Chocolate Spoon Making
I have a question about chocolate spoon making. I recently opened a small business, doing gift baskets. I live in a small town and am trying to make many of the items I put in the baskets (want to be sure the business is going to work before I spend a lot).
I have found several recipes on line and have used semi sweet choc., milk choc., choc wafers, etc. Every time I make chocolate spoons, about 3-5 days later, they start to get little white spots, then in a day two they are covered (it looks like the chocolate of an old candy bar). I am doing what each recipe says, but keep having this problem.
I would like to make them and have them stay nice for at least a couple months. Any suggestions would be so much appreciated.
I also want to do these for weddings, but I have to make sure they are going to keep before I start doing this.
Also, how long do you think they would keep?
And do you have any other VERY EASY chocolate ideas for gift baskets?
I just found your site, and I love all the questions, etc. I have been reading.
Thank you very much!
Congratulations on starting your new business! I hope it is a great success for you.
It sounds to me like the problem you are having with your chocolate spoon making is a temperature issue.
Chocolate is temperamental. :-) It doesn't like to get too hot or too cold. Usually, the white dots you describe are due to a change in the temperature that causes the fats and sugars to separate and cause a discoloration.
Since this problem isn't occurring until days after you have made your chocolate spoons, it may be caused by the way you are storing them.
You don't want to keep the chocolate in the fridge or where moisture or condensation can get at it. You also don't want your chocolate spoons to get too warm.
Normally, chocolate covered spoons should keep for several weeks, even a few months, if stored in an airtight container at a reasonable temperature.
Other quick and easy chocolate recipes like chocolate spoon making are things like microwave fudge, chocolate covered pretzel rods, chocolate covered candy canes (for Christmas), etc. You'll find all the recipes here on the site - help yourself!
All the best,