Ilona shares her Chocolate Covered Cookie Recipe

Monday, September 19, 2022
Ilona's Chocolate Covered Cookies
Ilona's Chocolate Covered Cookies

ABC13 and Goya Foods have teamed up to bring you a treat that's sure to be a crowd pleaser! Ilona shares her recipe for Chocolate Covered Maria Cookies, the perfect sweet-treat for gatherings this season!

This Week's Recipe: Chocolate Covered Maria Cookies


1/2 cup heavy cream

3.5 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped

2 tbsps. GOYA unsalted stick butter

Maria cookies

cup coconut flakes

cup cookie crumbles (Oreos)

GOYA Dulce de Leche



Place 3.5 oz. chocolate in large heatproof bowl; set aside. Heat cream in small saucepan set over medium-high until starts to simmer. Pour hot cream over chocolate. Let stand for 1 minute. Whisk until chocolate is smooth and melted. Stir in butter. Cool completely or until spreadable.

Spread 1 tbsp. chocolate ganache or dulce de leche onto 1 cookie and cap with another cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Dip ganache sandwiched cookies into melted chocolate until each round is coated and fully submerged, letting excess drip back into chocolate.

Sprinkle dipped area with crushed nuts, coconut and cookie crumbles. Place on parchment paper-lined tray until chocolate sets and hardens.

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The premier source for authentic Latino cuisine, Goya Foods is the largest, Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. Founded in 1936 by Don Prudencio Unanue and his wife Carolina, both from Spain, the Goya story is as much about the importance of family as it is about achieving the American dream. Learn more about GOYA Foods.