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Valentine’s Day Waffle Pops are the perfect party treat! Next time, skip the cupcakes and hand out these cute treats instead.
Waffle Pops are a popular fair food that bridges the gap between breakfast and dessert. To turn them into a sweet valentine, try using stroopwafels instead of the standard breakfast waffle. The thinner shell and caramel-like filling make these Valentine’s Day Waffle Pops the perfect treat!
What is a stroopwafel?
A stroopwafel is a waffle cookie made from two thin layers of dough and sandwiched together with a thin layer of caramel. They are a Dutch treat and very popular around the Netherlands. Stroopwafels are sized perfectly to sit on top of a standard mug of coffee.
The traditional way to eat them is to put one on top of a hot mug of coffee or tea. The heat from the drink will soften the cookie and melt the caramel inside. They are a tasty treat perfect for dunking.
In the U.S. stroopwafels make an appearance around the holidays as a gifting cookie. However, they can usually be found in the coffee/tea aisle of any local grocery store all year long. However, if you can’t find them locally, there’s always Amazon! 😉 I’ve linked everything you need below.
What you’ll need to make Valentine’s Day Waffle Pops
- stroopwafel cookies
- heart shaped cookie cutter (2.5-3 inches wide)
- white candy melts or dipping chocolate
- lollipop sticks
- Valentine’s Day candy hearts and sprinkles
Start by cutting the stroopwafel cookies into heart shapes using a cookie cutter. Save the discarded pieces to enjoy with your coffee later!
Line up your cookies on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place a little bit of melting chocolate on top of a cookie and then press a lollipop stick into it. Cover the top of the stick completely with the candy melts. Place the tray in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to completely harden the candy.
You won’t be adding a second stroopwafel because it gets a bit thick and difficult to eat. So be sure to completely cover the stick to hold it in place. In the next step you’ll dip half of the cookie in the candy melts, which makes it look quite a bit neater on the back.
After the candy holding the stick in place is hardened, reheat the melting candy and dip each cookie halfway. You can also use a butter knife to just spread the candy over whatever portion of the stroopwafel you desire.
Add candy hearts and sprinkles to decorate. Return the completed Valentine’s Day Waffle Pops to the refrigerator to harden the candy again. Serve at room temperature will a glass of milk or cup of coffee.
Looking for more Valentine’s Day fun? See all of my Valentine’s Day recipes and ideas here!
Valentine’s Day Waffle Pops
- 8 Regular sized stroopwafels can be found in the cookie or coffee/tea aisle
- 12 oz White candy melts or white chocolate chips
- Valentine's Day themed sprinkles
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place a stroopwafel on a table or cutting board covered with parchment paper. Using your cookie cutter, press down on the stroopwafel until the cookie cutter has pierced the stroopwafel all the way through. Peel the excess stroopwafel from the outsides and pop the heart shaped stroopwafel out. Place it on the baking tray. Discard the excess pieces (or dunk them in your coffee as you make these fun treats!).
- Once you have as many heart shaped stroopwafels as you like, place a small amount of the melting candy into a bowl and melt it in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth.
- When the melting candy is smooth, place a dollop of it on the back of the stroopwafel and place a lollipop stick into it. Cover the rest of the lollipop stick with the melting candy so that it is not visible.
- Once all of the stroopwafel hearts have lollipop sticks attached, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes so the candy hardens.
- Remove the baking tray from the refrigerator.
- In a large bowl, microwave the rest of the melting candy in 30 second intervals, stirring until it is smooth.
- You can either dip the stroopwafel into the melting candy or take a butter knife and apply the melting candy to the front of the stroopwafel. Apply your favorite sprinkles. It is important to move quickly so that the melting candy does not harden before the sprinkles have been added.
- Once all of the sprinkles have been added, return the baking tray to the refrigerator for an additional 10 minutes.
- Serve at room temperature with your favorite sweetheart or valentine.