Chocolate Painted Waffle Cones

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  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup multicolored sprinkles
  • 12 waffle cones


  1. In 2-cup glass measure, microwave chocolate and shortening on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until melted; stir until smooth.
  2. Place jimmies on plate.
  3. Use a wide pastry brush to brush inside of one cone with chocolate mixture to coat. Paint a 1-inch wide chocolate band around the outside top of cone.
  4. Hold cone over a plate of sprinkles, and use fingers to sprinkle the sprinkles over chocolate edge to cover.
  5. Stand cone upright in freezer, to harden chocolate (place pointed end of cone into freezer rack grid or lean cone against something).
  6. Repeat with remaining cones.
  7. Store dipped cones in food-storage bag in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Per serving: Makes 12 cones. Per cone: 253 calories, 3 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 11 g fat, 1 g fiber, 2 mg cholesterol, 36 mg sodium