I love giving handmade gifts during the holidays. For me, giving something that you made yourself is an extra way to show love and appreciation for the recipient. Since my son started school this year, I wanted to make some holiday desserts to give to his teachers. These Hot Chocolate Spoons, packaged with a festive mug and hot chocolate mix, were the perfect solution. Who doesn’t love a glass of hot chocolate during the winter?
My favorite thing about these Hot Chocolate Spoons is that they are made using everyday Kraft products. These are items I like to stock up on and keep on hand during the holidays, when I might need to make some Christmas recipes at a moment’s notice.
For these spoons, I went to Walmart to pick up some Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, Planters Peanut Butter, Baker’s Chocolate, and Baker’s Coconut. Whatever you don’t use, you can keep for other projects and recipes, like these Nutter Butter Reindeer Cookies.
Hot Chocolate Spoons
First, you’ll need to decorate the spoons. I used rubber stamps to imprint snowflakes and holiday words onto the handles of some disposable wooden spoons. You’ll need to let these dry completely before adding toppings to the spoons.
Disposable Wooden Spoons
Wooden Letter Stamps
Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows
Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Bits
Planters Peanut Butter
Baker’s White Chocolate
Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Crushed Candy Canes
Melt the Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate and Baker’s White Chocolate according to package directions. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat a small amount of the Planters Peanut Butter on high for 30 seconds to melt it. Stir it quickly — it might appear to be a bit oily, but that’s ok. It will harden better.
Dip a spoon in one of the melted chocolates or peanut butter and lay it on wax paper. Before it hardens, top with the other ingredients.
I did a few different variations: Chocolate drizzled with peanut butter, white chocolate and chocolate with sprinkles, chocolate with marshmallow bits, etc.
Allow them to harden completely on wax paper. If you want to speed up the process, you could put them in the freezer for a bit.
Once they’re hardened, wrap the Hot Chocolate Spoons in cellophane treat bags and secure with a twist tie. Add to a festive mug with some packages of hot chocolate mix and a bow for the perfect Teacher and Neighbor Gift!
Click here to see my entire shopping trip to Walmart to pick up supplies for these spoons, including the super-cute selection of mugs that I used!
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Those are so awesome. I seriously need to make these for my small group friends. They would be very appreciated!
Such a cute idea! I saw these mallowbites in the store recently and wondered what to do with them. Now I know.
Jamie @ Roubinek Reality
These are such cute gift ideas!!
Debra @ A Frugal Friend
Do you have tips on melting chocolate – mine never seems to turn out exactly right? Such a cute idea Arena!
I melt chocolate in a double boiler. If you don’t have one, you can improvise by placing a heat resistant glass bowl over a pan of boiling water, making sure that the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
Keep a close eye on it, stirring occasionally. DON’T USE A PLASTIC BOWL!
What a fun idea! I love all of the different designs you made! #client
These are precious! I wished I had found them earlier so I could have made them for Christmas…I will have to put these on my list for next year!! I wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup! You can see it here…http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/30-delicious-hot-chocolate-recipes. 🙂
Love this…are you using plastic or wooden spoons. If wooden, where do you find them?
Using this idea to tie around my jars of hot cocoa wedding favors! So cute! I couldn’t find the teenie tiny little marshmallows that you could sprinkle on the spoon at the store… but if anyone is looking, I found them here really cheap! https://nuts.com/chocolatessweets/toppings/mochi/white-marshmallow-bits.html#reviews
(with great reviews too!)
Thanks for the diy!