Chocolate & Sprinkles Waffle Cups

Waffle cup

Desserts don’t have to be elaborate to be real crowd pleasers.  Sometimes the easiest concoctions can be the most fun and appreciated.  I find the best ideas at my friend, Sue’s, blog THE VIEW FROM GREAT ISLAND.  Can you believe she makes her own MAGIC SHELL…remember that?…and she even makes her own SPRINKLES…believe me – it’s true.  I haven’t made sprinkles yet but it didn’t take me long to make the waffle cups dipped in chocolate and sprinkles in her recent post.

Waffle cups

It just takes minutes to put these colorful cups together and they can hold so many wonderful things…ice cream, whipped cream, pastry cream, fresh fruit…the possibilities go on and on.  A little squirt of whipped cream and a cherry are the perfect topper and make everybody smile.

Waffle cups

Almost every grocery store carrier the waffle cones that most ice cream shops use.  I had to look around a bit before I found the waffle bowls.  The search was worth it and from now one these fun little shells will be a staple in my pantry.  This same technique works with the cones…just dip the top 2 inches in melted chocolate…white or dark…and toss on the sprinkles.  This is a good solution of the little ones who like to run around the backyard while gobbling up their dessert.

Waffle cups

 From this…

Waffle cups

To this… in two easy steps.

Waffle cups

Chocolate Sprinkles Waffle Cups
  • one package of 10 waffle ice cream cups
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or crisco
  • assorted sprinkles
  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 small mixing bowl. 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. Scrape the excess from the bottom of each cup with a small spatula if necessary
  3. Liberally cover the chocolate with sprinkles and set on waxed paper, bottom up, to dry.
  4. Store in an airtight container with a small square of waxed paper between them.
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  1. Devon says

    You’re right. This is one of those tricks that people love. It would be perfect for kids
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  2. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says

    Oh my, aren’t these adorable. They’ll bring out the kid in all of us.
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  3. Larry says

    Very festive Cathy and I can see them being a huge hit at a birthday party.
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  4. Liz@Virtually Homemade says

    Love these! So cute and simple.
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  5. Adri says

    What a great idea! They remind me of classic French tuile cups. I love portable desserts, and this is twice as nice as it is entirely edible. These look wonderful, and thank you for the tip on the product. I had never seen these before.

  6. sue/the view from great island says

    Hey thanks for the shout out! Wasn’t this a fun project? Now if only I had an army of kids to eat them all up for me!
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    • says

      Hi Sue – My grandkids are coming for lunch on Sunday and will make quick work of these cute little cups. My grownup kids will like them too. I will be making these often this summer. What a fun and easy dessert. Thanks for the idea. I really am going to make those sprinkles…lol.
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  7. Kate says

    How cute! I would love to enjoy a scoop of ice cream in these adorable cups! So, if I order a cup of ice cream at your house, it would be much more special than at the ice cream shop!
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  8. Foodiewife says

    How fun are these?! I love Sue’s blog, as well. I saw that she makes her own sprinkles, bless her heart. Maybe when I retire and have time to be home everyday… So, what homemade ice cream comes next to fill these? (wink)
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  9. cheri says

    Hi Cathy, these are adorable, love what Sue does, she is amazing!
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  10. Marilyn says

    What a fun idea and so easy! I will have to remember this one for my grandson when he is a little older.
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  11. Karen (Back Road Journal) says

    Oh how cute, my grandchildren would love ice cream served in these chocolate and sprinkles waffles cups as would the rest of the family. :)
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  12. Kitty says

    What a fun, colorful and yummy idea, Cathy, and perfect for any time of the year!
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  13. Susan says

    What a great idea! I know two little boys who would love these :)
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