Chocolate Covered Stirring Spoons
Heavy, good-quality plastic spoons; bag of chocolate chips, any flavor; sprinkles or colored sugar; waxed paper; cellophane wrap and colored ribbon
These chocolate-coated stirring spoons are a fun gift to make and give to anyone who likes a hit of chocolate in their coffee or is a fan of extra-chocolatey hot chocolate. To start, microwave 12 ounce bag of chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl until melted. You may want to pull the bowl out after a few seconds to give it a stir. (If you don't happen to have a microwave, you can also melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water.) Now dip the plastic spoons in the chocolate until the chocolate covers the bowl of the spoon. Dip them one-by-one, placing them on waxed paper after you pull them out. When partially set, after about 5 minutes, dip the chocolate covered spoons into sprinkles or colored sugar. Wrap in cellophane and tie with a ribbon.