Thanksgiving Cornucopias

Cooking With Kids

Cornucopias, sometimes called Horn of Plenties, are a common symbol of Thanksgiving. Typically cornucopias are filled with the produce, flowers, and foods of the harvest. Here’s a quick and easy cornucopia made with ice cream cones for the kids for Thanksgiving.

What You Need:

Waffle Cones or Large Sugar Ice Cream Cones
Favorite Little Snacks (We used Goldfish, Mini Pretzels, Chez-It’s, Chex Cereal, and Mini M & M’s)
White Chocolate Chips or Melting Chocolate from Craft Store
Sprinkles
Waxed Paper
Optional:
Plastic Wrap
Rubber Bands
Ribbon

What to Do:

1. Set up a work station assembly line on a counter close to the microwave. Set up waxed paper, ice cream cones, a bowl of chocolate, and a bowl of sprinkles so they are ready to use.
2. Soften about one-cup of white chocolate chips or melting chocolate from craft store in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave on high in 30-second intervals. Stir the chocolate often until the chocolate is melted. Simply repeat the process of softening chocolate in small batches since it hardens quickly.
3. Once the chocolate is softened you will need to work quickly before the chocolate hardens. Dip the wide tip of an ice cream cone in the softened chocolate, then roll in the sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. Place the cone on the waxed paper until it hardens. Repeat with other ice cream cones.
4. After the cone has hardened completely, fill with candies and small treats.
5. To transport simply cover the cornucopias with plastic wrap and use the rubber band to secure the wrap. Tie a ribbon around to hide the rubber band.

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