Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's a DIY Christmas - Chocolate Dipped Spoons

A quick, easy, cute, quick (and inexpensive) holiday gift is the chocolate dipped spoon.

These are going to be included with the boxes of truffles we are giving as part of our holiday gifts.

The best part is that you only need a few ingredients and about an hour to create a wonderful addition to any gift basket or box. I also think that I will make these whenever I need a hostess gift to include with a couple of cute coffee mugs.

Ingredients/Utensils:
Plastic spoons
Milk chocolate chips
Semi-sweet chips
White chocolate chips (for decoration)
Crushed peppermints (for decoration)
Parchment paper
2 Cookie sheets
Ziploc sandwich bag

Directions:
Wash and dry spoons
Divide spoons into two equal groups
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
Melt milk chocolate chips (either in microwave or in a double boiler)
Dip half of the spoons into the melted chocolate making sure both the front and back are covered, allowing extra chocolate to drip off
Place covered spoons onto parchment paper
If adding crushed peppermint, place small quantity onto the chocolate before it hardens

Melt dark chocolate chips (either in microwave or in a double boiler)
Dip half of the spoons into the melted chocolate making sure both the front and back are covered, allowing extra chocolate to drip off
Place covered spoons onto parchment paper
Let harden completely
Melt small quantity of white chocolate chips and place into a Ziploc bag
Snip corner of bag and pipe white chocolate over the spoons

Once all chocolate has hardened (about 1 hour or so), they can be placed in bags for gift giving.

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1 Comment:

Joelen said...

What a great DIY holiday gift idea!

 

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