While we generally like to do things from scratch, let’s face it: sometimes you just don’t have the time before your guests arrive.  We “cheat” on these Oreo mousse cups by using a packaged mousse mix…but we’ve never had any complaints. In fact, they’re often the first thing to disappear!

To make your own “cheater” mousse cups:

Finely crush one package of double stuffed Oreos using a food processor (or crush with a rolling pin). Melt one stick of butter butter and add to the Oreo crumbs, mixing well. Press the Oreo mixture into the cups of a muffin tin.  Be sure that the bottom of each cup is covered about a 1/4 inch thick, and press the crust up the sides to create a small cookie bowl.  Refrigerate. Prepare one box of mousse according to the instructions on the box (our favorite dark chocolate mousse comes from World Market). When the mousse is ready, take the crusts out of the fridge. Use a table knife to ease each crust out of the tin and fill the Oreo cups with the mousse (you can use a spoon, or pipe it in). Garnish with berries and refrigerate until ready to serve

This post was written by summer contributors Gabrielle and Krista of A Joy Forever Events. They love to plan summertime parties and good meals with friends on warm summer nights. Photos are by Esther Ramsey.

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