Chocolate Dipperspoons

For Mother’s Day as a children’s gift from the kitchen, wrapped with a new mug and several Cappuccino sachets, or “just because”, these are great for stirring into mugs of coffee this winter.

Difficulty

Prep Time

Depends on quantity

Cooking Time

2 minutes per batch

Serves

As many as you like!

Ingredients

  • Assorted 90 g slabs of chocolate
  • White margarine
  • Plastic disposable teaspoons

Method

You can play around with methods and flavours but here is the basic idea:

  1. Break a 90 g slab of chocolate into its squares, and microwave in a small bowl with 5 ml white margarine, on 60% Power for 2 minutes. Stir.
  2. Dip a plastic spoon into melted chocolate, rotate it so the underside is completely but thinly coated.  Then re-dip to now fill the scooped side with chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip off back into the bowl.  Carefully set the spoon aside on a greased granite worktop or wax paper, to set at room temperature.
  3. Repeat with the other spoons.  Work with just one chocolate flavour at a time, to ensure the melted chocolate doesn’t harden before you finish it.

Hints & Tips

  • Chocolates with biscuit content are not successful for this. Rather choose the plainer milk, dark, mint crisp and white chocolate.
  • Conventional creamy dairy chocolate slabs are best, versus baking chocolate.