Caramel Cup Tassies

These tassies are great. I don’t make them a lot because I can’t stop eating them! ENJOY!

Original recipe makes 2 dozen


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
2 teaspoons coffee flavored liqueur
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup white sugar
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
2 teaspoons coffee flavored liqueur


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat together the cream cheese, flour, and 1 cup of the butter flavored shortening until well combined. Press dough into a mini muffin tin.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 18 minutes.
  4. Melt the caramels in the microwave or on the stovetop. Add 1 (5 ounce) can of the evaporated milk and 2 teaspoons of the coffee liqueur. Set aside to thicken.
  5. To Make The Topping: Combine the butter, the remaining 1/2 cup shortening, the remaining 5 ounces evaporated milk, white sugar and 2 teaspoons coffee flavored liqueur. Beat for at least 8 minutes.
  6. To Assemble: Pour caramel mixture into the baked cups, filling them halfway. Wait 10 minutes and then top with the topping mix. Sprinkle with ground pecans, if desired.


Calories: 648 kcal
Carbohydrates: 55.7 g
Cholesterol: 50 mg
Fat: 45.2 g
Fiber: 0.6 g
Protein: 6.7 g
Sodium: 215 mg