One of my favorite scenes from the original Willy Wonka was when Gene Wilder was singing “Pure Imagination” and he sat down to take a drink (and a bite) out of a daffodil tea cup. That movie was a huge part of my childhood and introduced me to the world of one of my favorite authors Roald Dahl. As an adult, different parts of it come back up and the film (and book) have taken on new meaning.
We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of dreams.
I remember when I was old enough to realize that a person in a film is actually an actor and not really that particular character. It kinda blew my mind. Then as I got older, my dad started pulling out Mel Brooks films and I learned about the man that ran the candy factory. That he was also Young Friedrich Frankenstein and the Waco Kid. He was Leo Bloom and the mock turtle. He was Gene Wilder.
I hate getting all sentimental over celebrity deaths and I’m not the person that is going to sit in front of my TV or stereo and cry because we lost one of the greats, but I do believe that it is important to recognize contributions to art and society. So thank you mister Wilder. These edible shot glasses are for you.
Willy Wonka Inspired Chocolate Edible Shot Glasses
Hit the jump for the full tutorial!
1. Start by melting your chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. I happened to have a chocolate melting bowl from an earlier project so that is what I’ve been using. Microwave for 1 minute then stir. Keep blasting it for 15 seconds until chocolate is smooth with no lumps.
2. Place your mold on the baking sheet, cavity side up, then fill each mold. The chocolate can be a bit thick so I placed a scoop into each cavity then banged the pan on the counter a few times to get it to settle. Continue to do this until all molds are full and bang it on the counter a few more times to get out as many air bubbles as possible. Then use your spatula to smooth out the surfaces of each.
3. Put your filled mold in the refridgerator for about an hour to allow the chocolate to solidify.
4. Check to see if your molds are solid by lightly pressing a finger to the bottom (top) of each mold and squeeze a bit on the cup end. If it’s solid, go ahead and pull them out.
To pull your shot glasses out of the silicone mold, press on the inside of the glass until the outside of the cup is completely out of the mold and you’re left with the inside still attached. Gently grip the base of the inside, pinch and twist out of the chocolate.
5. To add candy rimshot, dip in chocolate syrup (or melted chocolate) and then dip into candy sprinkles. I used rainbow non-parellies, but you can use rock candy, nerds, regular sugar, etc.
5. Fill with your finished edible shot glasses with your favorite liqueur and enjoy because Candy is Dandy, but liquor is quicker.