No-Bake, Teacup Treats

Remember that scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where he drinks the tea and then eats the cup? Well, here's a step-by-step guide to making your own deliciously edible cup-and-saucers.

The best part of making these sweet teacup cookies? No baking required!


  • Vanilla sandwich cookie wafers
  • Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups
  • Ice cream sugar cones (top 1-1/2 inch)
  • Circle pretzels (found in Chex Mix Sweet 'n Salty Honey Nut mix)
  • Chocolate frosting (chocolate pudding, chocolate ganache, etc.)
  • Chocolate or vanilla candy melts


Step one

Cut the sugar cones to 1-1/2 inches. To avoid breaking them, dip the bottoms in warm water for 20 seconds. Using a serrated knife, trim off where the wet area meets the dry. Allow these to dry completely before assembling.


Step two

Separate the cookie wafers and clean off filling.


Step three

Trim off one small piece of the circle pretzels to create two handle points.


Step four

Melt two ounces of chocolate or vanilla candy melts in a zip-top bag in the microwave (twice for 30 seconds usually does the trick).


Step five

Snip off the corner of the zip-top bag and dab a little candy melt in the center of the cookie wafers.


Step six

Place unwrapped Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups on top of the candy melt on the cookie wafers.


Step seven

Place the cut ice cream cones on top of the Reese's cups.


Step eight

Pipe more of the candy melt inside the ice cream cones, where the edge meets the Reese's cup.


Step nine

Pipe frosting, pudding or ganache inside the ice cream cones.


Step ten

Add a dab of candy melt to the cut off edges of the circle pretzels and attach them to the sides of the ice cream cones. You may need to hold them in place for a few seconds until the candy melt holds firmly and stays in place.

Helpful hints: Have everything unwrapped, cut, trimmed and ready to assemble. If your candy melt starts to harden, just microwave the zip-top bag for 20 to 30 seconds to soften.

Note: These are best served on the same day as preparation. The frosting, pudding or ganache filling tends to soften the sugar cone the longer it sits.

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Comments on "Edible teacup cookies recipe"

janet January 31, 2014 | 4:42 PM

I love the idea of these mind is running in overdrive thinking of things to add. Thanks for the great recipe. Hope to see more of them

Laura December 11, 2013 | 12:18 PM

I think this is so cute I'll have to try it one day for my 5 year old granddaughter. Thank you for mapping it out so nicely for us too. :)

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Sandra August 26, 2013 | 6:54 PM

You could always use a Rolo candy. They're not as fancy, but it's the same basic shape.

jojo August 25, 2013 | 12:28 AM

I have nut allergy what else can I use at bottom?

Cece August 18, 2013 | 12:58 PM

This looks yummy, but for filling I think I might use vanilla greek yogurt, lower in calories. Or even some fruit yogurt. Yum And for the bottom, why not a thin mint? The round ones. Just cone to mint.

Andey August 14, 2013 | 11:37 PM

I think you'd want to remove the wrapper off the Reese's cups before putting the cone on top. Otherwise you'll have people eating the paper.

Winnie July 22, 2013 | 12:09 AM

This is absolutely AMAZING I just have to make it Thank you so much for the tutorial!!

Patricia Cesare June 01, 2013 | 10:03 AM

I was so excited to make these for my daughters baby shower tea party BUT it was a failure! Needless to say with only a day left before the big event it was highly disappointing :( I will post pictures....

Toni Medjuck May 19, 2013 | 6:26 AM

I think this receipte could also be made Gluten Free using GF ice cream cones,GF Pretzels and GF Cookies

ray hoober May 11, 2013 | 12:47 AM

those cookies sell at stores like Top foods in large packages either in vanilla or chocolate usually a store brand.used to buy them all the time before diabetes ll set in. they also come in lemon

ray hoober May 09, 2013 | 11:18 PM

this looks like a super idea for a birthday coming up soon and it looks so easy thanks for shareing this idea

nicole May 09, 2013 | 11:40 AM

im making these for my foods project, could anyone tell me a general cost for this recipe??

Sherri May 08, 2013 | 4:16 PM

You could use butter cookies instead of sandwich cookies. They are scalloped and you would not have to clean off the inside.

Donna May 08, 2013 | 10:21 AM

you could put tiny marshmallows on top to look like cocoa or tiny sprinkles. Do you really need the peanut butter cup?

nelia comision May 08, 2013 | 12:50 AM

i would love to do these to my son's.... its very creative.... i like it...

tina May 05, 2013 | 8:43 PM

Sara and I love these!!

Chef Beth May 01, 2013 | 6:13 PM

If you need to make them the day before try this: Using a food safe paint brush (the flat kind that's about 1/4" wide to brush the inside of the cone (cup) with melted white chocolate. You just need a thin layer. Let it completely set up before filling. It will prevent the cone from getting soggy.

susan April 16, 2013 | 4:41 PM

just made these adorable..BUT ALOT OF WORK!!!!!!!! dont think they are easy people! i bought generic "oreos" at ocean state job lot,

Sandra April 05, 2013 | 6:45 PM

The scalloped cookie on the bottom is just a generic store brand of vanilla sandwich cookie. Nothing special, I promise.

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