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Chocolate Stir Spoons: Holiday Gifting {DIY}

When it comes to the holidays, it’s often overwhelming to think of how many people there are to buy for — especially if you work in an office with a ton of coworkers!

There are a ton of great DIY gifts floating around the cyber-verse (ahem, Pinterest), but here is one of my new favorite gifts that you can give to bosses, co-workers, administrative assistants, your mail carrier, your child’s teacher, and anyone else that unexpectedly gave you a gift but you awkwardly didn’t get them ANYTHING.

I made a grip of these chocolate stir spoons as a party favor for last year’s Fakesgiving event, and people loved them!  They are easy to make, and look classy while being extremely affordable.

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Here’s how it’s done:

1. Gather the supplies

You will need:

  • Candy Melts [get them at Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michaels, or other crafting/baking stores]
  • Plastic spoons [or these cute wooden ones!]
  • Wax paper
  • Cellophane bags
  • Baker’s twine
  • *Optional: assorted toppings [coconut flakes, peanut butter chips, mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes, or rock salt are all big hits]

I chose the following flavors: Candy Cane, Dark Cocoa Mint, Dark Cocoa, White Chocolate, and Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.  They were all soooo good!

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2. Melt, melt, melt

In a microwave safe bowl, melt candy melts according to the directions on the package.  Only melt one flavor at a time, because this stuff hardens fast!

**If you plan on dipping your spoons into other toppings, you will need to do so before the chocolate hardens!**  It is best to prepare these toppings ahead of time, so you don’t have to prep them in a panic! … not like I would know… 😉

3. Dip + Drizzle

When chocolate is adequately melted, dip your plastic spoon into the chocolate [make sure a good amount of chocolate pools in the well of the spoon!], scrape the back of the spoon on the side of the bowl, and set to harden on a large sheet of wax paper.

IMG_3397 Melt some chocolate of a contrasting color, scoop into a plastic sandwich bag, and snip the corner off.  Pipe swirls, drizzles, or little designs onto the spoons for a decorative touch!

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4. Wrap it up

After about an hour, the spoons should be ready to package.  I ordered these cellophane bags, which perfectly fit two chocolate spoons.  Take a length of baker’s twine, tie it up, add a tag if you like, and there you have it!

In total, I spent about $18 to make 156 spoons, which in turn made 78 favors!

Hope this helps with your holiday gifting needs — these would be fun to make for a hot chocolate bar or coffee bar for any events, as well! #butfirstchocolate

xx, Nicole {LL805}

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1 Comment

  1. Brooke Brough
    2 years ago

    this was so helpful!

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