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Edible Crafts Friday Fun

Chocolate Spoons

Stir things up with chocolate!
Fancy chocolate spoons in a mug.
What you will make:

This project is easy and fast. Just dip plastic spoons into melted chocolate to make these tasty treats, then wrap them up with ribbon and cellophane. Use these fancy spoons to add a special touch to a dinner party, make a unique hostess gift, or brighten someone's day! Make special chocolate spoons for Valentine's Day with red cellophane or red ribbon.

Make mocha coffee in a flash by using a chocolate spoon to stir hot milk into your coffee! The kids will enjoy using the spoons in milk or as a special treat for Santa on Christmas Eve!

This project requires few materials and is great for family, classroom or group craft time. No advance preparation is needed, other than gathering materials.

Here's what you need:
  • Heavy plastic spoons
  • Milk chocolate
  • White chocolate
  • Cups or bowls for melting chocolate
  • Microwave oven
  • Wax paper or parchment
  • Cellophane wrap
  • Ribbon
  • Optional: Colored sugar, chocolate sprinkles, plastic wrap, stove and pans

This project is rated EASY to do.

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Before you start
  • Make a place to work.
  • Read all of the directions.
  • Gather everything you need to do the project.
  • Think about the project. Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it.
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How to Make Chocolate Spoons

Read all of the steps before starting.
Step 1: Melt Chocolate

In the microwave oven, melt white chocolate in a cup or small bowl. Melt milk chocolate in another cup or bowl. Follow the package's instructions for melting the chocolate. Of course, you may melt chocolate on the stove top in a small pan.

Tip: The melted chocolate needs to be about 2" deep, so that it covers the submerged spoon's bowl.

Caution: Melting chocolate requires adult supervision!

Step 2: Dip Spoons

Dip half of the spoons in white chocolate, and dip the other half in milk chocolate. Dip each spoon as far as the base of the spoon's bowl. Place the spoons on waxed paper, and let the chocolate set completely.

Tip: For faster setting, place the wax paper and spoons on a tray and place it in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes.

Step 3: Dip Again (optional)

When chocolate has set, dip the white spoons in milk chocolate and dip milk chocolate spoons in white. This time dip only half way up the bowl of the spoon to create a layered effect. Place back on waxed paper to begin setting.

Tip: Use any leftover chocolate on a bowl of ice cream!

Step 4: Add Sprinkles (optional)

Let the chocolate set only partially (about 5 minutes), then gently dip the top half of the spoons in chocolate sprinkles or colored sugar.

Step 5: Wrap Spoons

After the chocolate has set completely, wrap the spoon in cellophane and tie with ribbon. You might add a little tag, like "Stir me into your coffee". Use cellophane and ribbon in colors to match the holiday, occasion or gift.

Tip: 7" squares of cellophane work well. You can use a double thickness of plastic wrap in place of cellophane.

That's it! Your chocolate spoons are done!
Fancy chocolate spoons in a mug.

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