Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Spoons

Turn candy canes into an extra-special treat by molding them into spoons and topping with chocolate and other goodies.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray, for the spoons

12 full-size candy canes

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

4 ounces white chocolate, chopped

Mini marshmallows, for decorating

Mini white or semisweet chocolate chips, for decorating

Coarsely crushed candy canes, for decorating

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spray 3 soup spoons lightly with cooking spray. Place 3 unwrapped candy canes on the prepared baking sheet and bake until the candy canes are slightly soft and pliable and very warm to the touch, 8 to 10 minutes. Gently lift a candy cane and place onto one of the greased spoons (if they're too hot to touch, lift with a paper towel.) Mold and gently press the curved top of the candy cane into the bowl of the spoon so that it takes the shape of the spoon; the center of the bowl will be bare. Mold the straight part of the candy cane to the handle of the spoon. If the candy canes cool too quickly, you can pop them back in the oven for a minute or two to soften again. Let cool on the spoons while you bake the next batch of candy canes, continuing until you've molded them all.
  3. Melt the 3 chocolates in 3 separate small bowls by microwaving each on 50 percent power in 20-second intervals, stirring in between each, until melted.
  4. Dip the bowls of the candy cane spoons into the melted chocolate; you will have 4 of each type of chocolate. Set the spoons so that the chocolate-covered bowls sit flat on the cooled baking sheet and the handles tilt upward resting on the baking sheet rim. Let the chocolate set slightly, 10 to 15 minutes at room temperature or 5 minutes in the refrigerator. Keep the remaining chocolate in the bowls warm and melted, returning them to the microwave if necessary.
  5. Spoon some melted chocolate into the open unfilled space in the bowls of the spoons. Sprinkle with marshmallows, chocolate chips or crushed candy canes, mounding them in the center so they look like they're on the spoon. Let harden completely at room temperature, about 1 hour, or in the refrigerator, 15 to 20 minutes.