Friday, September 27, 2013

Halloween Party Spoons and a Giveaway!

Halloween Party Spoons

I love Halloween.  It’s one of those festivals that you won’t feel as guilty when you pick up that extra piece of chocolate or candy in between meals, or whenever.  My kids definitely are excited about Halloween and we’re planning early this year.  Not only we've already picked up the costumes, I know, that seldom happen in the past.  And I have prepared these Halloween Party Spoons for you.  Do you host Halloween parties?   These Party Spoons would be perfect little treats for your guests to munch on.  Okay, more like to lick on instead.  You've got the picture.

Halloween Party Spoons

If you use disposable spoons and wrap them up in individual treat bags (such as these), you can hand them out as party favors as well.  Sweet, right?  These party spoons definitely are sweet.  Besides enjoying them as is, you can serve them with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee and turn your drink into one chocolate-y concoction.  

Halloween Party Spoons

I’m enjoying this party spoon with my homemade hot chocolate (recipe here).  These Party Spoons are easy and fun to make as well.  You can plan a spoon decorating party for the kids and let them decorate their own.  I haven't met a kid who doesn't like adding sprinkles on things, let alone, we're adding sprinkles on chocolate!  These would be great hits for your party.  My kids definitely enjoyed making their own party spoons!

Halloween Party Spoons

Where did I get the inspiration? From the book "Sprinkles!"

Sprinkles!

The original recipe were Party Spoons with dragees or sixlets.  Since I didn't have those in my pantry, I used some Halloween sprinkles instead.  I told you I was ready for Halloween, didn't I?

Halloween Party Spoons

“Sprinkles!” is a book filled with Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts.  It covers sprinkles vocabulary, decoration ideas, recipes and DIY Sprinkles.  It’s written by Jackie Alpers, an award-winning photographer.  I love that the book is packed with colorful and beautiful pictures, so you know what you’re making and how the end products will look like.  The recipes are simple and easy to follow as well.

Sprinkle Vocab

Take a look at the picture below, so gorgeous and inspiring. I would love to host a rainbowlicious tea party like this some day.

Inside Sprinkles!

And of course, I can’t wait to make my own sprinkles and sugary treats.  My eyes are all on this Rock Candy (see picture below).  I love stirring one into my cappuccino all the time.  They will make a wonderful holiday gift as well.

Rock Sugar

Speaking of holidays, check out these Gingerbread Ornaments!   I can’t wait to make some this holiday season.  And this book, “Spinkle!”, would make a wonderful gift for your foodie friends as well.  You can get your copy here today.  Or, try your luck in winning a copy of “Spinkles!”, courtesy of Quirk Books
 
Lovely Cookies I can't wait to make


Here are the details on how to enter this giveaway.

One lucky uTry.it reader (with an U.S., Canada or U.K. mailing address) will win a copy of “Sprinkles!”.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me what’s your favorite color from the rainbow (my favorite color is purple).  Deadline to enter is October 6th, 2013 by mid-night PST.  Winner will be selected through Random.org and announce shortly after the giveaway is closed.

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That’s all and Good Luck everyone!  Have fun sprinkling!


Halloween Party Spoons





Disclaimer:  I received a copy of “Spinkle!” for the purpose of this review and I was not compensated in any way to write this post.  All comments and opinions are 100% my own.




Halloween Party Spoons: (adopted from Sprinkles!)
Makes: 30

1 pound bittersweet chocolate
1 cup sixlets, dragees, or other assorted sprinkles (I used Halloween ones)

Line several baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.  Arrange about 30 spoons on the sheets in even rows.  Melt and temper chocolate.**  (see my tutorial here)

Drop small spoonful's of tempered chocolate into each spoon, smoothing and spreading to fill the bowls of the spoons.  Gently place toppings on top of chocolate.  Let set for 1 hour.  Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks.

** the book Sprinkles! also has a page on chocolate tempering tutorial.**

58 comments:

  1. Love the craft idea! Love it, love it, love it! But I really can't pick a favorite color of sprinkles. My favorite color is 'red' but the best color of sprinkles really depends upon the occasion!

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  2. I just got this cookbook to review also! And I loved the look of those chocolate spoons. Except...I'd probably try to eat one every five minutes.

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  3. this book is wonderful, i like color yellow, it just like the little star shining in the night sky.

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  4. OH Amy, wish I could participate in this giveaway :< Love the idea & your craft is real neat!

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  5. Hi Amy , what a great idea and kids will enjoy helping make them for Halloween thanks for sharing :)

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  6. I've always wanted to make those spoons.

    I LOOOOVE them! Xx

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  7. I'm with you - purple rocks! As do your Halloween spoons - so fun!

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  8. Such cute spoons! And the book looks great, too. Red is my favorite color.

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  9. Love these! I need to make these with my little niece and nephew. Red is my favorite!

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  10. I love Halloween and like you would gear up for it a month in advance when my kids were younger. These spoons are such fun and would be a great treat to give those you know.

    My favorite color is purple and already follow you but not sure if we're friends yet on Google+. Glad I opened my email today. I've been so busy I've barely been on.

    By the way this book looks great. Sprinkles isn't Sprinkles Bakes is it? If not does she have a blog? I am going to check out her book on amazon. Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. My favorite color is green or blue. I can't choose! Thank you for sharing these spoons! I hope you are having a relaxing and delicious weekend. I know I'm hungry now after reading your post!

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  12. My favorite color is green, with purple and blue tied for second!!

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  14. This is a darling idea, how perfect for parties. Love this idea, your kids would have loved it.

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  15. That's a interesting idea to make chocolate spoons....love it...eyeing that sprinkles book...

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  16. My favourite colour is blue or green..so I guess teal :D

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  17. What?! Halloween party Spoons Giveaway?! That looks awesome and I can't wait for Halloween! I wonder if the locals in Buenos Aires celebrate Halloween...will there be a parade?! Will there be a singing street?!

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  18. Hi, Amy, this is the coolest. I have never even thought of an idea like this. My favorite color of the rainbow...oh no, can I answer "all"? No? OK, as of this morning it's green!

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  19. My favorite is orange. ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  24. I must be really behind times. This is the first time I have seen and heard about party spoons but I think it is a great idea for Halloween. Very few people celebrate Halloween here in M'sia before but now it is getting more commercialized and more people are celebrating Halloween in pubs.

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  25. Love the idea of these spoons! Very clever. The book sounds terrific, too. Thanks for the heads up about it.

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  26. These spoons are absolutely gorgeous, the design is fantastic:D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  27. Una idea perfecta para la fiestas muy linda,abrazos.

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  28. I love all the colours, but I'd have to go with blue as a favourite. Great contest!

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  29. Purple is a beautiful color of the rainbow...Love the idea of party spoon favors =) And, yes, sprinkles have always been in demand with the munchkins =)

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  30. These party spoons look so pretty! They make lovely treats :)

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  31. Hi Amy, wow.... very creative ideas. Look so lovely and cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Best regards. Happy cooking.

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  32. My favorite color is green (currently, anyway!)

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  33. These spoons are lovely! And I love your owl mug!!!
    My favorite color in the rainbow is violet.

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  34. OMG I LOVE every flavor everything.

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  35. A wonderful chocolate treat, your presentation is awesome!

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  36. Orange!! Love the color orange.

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  37. Wonderful book but looks like since I am from another part of the world, best of luck to the rest.

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  38. My favorite color of the rainbow is green!

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  39. Oooh! I absolutely love this post ;) Very nice spoons!

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  46. My favorite color is green.
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  49. I love a mix between blue and dark blue.

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  50. I love Halloween too! I can't wait til we're in our new house next fall and actually get to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters :) These spoons are adorable and I love how you made them Halloween-themed.

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  51. It's simply too cutie for haloween...hehehe

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  52. I agree with dentist. Too cute for Halloween.

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