Patriotic Fortune Cookies

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Patriotic Fortune Cookies

Hey friends! I love cute ideas for parties but I don’t have the time these days to put into making all that cute food like I used to, so quick and easy is the name of my game! These fortune cookies definitely fit that bill and are so simple, you can pawn the task off on one of the kids! 🙂

Hey, that’s just good parenting. 

Patriotic Fortune Cookies

You’ll need: Fortune Cookies, assorted sprinkles, and candy melts in the color of your choice. We are using Red, White, and Blue. These Candy Melts are made by Wilton and you can find them in the craft department at Wal Mart or most arts and crafts stores in the cake decorating section.

Patriotic Fortune Cookies

To begin with, line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Then, place your first color candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 45 seconds, then stir. Repeat until melted and smooth.

Dip the middle of each fortune cookie in it and immediately top with sprinkles.

Patriotic Fortune Cookies

I just sprinkle them over. If you dip them in sprinkles it would be a little overkill but hey, who am I to tell you how to do it? Sometimes a little overkill is good so you just do you. 🙂

Patriotic Fortune Cookies

Repeat this process with your other colors and sprinkles and let the cookies sit on the lined baking sheet until hardened, about fifteen minutes or so. Store in airtight container until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Patriotic Fortune Cookies

These Patriotic Fortune Cookies are so simple, you can pawn the task off on one of the kids! Not only are they easy but folks will love how cute they are!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 1 dozen
Calories: 71kcal


  • 12 store-bought fortune cookies
  • 1/2 cup Wilton royal blue candy melts
  • 1/2 cup Wilton white candy melts
  • 1/2 cup Wilton red candy melts
  • Patriotic nonpareils jimmies, and sprinkles of your choice


  • Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.  Set aside.
  • Add the first color of candy melts to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth.
  • Dip 4 fortune cookies into the melted chocolate and place back on the lined cookie sheet.
  • Immediately sprinkle with sprinkles before the chocolate hardens.
  • Repeat with other candy melt colors.
  • Wait 15 minutes for the chocolate on the cookies to harden before serving.


Calories: 71kcal
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If  you’d rather not run around for all of the ingredients, here is a quick list of links to everything on Amazon. Note: These items may be cheaper locally. I usually get my candy melts at Wal Mart or Michael’s and you can usually find seasonal sprinkles there as well.

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do what we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. 

~Peter Marshall

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  1. You could make a variation of these using pretzel rods. I saw some Christmas pretzel rods at a party once, and I think these would make the transition to pretzels well. What a fun project, Christy!

  2. Your fortune cookies are prettier than the ones I saw for sale online, and yours are more affordable, too. The online cookies cost $25 for twelve cookies!

  3. Well, that sure looks like fun. My granddaughters will love it. I like the taste of fortune cookies to, hee, hee. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Love this idea!! Could you use red and blue food coloring to change the white candy melts instead of buying 3 separate bags, maybe?? Hope you have a very nice weekend Christy!

    1. You can use the gel food coloring. You could even just buy white almond bark (on baking aisle, above the chocolate chips) or white chocolate chips as well. Just make sure you use gel coloring rather than the traditional liquid because the liquid will cause the candy to clot.

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