Caramel Corn Phyllo Cups are CRISPY, FLAKY phyllo shells stuffed with a CREAMY filling and topped with SWEET and SALTY caramel corn.
Made with just 3 ingredients, you can have these delicious desserts ready in no time!
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Phyllo Dough Desserts
Who says party appetizers or finger foods need to be savory? NOT THIS GIRL!
I’m thinking that we need more dessert in our lives so I am whipping up dessert appetizers! These count as a meal course, right?!
Better make them bite sized so we don’t get carried away…
My favorite way to serve finger foods is in a neat little cup, that you can eat of course! No one wants to wash a pile of tine dishes, do they?
Edible cups are easily made with pie crust, wonton wrappers, and even puff pastry. But I love phyllo dough best because it is so light, crispy, and flaky!
I took my filo shells, filled them with a whipped cream cheese, and topped them with my mom’s caramel corn and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
These caramel corn phyllo cups are WWAAAYYYY better than the usual cheesecake phyllo cups! The whole batch was gone in less than 15 minutes. And that is only because I was walking around with the tray 😉
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Ingredients for caramel corn phyllo cups
- cream cheese (I like the whipped variety – saves time later!)
- caramel sauce (salted is great too!)
- caramel corn (check out my recipe for homemade)
Don’t forget your phyllo cups! I like to make mine homemade but feel free to grab them, pre-made, in your freezer section.
Stock up when they are on sale as they last a while in the freezer!
How to make caramel corn phyllo cups
STEP ONE: Gather your ingredients! Stir the cream cheese to whip it up a bit. Lightly chop your caramel corn if it’s in large chunks.
STEP TWO: Add 1 tablespoon of whipped cream cheese to each phyllo cup.
STEP THREE: Drizzle with caramel sauce and top with caramel corn. Serve and enjoy!
Isn’t this just one of the easiest dessert recipes you have ever seen?!?
can I use puff pastry in place of phyllo dough?
The textures are completely different and, of course, you will have to bake it which will increase the time it takes to make these!
is phyllo dough the same as pie crust?
No phyllo dough is made of multiple layers of thin pastry help together with butter.
Pie crust will be much thicker and not give you the flaky, crispy texture you need with these bites.
how do you keep phyllo cups from getting soggy?
The whipped cream cheese isn’t likely to make the cups soggy as it’s pretty thick.
If you are still worried, drizzle a little melted chocolate in the bottom of the cup, let it harden, and then top with cream cheese filling. Dark chocolate is best!
Can I make these phyllo desserts ahead of time?
Because they require only 3 ingredients, and all of them already prepared, it’s best to assemble them no more than 1 hour ahead of serving time.
Take Two Tapas Tips
- Homemade phyllo cups are the best but if you don’t have time to make them, stock up on pre-made ones in the freezer section of your store.
- Keep your phyllo shells chilled and they will keep the filling cool longer.
- If you can’t find caramel corn, feel free to use crushed vanilla wafers!
These caramel corn phyllo cups are a quick and easy, bite size mini desserts, that will have everyone talking!
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Other phyllo cup desserts to try
Caramel Corn Phyllo Cup Bites
- 15 phyllo cups
- 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
- 1 cup caramel sauce
- 1 cup caramel corn
- Fill each cup with a tablespoon whipped cream cheese, drizzle with a little caramel sauce, sprinkle with caramel corn.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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