Friday, January 27, 2012

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Waffles

A few weeks ago, I starting thinking about making some yummy Valentine-ish waffles...fun waffles have kind of become an obsession of mine and I knew I couldn't leave Valentine's out of the mix! The only problem was that I just couldn't figure out a clever way to use my round waffle maker to make anything heart shaped. So I figured instead of making something fun shaped, I would do a combo of ingredients that are classic Valentine flavors. 
Nothing says romantic Valentine's like a yummy chocolate covered strawberry! But lets be honest here, strawberries really aren't in season right now so you will probably either end up with small not so sweet strawberries or you will have to pay a ton of money to order fancy chocolate covered ones that end up not being nearly worth the $40 you spent to have them shipped all the way from California {I don't know this from experience or anything}!
Enter the Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Waffle:
This yummy waffle concoction is made with a strawberry cake mix, so you are guaranteed that yummy strawberry flavor without having to get it shipped from California. You could also make a homemade strawberry cake mix, but then you still run into the problem of strawberries not being in season...so I would just stick to the boxed cake! The only other thing you need is a bag of milk chocolate chips.
Start by mixing up your cake mix according to the directions on the box. Then add in half of your chocolate chips and give them a good stir.
Put the other half of your chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat them until melted.
Warm up your waffle iron, spray it down with non stick cooking spray, then add your batter to the waffle iron. I use a large cookie scoop {the same one I use to portion out cupcakes}, and it takes a little more than three scoops to fill my waffle iron. Just play around with it until you get the right amount.
Once the waffles are finished cooking, carefully remove them from the waffle iron. They will be a lot softer than a regular waffle because they don't really crisp up...which you don't want anyway because you want a soft fluffy cupcake feel. Let them cool slightly, then drizzle them generously with the chocolate that you melted earlier. You can do that simple with a spoon, or you can put the melted chocolate in a little baggie, cut off the corner and drizzle away. 
I don't really recommend having these waffles for breakfast...they're a little too sweet for breakfast. But they are the perfect dessert to end your romantic Valentine's meal, or maybe a sweet treat to surprise you kids with when they get home from school on February 14th!

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27 comments:

  1. These look amazing! I tried making cookies in the waffle iron- and well that was a mess... but it looks like this works well Ill have to give it a try.

    threeloudkids.com

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  2. DELICIOUS! And really, is there such thing as too sweet for breakfast? :)

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  3. I like it... simple and easy ... just what u nead. u don't wanna cook all day for the Valentine

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  4. Oh, yummy!!! I still don't have a waffle iron. :-(

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  5. You are such a fun mommy. These look fabulous and perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  6. GIRL!!! I am drooling on my computer now!!! Not fair, they look SOOO good, and I don't have the stuff at home right now...maybe tomorrow!

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  7. Yummy!!! Those look great and I don't even like waffles!!!
    Bex
    From all the way out in California a stone's throw from Shari's Berries :)

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  8. I love using cake mixes for waffles and pancakes, these look scrumptious. Besides my weekly fri-monday linky, I am hosting a Valentine contest with some great prizes. Please stop by if you get a chance.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2012/01/easy-and-light-creamy-chicken-and-rice.html

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  9. I love all of your waffle ideas. So creative and fun! I currently only have a square waffle maker, but after seeing your waffles, I'm on the hunt for a round one!

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  10. These look fabulous. All your creative waffle ideas is the reason I asked for a waffle iron for Christmas. Now it is time to try these great ideas. Have a great weekend.

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  11. You are a genius! My son has been asking for waffles for a long time. I think I will make this sooner than V-day. Thanks for the tip and your kind words.

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  12. My girls would love these! :) Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle http://www.daydreambelievers.net

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  13. Oh yum! I never would have thought to put cake mix in the waffle iron.

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  14. great idea with the cake mix. perfect for this LOVEly season we're approaching! : )

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  15. You are genius - too cute!! Featured you on my blog today :) Feel free to come check it out!
    http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-19.html

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  16. This is such a great recipe! We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters

    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com

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  17. These look amazing! I can't believe I'm a baker and I have never made these! I can't wait to try them!

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  18. YOU HAVE BEEN PINNED!! I couldn't help myself, I love love love this idea! I shared it on Pinterest ♥

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  19. I love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it with us? http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=23692
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    ---Sheryl---

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  20. That looks really yummy, love the combo of chocolate and strawberries. Pinning!! I found you via the Tip Junkie's Tip Me Tuesday Link Party.

    http://www.thejohnslife.com/BabycakesBlog/

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