Chocolate spoons have become a bit of a tradition for us – we make them for every birthday party and I’m thinking that some mint flavoured ones might be fun for Christmas time. They are super simple to make and the kids will have fun decorating them. Although these are incredibly quick and fun to make, there’s still a trick or two to getting them just right so I’ve shared some tips in the tutorial below.
To make chocolate spoons you only need three items – plastic spoons, chocolate and sprinkles or candy to decorate. The quantity of chocolate that you need will depend on how many spoons you want to make and the size of your spoons. As a rough guide, 100 grams (7 ounces) of chocolate will be more than enough for 15 spoons.
Begin by laying out your spoons. NOTE: It is important to have your spoons laying level, that is, you need to slightly elevate the handle, otherwise, when you pour the melted chocolate into the spoon, it will slide right out of the bowl of the spoon. I usually prop mine up against a magazine but if you were laying them in a baking tray you could rest the handles on the edge of the tray.
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler as shown or in the microwave, whatever you prefer.
Use a spoon to pour melted chocolate onto each plastic spoon. TIP: Do not over do it! A little goes a long way and the chocolate will spread and settle into the bowl of the spoon after a few seconds. If you are too generous, the chocolate will overflow.
Now the fun part! Decorate with sprinkles or any small candy you like. TIP: Wait a minute or two before adding the sprinkles. If you do it too soon, the heat from the melted chocolate will melt the sprinkles. They will either lose their colour or they’ll disappear into chocolate.
I usually just leave them on the counter to set but you could put them into the fridge if you were in a hurry to serve them. We love to eat them before they’ve set. They are smooth and creamy and wonderful!
I usually serve these in a glass or plastic cup that has been dipped in chocolate. It’s pretty simple – dip the rim of the glass into the melted chocolate and then dip it into a bowl of sprinkles. TIP: Don’t overdo it with the chocolate. If you add too much chocolate to the glass it will simply pour down the sides instead of sitting in a nice line around the rim. I’ve learnt this the hard way. I even tried putting the glass in the fridge and the freezer but it still poured down the sides. The only way I have found to avoid this is to be sparing with the chocolate.
There you have it. Quick, simple and oh so delicious. They are always the first thing to go on our dessert table at parties. They’d make great little gifts too, simply wrap clear cellophane over the bowl of the spoon and tie with a ribbon.
What kind of candy would you add to your chocolate spoons?
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