Create a simple mould for chocolate coffee spoons that produces a uniform shape and professional look. Laying chocolate-dipped spoons on a flat surface often causes the warm chocolate to pool below the spoon and harden into a flat puddle. Moulding chocolate coffee spoons as they cool gives the backside of the spoon a rounded, coherent appearance. Treat yourself or a friend to a chocolate coffee treat by stirring the warm beverage with a chocolate spoon that looks and tastes delicious.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 20 large metal spoons
- 2 baking sheets
- Wax paper
- Microwave-safe container
- 170gr bittersweet chocolate chips
- 118ml milk chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vegetable shortening (optional)
- 20 plastic spoons
Lay the metal spoons on a couple of baking sheets spaced at least 2 inches apart and place them into the freezer.
Cut 4-by-4 inch squares out of wax paper until you have enough to cover the concave portion of the 10 metal spoons. Set the stack of wax paper squares next to the freezer.
Pour 170gr of bittersweet chocolate chips and 118ml of milk chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high in 30 second bursts, stirring between each session, until the chocolate is smooth. Add 1 tsp of vegetable shortening to make the chocolate shinier and richer. This may take as long as four sessions, or two minutes, depending on the size of the chips and shape of the container.
Remove the sheet pans holding the metal spoons and place them on a stable, level surface. Rest a single square of wax paper onto the concave opening of every spoon.
Swirl the plastic spoons through the melted chocolate to coat the concave portion of the spoon as well as a 1-inch section of the handle with a thick layer. Coating too much of the handle makes the chocolate coffee spoon messy to handle and difficult to melt into a hot drink.
Place each chocolate-coated plastic spoon onto the wax paper square covering the larger metal spoon. The weight of the chocolate will cause the spoon to settle down into the cold concave of the metal spoon.
Allow the chocolate coating on the spoons to cool for 15 minutes before moving them to a freezer for another 15 minutes to set the chocolate.
Tips and warnings
- Wrap the chocolate-covered spoons in cellophane while they are frozen to avoid melting them with the heat of your hands.
- Drizzle on a second layer of white chocolate for a deluxe chocolate coffee spoon variety.
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