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A few years ago I received one of these chocolate covered spoons with candy cane pieces from my niece. I thought it was really cute when I got it, and it tasted good too.
The idea is that you use the spoon to stir your coffee or hot chocolate.
So this year when thinking about what I could give to the Children's Ministry volunteers at Parkside this fun little treat came to mind.

The concept is simple and easy to do, but it does take a while to create 30-40 of them.
To make 30-40 spoons I used:
    - 1 (24oz) bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
    - 3 candy canes (crushed in a zip top bag)
    - 40 spoons
    - wax paper
    - 2 cookies sheets
                                                                - a microwave safe container
                                                                - a microwave  

First I melted the chocolate in small batches of about one cup at a time in the microwave. (A good way to melt chocolate in the microwave is to heat for 30 seconds then stir, the chocolate should be the right consistency after about three 30 second intervals.)

Then, dip the spoon in the melted chocolate, set it carefully down on the wax paper and sprinkle on a little candy cane onto the melted chocolate. Once one tray is full, let them sit until the chocolate hardens.
If you want to make the chocolate harden faster, put the tray in the fridge or freezer (or if you live in Minnesota, you can just set them on a table outside for a few minutes).
To wrap them, I used cling wrap and ribbon (which I also used to attach a coupon for coffee and a donut from Parkside's Aroma Cafe).


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