Over the next week we’ll be bringing you a series of easy food gift ideas that anyone can do and won’t take long to make – as they last thing you want to do is be chained to your stove while your friends are off having fun without you. What you store them in is important (as Tupperware does not a sexy gift make), so we’ll be suggesting ideas for that too.
Today we’re showing you how to make the perfect secret santa present - homemade hot chocolate spoons. Simply bring a cup of milk to the boil, add a choc spoon and stir until melted – yum! These can be made a few days ahead and once set and sealed in packs will keep for 2-3 days in a cool, dark place.
Makes about 20 spoons:
500 g dark chocolate, chopped
A few mini marshmallows
2-3 tbs hundreds and thousands
3-4 pieces Turkish delight, chopped
20 small wooden spoons or ice lolly sticks, £2.79, Lakeland Plastics
How to make:
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. stir well and continue to microwave in 10 seconds intervals, stirring each time, until the chocolate is melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate into 20 mini muffin cases and leave to set for about 30 minutes until the chocolate is starting to set.
- Pop a spoon into the centre of each one and then arrange marshmallows, hundreds and thousands and Turkish delight over the remaining chocolate. Set in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Carefully peel away the muffin cases from the chocolate and wrap in your choice of packaging.