Christmas is a great time for crafting and releasing your creative side. You can use things you create as gifts. There is nothing better than receiving a gift that someone has spent time and effort to make for you. You can easily make chocolate peppermint spoons that are great gifts.
What you will need:
To make the chocolate peppermint spoons you will need a bag of white chocolate chips, about 24 round peppermints, plastic spoons, and decorative saran wrap. When choosing your spoons you can go to your local party store and find plastic spoons in all colors. If you get red or green you will really be happy with how the presentation of the chocolate spoons comes out.
Making the Chocolate Peppermint Spoons:
You will first need to crush the peppermints. You can either place all of the peppermints in a storage bag and use a rolling pin or place all of your peppermints in a food processer. I prefer to use a rolling pin because my husband once put the peppermints in my processer and the hard mints beat up my processer pretty good. This meant a new food processer for me! This might not happen in all processers, but be careful. You can crush the peppermints into a fine powder or leave some peppermint chunks in them.
Melt the white chocolate chips as directed on the pack. When the chocolate is melted you will stir in the peppermints that you have crushed.
Then you will begin dipping the spoons into the chocolate mixture and place them on wax paper to harden. I find it best to dip the spoons several times to get the amount of chocolate you want on them rather than trying to fill the spoon with one dip.
Packaging the Chocolate Peppermint Spoons:
After you have allowed the chocolate on the spoons to set up and dry you can wrap the spoons in decorative saran wrap. You can make it simple, or you can add ribbon and bows to the handle part of the spoon. If you really want to make this a nice gift you can package it with a nice mug and some hot cocoa mix. Of course you can make a hot cocoa mix and put it in a jar to give as a gift like this recipe.
This is chocolate peppermint spoon idea is a fun winter craft you can do that you and your friends can enjoy on a cold winter day.
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