These easy to make Dairy-free Chocolate spoons are a delicious chocolate treat and perfect for…
I needed a little something extra for my daughters’ holiday teacher gifts and when I discovered chocolate spoons on Pinterest, I thought “Perfect!” They’re pretty easy to make and my kids will have a great time decorating them. Just be sure to pick a day that your kids are refreshed and ready for fun—the end of the day at the end of the week is not a good idea. I made this mistake myself and ended up doing this project mostly solo.
All you need is plastic spoons, chocolate (12 oz bag will be enough for 20 spoons), heavy whipping cream, and sprinkles. I happened to also find tiny marshmallows, which were the perfect addition since the recipient will be using the chocolate spoons to add to warm milk or coffee.
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Lay out your spoons with the handles on the edges. You want to make sure the handles are elevated. (If you don’t have a cookie sheet with edges, you can prop the spoons up by using a magazine.) Then boil water in a double boiler. (If you don’t have an official double boiler pot, you can take a glass bowl and put it on top of a pot. I only mention this because I’m so bad in the kitchen that I didn’t know this was possible until recently). ha!
Boil the water, then add about a half cup of the heavy whipping cream to your bowl, slowly add in the chocolate. As the chocolate melts, add more chocolate. The cream makes the spoons taste lighter, yet richer–similar to fondue. I used about 1/3 of the bag for 1/2 a cup of cream. This covered about 10 spoons. (Then I made another batch to cover 10 more spoons.)
Dip the spoons in the chocolate and set on the cookie sheet to cool. Let them rest for a couple minutes then add the sprinkles and decorations. (If you add them immediately, they will melt into the chocolate and disappear).
I also used a package of chocolate that was chocolate mint flavored. After I was finished with the plain chocolate, I made another batch using these mint chocolate chips. The chips were a mix of green and brown, so I picked out a handful of green ones to use as decorations on the mint flavored spoons. Here’s how they turned out.
When you’re done, wrap them up and send them on their way. I chose to use festive holiday plastic bags with stick-on labels to keep things simple, but you could also add them to a mug or mason jar, etc. One label has the To:/From: information and the second label has a cute message saying:
“A spoonful of warm wishes. Enjoy plain or add to warm milk or coffee.”
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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!