling with your favorite ingredients. . . chocolate mousse, berries, whipped cream or even little squares of cake or ice cream.
I filled our tuxedo cups with strawberries and Grand Marnier whipped cream. A sprinkle of silver and gold pearlized sugar adds some additional sparkle and bling for New Year’s Eve! You can find glittered or pearlized sugar where baking supplies are sold. I found Wilton gold and silver pearlized sugar at Michaels.
To make Grand Marnier whipped cream, mix 1/2 cup heavy cream with 1 teaspoon powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon Grand Marnier. Beat all ingredients with a mixer on medium speed just until peaks form. Cream doubles in size when whipped and only takes about 5 minutes to make. It’s best right after you whip it but will hold for a few hours in the refrigerator.
This is as dressed as we get for New Year’s :)
Add a sparkler, light and serve!
Wishing you a Sparkling New Year!