Hello! I’m Camille and I blog at Growing Up Gabel about recipes, crafts, and … more food! I’m so excited to be here today to share an easy food inspired Valentine’s Day craft that anyone can make and everyone loves!
Since we’re focusing on Valentine’s Day, I had to share something to do with chocolate! Chocolate dipped spoons are a simple food craft that make adorable Valentine’s Day gifts because (almost) everyone loves chocolate. My kids love to use these spoons in hot chocolate and I love them in my coffee.
What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 6 plastic spoons
- Assorted candies or other toppings
And The Steps:
First, set out your spoons on some wax or parchment paper. Put your candy and toppings in small bowls for easy access. It’s best to get this all set up so you can use your chocolate as soon as it’s melted.
Next, melt the chocolate chips. You can do this in the microwave, over a double broiler or in a Little Dipper Crock Pot, like I did. Just throw the chips in and stir every 5-10 minutes until the chocolate chips are melted.
Once chocolate is melted, use a spatula to spread the chocolate over the spoons. The first few spoons I covered completely with chocolate, but I found that I preferred to just do the front of the spoons as you can see in the photo above. This used less chocolate and was less messy, but either way is fine! It’s up to you.
While chocolate is still wet, add your candy or toppings. I used a crushed candy cane, ice cream cone shaped marshmallows and Valentine M&Ms (because chocolate on top of chocolate is better than just plain chocolate!). Coffee beans might be fun for a coffee drinker. My kids really wanted sprinkles or jimmies.
Let the spoons rest on the parchment paper to dry. It will take a few hours, at least. I live in a dry climate so it didn’t take long, but it may take longer if it’s humid. The spoons do not need to be refrigerated. Mine are being stored in a plastic storage bag in my pantry until Valentine’s Day.
Finally, package the chocolate spoons in a pretty Valentine’s Day bag with some ribbon, attach a card and hand out with abandon!
Camille Gabel lives in Las Vegas, NV with her husband and two children. When Camille isn’t dipping plastic kitchen utensils in to chocolate she enjoys homeschooling her children, reading and knitting. You can connect with Camille through her blog Growing Up Gabel on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.