The holidays are so close, I can almost taste them! So I figured that today’s post would feature a little something sweet that you can make yourself for your friends/co-workers, people that you don’t really like but feel obligated to give something to(haha just kidding!), etc. I’m sure you’ve all seen and heard of ‘chocolate spoons’ ! They’re really easy to make- really if you can even call it making- it’s really just a few simple steps! You can eat them, mix them into your morning coffee, hot chocolate, etc.
I like to make at least two flavors- just for the added color and someone may prefer one flavor over the other. Usually, I opt for a white chocolate and a slightly dark chocolate (~60% cacao). You can choose to keep them plain- which is perfectly acceptable, but if you want to spice things up a bit, then here are some ideas:
- white chocolate + peppermint liqueur (1 tbsp) (can add peppermint flakes, which I did)
- dark chocolate + peppermint
- dark chocolate + ginger + cardamom (ground spices- roughly 1tsp each)
- dark chocolate + orange flavor (1 tbsp)
I went with white chocolate + peppermint with added flakes and the dark chocolate with ginger + cardamom.
Ingredients and Materials:
- Plastic Spoons – make sure they are durable!
- 2 bags of baking chips/chocolate chips
- Peppermint liqueur/and or any other flavors you would like to add
- Lollipop/treat covers (can be found at
- Wax Paper
- Melt chocolate in a metal or glass bowl over a pot with water. Don’t put the heat on too high! Medium is pretty good to get the chocolate heated, then turn down and keep stirring
- Once completely melted, add whatever flavor that you would like
- Take chocolate off water bath and dip spoons
- When dipping, make sure to cover the back!!
- Rest spoons on wax or parchment paper
- Let cool to room temperature (you can let them cool down in the fridge- but not necessary!)
- Once completely cooled, place individual spoons into treat bags and tie with ribbon! (you can use cellophane, but make sure that they are food grade- and can touch ‘bare’ food!)
- Important Tip: Be sure to look out for air bubbles!
And VOILA! You have just made some cute and personable gifts for those peeps on your gift list!
Okay, I’m all about a fitted outfit, but with the holidays and the food, and the parties, and all of the sweets, sometimes a girl just needs an outfit to hide the food baby…
Enter these pants! These beauties from my fav- LOFT – are shimmery, high waisted, comfy, and do a great job of hiding all that you might have overeaten. Usually, as a petite woman, I would stay away from something like this, but paired with some high-heeled boots, or heels elongate your body, making you look and feel absolutely fabulous!
I paired this with a gold-shimmery sweater from ANN TAYLOR. This delicate sweater has cute little pearls on the cuffs- I would be extra careful with these, they do look like they might fall off at any given moment (although I was okay through my first wear), but you might want to reinforce these delicate darlings with a little extra thread…
I would only wear a fitted top with the wide-leg pants. I tried multiple chunky sweaters with it, thinking it would look more festive, but it was too much to tuck into the pants. Perhaps if you’re a bit taller, then it could work!
Onward to the holidays and some much needed vacation!!!