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Cotton Candy Dessert Shots Remind Me of the State Fair

Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties – easy and delicious.

Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties - easy and delicious.

Cotton candy recipes are so popular right now! I’m wondering if it’s because everyone remembers going to the state fair and eating it when they were young. I know we did.

My parents loved to take us and buy us elephant ears and cotton candy – and in exchange they’d get to tell us long stories about the time they owned a farm (they really did!).

The time my dad kissed their pig. The ducks, cows, and chickens. I have to say . . . the state fair treats were totally worth it.

Recently we did a cotton candy rice krispie treats recipe and now we’re upping our game a bit with these cotton candy dessert shots. Why dessert shots? Because they’re tiny and that means built-in portion control.

Which some of us need . . . not naming names.

Dessert shots are also perfect for parties and everyone loves how “cute” they are. I’d have to agree – and they are very easy to make.

If you’re looking for a dessert recipe that takes 10 minutes and makes everyone happy, these cotton candy dessert shots are for you.

Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties - easy and delicious.

Cotton Candy Dessert Shots

Ingredients, makes 10

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Directions

Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties - easy and delicious.
  1. Place the cream cheese and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Mix together until smooth, adding the cream (or milk) in small increments at a time until you reach a soft icing consistency.
  3. Add the cotton candy flavoring and mix well.
  4. Separate the mixture into three bowls and put 1 – 2 drops of each color into separate bowls. The third bowl will stay white. (If you have white cotton candy. If not, then just separate the mixture into two bowls and color one blue, and one pink)
  5. Divide the Cool Whip evenly in the bowls and fold gently until mixed in and distributed throughout.
  6. Use piping bags or sandwich bags with the corners snipped, pipe the cream cheese mixture into the glasses in layers.
  7. Garnish with tufts of cotton candy and enjoy!
Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties - easy and delicious.
Yield: 10 people

Cotton Candy Dessert Shots

Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties - easy and delicious.

Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties - easy and delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
  • ¼ tsp cotton candy flavoring, Lorann’s
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 T heavy cream, milk can be substituted
  • 2 drops food coloring - red and blue
  • cotton candy for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the cream cheese and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Mix together until smooth, adding the cream (or milk) in small increments at a time until you reach a soft icing consistency.
  3. Add the cotton candy flavoring and mix well.
  4. Separate the mixture into three bowls and put 1 – 2 drops of each color into separate bowls. The third bowl will stay white. (If you have white cotton candy. If not, then just separate the mixture into two bowls and color one blue, and one pink)
  5. Divide the Cool Whip evenly in the bowls and fold gently until mixed in and distributed throughout.
  6. Use piping bags or sandwich bags with the corners snipped, pipe the cream cheese mixture into the glasses in layers.
  7. Garnish with tufts of cotton candy and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 shot glass

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

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Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties - easy and delicious.

I love that these are delicious and look pretty too.

Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties - easy and delicious.
Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties - easy and delicious.

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