Chocolate Espresso Spoons

Chocolate Espresso Spoons are perfect for a last minute Christmas gift for your family, friends, and neighbors. They are easy to make and festive for the holiday season. Each spoon is layered with a rich chocolate coffee mixture and then coated with melted chocolate. Decorate them with colorful sprinkles and you’ll have a wonderful gifting option!

Chocolate Espresso Spoons are perfect for a last minute Christmas gift for your family, friends, and neighbors. They are easy to make and festive for the holiday season.

Chocolate Espresso Spoons

Chocolate Espresso Spoons are perfect for a last minute Christmas gift for your family, friends, and neighbors. They are easy to make and festive for the holiday season. Package them with candied orange slices for an extra special gift.

Each spoon is layered with a rich chocolate coffee mixture and then coated with melted chocolate. Decorate them with colorful sprinkles and you’ll have a wonderful gifting option!

Covering spoons with coffee and melted chocolate is one of the easiest and least expensive Christmas gifts you can make.

First, you make the coffee base with is instant coffee granules mixed with melted milk chocolate. You can easily melt the chocolate in the microwave with a teaspoon of vegetable shortening. Once melted, add the coffee granules and stir it together.

Scoop a large dollop of the mixture over the spoons you plan to give away and let them harden in the refrigerator.

Now here’s the fun part. Dip the coffee spoons into melted chocolate of your choice and decorate them with Christmas sprinkles, crushed candy canes, and toffee bits.

Chocolate Espresso Spoons are perfect for a last minute Christmas gift for your family, friends, and neighbors. They are easy to make and festive for the holiday season.

Which chocolate is best for espresso spoons?

I went with Ghirardelli dark, semisweet, and white chocolate. I love Ghirardelli products and use them often in my baking.

Use any chocolate you like as long as it is quality chocolate. You are making these as gifts so don’t sacrifice great tasting chocolate.

How to melt chocolate

Most of the time I use the double boiler method when melting chocolate. This ensures that the chocolate will melt slowly without seizing.

But, because I needed to melt three different chocolates, I decided to melt them in the microwave.

Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and add a teaspoon of vegetable shortening. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each one until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

White chocolate can be tricky to melt. If it isn’t wanting to melt into a smooth consistency, try adding another teaspoon of shortening. You may need 2-3 extra teaspoons if your white chocolate is severely temperamental.

Chocolate Espresso Spoons are perfect for a last minute Christmas gift for your family, friends, and neighbors. They are easy to make and festive for the holiday season.

You need just a handful of ingredients to make this recipe

  1. various chocolates – semisweet, milk, dark, and white
  2. instant coffee granules
  3. vegetable shortening
  4. decorations – toffee bits, crushed candy canes, sprinkles

Tools needed to make chocolate espresso spoons

Chocolate Espresso Spoons are perfect for a last minute Christmas gift for your family, friends, and neighbors. They are easy to make and festive for the holiday season.

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Chocolate Espresso Spoons are perfect for a last minute Christmas gift for your family, friends, and neighbors. They are easy to make and festive for the holiday season.
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Chocolate Espresso Spoons

Chocolate Espresso Spoons are perfect for a last minute Christmas gift for your family, friends, and neighbors. They are easy to make and festive for the holiday season. Each spoon is layered with a rich chocolate coffee mixture and then coated with melted chocolate. Decorate them with colorful sprinkles and you’ll have a wonderful gifting option!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yields 30
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 5 teaspoons vegetable shortening divided
  • 1 and 1/2 cups instant coffee granules
  • toffee bits, sprinkles, crushed candy cakes for decoration
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 30 plastic spoons

Instructions

  1. Combine milk chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of the vegetable shortening in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals stirring in between until chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Stir in the coffee granules until well combined.  Spoon mixture onto plastic spoons, scrape off excess and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat. Refrigerate until set.

  2. Melt each remaining chocolate with 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening in a microwave safe bowl following the instructions in step 1.

  3. Dip the coffee spoons into the melted chocolate and decorate with your choice of toffee bits, crushed candy canes, and sprinkles. Be as creative as you like. Transfer any unused melted chocolate to small piping bags and use that to decorate the spoons if desired. 

  4. Refrigerate until set. Place in decorative bags for gifting.

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