Edible Nougatine Spoons filled with Chocolate Ganache

When I host parties I oftentimes can’t decide on just one dessert recipe, so I end up making several things which I like to serve as small bites. I have an entire cupboard shelf full of mini bowls and cups along with tiny spoons and forks. On many occasions, I even create my own little serving vessels out of chocolate or cookies.
Up until this week, though, I had not ever attempted to make edible spoons on which to serve my sweet treats. A while back I saw a tutorial from Kimanh from Scissors, Paper, Wok where she used a kit to make edible spoons. As is suggested with the kit, she flattened store bought bread, cut it out using the kit’s spoon shaped cutter then set her bread over the kit’s metal soup spoons, baked them in the oven, and filled them with savory topping. I was so intrigued by this edible spoon making kit that I entered the giveaway she was hosting in hopes of winning one of the kits for myself.
Luck was on my side, although I didn’t win, the maker of these kits contacted me and asked if I’d like to give an Edible Spoon Making Kit a try. Of course, I jumped at the chance. The day I took to the kitchen to create this recipe, I was like a mad scientist trying out everything I could think of to make edible spoons using these kits. After an afternoon of cooking and eating (way too much) I settled on my favorite edible spoons – Nougatine Spoons topped with Chocolate Ganache.
Today’s recipe utilizes an edible spoon making kit, and all, yes I mean all, of my readers will have the opportunity to enter to win one of these kits. I’m giving three away! See the giveaway details after the recipe.


Nougatine Spoons (Makes 15-20 spoons)
     almond nougatine recipe adapted from Cookstr


4 ounces raw blanched almonds

1/4 cup all purpose flour

pinch of salt
4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup granulated sugar


small heavy bottom saucepan
silicone spatula or wooden spoon
baking sheet
a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat
rolling pin
Edible Spoon Making kit or cookie cutters and mini muffin tins


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spread almonds on a baking sheet. Roast in oven until golden brown about 8 minutes. Allow to cool then chop into small pieces. Once cooled, toss with flour and salt.
Put butter in a small saucepan. Pour corn syrup on top then sprinkle sugar over that. Heat over medium high heat until butter melts. Stir gently. Then allow it to come to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in floured almonds.

Pour onto a lined baking sheet. Spread out as thin as possible. Set another piece of parchment paper on top and use a rolling pin to roll it out as thin as possible. Remove top sheet of parchment paper and scrape off any stuck nougatine and spread it on the pan. 

Place in a preheated oven. Almost immediately, bubbles will begin to form and pop all over the surface of the nougatine. The original recipe said it would take 6 minutes for the bubbles to subside and the nougatine to become brown. Well, it took mine about 15 minutes. So, just keep a very close eye on it. If your oven doesn’t have a window, set your timer for about 10 minutes, then check on it. Once the bubbling does subside and your nougatine is golden brown, remove it from the oven.

Use a knife or cookie cutter, in this case, I used the spoon cutter that came in the Edible Spoon Making Kit, to cut through your nougatine. Press the cutter down into the nougatine then giggle it side to side in order to make a nice clean cut. I suggest you cut around the edge of the nougatine then cut the center as the edges will be a bit more browned and will harden more quickly. If, however it gets too hard to cut, put the baking sheet back in the oven just long enough to soften it. I was able to cut all of my spoons without having to do this.

Use a metal spatula or knife to pick up a cut piece of nougatine and place it over the spoon mold.  Carefully press it into the mold so it forms a nice spoon shape. Allow to cool for a few minutes then just lift it off the mold. If using the spoon making kit, you’ll have fewer molds than spoon shape nougatine pieces. By the time you have set the nougatine spoons on all of the molds, the first ones should be set enough that you can easily remove them, so you can use the molds again. Once again if the spoons get too hard, return to oven just long enough to soften the nougatine.

Options, if you don’t have a spoon making kit: You can use round, square, or even flower shaped cutters to cut your nougatine. Then just drape them over an inverted bowl or muffin tin to shape into small bowls. You can also just cut pieces using cookie cutter, a pizza wheel or knife and use them to decorate desserts, or crush the nougatine into small pieces and sprinkle over ice cream. Or, just eat it; it is great all on it’s own.
You will have scraps after you cut out your shapes and you can make more spoons if you’d like. Just grind or smash the scraps into very small crumbs. Spread the crumbs on a lined baking sheet in a thin layer, making sure there aren’t any big gaps between the crumbs. Heat in a 350 degree oven for 5-8 minutes. Then repeat the process above. You should be able to get at least 5 more spoons doing this.

Once your spoons are cooled you can top them with chocolate ganache (recipe here,) as I did, chocolate mousse, cheese cake filling, whipped cream, etc. Be creative and have fun. Just be sure to wait to top them so they stay crunchy. You can safely fill them an hour before you want to serve them. Store the spoons in an airtight container in a cool dry place for several days. If you store them in a metal tin, you can probably keep your nougatine spoons for several weeks. Don’t refrigerate.

If you like this recipe, please share it with others by using the share buttons below. I really appreciate being Stumbled Upon and Pinned, and am always grateful to those of you that share my ideas on your website. I do request that you don’t post my entire tutorial, but rather share a picture with a link. If you make this recipe, I’d love for you to send me a photo to[email protected] so that I can share it here. 

Now, on to the giveaway…

Three winners will be selected!
value  £19.99 approximately $31.27 includes shipping

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  3. Anonymous says

    Looks like a great recipe and fun baking accessories! Love reading the blog and the facebook posts!


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    I pinned this idea/contest on my Favorite Recipes board on pinterest…although I think I may go back and edit it to be on my Party Ideas board instead.

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    i love this new item ,,,think it would work for pizza, cookies, pie , icecream toppings , cracker base with food toppings , omg have to have one , i am known as the gaget lady and have most new items but dont have this one …love hungry sight and check it out more than i should let my family know ….pick me i will use the spoon more than most and too its full life spand.

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    These are so adorable. I would love to try this kit out. I usually read your posts from Google Reader because I subscribed to your RSS feeds.

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    Hi! I like Hungry Happenings on Facebook and also get the email updates! Your posts/ideas are SO MUCH FUN!! I love the idea of the spoons! Is it possible to order them through you? P.S. The little nutter butter puppies made my kids smile! :)

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    You are bookmarked at work…I read you when I need a break!
    P.S. My spoon OBSESSED daugther would love the kit! Might have to get Santa to bring her a set even if I don't win!

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    I also subscribe to your RSS ([email protected])

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    I actually own this kit and love it – but never thought of using it to make the nougatine spoons – so cute!

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    I like you on FB too and I crack up at your topper there cause if you put the pics all together you get "Kiss me fuzzy slipper bunny!" or Be Mine Fuzzy slipper bunny!" LOL

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    :) You know I wanna win! 😀 If I have the time, I really like to read your posts in my email. If I've just got a few minutes, I go thru your FB link. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win! Be BLESSED!

  23. Shelly P says

    I look at it once a week and I love your blog! I hope I win the spoon because I would like to make the edible spoon for one of my parties.

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    I have your email subscription which is how I saw this great giveaway! I entertain a lot-this is a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Hi! Since Facebook is now limiting how many people can see a businesses posts without charging for advertising, I now mainly see you through email. But my initial contact was through Facebook from Ali's Sweets, I believe. I love your blog and my cousin and I have found a lot of inspiration from your posts! Thanks so much!

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    I found your recipe through foodgawker. I love the presentation of this dish! It'd be great with ice cream instead of ganache as well. Very versatile! and very appropriate for dinners/parties.

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    I found you on Tastespotting, but I love your blog presentation – the pictures are so beautiful!! I would love [love!] to try this recipe and might have to even if I don't win.

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    I found you on Tastespotting, but I love your blog presentation – the pictures are so beautiful!! I would love [love!] to try this recipe and might have to even if I don't win.

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    We view you most often via the link we have on our blog. Every time you post something new we get a heads up and come over to check it out! I am so happy we can enter this cool giveaway! We like you of Facebook too :)

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    My friend Kate and I discovered your blog and have been avid followers ever since, I just liked you on facebook. Usually we check your site every Tuesday morning when we are together, these spoons are the cutest, just like your blog.
    From Imogen and Kate. xx

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    I just found your website through One Pretty Thing. These spoons are such a great idea. I will be pinning them right away!

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    Just found your blog and facebook. How wonderful. Will keep me looking through it for ages now

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    This is the first time I have been on your blog – I discovered it through craft gossip, but I like what I see so will be back! Pinning this on pintrest!

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    Happy coincidence, I just found your blog through CraftGossip this morning and have spent considerable time checking it out (your recipes and pics are mouthwatering)! I love just about anything served on an edible spoon and thank you for this great giveaway! I've bookmarked your blog and will be a frequent visitor from now on.

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    What a fantastic idea! I am always looking for new and fun ideas for showers, mother-daughter tea, volunteer appreciation nights! This will be perfect!!! Thanks for showing new ideas, too!

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    this is my first visit. i saw a link on "Craft Gossip". but i am subscribing from today on. love this idea so much! hope i win the kit

  55. Anonymous says

    I just discovered your site on Pinterest! I am loving it! I really want to make these edible spoons Luckily, there are many other things I can try today on Hungry Happeninings!
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  56. Hedy says

    Just found you today in Pinterest. You really combine the Culinary with the Arts. I teach Art and your website will be added to my proof of how to make food more artful and appealing. Thank you. Would love a set of those spoons too!

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    Just found you today in Pinterest. You really combine the Culinary with the Arts. I teach Art and your website will be added to my proof of how to make food more artful and appealing. Thank you. Would love a set of those spoons too!

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    Just found you today in Pinterest. You really combine the Culinary with the Arts. I teach Art and your website will be added to my proof of how to make food more artful and appealing. Thank you. Would love a set of those spoons too!

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    Just found you today in edible edible crafts on Pinterest. You really combine the Culinary with the Arts. I teach Art and your website will be added to my proof of how to make food more artful and appealing. Thank you. Would love a set of those spoons too!

  60. Anonymous says

    I found you through Craft Gossip but now I have found you, I'm not going to lose you! I love your site and look forward to winning the set of edible spoons so I can make them for my volunteers – I work at a community centre and supervise 30 volunteers doing reception work, outdoor grounds work and one-on-one with seniors teaching basic computer. Well done, I can see how you can enjoy what you do.

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    Hello! I have just discovered your blog! It's awesome! I have liked you on Facebook and have subscribed to the blog. Love the Nougatine Spoons, can't wait to try them!

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    I'm new to your blog (found through another blog, Craft Gossip) and just started to subscribe via RSS. I'm looking forward to reading your posts! Great giveaway, this looks like such a fun thing to do for parties (or late night snack sessions!).

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    I view your posts through rss feed on google reader, and I love all your posts, they are great inspiration for baby showers!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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    I just found you via craft cottage ..I liked you on FB ..I love these spoons ..would love to make special "spoons" for my breast cancer survivors friends at our next "girls" night. love your site

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    And I pinned the spoons contest and cooking directions! Such a fun idea. My husband and I have talked for years about how fun the pizza crust ones are with brushetta and various toppings but we have never seen a dessert version…. So excited!

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    I PINed!
    I LIKED!
    I WILL READ EMAILS! ([email protected])

    I WANNA WIN!!!

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    I've only just discovered your blog & taking note of all the great looking things I can see just on the sidebar alone. Signed up for email new so I don't miss anything! Going to try this recipe asap too, sounds delish!

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    Only just discovered your site & taking note of all the great things I can see just from the sidebar alone! Signed up for email news so I don't miss anything & now going to try that recipe asap, sounds delish!

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    So if I read it right it's extra entries if we are fans on fb and we add a comment for that too? This seems like a lot of extra comments that clutter the chat, but fb is how I found you in the first place 😉

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    I subscribed to your newsletter! ([email protected])

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    Another shaping idea – cut the mixture into diamonds or rectangles and allow them to cool over a large rolling pin. This will give an interesting curl to the shapes.

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