Friday, November 25, 2011

Hot Chocolate on a Spoon

Recently I was perusing the aisles of a country store & saw this cute idea, which sold for $1.99.  I thought that it would make a really cute gift idea.  I had some chocolate Wilton candy melts already & decided to check out Dollar Tree for the rest of the items.   Sure enough, DT had the marshmallows, spoons & candy canes.   Here's what you need to make these cute spoons:

Aren't these cute?
                                                                     
plastic spoons
peppermint candy canes
mini marshmallows
chocolate for melting (Wilton candy melts, chocolate bark, even chocolate chips
wax paper
plastic wrap
ribbon

Crush some peppermint candy canes & set aside.

Melt your candy melts or whatever chocolate you are using in a microwave-safe container.  I like to use a small, narrow juice glass.  Microwave your chocolate according to directions on package.  I usually microwave at one minute intervals, using 50% power until chocolate is melted.

Take your spoon & dip it into the chocolate, coating liberally.  Place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with wax paper.  Place 3 mini marshmallows down the center of the spoon & sprinkle with the crushed peppermint. You want to do this before the chocolate hardens.  Of course, if you don't like peppermint candy, leave it off.    Repeat for however many spoons you want to do. 
This is a fun project to do with kids!!!!

Place the spoons in the freezer for about 5 minutes to set the chocolate.

Wrap spoon in the plastic wrap & tie with a bow.

Give the spoon with directions to: " Add the spoon to hot milk & stir  for a delicious hot chocolate drink."  I think it would be nice to have a little tag with the title & directions  attached to the spoon.

For a gift, add the spoon to a pretty mug
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33 comments:

  1. So pweety! Very neat idea.


    Barbie and Ken, please come and see. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Oh so fun!! thanks for a nice project with granddaughters.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  3. I found you through Pink Saturday! I've seen these around but never had directions. Yes, a cute little recipe tag idea would be nice with this. I think this may be my go-to present for groups. (Hubby's work, that kind of thing. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. These are such a good idea going to make some as christmas gifts.

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  5. Great Idea! I'll try it! Thanks!

    P.S. I found you on Pink Saturday!

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  6. Happy Pink (Festive) Saturday. LOVE it! Thanks for sharing. Love your background and the black check w/the red. I need to look around a while. Thanks, Jenn

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  7. oooooh, this is so cute and easy to do with my daughter. I love it!

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  8. Great idea! I think I'll have to try this out. It's something my daughter can make and give.

    - The Tablescaper

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  9. Very cute idea and looks yummy, too! I love the tip about adding to hot milk for a hot chocolate drink!
    Cindy

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  10. What a f un project to do with the little ones! Thanks for sharing this yummy and unique idea.
    FABBY

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  11. I love this idea! These would be easy to send to friends and family far off! Carol

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  12. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from The Tablescaper.

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  13. I have actually purchased these spoons in the past ~ BUT ~ after seeing your tutorial I will now be making my own. Thank you!! I am your newest follower.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  14. Oh, what a great idea! I could really go for one of those right about now! :)
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Kitty these are so cute! I think they would be lots of fun to make and give with a pretty mug.
    hugs, Linda

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  16. Oh how cute is this... or these! I would love to meke them for my niece who is in college!
    Kitty, you have the best recipes!
    Thank you for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!
    Yvonne

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  17. These are cute and look easy to make! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. This looks so yummy! What a fun gift and I have all the ingredients already. Love the idea of presenting it with a mug. I am a new follower from The Tablescaper. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  19. What a great Christmas treat! Fun project.

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  20. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Katherine

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  21. Such an awesome gift! I think I know what I'll be giving my daughters' teacher this year. :) I'd love for you to join my weekly linky, Crazy Sweet Tuesday sometime!

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  22. How cute and so cheap to make! You have given me a great idea for the girls at work!

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  23. Yum. I could drink some hot chocolate right now. Thanks for sharing with us at the Bunny Hop.

    Debra

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  24. Hi Kitty! These are great little gifts to tuck into a Christmas mug along with a package of cocoa. I sold these at my gift shop and they always sold out.

    Thanks for sharing this at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  25. Dear Kitty~

    Thanks for sharing!
    These will be a huge hit with my children and husband for sure, and what a great gift idea!

    THANKS SO MUCH for linking this wonderful gift idea with my first linky party.

    I truly appreciate it and I am so glad to meet you!

    Your newest follower,
    Alison :)

    Looking forward to reading all of these yummy recipes you have shared here right now!

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  26. I am making some of your little spoons for gifts, Kitty. They are just adorable and taste great! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  27. I love this idea! Who doesn't love hot chocolate, and to have it on a spoon is brilliant! Your mug is so pretty, too. I love it! I am visiting from The Polo House, and I appreciate your tutorial. I will give this a try!

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  28. Unique idea and it's really easy to make. Thanks for sharing this wonderful pretty gorgeous... (did I miss anything?) lovely recipe!

    Regards,
    Haley McAdams
    ISO 22000 Certification Training by ISOcampus.com

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