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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Waffle Cone Cornucopia Favor Gift or Prop for Place Card Setting

Easy and whimsical, you'll have so much fun with this scrumptious cone as a favor for your guests or as a gift for the host of your Thanksgiving gathering!  Also, everyone would think you are so clever if you elect to use these festive cones as props for your holiday place card settings.

Incredibly versatile, these cute cones can be filled with any number of candies or goodies (of course, ice cream!) and sprinkled with a variety of colored nonpareils for different holidays.

                                                    So Festive...
                                        Just Spilling Holiday Delight!

Makes 1-4 Cornucopias

  • 4 Ice cream waffle cones
  • 1 c. Semisweet chocolate chips*
  • Approx. 1/4 c. orange, yellow and white candy nonpareils (seasonal...Wilton has in 1.4 oz pouches)
                                        They'll Think You're So Clever...
                            Shhh...Our Secret How Easy They Actually Are!

  1. Fill a coffee mug with room temperature water.  Dip the tip of the cone into the water about 1 1/4" for 20 seconds.  Immediately place in the microwave on a piece of wax or parchment paper for 20 seconds.  Pull out of the microwave right away and place onto a wax or parchment-lined baking sheet.*
  2. Working quickly...with the cavity facing up, about 1 1/4" from the tip of the cone (or right before the wet area ends) gently press the handle of a (small-medium) wooden spoon or the narrow side of the handle of a spatula into the cone and very carefully pull the tip of the cone up and hold for about 20 seconds to take the shape of the end of a cornucopia.  Set aside on a wax or parchment-paper lined baking sheet.
  3. In a 2 c. glass measuring cup (or microwave-safe small bowl) microwave the chocolate chips on high in (about two each) 30 second intervals, stirring well each time until the chocolate is completely melted.
  4. Roll the cavity of the cone in the chocolate just enough to coat the edges about 1/2" (see photo above).*  Immediately sprinkle with your fingers the nonpareils onto the chocolate.  Use a spoon to add more to areas you missed.  
  5. Let cones set at room temperature for about an hour.  Store in one layer on wax or parchment paper in a plastic container with a lid.
  6. To present as favors, fill with candy corn and place cavity side down into cellophane bags and tie with Fall-colored bows and/or twine. 
  1. To use for other holidays, the tip does not have to be bent as for the cornucopia.
  2. Only melt one cup of chocolate at a time.
  3. Have a damp paper towel handy to wipe the chocolate off your hands, as necessary, to avoid getting onto the body of the cones.
  4. one little project at a time also provides good instructions for shaping the cones.

My son and his wife hosted a fabulous Thanksgiving feast this year in their historic home, which was the perfect holiday setting.  I presented them with cello-packaged filled waffle cone cornucopias as gifts for hosting.

In front of the platter of smoked and fried turkey, you'll see my Sweet Potato Casserole with Crunchy Nut Topping, Holiday Mincemeat Salad, and Rich, Rustic Mashed Potatoes!
                                           Better Grab A Plate...
                                    They're Already Digging In!

Hope you and yours enjoy a wonderful Holiday Season!

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