6 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces
4 ounces milk chocolate pieces (or white, mint, etc. chocolate)
flavorings of your choice (extracts, such as rum, almond, mint, etc,
or spices such as cinnamon)
20 plastic spoons
Place a piece of waxed paper on
a cookie sheet large enough to hold 20 to 24 of your plastic spoons.
Place semisweet chocolate pieces in a heavy saucepan over low heat,
stirring constantly until the chocolate begins to melt.
Immediately remove from heat; stir until smooth. Dip spoons into
chocolate, tapping the handle of the spoon against the side of the
pan to remove excess chocolate. Place spoons on waxed paper;
refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
Place milk chocolate (or chocolate of your choice) in a heavy
saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate begins
Immediately remove from heat; stir until smooth. Place the melted
chocolate in a small, heavy self-sealing bag. Using scissors, make a
small cut in the corner of the bag; drizzle on or both sides of the
covered spoons, making a decorative pattern. (Small dots, zigzag
lines, circles, etc.) Note: The above 2 steps can be reversed if you
like! Get 6 ozs. of white chocolate to cover the spoons and 4 ozs.
of chocolate of your choice to use to decorate the spoons. Also,
donít rule out various flavored chips- raspberry, butterscotch, etc.
Refrigerate spoons for 30 minutes to allow chocolate to set. Wrap
each spoon separately in clear or colored plastic wrap. Use ribbon
to tie off plastic wrap. Store in a cool dry place until ready to
give as gifts.
Place chocolate covered spoons in a new coffee mug and give along
with other homemade goodies.