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By: Melissa Martinez - Updated: 26 Sep 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
Chocolate Cocoa Spoon Christmas Food

There are many different food crafts you can make for the Holidays. It doesn't matter which holiday you are celebrating, because these gifts can be made for Christmas, New Year's or any other holiday you wish. Cookies and pastries are a favourite, as are chocolates and other candies. But you can easily make food crafts that stand apart from the normal fare. Here we present Chocolate Cocoa Spoons and Decorative Cookie Bags for you to try. Both are easy to make and can be customized any way you wish.

Make a set of coloured coffee spoons for you and plain chocolate for a family member. Decorate each cookie bag with the recipient's name for a personalized touch they are sure to enjoy. Here are the supplies and ingredients needed for each one, along with detailed steps and pictures. Make sure you also read through the tips at the bottom before you proceed with either of the projects.

What You Will Need

Chocolate Cocoa Spoons
  • Heavy plastic spoons
  • Melting chocolate of your choice (white or dark)
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • Plastic cling wrap or small plastic baggies
  • Ribbon in colour and thickness of your choice
  • Chocolate sprinkles or coloured sugar (optional)
Decorative Cookie Bags
  • Small brown paper bags
  • Markers or crayons
  • Various decorative items of your choice, including (but not limited to):
  • Paints
  • Glitter glue
  • Stickers
  • Rubber stamps and ink
  • Coloured pencils
  • Ribbon

Making the Chocolate Coffee Spoons

  • Cut the melting chocolate into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl
  • Microwave on high until chocolate is completely melted through
  • Stir with a metal spoon until chocolate is smooth and uniform throughout
  • Carefully dip one of the plastic spoons into the chocolate, being sure to coat each side evenly
  • Place the spoon on the parchment paper to dry
  • Roll spoons in chocolate sprinkles or coloured sugar (optional)
  • Repeat steps four and five until you have the desired number of spoons
  • Let spoons cool on parchment until the chocolate is solid again
  • Once cooled, wrap each spoon in either the cling wrap or plastic bags
  • Tie a small piece of ribbon around the neck of each spoon

Decorative Cookie Bags

  • Open the bag up to make sure no ends are sticking together, then close it back up and lay it flat on your workspace
  • Using paint, markers or crayons, write a greeting (such as Happy Holidays) or the recipient's name across the centre of the bag
  • Use the other decorative items of your choosing to decorate around the name or greeting
  • Add homemade or purchased cookies

Tips, Tricks and Cautions

  • You can also use a double boiler for the melting chocolate instead of a microwave
  • If chocolate begins to become thick while coating spoons, re-heat in microwave for 30 seconds and stir
  • Cinnamon powder, pumpkin spice and powdered sugar are other good ideas for coating your chocolate spoons
  • For the cookie bags, you can use a hole puncher at the top of the bag and string your ribbon through it to make a nice decorative touch
  • Letting children make these bags for school mates or teachers will keep them busy and make them a lot of new friends
  • The bags are also good for muffins, bagels and other baked items

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