The other night, I was telling my husband that I heard that Brad and Angie and Ashton Kutcher have paid that Virgin Airlines guy to go into outer space.
Have you heard about this?
Personally, I would never want to go to space and I told my husband as much. Just in case we ever get super rich and he runs out of gift ideas because rich people always get each other weird presents like their own star or bras made out of diamonds or a trip to outer space.
If you want to know the truth, I wish I didn’t even know anything about outer space. All it does is freak me out. Like sometimes, I start thinking about gravity and the Earth spinning and I swear to you, I get real life dizzy.
I sort of miss the days when people just thought the Earth was flat, and we were safe as long as we stayed close to home and didn’t tip over the edge. Nowadays there are asteroids headed for the earth and spherical planets with water on it and all sorts of crazy shenanigans.
I am not a fan.
I’m actually thinking of writing up a proposal to the school board that instead of learning about the solar system and stars and all that, kids could learn about laundry and stuff instead.
Forget a bunch of Saturn, do you know how to separate the whites and get chocolate out of your favorite T-Shirt?
Way more practical use of our tax dollars, if you ask me.
In other news, I made chocolate cups with Key Lime Pie inside. This is totally unrelated to my theories on space, but it’s important to have hobbies when I’m not busy reforming the public education system or getting dizzy from the Earth’s rotation.
These are basically like a giant Reese’s Cup, but instead of peanut butter, there is a Key Lime Pie inside. Also, I am pretty sure it’s what they feed you in Heaven.
For my molds, I used mini tart pans. If you wanted smaller cups though, you could buy standard chocolate cup molds on Amazon.
Putting these together is simple:
1. Pour melted chocolate in tart pan, spreading to coat the sides. Place in the freezer for a few minutes to set.
2. Pat graham cracker crust crumbs into the bottom of the chocolate coated tart pan.
3. Carefully spread Key Lime filling over the crust, leaving a bit of room on the top.
4. Pour melted chocolate over filling and spread carefully to the edge.
You’re really missing out if you don’t have a few of these in the freezer.
Chocolate Key Lime Pie Cups
- 12 oz Chocolate Almond Bark (I use Candiquik)
- 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tbs butter, melted
- Key Lime Filling:
- 1/4 cup Key Lime juice
- 4 oz (1/2 an 8 oz block) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1. Make your filling: In the bowl of a mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk and Key Lime juice and beat on medium until fully combined. Refrigerate a couple of hours, until thickened.
2. Make your crust: Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Spread on a large baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes, until mixture is just slightly toasted.
3. Melt chocolate coating according to package directions. Spread in small tart pans and place in the freezer for a few minutes until hardened. Spoon some graham cracker crust in the bottom of each and press lightly into the bottom. Spoon filling over the top and carefully spread. Top with more melted chocolate and freeze until firm.
These remove from the pans really easily. Just give the pan a little squeeze and they pop right out.
Store these Chocolate Key Lime Pie Cups in the fridge or freezer. I prefer them frozen.
You can purchase mini tart pans HERE.