For the chocoholic a nice gift is homemade fudge, truffles or a fudge sauce to be used for ice cream packed with a basket of gourmet hot cocoa mixes and a pretty mug.
20 heavy duty plastic spoons
4 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate baking bar, chopped
2 Tbsp whipping cream
1 Tbsp favorite liqueur
4-6 ounces vanilla flavored candy coating, melted (optional).
Combine the chocolate baking bar, whipping cream and liqueur in a 1 cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on medium 50% power for 1 minute stirring at 30 seconds until melted and desired consistency. Dip spoons in the melted chocolate so that the bowl of the spoon is completely covered. Allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; chill for at least 15 minutes in the freezer to allow the chocolate to set. Drizzle the spoons with the melted white chocolate if desiresd to decorate. Wrap in plastic wrap and tie each with a bow. To use, place the spoon into coffee until chocolate is melted. Makes 20 spoons.