Kids Chocolate Stirring Spoons (Allergy-Friendly)


These Kid-Friendly Chocolate Stirring Spoons are made with healthier and allergy-friendly ingredients and are the perfect holiday treat for kids of all ages. They also make great gifts for teachers, neighbors, friends and co-workers! Plus, I give you a list of 25 fun and delicious toppings that you can sprinkle on top ✨!

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Healthy Chocolate Stirring Spoons

Looking for the perfect (and easy) holiday gift you can share with your friends, neighbors, teachers or co-workers? Or prehaps you are looking for a fun and healhty “cooking” project for you and the kids?

Then these cutest-ever Chocolate Stirring Spoons are totally for you 🙌!

Made with easy-to-find ingredients and in less than 15 hands-on minutes.

They make for a great cooking project that the whole family can help with! Sure, it’s messy and your kid’s hands, face, and possibly entire body will be covered in chocolate🙈, but isn’t spending time with the family what the holidays are about anyway?

The great thing about these chocolate spoons is that they can be customized with any ingredients your family prefers! You can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, regular sprinkles, any candy you prefer, etc. In fact, I have a list of over 25 fun toppings you can add-on below.

Once made, these spoons are great stirred into warmed milk or even hot cocoa for an extra amazing holiday treat!

Spread of chocolate stirring spoons.

Reasons to Love these chocolate stirring spoons

  • easy to make – 15 minutes of hands-on time (1 hour of resting time)
  • healthy(ish) – since you can pick the toppings, you can decide how much sugar and which toppings to add on
  • easy and fun recipe to make with your toddler and kids
  • make great teacher, neighbor, friend or co-worker gifts
  • spoons can be stirred into milk, plant-based milk or even hot cocoa for an extra special treat
  • can be made dairy, nut, gluten, soy, sugar or dye-free
  • naturally gluten-free
  • easy to customize to your family’s preferences
Spread of process of how to dip spoons and add toppings.

Ingredients

  • Chocolate – you can use whichever chocolate you prefer for these stirring spoons – dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, allergy-friendly chocolate, sugar-free or even white chocolate, or a mix-and-match of a couple of chocolates. I used the allergy-friendly chocolate since we are dairy-free.
  • Coconut Oil – since we are being lazy and microwaving the chocolate, I have found that adding in just a little bit of coconut oil into the chocolate helps it get really creamy and smooth.
  • Toppings – you can pick whichever toppings your family prefers or that you have on hand.
Spoons dipped in chocolate and with toppings spread over a plate and green napkin.

How to make kid-friendly chocolate stirring spoons

  1. Line a Baking Sheet: place a sheet of parchment paper on 2 baking sheets
  2. Melt Chocolate: place the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe cup and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted, stirring between each round.
  3. Let Chocolate Cool: I know this seems like a weird step, but you want to put your melted chocolate in the fridge for 5 minutes and let it cool down so that it is liquid but not super runny. This way the chocolate stays on the spoon and doesn’t run off of it onto the baking sheet.
  4. Dip Spoons: dip wooden spoons into the cup of chocolate and fill up the middle of the spoon, dragging the back of the spoon on the edge of the cup removing any extra chocolate. Place on the baking sheet.
  5. Decorate Chocolate Spoons: sprinkle any toppings you want on top of the chocolate spoons.
  6. Chill: place the full baking sheet in the fridge and let cool for 1-2 hours.
Hand holding up 3 spoons dipped in chocolate.
small hand holding a chocolate stirring spoon dunking it in warm milk.

Cooking with Kids

This is an easy recipe for kids of any age to help with!

Toddlers: you can melt the chocolate and dip the spoons but let them go to town on decorating them. Warning – they will probably eat half of the toppings:)

Kids: you can read the directions to them (if they aren’t reading yet) and then guide them through the process, helping at any step they get stuck on. But it’s a pretty simple concept – dunk the spoon in chocolate, then sprinkle on the fun stuff, I’m sure they will catch on to pretty quickly.

Chocolate spoons on a plate in a circle.

Fun Toppings

  • marshmallows – I used this cleaner version, but any brand will work
  • crushed candy canes – I used these dye-free candy canes (you can get them at Target) but any brand you like will work
  • chopped pistachios, pecans, walnuts or almonds
  • chopped dried cherries, cranberries or blueberries
  • crushed freeze dried cranberries, strawberries, apples or blueberries
  • crushed cereal – my kids loved this one
  • vanilla granola
  • shredded coconut
  • warmed peanut butter
  • sprinkles – I used these dye-free sprinkles, and we also love this and this brand of dye-free sprinkles as well, but again any brand of sprinkles you like will work
  • crushed cookies – oreos, vanilla wafers, etc
  • crushed graham crackers – would be great paired with marshmallows
  • peanut butter chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • mini dark chocolate chips
  • any small candy
  • chopped butterscotch
  • chopped chocolate mints
  • warmed nutella
bag filled with chocolate stirring spoons.

Once cooled, these Chocolate Stirring Spoons make a great and easy gift for teachers, neighbors, friends or co-workers!

MORE FUN HOLIDAY RECIPES FOR TODDLER

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Wooden spoons dipped in chocolate with sprinkles and other yummies on top.

Chocolate Stirring Spoons

These Chocolate Stirring Spoons are made with healthier and allergy-friendly ingredients and are the perfect holiday treat for kids of all ages. .

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Chilling Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 20 spoons

Author: Michele Olivier

Ingredients

Chocolate Stirring Spoons

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips or chunks (see notes)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup varitey of toppings (see list below)
  • 20-24 wooden or plastic spoons

Serve With

  • 8 oz warmed milk, planet-based milk or hot cocoa

Instructions

  • Prep: Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

  • Melt: In a microwave-safe cup or tall bowl, add in the chocolate and coconut oil. Microwave in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted, stirring after each round. It took 2 minutes for my chocolate to melt.

  • Cool: Place the cup of melted chocolate in the fridge for 5 minutes to let it cool. You want it be able to stay on the spoon – so melted but not super runny.

  • Dip: take a spoon and dip it into the melted chocolate, leaving the cup portion of the spoon full of chocolate, scraping any excess chocolate that is on the back of the spoon on the top of the cup. Place the spoon on the parchment paper.

  • Decorate: Using any toppings you prefer, decorate the spoons with any toppings you prefer.

  • Repeat: Repeat the process until all of the chocolate is used – roughly 20-24 spoons. I used the spoon I stirred the chocolate with to help me at the end get the spoons covered with chocolate.

  • Chill: Place the baking sheets in the fridge and let chill for 1-2 hours.

  • Store: Once hardened, you can store at room temperature.

Notes

Chocolate Options: you can use any chocolate chips/chunks you prefer – allergy-free, sugar-free, dark chocolate, semi-sweet or white chocolate. You can also chop up a chocolate bar and get the same results. 
Cooking with Kids: you can easily make this recipe with your toddler or kids. With a toddler, you can melt the chocolate and dip the spoons and your toddler can sprinkle the toppings on top of the chocolate spoons. With kids, you can easily supervise and gently guide them through all of the steps. 
Spoon: these are the spoons I used, but any wooden or plastic spoons would work. 
Topping Options:

  • marshmallows 
  • crushed candy canes
  • chopped pistachios, pecans, walnuts or almonds
  • chopped dried cherries, cranberries or blueberries
  • crushed freeze-dried cranberries, strawberries, apples or blueberries
  • crushed cereal
  • vanilla granola
  • shredded coconut
  • warmed peanut butter
  • sprinkles 
  • crushed cookies – oreos, vanilla wafers, etc
  • crushed graham crackers – would be great paired with marshmallows
  • peanut butter chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • mini dark chocolate chips
  • any small candy
  • chopped butterscotch
  • chopped chocolate mints
  • warmed Nutella

Storage: once chilled, you can store them in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 
 



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