As one of the “sweetest” days of the year, Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your little one making a special treat. As my daughter grows, I realize these moments also serve as a way to teach her about ways we can make another person’s day extra special by hand-making gifts, big or small.
Valentine’s Day would not be complete without the delicious taste of quality chocolate! For this craft — delicious Chocolate Spoons — you can use whatever chocolate you prefer, whether that’s white, milk, or dark. You can’t go wrong with chocolate!
- Plastic spoons
- Baking sheet lined with wax paper
- Plastic piping bag
- Valentine’s Day candy (red hots, conversation hearts, etc.)
- Clear plastic candy bags
- Ribbon (pink, white, or red)
You’ll want to set up the plastic spoons first. Lay the spoons so that the handles are resting on the baking sheet edge. That way you’ll have a nice and level spoon to work with.
Melt the desired chocolate in a double boiler. I recommend using Delysia’s Mocha Bark because it has an added luxurious flavor that is unexpected and will delight your gift receivers!
Once the chocolate is completely melted (be sure to go slow in the melting – melt over low heat!), you’ll want to pour the melted chocolate into the plastic piping bag. Snip off the corner of the plastic bag with scissors. Now is the perfect time to allow your child to lick the remaining chocolate from the saucepan!
Pipe the chocolate into the plastic spoons, filling ¾ of the way full. I would suggest only filling a few at a time because you’ll want to add in your Valentine’s Day candies as the chocolate is warm, before it sets. Feel free to let your child have a blast decorating with the candies!
Let the chocolate-filled spoons cool completely before handling again. Once they are cooled, you can wrap them with plastic bags and tie with a cute pink, white, or red ribbon. Now these delicious and adorable spoons are ready to be gifted to your special Valentine!
If you are looking for another beautiful and delicious chocolate-y gift to send to that special someone, be sure to check out Delysia’s Valentine’s Day Truffle Collection featuring nine pieces of bite-sized love. The collection includes three incredible flavors: raspberry, dark chocolate, and champagne.