GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Chocolate Candy Spoons
Decide on the chocolate you will use.Chocolate chips are quick and easy, as wellas chocolate melts. You can use white, dark,semi-sweet, butterscotch, or milk chocolate. You only need one 12 ounce bag to makeabout 3 dozen chocolate dipped spoons.
Buy some heavy duty plastic teaspoons. If you want to really go first class, you can buya nice set of real spoons. It all depends onyour purpose for this venture.
You will also need some clear cellophaneand colored ribbon for wrapping yourchocolate covered spoons.
Prepare a couple of cookie sheets by covering them with a sheet of wax paper.
Melt chocolate over a double boiler. Or you can place one cup of thechocolate chips in a glass microwave safe measuring cup. A smallerone will be a lot easier to work with. Melt the chocolates at medium forabout 1 minute. Stir, even if they don’t look like they need it. Keep onheating and stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate is melted andsmooth. You may need to add a teaspoon of shortening to the chocolate to thinit out a bit.
Dip the spoons, one at a time, in the melted chocolate completelycoating the bowl of the spoon. For some of your chocolate dippedspoons you may want to go up the handle slightly, but try to beconsistent. Gently tap the spoon on the side of the measuring cup toremove excess chocolate. Place chocolate dipped spoons on the cookiesheet to cool. Before the melted chocolate hardens on the spoon,sprinkle the spoon with crushed candies, colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired. Allow to cool completely. You could drizzle white chocolateetc. across spoons when chocolate is set enough.