Thursday, February 11, 2016

Virtual Refrigerator - Chocolate and Valentines

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Chocolate and Valentines on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - How to make these pretty chocolate covered spoons for your coffee or hot cocoa loving Valentine. And a simple Matisse inspired Valentine card idea too!


The Virtual Refrigerator is an art post link-up hosted by Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, Raventhreads, and This Day Has Great Potential #VirtualFridge #art

Welcome to the Valentine's Day edition of the Virtual Refrigerator! This weekly art link-up is co-hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break, Every Bed of Roses, Raventhreadsand This Day Has Great Potential. We all cordially invite you to add your link sharing the art that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges!

Virtual Fridge - Happy Valentine's Day @kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Valentine Hearts by KAT, 2015

Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away, and I kind of wanted to feature something related on my Fridge today. I think this is more 'crafts' than 'art' but it was easy and will make some cute little gifts over the next couple weeks.

I've been featuring an idea from the Cross Country Cafe blog recently, because I didn't want to forget to try it myself - these Sweet Chocolate Covered Spoons. Here's the Cross Country Cafe picture and link to their super-easy instructions:

Homemade Valentines gifts

And here's my version. Why didn't I think of sticking it in a mug like they did for the picture?

Chocolate and Valentines on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - How to make these pretty chocolate covered spoons for your coffee or hot cocoa loving Valentine.

I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, a cup at a time in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds, stir; then 30 seconds more and stir again. Mine still weren't completely melted and smooth, so I did another 10 seconds at a time until they were. Then I dipped plastic spoons into the melted chocolate and used a little spatula to make sure the bowl of the spoon was filled and kind of smoothed. Let them cool and harden on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, with the handle of the spoon resting on the edge so the chocolate doesn't run out. While the chocolate was still warm I sprinkled a little candy confetti on each one.

Chocolate and Valentines on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - How to make these pretty chocolate covered spoons for your coffee or hot cocoa loving Valentine.

Chocolate and Valentines on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - How to make these pretty chocolate covered spoons for your coffee or hot cocoa loving Valentine.


Now all I need is some little treat bags, or perhaps colored cellophane to wrap them before we give them away. Well, maybe not all of them. We'll keep a stash for our own hot chocolates, because it is COLD here this week!

Chocolate and Valentines on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - How to make these pretty chocolate covered spoons for your coffee or hot cocoa loving Valentine.


From my archives, here's a DIY Valentine's card idea Kennady came up with several years ago. See the how-to in my post Matisse Inspired Cut Paper.

Matisse inspired Valentines - how-to on Homeschool Coffee Break @ http://kympossibleblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/virtual-refrigerator-matisse-inspired.html
Matisse Inspired Valentine by KAT, 2012

Join us by sharing your art posts here on the Virtual Fridge!

The Virtual Refrigerator is an art post link-up hosted by Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, Raventhreads, and This Day Has Great Potential #VirtualFridge #art


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Donut House Collection Chocolate Glazed Donut   Swiss Miss Keurig Kcup Hot Cocoa

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1 comments:

At Home where life happens said...

Sweet treat. I like it. Might be good for our pot luck at church Sunday. Thanks! - Lori

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