4th of July…it’s approaching. And all too fast, because apparently MotherNatureMinneapolis can’t seem to get it’s act together. Somedays I feel like I live in Seattle, except for the brief period I was in Austin for the BlogHer Food Conference (more on that later).
Waffle cone or sugar cone?
I’ll admit, I’m not typically a waffle cone girl, the sugar cones are just way better.
…until you bring chocolate into the picture. These are now totally edible. Sorry sugar cones, you have been replaced. And then when you add chopped pecans, *sigh*.
I love ice cream and it deserves to be held in a cone like such.
These would be perfect for your next ice cream social, birthday party, friday night dessert, or just a fun treat to make with the kids.
you will need:
Assorted sprinkles, chopped nuts, crushed Oreos(!!??), etc.
oh yeah, and ice cream.
Melt coating according to the package directions.
Hold the end of the cone and dip the top 2-3″ in the chocolate or vanilla CandiQuik. I found this easiest if I just rolled and rotated the top of the cone directly in the tray of CandiQuik.
Allow the excess coating to drip back into the tray; waiting about 30 seconds to add jimmies, chopped nuts, etc.
Set on wax paper to dry completely.
Now…let’s take this relationship to the next level. We are just minutes away from drumsticks, dipped cones, or whatever you would like to call them.
Fill your cone with a heaping scoop of ice cream on top and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
You want the ice cream to be veryyy cold because you are about to dunk it in melted chocolate.
Transfer your CandiQuik into a deep mug, cup, or bowl.
Holding the end of your ice cream cone, quickly dip the ice cream in the coating. It will harden almost immediately so just dip (fast!) and place back in the freezer until ready to devour.
Unfortunately I did not take any photos of this process. I would have ended up with a giant scoop of ice cream in the chocolate versus the cone.
Now, as you can tell, I’ve got a hot mess happening – so this photo session has to end, darn.
Are you ready for the easiest treat ever!?
No oven, no thinking, nada.
Your two year old and you could knock these out.
And I have two versions for you!
Pretzels or lollipop sticks. Which one do you prefer? I’m a lollipop girl myself, but there’s definitely a benefit to the pretzels: the whole dang thing is edible.
Ok, maybe these aren’t sooo “personal” sized. Instead, you could grab 2 spoons and share - or not. They’re actually not all that much more than a large piece of pie.
You know what, you could probably even freeze these and pull out whenever the time is right. Or bring them to work! Hey, you have to be prepared for Mondays, mid-afternoons,
and certain coworkers. What I’m saying is that these are (capital d)angerous…
I’ve been seeing more and more of these mason jars around - & they are being filled with all sorts of goodness. For example – just take a look at these little cheesecakes in a jar. Or Bakerella’s – YUM, or how about this one I found on pinterest. Swoon.
So go ahead, make these in advance, pull out when needed. What’s not to love?!
I used my super easy, no bake recipe for vanilla cream pie. Then I layered it with fresh strawberries and plump bluberries.
And the crust? No bake as well – I found myself digging all the way to the bottom to get a little bit of crust in each bite.
Next time – double crusting it. Yep, go ahead – add another layer of the graham crust in the middle! Genius.
Hindsight is always 20/20…
Amazing, delicious, OMG, wow - why didn’t I think of these!?
Recently we had a little contest, that some of you may have heard of…if not, you seriously need to join Club CandiQuik…
The contest was named the “Make Our Ad” Contest. The Grand Prize Winner is receiving free CANDIQUIK for a year – yes, FREE (I need that deal)!
Oh – and did I mention her recipe is going to be featured in our next National Magazine ad?! Total bragging rights.
Here were the 3 finalists if you’re curious…
This recipe that I am about to share, however, did not “Make our Ad”. BUT it was dang good!
So I must share…
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.