This one’s a long-delayed post. Last Christmas, I gave some of my officemates chocolate covered spoons. I got the idea from an old issue of Good Housekeeping. After looking through the net for additional ideas, my sister, H and I rolled up our sleeves and started preparing these tasty goodies. They are very easy to make and are a huge hit with kids and adults. These chocolate covered spoons make great presents, souvenirs and wonderful companions to a mug of hot coffee, a mug of hot chocolate or a delicious bowl of ice cream.
First, you’ll need one cup of chopped chocolate (or one cup of chocolate chips). I recommend that you use a good baking chocolate, like Callebaut or Ghirardelli. While you can use chocolate like Kisses or Hersheys, the taste of Callebaut or Ghiradelli chocolate will be much deeper and richer. I also chose to go with semi-sweet dark chocolate because it’s my favorite. You can also use milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc. Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or on your stove top. The chocolate should be smooth and fully melted.
The chopped chocolate was very tempting! H kept sneaking a taste. And it took utter willpower not to dip our fingers into the melted chocolate. The next step is to get your plastic spoons. The prettier the better! Dip the bowl of the spoon into the melted chocolate. Prop the spoon over a mug till the chocolate hardens, about 15 minutes. When the chocolate is hard, wrap a piece of cellophane and ribbon around your spoon! It’s that easy. That’s the basic recipe.
You can make your spoons even more attractive by using sprinkles. Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle it with colored sugar or candy-like sprinkles for a festive look. We used red and green sprinkles in the shape of Christmas trees, and tiny balls in rainbow colors. My sister and I also drizzled the spoons with melted white chocolate. That was my favorite design of all!
The best part is seeing your friends’ faces light up! Some of them ate it right away (while typing at their desks), some got a mug of hot coffee and used the chocolate covered spoon as a stirrer, another used it to eat with ice cream.
A bunch of chocolate covered spoons in a mug would make a sweet present. You can also include a pack of hot chocolate along with your chocolate covered spoons package. During parties, you can serve these spoons along with cups of coffee. For Valentine’s, my sister made a bunch and decorated them with pink and red hearts. You can also mix in mint liquer, orange liquer, vodka liquer… so many possibilities! It is a very versatile present and souvenir, and pretty easy to make. I hope you enjoy making these chocolate covered spoons as much as you enjoy feasting on them!