Minimal Monday: Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups

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Minimal Monday: Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups are fun and easy to make, and I guarantee you’ll find endless uses for these be-sprinkled waffle bowls!

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I found waffle cups in the supermarket the other day… maybe you’ve already seen them, they’re like waffle ice cream cones, only in little cup form.

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I like the idea, especially for serving ice cream or berries as an easy dessert, but it seems to me they lack a little something something, you know?  They’re  ok on their own, but I think they’d be way cuter with a little chocolate and a few sprinkles.  What wouldn’t?

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This way you can serve plain old vanilla ice cream and still be a dessert hero.  You can trick kids into thinking berries are a decadent treat.

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You can use white chocolate, too, if you want, and customize your sprinkles to your occasion.  Spoon or brush more chocolate inside the cup, if you’re a chocoholic.  Use finely chopped nuts instead of sprinkles, or coconut.  For Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, use white chocolate and then sprinkle with red white and blue.

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Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups

Yield: makes 10

Ingredients

  • one package of 10 waffle ice cream cups
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or crisco
  • assorted sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and put in a microwave safe bowl along with the coconut oil or Crisco. Choose a bowl that is on the narrow side, so the melted chocolate will be deep enough to dip your cups into. I used a quart sized measuring cup. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir the chocolate. If it's not completely melted, microwave again in short 15 to 30 second bursts until you can stir away all the lumps.
  2. Dip each cup into the melted chocolate and then let the excess drip off. I scraped the excess from the bottom of each cup against the lip of the measuring cup.
  3. Liberally cover the chocolate with sprinkles and set on waxed paper, bottom up, to dry.
  4. You may need to give the cups a second coat of sprinkles if some of them 'melt' into the chocolate. Letting the chocolate air dry for a minute or two before you add the sprinkles helps prevent this.
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Notes:

  • Need some amazing ice cream to put in your pretty bowls?  How about some No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream?  You don’t even need a machine for this one.

 

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Just a neat little trick to have up your sleeve for the season.

Happy Monday!

 

16 Comments

  • Reply
    Kitchen Belleicious
    May 13, 2014 at 10:47 am

    yep! Yes indeed now this recipe I can DO:)) and gladly!!!! My two little boys thank you in advance:))

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    Maria | Pink Patisserie
    May 13, 2014 at 6:12 am

    I’m so happy ice cream weather has finally arrived! These look so fun and festive!

  • Reply
    Joanne
    May 13, 2014 at 6:01 am

    These are so fun! I rarely ever eat ice cream on a cone because of crackage but with these bowls, I feel like that whole problem would be mitigated!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    May 12, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    How colourful and fun! Would be nice to serve some homemade ice cream :-)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    May 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    So fun and I know my daughter’s eyes would light up seeing all the sprinkles! :)

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Wish my daughters were that young, Averie :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    May 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    These are so fun, perfect to serve homemade ice-cream!

  • Reply
    cheri
    May 12, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Sue, these are so adorable, great ideas for the 4th too!

  • Reply
    Matt Robinson
    May 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I love your photography and writing style so much. These are so fun, my boys would go crazy for them this summer!

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    Catherine
    May 12, 2014 at 10:29 am

    A very nice idea. They are perfect for summer treats. Blessings, Catherine

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    May 12, 2014 at 10:16 am

    So adorable! Another wonderful reason to eat ice cream!

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives
    May 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I love this idea. What a fun way to serve ice cream and fruit…even the adults will love it too. Terrific photos, Sue. I’ll be serving these waffle cups often this summer.

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    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen
    May 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

    These waffle cups are way cool and very impressive. Wow.
    Sam

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    Sulpicia
    May 12, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Very cool and decadent! Do you have a recipe for the waffle cones? I would love to learn how to make those as well.

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

      I’ll get right on it :)

  • Reply
    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    May 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

    A simple little trick that is perfect. thanks, Sue!

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