Key Lime Shooters

I enjoy testing my culinary skills in the kitchen, and I like entertaining. So, I was surprised last night to realize my last dinner party was in September 2010–holy smokes! My menu included an assortment of appetizers (almonds, cashews, grapes, cheeses, crackers, spinach dip and salt & black pepper chips), romaine salad with carrots, walnuts & Craisins, and the main course: three roasted chickens with carrots and salt-crusted baked potatoes.

One of my dinner hosting rules of thumb is to delight with dessert. Because if all else fails, your guests won’t desert you before dessert. Here’s the recipe for Key Lime Shooters for your next party.

Key Lime Shooters

  • 1 box (3 oz.) sugar-free lime Jello
  • 1/4 c. boiling water
  • 2 containers (8 oz. each) key lime flavored yogurt
  • 1 container (8 oz.) Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Whisk in yogurt with wooden spoon. Fold in thawed Cool Whip. Refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours. Crumble the graham cracker pie crust in a Ziploc bag to use in assembling your shooters. Using shooter glasses (votive candle holders found at your local hobby store), add a spoonful of graham cracker crumbles for your base, layer some key lime filling, repeat and then top with graham cracker or dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

Another variation: chocolate fudge pudding and crushed Oreos.