Chocolate dipped fruit filled waffle cones…a fun way to serve up fresh fruit.
It’s always appreciated to have fruit (and veggies) at parties or get togethers. Real food to snack on that you know is good for your body. Here’s a fun way to serve it up: in waffle cones dipped in chocolate and filled with fruit. Chocolate Dipped Fruit Filled Cones are an easy thing to prep a day ahead and assemble the day of your party. They make a different way to serve up individual servings of fruit in a portable and edible cone.
What you need for Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cones with Fresh Fruit:
- 12 Sugar Ice Cream Cones or Waffle Cones (I bought a box of 12 at Trader Joes)
- Milk Chocolate chips (11.5oz bag): we are obsessed with Guittard Brand Milk Chocolate Chips…they are the best!
- Grapes: red or green grapes
- Strawberries: Sliced in half, stems removed
- Blue Berries
- Fresh Pineapple: cut into bitesized chunks
- Kiwi: peeled and sliced
- Mandarin Oranges or Clementine Oranges
- greek yogurt or you can make a homemade cheesecake dip: like we used for these fresh fruit tarts
Other things you need:
-14inch Round flat dish for serving…it needs to be 14inches or bigger in diameter to fit the cones in a circle formation
-small bowl for serving the dip in the center
How to make this fruit tray:
- Prep all the Fruit: To start, cut up, peel (and wash if needed) the fruit you choose to include. Start with the fresh pineapple then move onto the kiwi and strawberries and finally the grapes. Most of the berries just need a quick rinse and they are good to go. For the mandarin oranges, just peel and slice three of them.
- Melt the chocolate: about 1 half bag of milk chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until the chocolate starts to melt and is dip-able. Any melted chocolate leftover can be scrapped out onto a small piece of parchment paper on a small cookie sheet and frozen flat and kept in the freezer, so you can use it up later when needed.
- Dip the Cones: Dip the top end of each waffle cone into the melted chocolate. Then place it on a parchment lined sheet pan for the chocolate to set and dry. If you need to speed up the dry time of the chocolate you can move the tray to your freezer (if it will fit) or if it’s cold outside, you can take the tray outside in a shady spot and the chocolate will set pretty quickly especially if there is a little breeze or wind outside. If you dip the cones a day in advance they will set overnight.
- Assemble: If you hold each cone upright to fill, you can start to fill them with a few grapes and then place them onto the serving tray and add all the beautiful fruit that you want to be seen coming out of the end of the cone.
You can also serve it up like a cornucopia for a Thanksgiving appetizer. Just add one cone to the center of your serving dish and fill and surround it with all the fruit. This is a festive appetizer for Thanksgiving and one that is easy to prep a day or two ahead.
That’s it! Pretty straight forward, and everyone loves them!