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I just wanted to share a very simple, easy, and inexpensive way I found to show the teachers in your children’s lives how much they mean to your family. My son goes to a little Mommy and Me program once a week and tomorrow is his last day. I wanted to make a little teacher appreciation treat for Patrick to give them on his last day.
I am a big fan of making chocolate dipped pretzel treats. They can be personalized for almost any occasion and they are super simple to make. It involves melting chocolate and dipping pretzels— I PROMISE we can ALL do this!!!
All we did for todays treat was melt a bag of Wilton Red Candy Melts in the microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until the candy was melted completely. Then we dipped the mini twist pretzels into the red candy with a fork and let the excess drip off. Each “apple” was placed onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Finally, to each “apple” we placed a brown M & M at the top of the pretzel for the stem and half of a green M & M for the leaf. We chose to sprinkle with red sugar sprinkles, but this is optional.
I placed them into a cellophane bag (I always have these on hand for reasons such as this) and tied it with some red ribbon. These are a perfect treat that you know the teacher will enjoy at the end of a long day.
I will say this was a little difficult for a 2 year old to participate in very much, but let me tell you our Kitchen Helper stool was right there at the counter. He did help by sprinkling the red sprinkles, which is why I chose to do that in the first place, I decided it was a good way to have him help me in a task that was rather difficult for him to do. You could see that he was thrilled with sprinkling the sugar, and eating the pretzels that weren’t being dipped. When Daddy got home, he could not wait to show him “what we cooked in the kitchen today, it’s very special.”
I do have some red candy melts left over and might end up doing something with it for the 4th of July so stay tuned for another fun pretzel dipping extravaganza. ENJOY!