DIY Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons

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Looking for a way to make your hot cocoa even more delicious? Then these DIY hot chocolate stirring spoons for you! Dipped in chocolate, and covered with crushed candy canes, mini marshmallows or sprinkles, they’re easy to make and add a fun touch to your drink.

DIY hot chocolate wooden stirring spoon on top of a mug of hot cocoa

There’s nothing more comforting on a cold winter day than a cup of homemade hot chocolate.

So it’s hard to believe there’s a way to make hot cocoa even better.

But I’m here to tell you that these chocolate dipped stirring spoons do!

They’re super easy to make, look really pretty on a serving tray, and add more creamy chocolate (plus the candy cane or marshmallow flavor) to your drink.

Ingredients and Materials

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hot chocolate spoons ingredients and materials - A bowl of chocolate candies, candy canes and wooden stirring spoons

Here’s your shopping list:

  • 8 disposable wooden spoons – I used the spoons from this buffalo plaid cutlery set*.
  • chocolate – 1 package milk chocolate melting candies
  • garnishes – Mini marshmallows, Christmas sprinkles, candy canes

How to make hot chocolate spoons

hot chocolate dunking spoon covered with crushed candy canes

Prep work

Use a rolling pin to crush some candy canes. To do make this easier, I like to put them in a ziploc bag.

Melt the chocolate

Melted chocolate in a bowl beside candy canes and disposable wooden spoons

Pour half of the the chocolate melting candies into a microwave-able bowl.

Microwave on medium-low power for 45 seconds.

Then remove from the microwave and stir.

Repeat the microwave-and-stir process as many times as necessary to melt the chocolate.

Don’t be tempted to increase the time or the temperature since they burn very easily.

Also, they may look like they’re not melted on the top when they are quite soft underneath. So the stirring process is important.

Dip the spoons in chocolate

wooden spoon being dipped in melted chocolate

Dip the end of each spoon in the melted chocolate so that it is coated on both sides.

Lay them on a plate.

Place the plate in the freezer for 10 minutes until hardened.

Just before removing the plate from the freezer, melt the other half of the chocolate candies.

Dip the end of each spoon in chocolate once more.

Let set for almost a minute to give the chocolate time to harden a little.

Three homemade hot chocolate stirring spoons - one with sprinkles, one with crushed candy canes and one with mini marshmallows

Then top with sprinkles, crushed candy canes or mini marshmallows.

Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

DIY hot chocolate spoon on top of a cup of hot cocoa with other dunking spoons in the background

Then they are ready to use.

How to use hot chocolate spoons

homemade hot chocolate stirring spoon in a cup of hot cocoa

To use, simply make cups of hot chocolate and stir with your chocolate-dipped spoons.

The heat from the drink will melt the chocolate and garnishes adding even more chocolate-y goodness to your hot cocoa.

These also look really pretty on a hot chocolate charcuterie board or hot cocoa bar.


These DIY hot chocolate dunking spoons can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Or frozen in the freezer for up to a month.

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diy hot cocoa spoon dipped in chocolate with crushed candy canes on top of a mug of hot chocolate

DIY Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons

Stirring hot cocoa with these DIY hot chocolate spoons turns serving a delicious hot drink into an extra special event.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 hot chocolate spoons
Calories 159 kcal


  • 1 rolling pin for crushing the candy canes
  • 1 small microwave-able bowl
  • 1 plate


  • 8 disposable wooden spoons
  • 8 oz chocolate candy melts
  • 1 or 2 candy canes crushed
  • mini marshmallows
  • Christmas sprinkles


  • Melt the chocolate candy melts on medium-low power in the microwave until smooth.
  • Dip the end of each spoon in your melted chocolate.
  • Lay on a plate.
  • Place in the freezer for 10 minutes until hardened.
  • Dip the end of each spoon in chocolate once more.
  • Let set for almost a minute. Then top with crushed candy canes, sprinkles or marshmallows.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve with a mug of hot cocoa.


  • To melt chocolate in the microwave, heat on medium-low power for 45 seconds. Then stir. Repeat this heat-and-stir process until the chocolate is all melted.
  • These chocolate dipped spoons can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Or frozen in the freezer for up to a month.


Serving: 1 hot chocolate spoon | Calories: 159 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Sodium: 5 mg | Potassium: 82 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 18 g | Calcium: 7 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

authorWanda Simone
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