We don't always give the children a gift for Valentine's Day but this year inspiration struck! Remember the garden markers that I made this past summer? I had the idea that I could make chocolate spoons with a little love note stamped on them. I loved the idea that they wouldn't know that there was a surprise message for them until after they melted the chocolate!
It was easy coming up with what to stamp- the children and I always go round and round saying, "I love you... MORE!" I believe my Mom started that when I was a child!
After stamping the spoons, I melted chocolate (I used dark chocolate) in a coffee mug. I used the mug so that I could get some good depth to cover the spoon. After dipping the spoons in the chocolate I let them sit on waxed paper for a bit before I dipped again. I dipped three times and then popped them in the refrigerator to completely harden.
We warmed up some milk and the children made hot chocolate with their spoons!
Grace has already asked if she can give it to her children! Wouldn't that be lovely?