Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Ice Cream" Cones...Sort of

Good evening.  And yes, I said that in an Addam’s Family voice.  I don’t think you can wish someone a “good evening” without saying it like Morticia.  So tonight is going to be super quick….mainly because what I am going to show you is so super easy and fast.  Paisley is supposed to bring a “birthday treat” to share with her class tomorrow.  For those keeping track…yes, she had graduation yesterday, but she still has a few days of school left.  Weird, I know.  Also, her birthday is not till the end of summer….if you were wondering about that;)  But they let the kids with summer birthdays celebrate with their class before school gets out.

So Paisley wanted to bring ice cream cones to her whole class.  Obviously that wasn’t going to happen.  I racked my brain trying to think of an alternative, and I remembered something I saw in an issue of Southern Living like four years ago, at least.  It was “ice cream cones” made with meringue cookies. 

They look super cute, but they will never melt!  Genius!  I ran out to Trader Joe’s and bought a pack of cookies, then onto the Walmartz for ice cream cones and chocolate chips.  Let me show you how I put these little guys together.  You will see the genius in these too.

I think the easiest place to find meringue cookies is Trader Joe’s.  If you can find them someplace else, and in fancier colors…you rule.  I had to make 20 of these so I have a few leftover cones…and I used about ½ a bag of chocolate chips.

I melted my chips in the microwave.  You must do this slowly to keep the chocolate shiny.  I microwave my chips in 30 second increments, stirring between each.  It won’t take long.

Then, all I do is dip the cone in the melted chocolate and stick a meringue on the top.  The chocolate is the glue!

I also used some pretty pink sprinkles on the chocolate while it was still soft.  Just makin’ them extra pretty.

I used the foam that the cones came in to hold up my cones while the chocolate hardened.  Just poke holes in the foam.  Works like a charm. 

Aren’t these the cutest things you’ve ever seen?  These are perfect for a summer get together.  They won’t melt!  I know I already said that…but seriously….genius!

Paisley is so excited to hand these out to her class tomorrow. 

You could totally use different colored candy melts too instead of plain chocolate chips.  Imagine the possibilities!  Imagine the cuteness!  Imagine these on a dessert/candy buffet!  Or in pink or blue for a baby shower.  Endless possibilities.  Can you tell how excited I am about these?;)

I will see you all next week.  I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing long weekend.  Feel free to come help me pack for my move;)

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