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DIY Gifts for Chocolate Lovers!

DIY Gifts for Chocolate Lovers!

Hi babes!

The Holiday season is upon us! A time when we spend 95% of our time at the mall, write about 347 different "to-do" and "to-buy" lists, and have approximately $23.68 left to get us through the month. Ahh, isn't it wonderful! *infomercial voice* Well what if I told you that you could save money and cross people off your Christmas list all while in the comfort of your own home, watching your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie?! (QVC... still waiting on that deal, holla at me) I have 3 super easy and fun DIY gifts for the chocolate lovers in your life because we all know that one! Eat up!

Hot Cocoa Ornaments

I'm seriously just in love with these little ornaments. They're so cute and so easy! Pairing one of these with a cute mug would be the perfect gift for a work Secret Santa. 

What you'll need:

  • hot cocoa mix 
  • marshmallows
  • candy canes
  • glass ornaments
  • gift tags

First things first, wash your ornaments and let them dry (really really dry, you don't want soggy cocoa mix). With a funnel, add the cocoa mix to fill the ornament about half way (try to find the hot cocoa mix in a big tin instead of the little packets). Next just add your toppings. I crushed up some candy canes and added a layer of those and then some mini marshmallows. Be creative, add as many different toppings as you'd like. Tie a gift tag around it and you're good to go!

Hot Chocolate Spoons

If you think plain old Hot Chocolate is good, wait till you try it with one of these bad boys. (As if Hot Chocolate needed help being more delicious). These are perfect as a little gift or to put out when you have guests over. If I went over someones house and they had one of these out for me, I don't think I'd ever leave.

What you'll need:

  • spoons
  • Wilton Chocolate Melts
  • Coconut Oil
  • a bunch of toppings!

First, wash and dry your spoons. Pick out which flavor Chocolate Melts you want to use first, pour them into a microwave safe bowl with a teaspoon of coconut oil and microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until the chocolate is smooth. Adding the coconut oil makes SUCH a difference, and don't worry, it won't make it taste like coconut. Scoop a spoonful of chocolate onto the spoon, tap the access off, and put it down to set. You want to make sure you add the toppings on the chocolate before it hardens so that they don't fall off. Again, be creative. There are so many different combinations you can make with these!

I did chocolate with christmas Nonpareils, chocolate with candy cane crunch, chocolate with caramel drizzle, chocolate with red and green white chocolate drizzle, chocolate with mini marshmallows, and candy cane white chocolate with candy cane crunch. Do you think I can find a mug big enough to fit one of each in there?!

Christmas Bark

This is a great way to use up all the chocolate that you didn't use for the spoons. No one wants to waste chocolate! A box of this is perfect for a Christmas Pot Luck dinner.

What you'll need:

  • Wilton Chocolate melts
  • coconut oil  
  • parchment paper
  • toppings! 

Pick which chocolate you want and melt it (the same way as with the spoons). Place your parchment paper down and pour the melted chocolate on it. Here's where the fun starts, even out the chocolate with a spatula and grab your toppings!

This would be a lot of fun to make with kids, I'm sure they would come up with some crazy combinations. I made 3 different kinds: chocolate with candy cane crunch and red and green sugar sprinkles, chocolate with red and green m&m's and sprinkles, and lastly, chocolate with caramel drizzle, mini marshmallows and Christmas sprinkles.  

I hope you guys enjoyed these 3 super quick, super easy and super cute DIY Christmas gifts! Be on the lookout for more DIY gifts and decorations... DIY December is under way! Happy holidays! Until next time...

Noted, Nina 

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