I needed a little something extra for my daughters' holiday teacher gifts and when I…
These easy to make Dairy-free Chocolate spoons are a delicious chocolate treat and perfect for anyone with a dairy sensitivity. They’re great for holiday gifts, teacher gifts, and holiday parties. Or add sparkly sprinkles and serve them as Spoonfuls of Sugar for a Mary Poppins themed party!
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My daughter loves performing in musical theater. We’re very fortunate to have a wonderful local children’s theater school nearby and this year she landed a lead in the upcoming performance of Mary Poppins, Junior! She’s very excited and has taken to method acting to practice her cockney accent.
(She’ll be playing Mrs. Brill, the family cook. I thought this was pretty ironic considering my history in the kitchen…although I have to admit, I’m getting MUCH better. )
Recently, her theater group hosted a fun holiday party in which we all had to bring a dessert. Well, of course I just had to bring….SPOONFULS OF SUGAR (Ok, well, SPOONFULS of CHOCOLATE covered in SUGAR.)
Chocolate spoons are pretty easy to make. The most dangerous part (aside from using a double boiler) is just being careful not to sample too many. mmmmmm, rich, melty chocolate……..
I usually use chocolate chips as my base. Click here for my easy recipe.
However, this time I wanted to adjust my recipe because I knew some of the teachers had dairy intolerances and can’t eat regular chocolate chips!
Luckily, I’m very well versed in experimenting with chocolate….one of the perks that comes with being raised by a chocoholic dad. I decided to make a variation of my dad’s famous chocolate cake icing, which is made with Cocoa Powder, Butter and milk.
To substitute the butter—I used my favorite new vegan-secret weapon….Barlean’s BUTTER-FLAVORED coconut oil.
Y’all, it is Sooo good! It really tastes like butter! You can confidently use it in anything and not have to worry about an out-of-place coconut taste.
Related articles in which I used Barlean’s Butter-Flavored Coconut Oil:
How to make Dairy-Free Chocolate Spoons / Spoonfuls of Sugar
If you would like a printable version of this recipe, scroll down to the end.
Here are a couple tips to keep in mind before we get started.
If you are making these for a Mary Poppins theme party and need them to look like Spoonfuls of Sugar, then be sure to use sprinkles that are sugar-crystal based and not wax based.
Use a cookie sheet pan with a ledge. After you dip the spoons in chocolate, you’ll lay the handle on the edge. If you don’t have a cookie sheet with a ledge, you could use a plate with a bit of a raised rim.
(Makes 10 spoons. Double the portions if you need to make more)
10 plastic spoons
Cookie sheet pan with a ledge
½ cup cocoa powder
4 Tablespoons (or ¼ cup) Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Splash of almond milk
Pretty Sprinkles (if you want them to look like spoonfuls of sugar, be sure to use Sugar-Crystal sprinkles).
Lay out your spoons on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
In a saucepan, heat the coconut oil on low to medium heat until it’s melted. Next add the cocoa powder and mix well. If you need a little more liquid, add a splash of almond milk. When everything is well incorporated, add in the vanilla and mix until it’s well combined.
Next, grab a spoon and dip it in the melted chocolate. Lay it on the parchment paper to dry.
Finally, sprinkle with “sugar.” And Enjoy!
- (Makes 10 spoons. Double the portions if you need to make more)
- 10 plastic spoons
- Cookie sheet pan with a ledge
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 4 Tablespoons (or ¼ cup) Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Splash of almond milk
- Pretty Sprinkles (if you want them to look like spoonfuls of sugar, be sure to use Sugar-Crystal sprinkles).
- Lay out your spoons on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
- In a saucepan, heat the coconut oil on low to medium heat until it’s melted. Next add the cocoa powder and mix well. If you need a little more liquid, add a splash of almond milk. When everything is well incorporated, add in the vanilla and mix until it’s well combined.
- Next, grab a spoon and dip it in the melted chocolate. Lay it on the parchment paper to dry.
- Finally, sprinkle with “sugar.” And En
And remember, just a spoonful of chocolate makes everything better!
HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!