Friday, September 27, 2013
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.
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.
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!
Where did I get the inspiration? From the book "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?
“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.
Take a look at the picture below, so gorgeous and inspiring. I would love to host a rainbowlicious tea party like this some day.
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.
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.
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Halloween Party Spoons: (adopted from Sprinkles!)
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.**