How to Make Chocolate Spoons
Have you ever wondered how to make chocolate spoons? Probably not, but I predict that before you get half way through this article you will be! 🙂 Luckily, learning how to make chocolate spoons in pretty darn simple but more on that in a bit.
The holiday season is the prefect time to learn how to make chocolate spoons because they’re pretty much guaranteed to come in handy. They’re great for everything from dressing up hot cocoa to last minute frugal gifts. (Consider pairing one or two with this hot cocoa Mason jar gift.) In addition, chocolate spoons are a great addition to any party. Seriously, how sophisticated would you feel passing chocolate spoons out with coffee at your holiday dinner party?
Oh, and if you’re looking for more fancy (but secretly easy) recipes for your holiday parties and get-togethers whip up:
- Christmas tree and snowman cheese balls
- Christmas tree brownie bites
- Christmas tree peanut butter blossoms
- Reindeer marshmallow pops
- Cherry cheesecake trifle
- Christmas tree bread
- Oreo ornament cookies
Okay, back to the lesson at hand: How to make chocolate spoons.
Like I said above, learning how to make chocolate spoons is no big deal, as you’re about to see with this easy recipe. In fact, other than the part where you have to let them set for a few hours so the chocolate can harden, you can make chocolate spoons in just 15 minutes or so (depending on your chosen chocolate types and dipping ingredients).
Another great thing about chocolate spoons is that the kiddos can definitely help out. I would recommend keeping them away from the molten chocolate but there’s no reason they can’t take on the decorating step (dipping the chocolate spoons in ingredients like crushed peppermint to make them extra special). Learning how to make chocolate spoons can be a fun activity for the whole family… and that’s what the holidays are all about, right?
White, dark, milk chocolate chips or bark
Assorted small items such as crushed peppermint, mini chocolate chips, cinnamon sugar, crushed toffee pieces, nonpareils, mini marshmallows, etc….
1. Prepare your work area by laying out wax paper or aluminum foil. Place all of your small dipping items in bowls in an assembly line fashion leading up to the wax paper or aluminum foil.
2. Create a double boiler by placing a glass bowl on the top of a small pan that contains about 2” of water.
3. Place 2 oz. of chocolate in the glass bowl and heat slowly over medium heat, stirring frequently until smooth and melted.
Tip: If you prefer, you can melt the chocolate in a microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until melted.
4. Remove chocolate from heat and immediately begin dipping the bowl part of your spoon in the chocolate, covering both the front and back well.
Tip: Tap gently on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
5. Dip your chocolate covered spoon in the item(s) of your choice such as crushed peppermint.
Tip: Work quickly as you’ll want your chocolate to still be soft so ingredients (ex. the crushed peppermint) will stick.
6. Repeat the melting process with each of the chocolate types you have chosen to use.
7. Lay spoons on foil or wax paper and allow to set for several hours until chocolate has hardened.
8. Once the chocolate has hardened, wrap the chocolate portion of the spoon in plastic wrap and tie with ribbon for a festive appearance.
One of my favorite things about making chocolate spoons is how customizable they are. Once you put this “How to Make Chocolate Spoons” article to good use, I’d love to hear about your yummy creations. Share you chocolate and dipping combos and decorating ideas in the comments! 🙂
Now that you know how to make chocolate spoons, are you ready to tackle more heartfelt gifts and tasty holiday dishes? Get inspired with these:
- 41 easy Christmas cookies
- 25 gifts in a jar ideas
- Christmas recipes – Pinterest board
- DIY gifts – Pinterest board
- Decadent desserts – Pinterest board