Chocolate Spoons are a FUN, EASY, and FESTIVE way to add some rich chocolate flavor to your morning coffee, espresso, or your hot chocolate.
Dress them up with various sprinkles and candy toppings to match your special occasion. These make delicious and gorgeous gifts for teachers and coworkers!
It’s winter and the temperature is low. Time to make lots of cold weather foods like soups, stews, and casseroles. Don’t leave out your drinks?
I am currently crushing on peppermint tea, hot cocoa, and Brooks loves his new Espresso machine he got for Christmas.
If you are not into spending lots of money to buy all these drinks in various flavors, you make homemade flavor additives like these chocolate dipped spoons.
What’s easier than stirring in your favorite flavor. I mean, it’s already on the stirrer or spoon that you are using to stir your coffee and cocoa. How handy is that?!?
Plus, you can use milk , semi-sweet, dark chocolate, and even white. Even though white chocolate is really just cocoa butter!
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE SPOONS WITHOUT A MOLD
You can get all fancy and use molds that will make a full spoon that melts for you.
These are pretty but when I am holding it to stir the coffee, it’s literally melting in my warm hand. Messy!!!
Plus, that is a lot of chocolate to melt into my mug of coffee. I’m going for more of a mocha flavor for my morning coffee and not a mug of melted chocolate.
I prefer a little bit of chocolate in my beverage, so I need something that holds just a taste of chocolate. Use a spoon as the mold and just fill in the cavity.
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WHAT KIND OF SPOONS DO YOU USE TO MAKE CHOCOLATE COFFEE SPOONS?
Using plastic disposable spoons hold just the right amount and are easy to use.
Don’t fret about the “plastic spoon” and the environment, you can even us recycled and compostable spoons. Plus, plastic spoons are perfect when you are making these as gifts to give away.
Debra finds antique mismatched spoons which make them even fancier for little money!
HOW DO I MELT CHOCOLATE?
Melting chocolate is easy! You can melt it a few different ways.
ONE: You can make a double boiler by placing a heat-safe bowl over a pot of simmering water and add the chocolate, stirring until it melts.
The best way, but messy and uses lots of dishes. Also, I have more than one chocolate to melt.
TWO: Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Short 15-30 second intervals, stirring often, takes a lot of time and standing in the front of the microwave.
THREE: My personal favorite, the crockpot. I add a small amount of water to the crock pot and turn it on high. Next I place a few glass tumblers or mason jars in the water and fill with the chocolate.
It will melt evenly, gently, and will keep it melted while you work.
I love this method because I can melt my dark, milk, and white chocolate all at one time and it stays perfectly warmed while I am filling the spoons.
HOW DO YOU MAKE CHOCOLATE DIPPED SPOONS?
You can dip the spoons, one by one, in the melted chocolate, and then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
This is problematic as the well of the spoon is not filled to capacity because it runs out when you pull it our of the chocolate.
Plus there is chocolate on the back of the spoon and makes it look uneven and messy.
I prefer placing the spoon on the sheet, leveling it out by sitting the handles on the edge of the sheet.
Then, pour or pipe the chocolate directly into the wells.
You can use another spoon to do this or place your melted chocolate in a plastic bag/piping bag and snip off the tip.
Fill to the top and add your toppings!
Let them sit out at room temperature to harden, or place in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
I prefer let them harden at room temp because cooling too fast could cause the cocoa butter in the chocolate to separate and make it look as little ashy.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
HOW DO YOU USE A CHOCOLATE SPOON?
These spoons are easy to use. Just stir into approximately 6-8 ounces of hot coffee, espresso, hot cocoa, or steamed milk.
There is not enough chocolate on the spoons to make full blown hot chocolate, just to add a little cocoa flavor to your drink.
Want to know why I decided to make chocolate spoons? It’s Freaky Friday!
Freaky Friday is a quarterly blog hop, started and coordinated by Michaela at An Affair From the Heart. The event is where a group of bloggers are randomly assigned another blog, you make one of their recipes (with a twist if you want), and share it with your readers.
I love looking at all the other participant’s blogs and trying to figure out who got me, what they made, and how they added their own spin on it!
This time it’s all about winter and chilly weather. We are experiencing some of that right now and I am ready for some warmth!
This round I got my friend Debra’s Blog, Bowl Me Over! I was so excited because I haven’t had her yet and have been itching to make something of hers!
I’ve known Debra for a while now and happy to say that we have become friends in the last couple of years. Not only am I proud to call her friend, I am always excited about her recipes.
Speaking of warm foods, Debra’s recipes are mostly made for bowls, hence the name. Soups are my jam and Debra is the Soup Queen!
Some of the delicious bowl-filling recipes that you need to make include her Italian Pepper Stew, her Lasagna Soup, and her Roasted Corn Chowder. Did you know that she has almost 100 soup recipes on her blog?!
Take a look at all of our 2020 Freaky Friday Winter Edition Recipes:
- An Affair from the Heart – Braised Beef Short Ribs with Red-Eye Gravy
- Aunt Bee’s Recipes – Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Tacos
- Bowl Me Over – Honey Sriracha Chicken
- Hostess at Heart – Chicken Marsala
- House of Nash Eats – Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Lemoine Family Kitchen – Vegetarian Pot Pie Soup
- Life Currents – Pepper Jelly Cheese Balls
- Soulfully Made – Alice Springs Chicken (Outback Copy Cat Recipe)
- The Fresh Cooky – Sweet Molasses Brown Bread Rolls
- The Speckled Palate – Valentine’s Day Dessert Board
- West Via Midwest – Grasshopper Pie
- Who Needs a Cape? – Air Fryer Loaded Mini Meatloaf
HOW TO WRAP CHOCOLATE COVERED SPOONS?
You can store these in an air tight container but if you are giving them as gifts, they are super cute in these cellophane bags tied with a ribbon!
HOW LONG DO CHOCOLATE SPOONS LAST?
If stored in an air container in a cool dry place, these chocolate spoons will last up to 2 weeks. Plenty of time to make ahead of your party!
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- 4 ounces dark chocolate wafers
- 4 ounces milk chocolate wafers
- 4 ounces white chocolate wafers
- assorted sprinkles/candies
- 20 plastic spoons
- Melt your chocolate in the microwave, double boiler, or in the crock pot.
- Place spoons on a parchment lined baking sheet and place the handles on the rim to level out the spoon.
- Pipe or drizzle chocolate into the well of the spoon, filling to the top.
- Decorate with edible sprinkles and candies.
- Let set at room temperature until the chocolate is solid.
- Store in an air tight container or wrap in cellophane bags.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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