Hot Chocolate Spoons
It's the first ever Vermont Hot Chocolate Week from DigInVT, and we're excited to share a recipe for hot chocolate spoons! Customize these spoons with your favorite toppings and flavors, then heat up some of your favorite local milk, stir with one of your spoons, and watch it transform into a steaming cup of cocoa. It's a great way to warm up after a snow day!
Create a double boiler by setting a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure the water level is low enough that it doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
Melt 2 cups chocolate chips in the bowl, stirring frequently until smooth. Try using all semisweet, dark, or milk chocolate, a combo of dark and milk, or go crazy and add peanut butter chips, mint chips, or other favorite flavors!
After the chocolate is fully melted, carefully remove from the heat. Spoon melted chocolate into molds (we used lightly greased paper cups for this video, but silicon ice cube trays are also great) or onto a tray lined with parchment paper, using about 2-3 tablespoons of chocolate per spoon.
Carefully place a spoon or popsicle stick into each mold or shape on the parchment, making sure it’s fully covered. Metal or wooden/bamboo spoons are great, but avoid using plastic spoons that can’t be heated.
While still warm, top the chocolate with your favorite hot cocoa toppings—mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes, toffee bits, and colorful sprinkles are all fun options. Why not try cinnamon and cayenne powder for a spicy Mexican hot chocolate, or drizzle with a contrasting color of melted chocolate for a fun design?
Allow spoons to cool in the refrigerator until fully hardened.
To serve, heat a mug of local milk until hot but not boiling, either on the stove or in the microwave. Use the hot chocolate spoon to stir the milk and watch as it melts to create a wonderful, personalized mug of hot chocolate!