Sprinkled Chocolate Party Spoons
Yield: 24 spoons
You will need:
24 coloured plastic spoons (I used a lighter pink version of these: Pink Premium Plastic Spoons and some regular turquoise plastic spoons)
Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
Some spatulas (or a book) for resting party spoons while filling
170 grams (6 ounces) quality chocolate (milk, dark, white--anything!), chopped (I used Callebeaut Milk Chocolate Callets)
Sprinkles, jelly beans, confetti quins, small chocolate candies, or any other small confection
- Place your plastic spoons on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, resting the spoon handles on a rubber spatula or book, to level them out while filling.
- Temper your chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave (or in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water on the stove), by warming for 20 second intervals and stirring in between. When the chocolate is almost melted, remove from the microwave and keep stirring until the last few pieces are completely melted and the chocolate is smooth.
- Spoon melted chocolate into your plastic spoons, about 80% full (the sprinkles and candies will fill the rest)--any more and they will likely overflow (trust me, it happened to me).
- Add your sprinkles, candies and more. Place cookie sheet in the freezer or refrigerator for about 20 minutes to set.
- If you choose to add any chocolate bits to the melted chocolate spoons, be sure to wait a few moments for the chocolate to cool in the spoon, so your chocolate additions don't melt.
- When adding jelly beans, wait a few moments for the chocolate to start to set, so they don't sink.
- I recommend using a good quality chocolate--nothing crazy expensive, but just something that tastes great.
- Use any colour spoon to tie into any party theme or idea.
- Get adventurous with the sprinkles and candy you add--anything goes!
- Add the melted chocolate to the spoons, and then kids do the rest. This is a perfect birthday party activity!
Good luck & enjoy!