Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons

Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons

We received these sweet little silver spoons as a wedding gift (so many of my favorite things are antique treasures) but recently I was excited to repurpose them for a tea-time treat.

These chocolate paired with hot milk to make hot chocolate, or stirred into your coffee or tea. Add a splash of Kahlua for adult-only hot chocolate. You’ll need just chocolate, spoons, and some fun sprinkles or dried fruit and nuts for toppings. Seriously, so easy! While you’ll definitely want to enjoy these yourself, these hot chocolate stirring spoons would also make a very sweet hostess gift. Read on for the full deets of how to make these cute and yummy hot chocolate stirring spoons.

If you’re in the Bay Area, try Alameda Flea Market on Sundays—I always find a few treasures. Or better yet, peruse a local antique market with a friend.

 

Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons Recipe – Chocolate-Dipped Antique Spoons

 

YIELDS: 

  • 5 chocolate dipped spoons

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup chopped chocolate (dark, milk, and/or white)
  • Toppings of choice:  freeze dried fruit, fun sprinkles, cocoa powder, finely chopped nuts, chocolate chips, tiny marshmallows

MATERIALS:

  • 5 silver spoons

STEPS:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside (it needs to be small enough to fit in your refrigerator later).
  2. To melt the chocolate, set up a double boiler: fill a small pot with water and simmer, then place a heat-safe bowl on top with the melted chocolate inside. Stir gently as chocolate melts.
  3. Remove chocolate from heat.  Dip one spoon into the chocolate, then twirl over the bowl to cut off the chocolate stream.  Gently rest on parchment and sprinkle immediately with toppings of choice.  (If you want to drizzle a different type of chocolate, let the original harden first.)
  4. Repeat with remaining spoons and transfer to refrigerator to set.
  5. Put the head of each spoon into an individual cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon to make a gift!  (Otherwise, store remaining spoons in fridge.)

PSST! A FEW RECIPE NOTES:

  • Note: If chocolate re-hardens, return it to the double boiler and gently melt again (Don’t add water or butter! it will cause the chocolate to separate.)

Recipe by guest contributor Lindsay Kinder, of Food La La. Photography by Erica Garlieb.

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2 Comments

  1. Sara

    These are so cute! They would be perfect for a Christmas party, Christmas Eve or Christmas day celebration!!

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