A few days ago, I shared Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Orange Slices for a sweet Valentine treat. And today, I’m continuing with the chocolate dipped theme with these Chocolate Dipped Valentine Fortune Cookies.
I found my fortune cookies at World Market (buy two boxes because these are addictive), but you may be able to find them at your local Asian market or on Amazon. Ok, I know it’s a little late to be ordering from Amazon for Valentine’s Day, but you can use this technique for any holiday or occasion by changing the sprinkles – think baby showers, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc….
I know some people will opt to buy chocolate dipped fortune cookies, but you can buy an entire container of cookies for about $6.oo (about 30 cookies) versus paying a little over a dollar a piece for pre-made ones. I would rather have 30 chocolate dipped fortune cookies for about $10 versus 10 pre-made ones.
Anyway, I was so excited to make these that I forgot to take in depth step-by-step photos, but I think it’s pretty self-explanatory. It’s literally just dipping the cookies into melted chocolate and adding sprinkles to them. However, there are a few tips to help make creating chocolate dipped fortune cookies easier.
Chocolate Dipped Valentine Fortune Cookies Tips:
- Get all your bowls, pans, sprinkles, candy melts, mixing spoons, oven mitts, and other supplies ready. You don’t want to be scrambling mid dipping for your supplies.
- Use small ramekins for each type of sprinkle you want to use.
- Use small ramekins to melt candy melts. This keeps the melted chocolate contained in small area, so you don’t have to melt a lot of chocolate to have a good dipping depth.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave in 10 second increments, stir, and repeat until everything is melted. Doing it this way will prevent it from burning.
- Milk chocolate is the easiest candy melt to work with. I buy mine from a local cake supply shop.
- Place melted candy ramekins in a hot water bath to keep the chocolate warm and fluid. I like to fill a baking pan 1/4 way with boiling hot water and place the ramekins with melted chocolate into it.
- Sprinkles should be added right after being dipped in chocolate for best sprinkle adherence.
- Have a large baking sheet available to quickly place dipped cookies on.
Once all the cookies are dipped, sprinkled, and hardened, box them up in a cute Chinese takeout box. Or in my case, make a plate and enjoy!
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