Thursday, December 4, 2008

Chocolate Coffee Spoons!

A simple gift for the coffee lover in your life, Chocolate Coffee Spoons will give a sweet taste of mocha to the morning brew.
Wrap these chocolate-dipped spoons in holiday cellophane, add a pretty ribbon and stand several on-end in a new coffee mug for a quick, homemade gift ... that's sure to please.

Candy Cane Chocolate Coffee Spoons:
Sparkling bits of crushed candy canes bring a seasonal scent and flavor to these chocolate coffee spoons. A great Christmas gift!
Ingredients:
2 c white chocolate chips or white chocolate candy melts
1⁄4 c red Wilton-brand candy melts
10 ds Wilton-brand peppermint candy flavoring
5 medium candy canes, or 3/4 cup peppermint candies
40 plastic spoons, heavy-duty
Instructions
Cover 2 large cookie sheets with waxed paper.
Unwrap and place candy canes or peppermint candies in food storage bag. Crush candy with rolling pin. Place crushed candy in a small deep bowl or measuring cup.
Place one cup of white chocolate chips or candy melts in heat-proof measuring cup. A smaller, deeper cup gives best results.
Microwave chocolate chips or candy melts at 50% power for 1 minute. Remove cup and stir. Continue microwaving at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth. DO NOT over-heat chocolate.
Add 5 to 7 drops peppermint candy flavoring to each cup of chocolate, and stir thoroughly to mix. To thin chocolate, add 1 teaspoon solid shortening per cup of chocolate chips. Stir gently.
Dip plastic spoons in melted chocolate to cover the bowl of the spoon. Remove excess chocolate by tapping tip gently against the side of the measuring cup. If chocolate thickens, return to the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power, stir gently.
Immediately press spoon into crushed candy to coat, holding the spoon at a diagonal. Place on cookie sheet and cool.
Repeat with second cup of chocolate chips or candy melts.
Place 1/4 cup of red candy melts inside a plastic food storage bag. Place bag in heat-proof glass measuring cup, and microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. Use hands to gently mix melts from outside the bag. Continue microwaving until candy melts are completely melted.
Using scissors, make a tiny snip at a corner of the food storage bag. Gently squeeze ribbons of candy melt out of the bag, moving in a diagonal motion over the bowl of each spoon.
Cool thoroughly before wrapping individually.

White Chocolate Christmas Coffee Spoons:
Ingredients:
2 c white chocolate chips or candy melts
1⁄4 c Wilton-brand candy melts, red
1⁄4 c Wilton-brand candy melts, green
2 t shortening (optional)
Instructions
Cover two large cookie sheets with waxed paper.
Place one cup of chocolate chips or candy melts in heat-proof measuring cup. A smaller, deeper cup gives best results.
Microwave white chocolate chips or candy melts at 50% power for 1 minute. Remove cup and stir. Continue microwaving at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth. DO NOT over-heat chocolate.
To thin chocolate, add 1 teaspoon solid shortening per cup of chocolate chips. Stir gently.
Dip plastic spoons in melted chocolate to cover the bowl of the spoon.
Remove excess chocolate by tapping tip gently against the side of the measuring cup.
If chocolate thickens, return to the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power, stir gently.
Repeat with second cup of chocolate chips or candy melts.
Place 1/4 cup of red candy melts inside a plastic food storage bag. Place bag in heat-proof glass measuring cup, and microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. Use hands to gently mix melts from outside the bag. Continue microwaving until candy melts are completely melted.
Using scissors, make a tiny snip at a corner of the food storage bag. Gently squeeze ribbons of candy melt out of the bag, moving in a diagonal motion over the bowl of each spoon.
Place 1/4 cup of green candy melts inside a plastic food storage bag. Place bag in heat-proof glass measuring cup, and microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. Use hands to gently mix melts from outside the bag. Continue microwaving until candy melts are completely melted.
Using scissors, make a tiny snip at a corner of the food storage bag. Gently squeeze ribbons of candy melt out of the bag, moving in a diagonal motion over the bowl of each spoon.
Cool thoroughly before wrapping individually.

Mint Chocolate Coffee Spoons:
Ingredients:
2 c chocolate chips or dark chocolate candy melts
1⁄4 c Wilton-brand candy melts, green
10 ds Wilton-brand creme de menthe candy flavoring
40 heavy-duty plastic spoons
2 t shortening (optional)
Instructions:
Cover two large cookie sheets with waxed paper.
Place one cup of chocolate chips or candy melts in heat-proof measuring cup. A smaller, deeper cup gives best results.
Microwave chocolate chips or candy melts at 50% power for 1 minute. Remove cup and stir. Continue microwaving at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth. DO NOT over-heat chocolate.
Add 5 to 7 drops creme de menthe candy flavoring to each cup of chocolate, and stir thoroughly to mix. To thin chocolate, add 1 teaspoon solid shortening per cup of chocolate chips. Stir gently.
Dip plastic spoons in melted chocolate to cover the bowl of the spoon. Remove excess chocolate by tapping tip gently against the side of the measuring cup.
If chocolate thickens, return to the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power, stir gently.
Repeat with second cup of chocolate chips or candy melts.
Place 1/4 cup of green candy melts inside a plastic food storage bag. Place bag in heat-proof glass measuring cup, and microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. Use hands to gently mix melts from outside the bag. Continue microwaving until candy melts are completely melted.
Using scissors, make a tiny snip at a corner of the food storage bag. Gently squeeze ribbons of candy melt out of the bag, moving in a diagonal motion over the bowl of each spoon.
Cool thoroughly before wrapping individually.

Double-Chocolate Coffee Spoons :
Ingredients:
2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1⁄4 c Wilton-brand Light Cocoa Candy Melts
40 plastic spoons, heavy-duty
2 t shortening (optional)
Instructions
Cover 2 large cookie sheets with waxed paper.
Place one cup of chocolate chips or candy melts in heat-proof measuring cup. A smaller, deeper cup gives best results.
Microwave chocolate chips or candy melts at 50% power for 1 minute. Remove cup and stir. Continue microwaving at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth. DO NOT over-heat chocolate.
To thin chocolate, add 1 teaspoon solid shortening per cup of chocolate chips. Stir gently.
Dip plastic spoons in melted chocolate to cover the bowl of the spoon. Remove excess chocolate by tapping tip gently against the side of the measuring cup. If chocolate thickens, return to the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power, stir gently.
Repeat with second cup of chocolate chips or candy melts. Cool spoons completely before proceeding to next step.
Place 1/2 cup Wilton-brand Light Cocoa Melts in a heat-proof glass measuring cup.
Microwave candy melts at 50% power for 1 minute. Remove cup and stir. Continue microwaving at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until candy melts melted and smooth. Dip each spoon diagonally in melted candy melts.
Return to cookie sheet and allow to cool completely.
Cool thoroughly before wrapping individually.


4 comments:

Jacque said...

WOW, Sue...you share so much wonderful and inspiring information!! Thank you!

Jan said...

Okay, Sue...now I am REALLY hungry!

Thank you for "Tagging" us! I have been off for a bit, so this is late! I am going to take you up on that "tag" tomorrow!

In the meantime, Brenda and I have given you an Award...which you may already have...I haven't got caught up on the blogging here...(I keep running to the fridge looking for chocolate?!). But even if you do have it...come get it again! We so appreciate you! And I promise the "tag" will be up tomorrow, so you can find out all the scary little secrets there are!

Wolfie said...

I have made the chocolate spoons but I do mine for hot chocolate. I've even added the mini marshmallows to my spoons. Yum!!

I usually make these, wrapped several, add a mug or two, some chocolate dipped pretzels and some chocolate raisin/cherry candy I make and put them all into a neat basket for giving.

WOLFIE

Jan said...

Okay, Sue! All my secrets are posted!!