Caramel Cups


These caramel cups, also called caramel tassies, are a real crowd-pleaser. They have a flaky crust with a creamy caramel filling.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
48 tassies


  • 6 ounces cream cheese

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels

  • ½ cup evaporated milk

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 cup shortening

  • cup evaporated milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine cream cheese, butter, and flour; mix to form a dough. Pinch off 48 equal pieces and press into mini tassie pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool slightly, then carefully remove from the pans as they can break easily.

  4. Melt caramels and 1/2 cup evaporated milk in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave on medium-high heat. Stir until creamy. Pour melted caramel into shells and top with frosting.

  5. To make the frosting: Beat sugar, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, shortening, and vanilla until light and creamy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
10g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 42mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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