Vintage Chocolate-Dipped Stir Spoons.

One of the very best gifts during the holiday season are food gifts. I love holiday cooking + baking and then gifting the goodies to our co-workers, friends + neighbors, or bringing a bundle to a holiday party as a hostess gift.

This is one of my favorites, it’s a vintage spin on an idea I’ve seen floating around out there on Pinterest - Chocolate Dipped Stir Spoons. They’re great for stirring into your cup of cocoa or coffee and a sweet little gift, but I’m making them even more beautiful by using vintage spoons instead of the plastic ones. Take a peek.

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The best thing about these sweet little spoon gifts is that they really look like a million bucks without spending a ton of time or money. If you hit up a thrift store or local market, you can generally find silver-plated utensil for a dollar or less a piece.

Simply give them a polish, dip in almond bark and sprinkle on your favorite chopped topping. We used a variety of nuts, pistachios + peppermints to give ours a festive look. You could even pair it with a “hot chocolate mix” in a jar and one of our holiday tea towels or an apron of course and you have a beautiful gift to go.

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Chocolate Dipped Stir Spoons

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This chocolate treat is a great addition to a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

ingredients:

  • white chocolate almond bark
  • chocolate almond bark
  • peppermint sticks
  • nuts of your choice

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Dipped Stir Spoons

  1. Start by gathering up the spoons you would like to use. 
  2. Begin melting your chocolate bark in a sauce pan, or in the microwave. When using the microwave, I like to heat it in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, to make sure the chocolate is melting smoothly and evenly. 
  3. While your chocolates are melting crush up your peppermint sticks, nuts, or topping of your choice.
  4. Once the chocolate is melted dip each spoon slowly into the chocolate allowing it to cover the base of the spoon. Using your finger tips cover the tip of the spoon with the crushed toppings.
  5. Lay each spoon flat on a baking sheet and allow to dry. Use your spoons in your favorite hot cocoa recipe and enjoy.
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Grandma's Chocolate Sauce.

I'm one of those people who prefers a 95-degree, sunny day to any other day in the world, but even I can admit that it's been a long, hot summer. Another fun fact, I'm not a super chocolate fan. If given the choice, I always go vanilla or citrus. But there is one exception ... my Grandmother's (top secret) Chocolate Sauce.

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I went back and forth as to whether I should even share this family recipe, but it's truly too good not to. And, I know Grandma would have loved doing the same. The recipe actually may have originally come from my Great Grandmother's collection, but that I cannot confirm for certain. It originated as part of a delicious frozen Calypso Pie recipe (that I'll also have to share) but I love it alone much, much more.

On the night of my Grandmother's funeral, we gathered for dinner with our family and a few very close family friends and we each shared a few memories and kind words. I couldn't quite find the words so I instead made several batches of this recipe and bottled up a jar, along with a copy of the original recipe tied to the lid for everyone to enjoy.

Grandma's Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter

  • 3 squares unsweetened chocolate

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt

  • 6 oz. evaporated milk

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1/8 tsp. almond extract

Melt butter and chocolate squares in a heavy saucepan on low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and mix in sugar and salt to form a thick mixture. Slowly add in evaporated milk, blending well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and almond extracts. Cool to room temperature and enjoy over ice cream, or bottle and keep refrigerated.

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A few quick tips, remember to cook this recipe slowly, on low heat and pouring the milk in splash by splash for the best results. Otherwise you'll end up with a more glossy sauce that is clumpy instead of a smooth and flowing sauce.

Also, it's meant to be enjoyed hot over ice cream but my favorite way is to sneak a spoonful when it's cold and fresh out of the fridge.

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