Monday, October 26, 2009

Spooky Spoons

Here is another cheap neighbor gift idea...or Halloween party favor.  A cup of hot chocolate in a festive package.  *You could replace the hot chocolate with a number of fun drink mixes.

To make the pumpkin spoon I used green Tic Tacs, melted white chocolate, melted milk chocolate, and a tinge of shortening (I added the shortening into the milk chocolate to keep it from drying out).  I used a toothpick to spread a little bit of white chocolate on the back of the Tic Tac then I adhered it to the top of the spoon.  For the face, I melted milk chocolate and piped it onto the back of the spoon to resemble a jack o-lantern.  Store spoons in an airtight container or bag until ready to use.

The ghost spoon was super easy.  I melted white chocolate and placed a drop on the back of two mini chocolate chips then stuck them onto the inside of a white spoon.  I used rubber stamps and black and white ink to embellish each cup.

Have fun being creative.  You could buy green spoons and make Frankenstien characters...  You could always dip white spoons into colored chocolate to avoid buying multiple spoon colors.  If you dye your chocolate with food coloring make sure you add the drop to the chocolate as you are melting it.  Otherwise it will solidify your chocolate...I speak from experience!

1 comment:

Amber said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing.