Chocolate Orange “Football” Spoons for Super Bowl Sunday

Chocolate Orange “Football” Spoons for Super Bowl Sunday

by Kristen on January 27, 2012

Chocolate Orange "Football" Spoons for Super Bowl SundayI have a confession to make: I’ve never watched the Superbowl. (My fingers are crossed that you’ll not disown me) While I attended a Super Bowl party a few years back, I spent the majority of the time chatting in the kitchen. You’re probably wondering what I’m doing writing a post about the Super Bowl.

Chocolate Orange "Football" Spoons for Super Bowl SundayThe truth is, I love any excuse to make silly themed food. While I might not watch the Super Bowl, I’ve spent the last few days dreaming of food I could shape into mini footballs. I came up with a few ideas on my own but it was Rosie’s Sprinkled Chocolate Party Spoons on her blog sweetapolita that I drew the inspiration for these Chocolate Orange Football Spoons.

The dark chocolate spoons are boozy with a heavy hint of orange. They make a quick, easy and impressive (got to love when impressive is quick and easy!) treat to serve at your Super Bowl party.

Got mini football fans who would love a mini chocolate football? These little guys would be super fun and easy for kids to help make, although you may want to swap the booze for flavour extracts :)

Chocolate Orange "Football" Spoons for Super Bowl Sunday

Chocolate Orange "Football" Spoons for Super Bowl Sunday
 
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Dark chocolate and orange tastes sophisticated but looks playful.
Serves: Makes 14
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dark chocolate
  • 1 gob of butter
  • A splash or two (or more) of Grand Marnier
  • Optional: 4-5 dashes of orange bitters
  • ¼ cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoons water
Instructions
  1. For the chocolate: Melt chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Be careful not to burn.
  2. Remove from heat and add Grand Marnier and orange bitters, if using. Whisk to combine.
  3. If the chocolate is too thick, add a splash of water.
  4. For the icing: combine icing sugar and water and add to a pastry bag fitted with a tiny tip.
  5. To assemble: using a teaspoon, pour chocolate into plastic or bamboo spoons. Set aside till chocolate is firm.
  6. Using a pastry bag fitted with a tiny tip, draw on the stitching to resemble a football. Let icing harden before serving.

 

The flavour possibilities are endless:

  • Mint Chocolate – Creme de menthe
  • Coconut Chocolate – Malibu
  • Coffee Chocolate – Espresso vodka
  • Boozy Chocolate – Brandy
  • Almond Chocolate – Amaretto
  • Bacon Chocolate – Add a little piece of bacon on the bottom of the spoon
  • Aztec Chocolate - Cinnamon and chilli powder
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate – Mix in a little peanut butter

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Jennifer (Delicieux)

I love your football spoons!!! They are so cute…and even better that they are chocolate orange!

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