Gifts From The Kitchen – Chocolate Spoons

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Posted by Suganya

It is that season of the year where many of us rampage the stores trying to find a gift for the near and dear. Even though store-bought gifts are convenient, there is no denying that handmade gifts carry a special meaning. It’s a lot of work, you say? Nah, this one is dead easy.

Do you lick a chocolate covered spoon when you are baking a cake or cookie? Do you like to have hot chocolate in a snap? Then this one is for you - Chocolate covered spoons. Looks gourmet, but very easy to make.

You will need

Spoons – about 15
Semi-sweet chocolate – 1 cup
Shortening – 1 tbsp
Glass bowl - to melt the chocolate
Baking sheet lined with parchment/wax paper – 1
Cellophane paper - to wrap
Thin ribbon

Garnishes like sparkling sugar, crushed peppermint candy, melted white chocolate, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, etc.

Instructions

  1. Take chocolate and shortening in the glass bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. Dip the spoons in the chocolate, as far their bases, tap gently to shake off the excess chocolate and place them on the baking sheet lined with parchment/wax paper. Top with any of the garnishes mentioned above.
  3. When you are done with all the spoons, freeze for 15 minutes for the chocolate to set.
  4. Wrap the spoons with cellophane paper and tie with a pretty ribbon. Makes about 12 to 15 spoons, depending on how much you lick the bowl while dipping the spoons.

To enjoy, stir one of these spoons in a hot cup of milk, and voila, you have hot chocolate. In addition to being great gifts, they come handy while serving drinks to your visitors, both kids and adults.

Chocolate spoons garnished with crushed candy canes, sparkling sugar, melted white chocolate

The sparkly chocolate spoon goes to SHFAll That Glitters, hosted by Susan, The Well Seasoned Cook.

Some noteworthy points

  • If the chocolate is not in dipping consistency, add a splash of milk.
  • Both plastic and metal spoons work. Use whatever suits your needs.
  • You can add flavoring oils of your choice to the chocolate while melting.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, start dipping your spoons.




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12 comments:

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Pune Guide said...
November 20, 2008 at 9:55:00 AM GMT+1  

I'll be buying a lot of spoons. Such a great idea to wrap in cellophane and tie with pretty ribbon for gifts. Thanks for the idea.

November 20, 2008 at 7:38:00 PM GMT+1  

I do this a lot, much to my mom's disgust... and when Arundati of Escapades taught me to make chocolate, she said, "Use a tissue to wipe, never lick!" I'll never forget that. :-)

Raaga said...
November 21, 2008 at 9:14:00 AM GMT+1  

I too prefer chocolate gift sets through Fannie May Candies.

Ariel said...
November 21, 2008 at 12:43:00 PM GMT+1  

very very pretty.

Soma said...
November 21, 2008 at 3:05:00 PM GMT+1  

looks very pretty indeed Sugs!

Mansi said...
November 21, 2008 at 9:05:00 PM GMT+1  

How cute , Great idea :)

Snooky doodle said...
November 22, 2008 at 8:51:00 PM GMT+1  

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Satria Sudeki said...
November 22, 2008 at 10:25:00 PM GMT+1  

Thats lovely creativity! I would like the enire spoon to be chocolate too which will dissappear if u use it for stirring. The photo looks gorgeous!

Nirmala said...
November 24, 2008 at 7:44:00 AM GMT+1  

I was thinking of doing these! I bought 2 doz tsps last month in preparation. :)

Jenny said...
November 25, 2008 at 1:45:00 PM GMT+1  

Love this! I just bought some colorful spoons. Will be making these for Soeren's Advent calendar! You are the best!

MeetaK said...
November 28, 2008 at 10:49:00 AM GMT+1  

An exquisite triptych. It's the little comforts and sweets in a cuppa that mean the most.

Thanks for the beautiful stirring.: )

Susan said...
December 15, 2008 at 8:55:00 PM GMT+1  

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