How to Make Chocolate Spoons

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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Comments
  1. Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

    • hahahaha! Yep, that’s pretty much what R and I were saying the whole time we were making these!

  2. I was looking for ideas for a birthday party and this is just perfect!! Simple and fun and easy enough for kids to participate too! Thanks for sharing the tips!

    • Thanks Cherie! I’m so glad you found some inspiration. These really are yummy! Will you be blogging about the upcoming party? I’m looking forward to seeing how it all goes. :)

      • I hope so but I am not sure yet. It will be a very low-key event because I am too exhausted to make it a full-scale birthday party like previous years. I am only going to invite the family (which is about 30 people already) and only serve sweets/desserts. Which is why your chocolate spoons come in handy because the kids will probably love to decorate their own desserts!

        • Wow, 30 just with family. That is not a small event at all, especially when you are tired. When is your bub due?

          • Baby is due early December. I have 2.5 months left :) I have a huge family. Lots of relatives living nearby!

      • But even if I can’t make it into a blog post, I’ll let you know how it went and hopefully can send you photos of the spoon creations :D

        • Oh yes please! I would love to see some pics. Thank you!

  3. Super cute and fun! My kids would love these with some hot cocoa. Just pinned this.

    • Thanks Vicky! Using them for hot cocoa is a great idea. All that yummy chocolate melting in your mouth. I might have to start making these more often, not just for parties. Thanks for pinning!

  4. Ness, These look wonderful!!!! I think these would be a great party treat…and look like so much fun to make. I think I will have to try them out with the boys!
    Also, your photos look great- new camera;-)?
    Davina

    • Thanks Davina! They really are fun to make and fast. Minimal effort for maximum impact. That’s my kind of party treat. Thanks for the compliment regarding the pics. These were all taken on my phone! I still haven’t started using the SLR. I really must get it out and start practising with it.

  5. well how lovely is THIS?? oh and the sprinkles! divine.

    • Thanks Melissa. White chocolate looks really special as well, especially with pink sprinkles.

  6. OH MY GOSH YUMMY!!!!

    • They certainly are Kendall!! Doesn’t take long for them to disappear around here. :)

  7. Love these! They are on my To-Do list here: http://www.danyabanya.com/2012/11/five-cool-projects-on-my-to-do-list-1-5.html. Can’t wait to make them :)
    xx Danya

  8. Trying this out soon! I remembered you posting about these and thought they would be perfect for our hot cocoa bar for the holidays. :)

  9. Erin

    Silly question, what do you do with the spoons? Put them in hot chocolate? They look great.

  10. kisha

    I am going to do this for my daughter’s bday party today!!!! I am going to use Xmas colored m&ms. I will be adding these to her hot cocoa bar.

  11. It’s still coming, possibly as a next generation game.

  12. Michelle Skitzhtertim

    What kind of chocolate do you use?

  13. Monica

    I’m making these for an upcoming Cookie Exchange I’m hosting and was wondering how far in advance I can make these without them getting “yucky”. And if I were to store them, where would be the best place to do it? In the fridge? In an air-tight container on the counter? Thanks in advance!

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