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Waffle cone bark. What? As summer gets closer, that means it’s time for ice cream. And I do love me some ice cream, especially in a waffle cone.
I love chocolate. There are always chocolate bars, truffles, chocolate-covered pretzels, and other treats stashed away in my kitchen. I also have baking bars handy when the moment strikes.
Recently I had my niece and nephew over for the day. Hoping for a nice spring day to go to the park, I was sorely disappointed when Mother nature gave me a day of all-day rain with a side of cold wind. Ugh.
So an inside project was in order. As I scoured my pantry, I found chocolate, white chocolate, sprinkles, and a box of waffle cones for some reason. No ice cream, but since it was definitely not an ice cream kind of day, that turned out fine.
Instead, we made waffle cone bark. It was pretty easy, and we got some tasty treats that were as pretty as they were delicious.
While this is a pretty easy recipe, there are ways you can make it easier on yourself. Like chopping chocolate. Instead of using a knife, I get out my rolling pin and break the chocolate by pounding on it before even opening the package. This may not work so well if you need finely chopped chocolate. But for the sake of breaking it up, this is the way.
For the white chocolate, I considered just adding the chips to the melted chocolate. But since I was already melting chocolate, I thought swirling melted white chocolate would have a prettier effect, and be more fun. It’s easy — drizzle the melted white over the dark and then use a toothpick and swirl through.
From there you’ll add whatever you like — broken up waffle cones, of course. But sprinkles, extra white chocolate chips. You could add marshmallows or freeze-dried fruit if you’d like. You don’t have to be precise — just scatter, freeze, and break. Easy and fun.
Dark Chocolate Waffle Cone Bark
Waffle cone bark is the perfect indoor activity for those cold rainy days. Easy and fun, everyone loves it and you end up with a sweet treat!
Line a bread pan or extra small sheet pan with parchment paper.
Put the dark chocolate and white chocolate in separate microwave safe bowls.
Melt the dark chocolate first, stirring every 20-30 seconds until smooth.
Pour the chocolate in your prepared pan.
Melt the white chocolate and drizzle over top of the dark. Using a toothpick, run through the white chocolate, creating contrasting swirls.
Sprinkle waffle cone pieces and sprinkles over top. Drizzle with more dark and white chocolate if you have leftovers.
Transfer pan to freezer for several hours.
Remove and break into pieces.
Store in the fridge or freezer
Storing leftovers: Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.Variations: You can add marshmallows, milk chocolate chips, or freeze-dried fruit.Ingredient information: Use chocolate that you like the taste of. Expensive is not necessary, especially for kids. I used Bakers semi-sweet chocolate bars, but anything will work.