Maybe not so much a recipe as a concept, these chocolate dipped cookies with peanut sprinkles are sure to take any normal afternoon and make it pretty darned special. They’re simple to make. Just some melted chocolate, some cookies of your choice and some chopped peanuts. It’s what happens when you bring these things together that makes magic.
Another serious plus to these is that little fingers can quite happily help in either the dipping or in sprinkling the nuts. And nothing makes a kid happy like helping make something sweet! (A note though, moms and dads. The chocolate isn’t crazy hot, but it might still scald tiny fingers, so watch carefully!)
OK, so grab yourself some cookies to dip and melt some chocolate. You can use whatever cookies make you happy guys. I used Maria’s for this recipe because we love the crunchy little bites, but Vanilla wafers, lemon cookies or pecan sandies would work just as well. (Though I’d probably use pecans instead of peanuts in the latter case.)
Chop some nuts, (or use already chopped nuts) then dip, sprinkle and lay the cookies out to cool. It’s best to just toss ’em in the fridge for an hour or so, but if you can’t, just set them on the counter for a few hours. You’ll notice I covered a rack in freezer paper so that the chocolate dipped cookies would just pop right off.
That’s really about it, but of course you’re free to play with this recipe to your heart’s content.
- 33-36 small cookies, such as vanilla wafers, Marias or lemon wafers
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate, melted
- 1/3 cup chopped peanuts.
- Assemble ingredients. Line a baking sheet or cover a cooling rack with wax, parchment or freezer paper.
- Melt chocolate and dip 1/2 of each cookie in melted chocolate. Shake off excess chocolate.
- Sprinkle with nuts and arrange cookies on rack until chocolate is set. (Approximately 1 hour in refrigerator, up to 4 on counter,)
- Share and Enjoy!
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
Well. These were pretty fantastic, actually. But if you want to change-up the recipe, go ahead. Use sprinkles instead of nuts. Use dark chocolate or white chocolate instead of semi-sweet. Change up the cookies for whatever you have on hand. I’m sure these would be brilliant in any case.
Mostly, just have fun with it!