Chocolate and peppermint are delicious alone, but when paired together they remind me of Christmas. Cool and creamy, with endless holiday baking possibilities, and a must add to my list of favorite things.
Not only endless baking possibilities, but endless gifting possibilities as well. Like these mouth-watering and festive chocolate spoons I made yesterday, drawing inspiration from a bag of White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms that was sitting in my pantry. Have you tried them yet? Well let me just say this. If I didn’t have dietary limitations right now I would probably eat the entire bag, but I do, so instead I guess I’ll just save them for gifting and enjoy a cup of vegan peppermint hot cocoa. Not quite the same, but sufficient for now. As a matter of fact these sweet spoons would be delicious in hot cocoa, or coffee, or any other warm holiday beverage, that is if they last that long.
12 wooden spoons
1 box quality white chocolate (I use bakers)
1/2 cup White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms crushed (or regular star bright peppermints if you can’t find M&Ms)
2 ziplock bags
Bakers twine, gift tags and cello bags
Lay wooden spoons on top of a tray covered with parchment paper. Set aside.
Unwrap white chocolate and melt in a double boiler, or microwave for 30 second intervals.
While chocolate is melting, place M&Ms in a ziplock bag and crush coarsely. Set aside.
Once white chocolate is completely melted, stir in 6 to 8 drops of peppermint oil.
Spoon white chocolate peppermint mixture onto each wood spoon a little below the edge, being certain not to overflow.(Place something under the handle of the spoons so the chocolate can cool without dripping off. I used a plate turned upside down.)
Sprinkle with crushed M&Ms and place in fridge to cool for 1 hour.
Once cool add any excess melted white chocolate to corner of ziplock bag. Snip off the tip and drizzle over the top of each spoon. (optional)
Place back in fridge for another 30 minutes to harden.
package, wrap and decorate poshly and gift them to your loved ones…
or just enjoy them for yourself.
Check back later this week for more favorite holiday gifts, goodies crafts and inspiration.