Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones make the perfect New Year’s Eve snack for kids and adults alike. They are fun to make and tasty to eat. My daughter helped me do both! You can watch her take over the chocolate role in the video at the bottom of this post. It was messy, but she sure did have fun! Isn’t that all that really matters these days?
How to make chocolate dipped fruit cones
Waffle cones (The bigger the cone the more fruit you can place in them)
Assorted washed and cut fruit – we used apples, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Feel free to use any fruit that is in season.
Coconut oil (1 tsp)
Sprinkles, mixed nuts, and coconut flakes. Consider using other toppings such as crushed candy pieces.
Save the waffle cone box.
Deep bowls for toppings and to melt chocolate
Knife to cut fruit
First, remove the waffle cones from the box. Using scissors cut a few X’s on the top of the box to create holes to hold the cones up right. This will help for the chocolate to dry and for storage later on. (See photo below)
Take a small amount of chocolate bark (one section) along with a teaspoon of coconut oil and place in small microwavable bowl. Cook in microwave stirring every 15-30 seconds to keep consistency. Once the chocolate is a smooth liquid substance, stop cooking in microwave. Don’t overcook or you will end up with powdered chocolate. Trust me, I’ve been there! Also, adding the coconut oil will make the chocolate smoother and easier to mold. Be careful not to add too much coconut oil or it will be runny. (If it becomes too runny, add more chocolate and melt again)
Now it’s time for the fun part!
Dip your waffle cone in the chocolate covering all the sides and the bottom. Your kids can help with this part but make sure they don’t touch the chocolate or bowl as it may still be hot from the microwave. Immediately after dipping the cone into the chocolate, dip the cone in the topping. That can be the nuts, sprinkles or coconut flakes.
Then, set cone upright in a space in the waffle cone box. Repeat steps with other waffle cones. Once complete, you can air dry or place them in the fridge for the chocolate to harden faster.
Once chocolate and toppings are dry and in place, stuff the cones with your fruit of choice. Get your kids in on the fun and have them do the same.
Serve these delicious cones at any special event or simply just because. Your kids will enjoy making them as much as they will enjoy scarfing them down.