Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Edible Pretzel Crayons Perfect for Back to School!

I think this is the neatest idea ever besides the Magic School Bus coming the morning of School. I attending 24/7 Moms Show last night and it was fantastic and so informative for all things Back to School.

During the show they talked about Edible Crayons so I had to check it out. Here is a recipe that I found that is so easy from Gourmet Mom On-The-Go. Looks like so much fun and I can't wait to make them for all the kids in Andrew's Preschool Class this year welcoming them into Pre-K:)

Edible Crayons
*Pretzel Rods
*Candy Melts (or white chocolate bark/chocolate chips with a little of your favorite food coloring added)
*Paper Labels (make them yourself or download here. Print on colored paper of your choice)

-Break or cut pretzel rods in half.
-Melt candy melts or chocoalte chips in microwave on medium heat for 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking at 15 second intervals until melted. Stir well. Add a few drops food coloring if desired.
-Dip ends of pretzels in melted candy.
-Place on wax paper or aluminum foil to dry.
-When dry, wrap with crayon label and secure with tape.
- Then put some in inexpensive pencil boxes for back to school gifts!

Notes: You can buy Candy Melts in white or brown at Wal-Mart. They're in the craft section in the wedding supplies. Wal-Mart also had white chocolate bark in the baking aisle. For colored Candy Melts, check your local cake supply store or you can get them at On, do a search for "compound coating". To color melted white chocolate chips or chocolate bark, oil-based candy food coloring is best. If you have regular food coloring, just make sure the chocolate isn't too hot (just warm) when you add it or it might make it clumpy.

Source: Gourmet Mom On-The-Go


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