CocoaJava – Making Chocolate Spoons

December 11, 2014

A simple plastic spoon coated in chocolate is a nice added touch with a gift of coffee beans. You’ll soon think of other gifts that would be enhanced by these sweet utensils.


You’ll need a 12 ounce package of chocolate chips. You may use semi-sweet, white chocolate, raspberry flavored, or any other style chip of your choosing.

Other items you’ll need:
40 heavy plastic spoons
Shortening
Waxed paper
Deep glass measuring cup
Colored cellophane or Saran Wrap
Thin Ribbon

 

  • Pour the chips into a heatproof container, such as a measuring cup. A deep cup is the best for this project.
  • Microwave the cup of chips at half power for one minute. Stir. Repeat in 30 second bursts until chocolate is smooth and fully melted, but do NOT over cook.
  • Add to the melted chocolate one teaspoon of shortening for each cup of chips. Stir lightly until just blended.
  • Dip plastic spoons into the chocolate to coat the bowl and about one inch of the handle. If the chocolate starts to harden, microwave 30 seconds at half power.
  • Lay spoons on wax paper to set.
  • When chocolate spoons have set, put them in the freezer for 15 minutes. This makes them easier to handle when you start to wrap them.
  • Take squares of colored cellophane and wrap the coated spoons. Tie with a pretty ribbon.
Once you have mastered the basic technique, you can experiment! Try drizzling streaks of white chocolate over dipped spoons to create a design. Sprinkle colored sugar on chocolate before it sets for a holiday look.

Ms. CocoaJava’s Gift Spoon Design – Christmas 2001

A bundle of chocolate spoons set in a coffee mug makes a nice gift.

Tie a few spoons to a bag of gourmet coffee beans for a coffee loving friend.

Keep spoons on hand during the holidays to use when serving drinks to your visitors.

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