We received these sweet little silver spoons as a wedding gift (many of my favorite things are antique finds!), but recently I was excited to repurpose them for a tea-time treat.
If you haven’t a clue for mother’s day, these chocolate-dipped spoons would be a fun surprise. They can be stirred into afternoon coffee, or paired with hot milk (and a splash of Kahlua?) for adult-only hot chocolate.
You’ll need only chocolate, spoons, and some fun sprinkles or dried fruit/nuts.
If you’re in the Bay Area, try Alameda Flea Market on Sundays—I always find a few treasures (like our beloved gold giraffes!). Or better yet, grab your mama and peruse a local antique market together—because all she really wants is to spend some time with you.
Food La La Recipe: Antique Chocolate Dipped Spoons
5 chocolate dipped spoons
1 cup chopped chocolate (dark, milk, and/or white)
Toppings of choice: freeze dried fruit, fun sprinkles, cocoa powder, finely chopped nuts
5 silver spoons
Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside (baking sheet will need to be small enough to fit in refrigerator later).
To melt the chocolate, set up a double boiler: fill a small pot with water and bring to a simmer, then place a heat-safe bowl on top with chocolate in it. Gently stir as chocolate melts.
Remove chocolate from heat. Dip one spoon into the chocolate, then twirl it over the bowl to cut off the chocolate stream. Set gently on parchment and sprinkle immediately with toppings of choice. (If you want to drizzle a different type of chocolate, let the original harden first.)
Repeat with remaining spoons and place in refrigerator to set.
To gift, put the head of each spoon into an individual cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon! (Otherwise, store remaining spoons in fridge.)
Psst! A few recipe notes:
Note: If chocolate re-hardens, return to the double boiler and gently melt again (Don’t add any water or butter! it will cause the chocolate to separate.)