Peppermint Chocolate Spoons
2 cups semisweet (dark or milk are fine too!) chocolate chunks or chips
1 teaspoon peppermint flavor *I recommend Simple Organic Peppermint Flavor available at Whole
1 candy cane, crushed
15 plastic or wooden spoons
15 plastic treat bags (I used Wilton brand from Michael's)
baking twine or ribbon
Place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of 1 inch of simmering water. Place the chocolate pieces in the bowl and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Stir in peppermint flavor. Carefully pour melted chocolate into a small ice cube tray or any other small round or square mold. I used a small ice pop mold and a ceramic egg crate for my molds - you can get creative! Sprinkle melted chocolate with crushed candy cane pieces. Insert spoons. My spoons stood up without falling over. If yours do seem to fall over, wait until your chocolate has stiffened up a little. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until completely hardened. To remove chocolate spoons from the molds, fill a shallow dish or frying pan with hot water. Dip the bottom of the mold in the hot water and the chocolate should release more easily. Place molded chocolate on wax paper. Place back in the refrigerator for a few minutes if chocolate is at all melty - you don't want chocolate on your bag. Place chocolate spoons in the treat bags and tie with twine or ribbon. If using labels, poke a hole in the top of labels and tie onto the twine.