Sweeten Up Your Cocoa With Chocolate Spoons

Make your hot cocoa more delicious with these easy-to-make stirring spoons.

A cup of hot chocolate is guaranteed to warm you right up on a winter’s day, and special stirring spoons will elevate the appeal in a delightful way (like you’re taking a mid-afternoon reprieve at a quaint cafe, not just sitting at your office after having trudged through the snowy parking lot). Equate the appeal to that whimsical umbrella you love served with a summer cocktail, or the silly straws that are guaranteed to make your kids drink every last drop of anything.

How to Make DIY Stirring Spoons

How to Make DIY Stirring Spoons

Create DIY stirring spoons to add flavor and appeal to your next cup of cocoa.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

What I’m getting at is, chocolate stirring spoons are a bit of a novelty, but they’re not hard to make at home. Make a batch during your kids’ next play date, and have them on hand as a special treat after a long day playing in the snow. They’re perfect for Saturday morning treats, and after school snacks. (Psst: Consider this the perfect accessory to your morning Joe. You’re welcome!)

You can use any spoons you wish for this project (even stainless steel spoons, if you wish to reuse over and over). Chocolate melting wafers and a double boiler make this project quick and easy. I only made 10 spoons, and melting the batches of chocolate in small metal measuring cups was quick, easy, and allowed me to melt both milk chocolate and white chocolate simultaneously but separately.

How to Make DIY Stirring Spoons

How to Make DIY Stirring Spoons

Create DIY stirring spoons to add flavor and appeal to your next cup of cocoa.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Once the chocolate melts, use a spatula to transfer the melted chocolate onto the spoon. If you want to infuse a little kick of extra flavor, consider mixing chili powder or cinnamon into the melted chocolate.

How to Make DIY Stirring Spoons

How to Make DIY Stirring Spoons

Create DIY stirring spoons to add flavor and appeal to your next cup of cocoa.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Atop the cooling chocolate, add a little something extra. If you’re doing the project with kids, let them have fun with sprinkles, nonpareils, and other candy toppings. Dissolvable toppings are preferable, but sweets like red hots will also infuse a unique flavor to your cocoa. 

How to Make DIY Stirring Spoons

How to Make DIY Stirring Spoons

Create DIY stirring spoons to add flavor and appeal to your next cup of cocoa.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Allow the chocolate to cool. Laying the spoons flat on a plate in the refrigerator will expedite this process. 

Enjoy your tasty stirring spoons! When you mix your drink, the chocolate and toppings will begin to dissolve and add extra flavor to your hot chocolate or coffee.

How to Make DIY Stirring Spoons

How to Make DIY Stirring Spoons

Create DIY stirring spoons to add flavor and appeal to your next cup of cocoa.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

3 Chocolate Spoon Recipes

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Hot, Hot Chocolate

A twist on a classic, try these Mexican Hot Chocolate Spoons to warm you up this winter. Dark chocolate with a hint of cayenne and sprinkled with almonds is the perfect way to treat yourself after a day in the cold.

Sweet Treat

Have a sweet, cinnamon fiesta in your mouth this Christmas with some delicious Dulce de Leche White Hot Chocolate Spoons. One steamy mug will have you rested, recovered, and ready to play in the snow some more.

Crunchy Chocolate Confection

What’s better than hot chocolate? White hot chocolate with cinnamon laced cookie crumbles. These Bischochitos White Hot Chocolate Spoons mix two favorite sweet treats, creating easily the most addictive hot chocolate you’ll ever try.

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