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Chocolate Dipped Waffle Sticks for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to serve the love(s) of your life. Whether it be your significant other or your kids, these Chocolate Dipped Waffle Sticks are sure to make them fall madly in love with you! If you’re looking for an easy, delicious recipe, read on!

We were lucky enough to have our Aunt Cindy “Dee Dee” staying with us this past weekend. Aside from spoiling us with love, Dee Dee loves to cook for us when she visits. She brings herself, a small suitcase, her dog Tuca and a car full of Pampered Chef products! In fact, she’s been a Pampered Chef Consultant for 18 years! Impressive isn’t it? So when I told her that I wanted to prepare a special Valentine’s Day breakfast in bed recipe for my family, she pulled out her waffle stick pan and suggested chocolate covered waffle sticks with strawberries. YES PLEASE!

Over the years, I’ve owned a couple of waffle makers and while they did produce some delicious waffles, they always produced more of a mess.  This waffle stick pan made the whole process super easy! You can get one in time for Valentine’s Day (it’s only $25), but don’t worry, if you don’t have one, you can always make waffles in a waffle maker or even buy frozen (I won’t tell).

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It took us only minutes to mix the batter and I had everything we needed in my pantry and refrigerator. Then, we filled each section 1/2 to 3/4 of the way, baked at 400 for 13 minutes and voila! Beautifully browned waffle sticks that filled the house with all kinds of yummy smells. I wouldn’t mind if my house smelled like that every day.

While you can easily use maple syrup or powdered sugar, we decided to go all out. We melted some chocolate chips and pink candy melts and grabbed a couple of fresh strawberries. It was so easy and so delicious. I can’t wait to recreate this on Valentine’s Day. Serve it along side a hot cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk and there will be no doubt how much they are loved. Make sure you save a couple for yourself because you’re very special too.

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Waffle Sticks Recipe

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Chocolate Dipped Waffle Sticks

These Chocolate Dipped Waffle Sticks are sure to make your loved ones fall madly in love with you!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • Oil or Butter for brushing
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon optional
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Brush the Waffle Stick Pan with oil or butter.
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
  • Distribute the batter evenly, filling 1/2 to 3/4 of the way (waffles will rise a bit).
  • Bake for 11–13 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let the waffle sticks cool for 5 minutes before removing.
  • Melt chocolate and use for dipping.
  • Serve with strawberries.

You can find lots of other yummy recipes here. What would you top your waffle sticks with? Comment below and let us know!

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*This post is not sponsored and doesn’t contain any affiliate links. I’m just linking to my Aunt’s Pampered Chef site because I love her.
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  • Sarah Bailey
    February 8, 2019

    OK now this sounds absolutely incredible. I would love to make some or even have them made for me come Valentines’ I mean who doesn’t love a waffle!

  • Suzanne
    January 26, 2019

    These look so cute and fun to make for Valentine’s Day! A great dessert to make with the kids, don’t you think? 🙂 xo, Suzanne

  • Binge on Basics
    January 24, 2019

    This is a great recipe for Valentine’s day and is indeed easy to make. Will give this a shot on Valentine’s Day

  • HolyVeggies
    January 24, 2019

    these look incredible, I was looking for Valentine’s recipe ideas and there you are!

  • Silvia
    January 22, 2019

    5 stars
    I have never seen waffle sticks before, wow! my kids would love them, and I will top them with berries, and maple syrup, yummy!!

  • Becca Wilson
    January 22, 2019

    This looks like it would be so yummy! We absolutely love waffles and have never seen them done in sticks like this.

  • Sarah Dela Cruz
    January 22, 2019

    5 stars
    Breakfast in bed on Valentines Day sounds an exciting idea. That chocolate covered waffle with strawberries sounds really yummy and I’m sure my boyfriend will love it.

  • Justine
    January 22, 2019

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness, these look and sound amazing! And I really think I need a waffle stick pan in my life!

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    January 22, 2019

    These waffle sticks look so delicious. I would love to make this Valentine’s Day. My kids would have a blast helping me!

  • Erin | The Epicurean Traveler
    January 22, 2019

    These chocolate-dipped waffle sticks are the perfect blend of breakfast and dessert. Seems like a great way to start Valentine’s Day with a loved one!

  • Farrah Less
    January 22, 2019

    This will really satisfied my taste buds. I can have it for breakfast everyday with my coffee. I cant waiti to make this for tomorrow family breakfast in my parents house.

  • Lyosha
    January 22, 2019

    5 stars
    I have to admit: I love waffles. Any waffle for me sounds like a great idea for me. With choco for Valentine’s – Yes please!

  • Pam
    January 22, 2019

    This is a fun Valentine’s treat. I have never thought of dipping waffles in chocolate but it sounds awesome.

  • Lynndee
    January 22, 2019

    What an adorable and delicious breakfast idea for Valentine’s Day! I bet my husband would be delighted when he sees that on the table. 🙂

  • joy abou zeid
    January 22, 2019

    omg these looks so delicious!!!

  • Shoshana Sue
    January 22, 2019

    5 stars
    I am totally loving these waffle sticks and I just might make them for my darlings on Valentines.

  • Hannah Marie
    January 22, 2019

    I really love this recipe. It looks like I now know what to do this Valentine’s day. What a sweet treat.

  • Alvern @ Success Unscrambled
    January 22, 2019

    This looks like a great alternative to the typical box of chocolates, the bunch of roses or expensive restaurant bookings. It is also a great option to do with your children.

  • Cris
    January 22, 2019

    5 stars
    I need to get a waffle maker like that. These waffle sticks look so amazing!!!

  • Adriana Lopez
    January 22, 2019

    5 stars
    What a fun idea! Now I need to buy that waffle pan. This waffle idea is perfect for Valentines but also a birthday celebration or a party. Who does not love chocolate for dipping right?

  • Nabanita
    January 22, 2019

    4 stars
    Your post just reminded me that valentine’s day is around the corner. This looks yummy. I want to give it a try but with my limited skills in the kitchen, not sure.

  • Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
    January 22, 2019

    These are so pretty and festive. I love the size of them, makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast.

  • Fatima Torres
    January 21, 2019

    5 stars
    These waffle sticks are perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast with the kids. They love waffles and nutella — win-win!

  • Jess
    January 21, 2019

    This looks so Yummy! I can see my husband loving this dish Valentines morning! Now if I can just find this machine!

  • Alexandra
    January 21, 2019

    What a fabulous idea! These look so delicious 🙂
    I have never had a waffle in this shape before – but will definitely be giving it a try!

  • Tasheena
    January 21, 2019

    This looks like such a fun recipe to make for my family. I know my kiddos would love having waffle sticks.

  • laura dove
    January 21, 2019

    Oh wow these look AMAZING!! I have never tried to make these ourselves, I need this machine in my life! My kids adore waffles

  • Amber Myers
    January 21, 2019

    I need to make these for sure. I need a waffle stick maker! I love treats like this. Anything with chocolate is usually a win for me.

  • vanessa
    January 21, 2019

    These do look delish. Such lucky people to have an Aunt Dee Dee! I don’t do chocolate, but I bet they’d taste just as good with strawberry topping.

  • robin rue
    January 21, 2019

    That is an awesome Valentine’s Day snack idea. I am sure that my whole family would love them!!

  • Tara Pittman
    January 21, 2019

    My boys love these as they would be so much easier to dip in the syrup. I do love waffles and these look so yummy.

  • Ruthie Ridley
    January 21, 2019

    This looks so delish!!!

  • Rosemary Palmer
    January 21, 2019

    I love making waffles, but this would be great for a crowd. And a treat on any day, not just Valentine’s Day. I think I need this pan.

  • Jeanette
    January 21, 2019

    Now that would be fun to do for breakfast in that type of thing. I might just show this to my husband and see if we can do this. It is such a cute idea.

  • Patricia-Ann Que
    January 21, 2019

    what a sweet and practical idea! sometimes I avoid vday just because it is more expensive and crowded so this is a great alternative!

  • Jessica Joachim
    January 21, 2019

    These look absolutely delicious! Perfect simple dessert idea for Valentine’s Day. I love baking with my daughter so this is something I will have to try for sure.

  • Karen
    January 21, 2019

    Those look so good! Any time waffles are involved, it’s going to be great. I have to give this a try.

  • Terri Steffes
    January 21, 2019

    What a fun idea for a Valentine breakfast! I would love to have these waiting for me! <3

  • Janet
    January 21, 2019

    What? I had no idea that a product like this existed but am on it for Valentines Day and just a fun breakfast idea!

  • candy
    January 21, 2019

    I don’t have one of those stick waffle pans. I could probably make regular waffles and cut them into sticks.

  • Aditya Tiwari
    January 21, 2019

    May I say those look delicious? I will really make it once a month as it is a premium treat for me. By the way, thanks for the recipe. If this is available in my country, Waffle stick Pan will be one of the machines which I will buy.

  • Dalene Ekirapa
    January 21, 2019

    Just perfect for Valentine’s! The waffle sticks look so yummy especially with strawberry toppings! I am also a huge lover of chocolate.

  • cait
    January 21, 2019

    nothing says valentines day then a yummy meal like this- always love to enjoy a delicious waffle stack ha!

  • Alli Smith
    January 21, 2019

    YOur waffle sticks are the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast! I seldom use a waffle maker to make waffles because of the mess but this is perfect. Oh, and I love every Pampered Chef item I own. From the ice cream scoop to the batter bowl (or whatever it’s called) I love them all.

  • Kristie Cirak
    January 21, 2019

    These look so yummy! Ive never seen one of these machines before I need to go hunt one down! Ill be sure to use this recipe when I do so 🙂

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