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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Holiday Buckeyes.

If there was one “cookie” that was a must in our holiday assortment for Santa it was most definitely the Buckeye.

It’s kind of like the homemade version of a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup and in true made-from-scratch fashion, a thousand times better. Sharing this classic recipe for you and I’d just love to know if this is a must-make in your home for the holidays too?

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Holiday Buckeyes

Yield: 30 servings
Author:
These chocolate and peanut butter confections are perfect for holiday gatherings.

ingredients:

For the Buckeyes
  • 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temp)
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs vegetable shortening

instructions:

How to cook Holiday Buckeyes

  1. Start by mixing peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Once ingebiets are well mixed begin kneading dough with your hands. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place tablespoon sized balls along the pan. Place this tray in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  2. Combine chocolate chips and shortening in a bowl. Microwave mixture in 30 second intervals until it is melted. Stir so that mixture is smooth and fully combined. Remove the tray from the refrigerator and use a toothpick to dip them into chocolate mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and they are ready to serve.
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This is the original recipe card from my Grandmother’s collection for “Ohio-State Buckeyes.” She actually lived in Michigan so I would imagine they are more commonly referred to as this up that way than they are down here in the South - anyone? My very favorite thing about the card is her note at the bottom “Not especially good - too sweet” which had us laughing and laughing in the studio since we all love them so. But in true Grandma fashion, she told it like it was and wasn’t a fan of things that were super sweet so this one made me have quite a smile.

Hope you enjoy this classic!


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