State Fair Chocolate Strawberry Waffle Pops | carnival party, state fair party, circus party, chocolate recipe, strawberry recipe, waffle recipe

State Fair Chocolate Strawberry Waffle Pops |  These simple treats are perfect for any occasion.  Especially a fun Carnival or Fair themed Birthday Party!  Okay, I don’t claim to be an expert or anything but I think since there’s fruit and waffle batter in this recipe you can without any guilt have these delicious treats for breakfast!  You can put them on skewers or simply fry them up in strawberry shaped balls.  The choice is up to you.  But be warned these Chocolate Strawberry Waffle Pops are D-E-L-I-O-U-S and very…very addictive!

State Fair Chocolate Strawberry Waffle Pops | carnival party, state fair party, circus party, chocolate recipe, strawberry recipe, waffle recipe

Warm and crispy on the outside with a decadent cover of chocolate and the taste of a fresh strawberry.  These State Fair Chocolate Strawberry Waffles Pops are unique!  Who doesn’t love a chocolate dipped strawberry?  Bring it up a notch and wrap your favorite chocolate treat in waffle batter and fry until golden.  This isn’t a run of the mill everyday chocolate dipped strawberry.  It’s a unique treat that your guests will talk about for years!  While everything fried is best right out of the fryer these treats are still good the next day.  Store them in the refrigerator (not covered).  The chocolate will harden around the strawberry and crispy outer shell will become a little soft but the flavor is most definitely still there.

State Fair Chocolate Strawberry Waffle Pops | carnival party, state fair party, circus party, chocolate recipe, strawberry recipe, waffle recipe

Yes, I went there.  I took a nice healthy strawberry and deep fried it.  Bahahahaha!  You know that the definition of fair food is deep fried….right? So….Take a strawberry, dip it in dark chocolate, then in waffle batter and then fry it up for the perfect carnival theme party or a backyard barbecue treat!

State Fair Chocolate Strawberry Waffle Pops | carnival party, state fair party, circus party, chocolate recipe, strawberry recipe, waffle recipe

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State Fair Chocolate Strawberry Waffle Pops

Serves Serves 20 to 25     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 20 to 25 medium to large strawberries, tops removed
  • 18 ounces dark cocoa candy melts

Optional: shortening (about 1 tablespoon)

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • 2 cups dry waffle mix
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • skewers

Instructions

  1. Pull tops off the strawberries
  2. Thread each strawberry onto a wooden skewer; place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Put the chocolate in a deep microwave safe bowl.
  4. Melt in 1 minute intervals, stirring after each.

NOTE: It took (2) 1 minute intervals for my chocolate chips to melt, if chocolate appears to be too thick, add the shortening; stir until melted.

  1. Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate, making sure to completely submerge the strawberry up to and around the entry area of the skewer.
  2. Place on the prepared baking sheet and freeze until the chocolate hardens (about 15 minutes).
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pot until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360°.
  4. While the oil heats, add waffle mix, milk and eggs to a medium bowl; whisk all ingredients together until no lumps appear.
  5. Dip the chocolate covered strawberries in the batter, turning to coat and completely submerging the strawberry so that the batter encases the chocolate.

TIP: What worked best for me was taking only one chocolate covered strawberry out of the freezer at a time, dipping it into the batter and the hot oil to fry.

  1. Fry, turning as needed, until batter is golden and just cooked through.
  2. Remove from hot oil and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

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State Fair Chocolate Strawberry Waffle Pops — 33 Comments

  1. These looks delicious. We would like to invite you to share them at our party that goes live tonight: thebusybhive.blogspot.com
    Hope to see you there!
    Thanks,
    The Busy Bee’s
    Myrna and Joye.

  2. Wow these look sinfully amazing. I definitely will have to try them. Please consider coming over on Friday and linking them up to my link party on The Patriotic Pam.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Pam @ The Patriotic Pam

  3. Happy Birthday Sheryl!
    I just love these Waffle Pops, they are awesome. Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  4. Oh. My. Word! I really just have no words for how wonderful this is!!! I can’t wait to make these. I will have to make them when my whole family is home or I would end up eating the whole batch! I am all about the chocolate and strawberries, I just made a chocolate covered strawberry pie but this is magical.

  5. Oh yum! Do I dare make these? I just don’t know if I can handle them. I know I won’t stop at one. :/ Thanks for sharing. Found you on Nifty Thrifty Things.

  6. Oh my word. These look divine. My son would love them. We go strawberry picking every May, and I always have so many to find something to do with. Now I have something new! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon.

  7. Hi ! I just made these ! I haven’t bitten into them yet so I can’t tell you about the taste but I had some questions about presentation…. how did you get yours to look so perfect? Mine are big round blobs :/ also how long did you deep fry them for ? Also does the brand of waffle mix change anything?

  8. Also I forgot to ask if I can make these a day ahead or do they get soggy? I’m having a state fair theme party for my daughter and these are so perfect!

    • Hi Gabriella, I fried the pops just until they were golden brown. The batter needs to be thin enough to run off the strawberry pops but still coat them. The batter should also be smooth. Just like waffles these pops are only crisp the day they are made. Don’t get me wrong they’re still yummy just not crunchy. Good Luck! 🙂

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