Countdown to 2011: Edible Party Horns


by Dec 28th, 2010 // Desserts, Giveaway, Holiday, Kid-tastic, Recipes

Countdown to 2011: Edible Party Horns

Two days before Christmas my phone rang “Are you ready for the Glazer bomb?” the voice on the other end asked. It was my dearest friend, Rachel Glazer, who’d flown in from Boston with her husband and her brood of three. They were just passing through Los Angeles on their way to Palm Springs but had promised to stay with us for two nights.

They arrived just before noon and the kids immediately started playing house. Seriously? Seriously. So much has changed since we were kids, yet so much stays the same. My kid liked acting out the roll of the baby and enjoyed letting Rachel’s eldest (an adorable girl) boss him around.

When they weren’t playing house they were scavenging for food. It was a non-stop finger licking good feeding frenzy, but the absolute highlight was this New Years eve recipe for Edible Party Horns.

It turns out that dipping cones in chocolate and covering them with sprinkles is a deliciously kid-friendly activity. And once the kids bit off the ends, they actually made for pretty good party horns “doo do doo!”

Max did an awesome job of spelling out his name in frosting but simply could not wait to let it dry.

Even the little guy got in on the action. Such a fun and fitting way to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the kiddos. Happy New Year! Now for the recipe…

Edible Party Horns Recipe
adapted from this FamilyFun Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins  Cooking Time: 2 mins

1 package sugar cones
12 oz bag of chocolate chips
multi-colored non-pareil sprinkles
decorators frosting tubes

Set out sugar cones and sprinkles for assembly. Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe dish and microwave on 1/2 power for 30 to 45 seconds at a time stirring in between until melted. (Don’t microwave on high, they WILL burn.) Once chocolate is melted, dip the sugar cone in chocolate pointy side down and use a spatula to spread the chocolate evenly around the cone. Sprinkle liberally and set aside to dry for 1/2 hour. Use a round pastry tip to write 2011 on each cone and let dry for at least another 1/2 hour until the chocolate is completely hardened. When it’s time to celebrate, bite off the tip and “doo do doo!” directly into the cone. Eat.

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50 Comments on “Countdown to 2011: Edible Party Horns”

  1. 1.) Tiffany
    December 28th, 2010

    I can't resist anything with sprinkles. These are cute!

  2. 2.) Kelly
    December 28th, 2010

    I just bought some sugar cones, so we will be giving this one a try for sure. Thanks for the great idea.

  3. 3.) amomwithalessonplan
    December 28th, 2010

    We received so many delicious goodies from neighbors and friends all through December, but I made so many homemade gifts there was no time left over for baking. Maybe I'll surprise everyone with these as a New Year's treat!

  4. 4.) mountain girl
    December 28th, 2010

    I seriously can’t think of a recipe kids would love to assemble more. Cones, frosting, sprinkles…perfect!

  5. 5.) Phyllis
    December 28th, 2010

    Nice variation of the Christmas trees made this same way.

  6. 6.) jules p
    December 28th, 2010

    These are so cute. This is great for the little kids. I will have this set up for the kids to do at our New Year's eve party. Thanks!!

  7. 7.) @debbieharry
    December 28th, 2010

    So cute! Wonder if it would work using pizzelles formed into cones… I like to make things difficult 😉

  8. 8.) Heather
    December 28th, 2010

    You're so courageous to do messy projects with your kids!

  9. 9.) Caroline
    December 28th, 2010

    Sounds like fun, but I'm not sure my friend would be too happy if I'd show up with a bunch of these on New Year's Eve 😉

  10. 10.) krissy
    December 28th, 2010

    What a fun little project for the kiddos! I don't actually have kids but I'll bet little ones would have so much fun making these (and then munching away on them).

  11. 11.) Mariela
    December 28th, 2010

    this is an absolutely must do with the kids for new years ,love it thank you !!!

  12. 12.) Tabitha
    December 28th, 2010

    LOVE it!

  13. 13.) Mama Cherry
    December 28th, 2010

    my kids would love these. so simple too!

  14. 14.) Jane
    December 28th, 2010

    Such a fun idea! I don't have kids, but I've got a bunch of creative-minded friends staying with me this week, so we just might make these!

  15. 15.) mountain girl
    December 28th, 2010

    Can't think of a recipe kids would rather make- cones, frosting, and sprinkles…perfect!

  16. 16.) Andrea Fogt
    December 28th, 2010

    Fun idea!

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  18. 18.) RosalindEve
    December 29th, 2010

    In my family we make these as angels for Christmas with cone bodies and marshmallow heads, but this is an adorable variation for new years!

  19. 19.) thewomanwhowanteditall
    December 29th, 2010

    So cute! I love them!

  20. 20.) Wendy
    December 29th, 2010

    This are too cute. My parents are coming to watch Jack for New Year's Eve and I think this would be a fun and easy family activity!

  21. 21.) Miranda
    December 29th, 2010

    Fun project!

  22. 22.) meaghan
    December 29th, 2010

    Love these! So sprinkley!! I posted a link on :)

  23. 23.) mostlyfoodandcrafts
    December 29th, 2010

    I love this idea! I wanted to let youknow that I amsharing the most stylish blog award with you.

  24. 24.) deebo
    December 29th, 2010

    aw, these are super cute. im sure my son would LOVE making and most of all eating them!

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  26. 26.) cbar
    December 29th, 2010

    super cute! and how easy are these!

  27. 27.) joycee
    December 29th, 2010

    Such a cute idea, I have to pass this along!

  28. 28.) Maggie
    December 30th, 2010

    Really fun, especially if you have kids at different ages at the party! Something for everyone.

  29. 29.) Jennica
    December 31st, 2010

    lol, that should keep them up til midnight!

  30. 30.) Melissa
    December 31st, 2010

    How cute!

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  33. 33.) Sarah
    December 28th, 2011

    Those are adorable! What an awesome idea. Ice cream cones are so perfect for so many confections, aren’t they?

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  35. 35.) Ashley Howard
    December 30th, 2011

    I love your ideas! I love that the party hat sugar cones which can be done with my little 17 month old! She will love that! Thank you for your wonderful ideas!

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  37. 37.) Elizabeth
    December 31st, 2011

    Great idea we will try it tonight.

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    December 23rd, 2013

    Do I have permission to use your edible party horns photo on my blog? I will link back to your blog and use the name of your blog in the post. Please let me know. Thank you and happy New Year!

    Elizabeth Leach

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