Adapted from the Bakers Chocolate Recipe Website on Tips:
1 bag Chocolate Melts or good grade chocolate for dipping
1 bag of White Chocolate Melts for melting (Wilton makes all different colors and easy melting instructions)
1 bag of melting chocolate coats 16 spoons
plastic spoons or metal if you like, using a color to coordinate for your party and event theme (they come in all colors and you can find inexpensive ones at the dollar store)
parchment paper to insure it will not stick
Fill spoon with filling of choice:
assorted fillings suggestions: ( use candy bars IE, musketeers, milky way, snickers, peanut butter cups, nutella, marshmallow fluff, or anything you can like to fill the center with)
Melt chocolate to directions on the package. At this point if you want to use a filling, add to the center of the spoon. Dip the spoon one at a time into the melted chocolate. Coat the spoon just to the bottom end of the spoon edge. Shake gently to remove excess. Place on a parchment paper coated cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator until set around 20 minutes or so. See party and gift giving ideas below or just wrap individually with plastic wrap. Tie with coordinating colored ribbons and tags.
|I made these for my first grandchild's Baby Shower,|
his theme was disney cars.
Tips: Decorate your chocolate spoon on top with some Royal Icing using your party themes by using frosting writing tips found in a party store or grocery store. Some ideas to write on them would be special birthday ages, names, it's a boy, it's a girl, special events, Wedding Anniversaries, milestones, holly berries for Christmas, snowman, bells, for Easter bunny and Halloween, pumpkins, spider drawings, ghosts or R.I. P. sayings for Halloween, there are many options. Make sure you dry them completely before wrapping and it is recommended to use a royal icing that hardens quickly.
You can also use silk small rose or other flowers, use edible glitters with silver or gold ball sugar decorations for Weddings and Showers wrapped in colored cellophane or toole netting. Plastic rings (IE spiders for Halloween, bells for Christmas or Bridal gold and silver rings) that will go around the base of the spoon. You can buy most of these at your local party house stores.
|Give these out for Halloween treats! These are filled with chocolate fudge.|
|Great gifts at work or friends at the office! These were filled with peppermint pattie filling.|
IDEA: Fill the centers of the spoons with these suggestions first before dipping: fondant, fudge, truffle candy or Nutella, whole nuts, marshmallow fluff before dipping in chocolate for a great gift treat assortment. Any of your favorite candy bars, snickers, mounds, musketeers, milky way, peanut butter cup or use a truffle recipe below to make them extra special.
Keep them simple: Spoons dipped in just chocolate unfilled, can be flavored first with any type of extracts you like. What kind of coffee are you pairing it up, tea or hot cocoa? Maybe add some almond extract, cinnamon or peppermint to the chocolate while melting it, depending on who and what it's for.
Other ideas for gifts:
Attach a bag of premix cocoa powder to the handle with ribbons. Make you spoons dipped in cinnamon and chocolate mixed, a delicious combination for cocoa!
Attach white baby breath silk flowers to the handle, gold rings and tie with white ribbon for a wedding favors using white chocolate on gold or silver spoons.
Place the decorated wrapped spoon and place inside coffee cup tied with pretty ribbons and add their favorite packaged, tea, coffee or cocoa.
Make them for Charity events to raise money, IE Breast Cancer Awareness Month using the symbol in pink on white dipped spoons. You can make them for any fundraiser event.
|For my beautiful niece Pamela Colenzo Ward's battle fighting this horrible disease|
|Hope enjoy making these as much as I did I look forward to seeing what your creations will be!|
Have a great Holiday season and hope you loved reading this post as much as I enjoyed making these and writing it!
Try some of these delicious truffle recipes for your fillings:
Curt's Nutter Butter Truffles
White Chocolate Truffles
Oreo Cookie Truffles
+claudia lamascolo Author