Lay out a bunch of plastic spoons on a piece of wax paper.
Melt some chocolate (I used bark melting chocolate and a white chocolate bar from Trader Joe's) in the microwave in ziplock bags. I put one bag in the microwave and melted it 30 seconds at a time until the chocolate was all melted. (It took about a minute and a half.) Then I snipped a tiny hole in the corner of the ziplock bag and used it like a piping bag.
Fill the spoons with the melted chocolate.
To get the chocolate to look smooth, tap the spoon lightly on the counter.
Add toppings (I used crushed candy canes and crushed oreos) then let them sit until they harden.
I wrapped them with saran wrap and tied them with Christmas ribbon.
I put them in wine glasses for our hot cocoa bar.
I was thrilled when I found these gingerbread marshmallows at Target. I knew they'd be a perfect addition to the hot cocoa bar. I put these in small bar glasses as well.
The bar included the chocolate stirring spoons, marshmallows, Cinnabon candy canes & mints, cinnamon and cayenne pepper, whipped cream and sprinkles, and some irish cream, creme de menthe, and creme de cocoa. The possibilities were endless!
To complete the bar, I added some decorative labels I printed on my computer then mounted on Christmas paper. The hot cocoa bar was cute and really popular at the party.
I love hot cocoa during winter and especially at Christmastime. I hope you enjoy your holiday season & maybe make some chocolate stirring spoons or a hot cocoa bar of your own. :)