Indulge in the ultimate sweet delight with these chocolate-covered cookies that are sprinkled with magic! These delightful treats are perfect for any occasion- be it a quick snack for school, a thoughtful gift for your loved ones, or a delightful addition to a birthday party spread. If you’re searching for a treat that is both delicious and visually appealing, look no further than these chocolate-coated wafer cookies with sprinkles!
When it comes to whipping up sweet treats, I’ve tried it all. The challenge I often face is that many recipes require preparation the night before or even the morning of to ensure freshness.
This can lead to hectic mornings and late nights, not to mention the mess that awaits you in the kitchen after a rush to finish. But, with these cookies, you can say goodbye to those challenges and hello to an effortless, delicious, and pretty treat!
Enjoy a stress-free baking experience with these versatile, quick, and easy cookies that can be prepped a week ahead of time. I have used these delightful treats for a wide range of events and celebrations, including a magical unicorn-themed birthday party, and also this mermaid birthday party. They are also the ideal treat to customize for any school holiday class party. Just imagine the excitement on your kids’ faces when they see these beautifully decorated cookies for their Valentine’s Day party. Whether you’re planning a birthday bash or a simple school party, these cookies are the perfect solution for all your celebratory needs!”
So, why not give these chocolate-coated wafer cookies a try and let me know what you think? And for more delectable treat recipes and birthday party inspiration, be sure to subscribe to stay in the loop!
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Ingredients for Chocolate-Coated Wafer Cookies with Sprinkles
- Wafer cookies
- Candy Melts
- Nonpareil Sprinkles
- Parchment paper
- Straight frosting spatula
Step 1: Gather your supplies
The first step to ensuring perfect and pretty cookies is to prepare your work area.
Remember, the chocolate sets quickly and if you’re not prepared, your sprinkles may not stick.
Gather a bowl with your melted chocolate (and a frosting spatula), a large bowl filled with sprinkles (and a spoon), and several sheets of wax paper.
By following this process for each chocolate-coated wafer cookie, you’ll end up with beautiful and delicious treats that are sure to impress.
Step 2: Melt the chocolate
Start by choosing your base coat color for the chocolate coating and follow the instructions on the package to melt it. I recommend using white as it provides a stunning backdrop for any color of sprinkles to shine. For a smooth and even melting experience, I always use this Wilton brand, available in a variety of colors.
Quickly and efficiently melt the chocolate in the microwave. Start by heating the chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Ensure that you stir the chocolate well, even if it doesn’t appear fully melted, as this will help the remaining chocolate to melt. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate, as it will become difficult to work with.
Step 3: Coat the wafer cookie in chocolate
As the melted chocolate is still in the bowl, it’s time to work quickly.
Using a straight frosting spatula, hold the wafer cookie over the bowl of melted chocolate. First, spread the chocolate evenly on the cookie, making sure to cover approximately 2/3 of the surface area. Focus on fully coating the areas you want to cover in sprinkles with chocolate, rather than worrying about neatness.
Then, use the spatula to gently remove any excess chocolate from the cookie. You should be left with a thin layer of chocolate coating. Finally, don’t forget to coat the ends of the cookie, as noted in the tip.
Make sure to coat the ends of the cookie for complete and even coverage.
Step 4: Add the nonpareil sprinkles
It’s time to bring your wafer cookies to life with a shower of sprinkles!
Remember, the chocolate layer dries quickly, so it’s best to work with one cookie at a time.
I love using these nonpareil sprinkles because they are colorful and fun! But you could choose any sprinkles you want.
First, select the sprinkles of your choice. Nonpareil sprinkles are a great option, as they have a uniform shape that covers the chocolate layer evenly and minimizes bare spots. You can find a variety of color options here! Or take advantage of all the Valentine’s Day sprinkles available at your local store and choose something small enough to give you good coverage.
Next, with a cookie in one hand and a spoon full of sprinkles in the other, hold the cookie over the sprinkle bowl and sprinkle one side at a time. Then, keep refilling the spoon as needed to ensure that the entire chocolate layer is covered. Any excess sprinkles will fall back into the bowl minimizing waste.
Take my advice and avoid a common mistake – don’t dip the cookie directly into the sprinkles. This leads to a bulky and clumpy appearance, as demonstrated by the cookie on the right in the image. Instead, aim for a neat and thin layer of sprinkles for a sophisticated and attractive finish. Can you see the difference?
Step 5: Let dry
Now that you have coated the wafer cookie with sprinkles, it’s time to let them dry completely. To ensure that the sprinkles adhere to the chocolate, place the cookies in a single layer on a sheet of wax paper. Begin by arranging the cookies in rows, making sure to leave enough space between each cookie to prevent them from sticking together.
Next, allow your chocolate-coated wafer cookies to dry completely, which may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the humidity and temperature in your kitchen. Then, once they have dried, they will be ready to be enjoyed or stored in an airtight container for later!
Step 6: Store
These cookies can be stored for up to a week, making them a perfect treat to prepare in advance for a special occasion or gathering. However, proper storage is key to keeping them fresh and delicious!
Once the cookies have dried completely, place them in an airtight container. To prevent them from sticking together, place a layer of wax paper on the bottom of the container. Begin by adding a layer of cookies, then another layer of wax paper, and repeat until the container is full. This will ensure that the cookies remain fresh and that their delicious chocolate and sprinkle coating stays intact.
And that’s a wrap!
Well, there you have it, a simple and delicious recipe that is sure to be a hit at any party or gathering!
These cookies are a staple in my recipe collection and have always been a crowd-pleaser. They are effortless to prepare, can be made in advance, and require minimal kitchen skills, yet the taste and presentation are always impressive.
I highly recommend these cookies for your next birthday celebration or any other festive occasion. Not only are they visually appealing, but they are also a hit with both children and adults. Whenever I serve these, they are the first snack to disappear, and I always receive requests for more!
So go ahead, give this recipe a try, and experience the joy of whipping up a delicious and stress-free treat that everyone will love!
Looking for more recipe ideas? Make sure to check out a few of my favorite recipes below!
- Valentine’s Day Chocolate-Covered wafer cookies with sprinkles
- Best Birthday Party Popcorn
- Chocolate-Dipped pretzel rods
- The Best Birthday Party treats
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