Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups recipe for Valentine’s Day with red velvet cookie cups, chocolate ganache, a pretzel handle, and mini marshmallows.
With Valentine’s Day sneaking up on us, it was time to share a Valentine’s Day cookie cup recipe! These Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups start with store-bought red velvet cookie dough but you can make your own if you prefer. They are time-consuming to make so if you are short on time and patience, skip the pretzel handles.
Cut Pillsbury Red Velvet Cookies in half, roll into balls and coat with granulated sugar.
Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing them from the pan.
Melt red candy melts in the microwave and attach the pretzel loops for handles.
I’ve found that this works best when the candy melts have cooled slighty so it is a bit thicker. Make sure you have plenty of the candy melt on the pretzel ends and hold the pretzel handle in place for awhile to allow the candy melts to adhear and harden slightly.
I’ve found that it helps to place cookie cups back in the mini muffin pan until the candy coating has hardened. This way gravity isn’t working against you.
Bring heavy cream to a boil in the microwave, whisk in hot chocolate mix and pour in chocolate chips.
Allow the chocolate chips to sit for 3 minutes and then stir until smooth.
Place the chocolate ganache in the fridge for cool for about 10 minutes. You can use it right away if you prefer but I’ve had better results waiting for the ganache to thicken a bit.
Slowly pour the chocolate ganache into the cookie cups.
As the chocolate ganache cools, it will continue to thicken.
Here’s what the inside looks like once the ganache has had time to thicken. It’s no longer runny and oh so delicious!
These Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups are adorable for Valentine’s Day! The combination of red velvet cookies and smooth chocolate ganache is amazing.
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