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October 25, 2010

Fabulously Easy Chocolate Coffee Spoons

Thanks to Emily E.'s Facebook post this morning, I'm feeling good about my Christmas actually having holiday cheer!  Thanks Emily for sharing the website Organized Christmas!  I found a MUST SHARE recipe so check it out for a wonderful homemade gift, and don't be surprised if you receive it from me!

 

Chocolate Coffee Spoons by Organized Christmas

 

A simple gift for the coffee lover in your life, Chocolate Coffee Spoons will give a sweet taste of mocha to the morning brew.  Wrap these chocolate-dipped spoons in holiday cellophane, add a pretty ribbon and stand several on-end in a new coffee mug for a quick, homemade gift … that's sure to please.  Bundle them with a packet of Snowman Soup for an easy stocking stuffer!

 

Ingredients

2 Cups chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or candy melts

40 disposable plastic spoons

2 Teaspoons solid shortening (optional)

 

Instructions

Cover cookie sheets with waxed paper.

Place one cup of chocolate chips or candy melts in heat-proof measuring cup. A smaller, deeper cup gives best results.

Microwave chocolate chips or candy melts at 50% power for 1 minute. Remove cup and stir. Continue microwaving at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth. DO NOT over-heat chocolate.

To thin chocolate, add 1 teaspoon solid shortening per cup of chocolate chips. Stir gently.

Dip plastic spoons in melted chocolate to cover the bowl of the spoon.

Remove excess chocolate by tapping tip gently against the side of the measuring cup.

If chocolate thickens, return to the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power, stir gently.

Repeat with second cup of chocolate chips or candy melts.

Cool thoroughly before wrapping individually.

 

Note:  This recipe is for 40 servings.  You can change the number of servings and get the correct measurements on OC's website by following the recipe link above.  Enjoy & MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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