Gift: Chocolate Spoons and More!
Great little gifts for teachers, class mates, co-workers, family and friends!
I like to use a variety of colored spoons for different holidays and events... Gold, Silver (BRIDE's colors) and Black for wedding favors... and anniversaries.
Red and Green, silver and gold, for Christmas.
Blue, White, Silver and Gold for Hanukkah.
Pastels for Easter...
Red, White, Blue and silver and gold for patriotic holidays
Orange, black, purple for Halloween.
We get sprinkles that go along with the occasions and color themes.
2 cwhite chocolate chips (12-14 oz.) (or almond bark)
2 cdark chocolate chips (12-14 oz.) (or almond bark)
12 largepeppemint sticks
12 largepretzel sticks
30 - 50plastic spoons (white, black, green, red, silver and gold)
3 -6candy decorations for garnish (crushed peppermint candy, mini m&m's, colored sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles)
6 slicebacon, (cooked and crumbled)
·small candy or sucker bags
·clear and colored plastic food wraps
·rolls of curling ribbon or satin ribbon
How to Make Gift: Chocolate Spoons and More!
- Put wax paper on a few baking sheets.
- Put one flavor/color of chocolate or almond bark in a double boiler and heat on low, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is creamy.
- Dip the bowl end of the spoon into the chocolate to coat the bowl end of the spoon. Place the spoon onto the wax paper lined baking pan. Repeat until you have the amount of spoons that you want to do up. Let the chocolate harden. Then quickly dip each one again. At this point you can dip the edges of the spoon bowls in sprinkles and place them back onto the wax paper or Put them onto the wax paper and sprinkle with peppermint candies or sprinkles.
***When I make the bacon spoons, I like to dip, add bacon, dip again, add bacon, dip again and sprinkle bacon on as a garnish and do a white chocolate drizzle.
Leave some of them plain so you can sprinkle them with white chocolate as a garnish. Or dip them into the white chocolate and then sprinkle with candies.
- In a double boiler, melt the white chocolate as you did the dark chocolate. Do the same thing to the spoons as directed above. Use your imagination!
- When the desired amount of spoons are done, do the peppermint sticks. When the peppermint sticks are done, do the pretzel sticks last (that keeps the crumbs and salt from getting on the other items).
- This is a kid friendly project. The spoons can be given out individually, or as part of a basket or with cocoa mix and a mug. The possibilities are endless!