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Jammin Java Gift Set

(under $15.00 for gift)

  1. 4 Chocolate Spoons* (see recipe below)
  2. 2 Mason Jars
  3. Inexpensive coffee mug
  4. 2 different flavors of Ground Coffee or Coco
  5. Festive Ribbon
  6. 1 small card for each jar describing type of coffee / flavor
  7. OPTIONAL: Flavored creamer packets and sugar to make experience complete
  8. Gift bag or basket for final presentation
  9. Ingredients for making chocolate spoons — see below
  • Fill first Mason Jars with coffee* ( If you want to make this a little fancier, use whole beans instead of ground and include an inexpensive bean grinder).
  • Take 2 pre-wrapped chocolate spoons below and with ribbon, tie to each jar. Place jars and spoons in gift bag or nice basket and top off with a bow.
  • You can get really creative and add some raffia to bottom of basket and make your own labels using an inkjet printer to place on coffee jars.
  • Place everything strategically in bag or basket. and there you go.

 

Instructions for making chocolate spoons

  • Plastic spoons
  • Shortening
  • Baker’s chocolate
  • Wax paper
  • Nuts or candies (optional)
  • Peppermint or vanilla extracts (optional)
  1. Melt baker’s chocolate in the microwave or on the stove, following the instructions on the box.
  2. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly.
  3. Add a few drops of extract to melted chocolate if you would like to have flavored chocolate
  4. Add one teaspoon of shortening for each cup of chips.
  5. Dip a spoon in the chocolate, fully coating the bowl. — If chocolate starts to harden reheat in 15 second intervals till remelted.
  6. Sprinkle nuts or candies onto the spoon, if desired. — Make sure you finely grind the peanuts or candies for more even coating
  7. Place the finished spoon on wax paper to dry.
  8. Repeat until all of the chocolate is gone.
Tips:
  1. Use white and dark chocolate together to create a swirled look.
  2. Top the spoons with cookie crumbs or other pantry leftovers to cut the cost even further.
  3. Use press and seal to cover dried spoons — it looks just like shrink wrap and is much cheaper
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This entry was posted on November 24, 2009 by in Christmas Gifts, Holidays.
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