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Create Your Own Cones!


This is a craft and a treat rolled into one!

Bring out the Picasso in your kids as they "paint" and design their own ice cream cones.

Recently I did a kid swap. I exchanged my daughter for my nephew for a night.
My son and nephew (8 and 9) helped prepare a fun treat for a family barbecue I was hosting the next day. Not only did the boys have a blast making these, they custom made one for each of their cousins, and family members. Then, when the time came, they so very proudly handed them out, one by one!

Moments like these are priceless to me!

What You Will Need:
Ice cream cones
Chocolate to melt - I use Wilton melting disks in various colors from the craft store, those are amazing and versatile for so many uses.
Decorations - jimmies, colored sugars, small candies, mini chocolate chips...whatever you think will surprise and delight your kiddos and is small enough to work!!
Wax or parchment paper
Pasty Brush, or silicone basting brush
Wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet

Line the cones up on a big piece of wax or parchment paper - one work area for each child.

Parents, melt the chocolate in the microwave in a small bowl (one color at a time) depending on how many your are making cooking times will vary. I suggest 45 seconds to start, check your chocolate, stir a bit then 30 second intervals until smooth and glossy when stirred.

Have your kids dip the brush into the melted chocolate and "paint" the cone tips, then quickly have them sprinkle on chosen decorations.

Make the cones one at a time - The chocolate can harden quickly depending on the temperature if it does, the decorations will not stick.

As each one is made, gently place on your parchment/wax paper lined baking sheet. Once all are made, place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until the chocolate is hardened once again.

Store in an airtight large container if not using within a few hours.

Have fun releasing your inner artist!!

Happy Cooking!

2 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea, my kids are going to go crazy for this!!

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  2. Hi there! This recipe sounds delish and I was hoping that you might add it to my Easter and Spring Linking Party to share with my readers. If you are interested, you can go here http://bakedbyjoanna.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-linking-party.html to enter. Thanks!

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