When Fancy Sprinkles announced their next collection, the “Back To School” blends, I knew I wanted to create something that absolutely anyone could make. These treats are so easy to make, that you need no baking experience whatsoever. In fact, you don’t even have to bake a single thing, so clean-up won’t be an issue at all. Hazel is still too young to assist, but I can’t wait to make these with her when she is ready. I think this is also a great and easy activity for a rainy day or snow storm. Honestly, you can even make these to get your little ones excited to go back to school!
Here is what you will need to make these super cute edible pencils:
- Wafer Cookies – I chose the vanilla ones since they really remind me of the traditional, yellow, #2 pencils we all used in grade school
- Fancy Sprinkles – Vanilla Flavoured Easy Candy in Calamine Pink & Optic White
- “Pop Quiz” or “Teacher’s Pet” Fancy Sprinkles blend
- Milk or dark chocolate chips
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That is it guys! FOUR ingredients! It really can’t get any easier than that!
Cut the tip of your wafer cookies, making sure you shape it into a little triangle, this will be the tip of your “pencil”
Microwave your “Calamine Pink” Easy Candy for 20-30 seconds at low power. Massage and microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds until the candy is melted. Cut the tip, making sure you make a small opening, enough for the candy to flow through, but small enough for you to have full control as you pipe the “eraser” onto your wafer. Something that helped me stay consistent was counting the squares on the wafer cookies to make sure the “eraser” was more or less the same size across all of your pencils.
Repeat the same heating process for your “Optic White” Easy Candy and pipe the “tip” of your pencil, making sure you cover all of the triangular area.
Place a chocolate chip on the tip of your pencil. Make sure you work fast and place it on the tip before the white chocolate hardens. I recommend that you work on 3-4 pencils at a time, this will make sure that your tip doesn’t harden before you place your chocolate chip!
Sort out the # 2’s from your Fancy Sprinkles blend and set them aside.
With the help of a toothpick, place a dollop of Easy Candy just above the eraser, making sure you center it. Take your #2 sprinkle and place it over the dollop of Easy Candy and let it set (it takes only a few seconds with a small dollop).
Voilá! There you have it – the easiest, non bake treat that your kiddos will love to give their favorite teachers! If you want to jazz it up a little, you can use strawberry wafer cookies and your favorite selection of sprinkles to make glittery, shimmery pencils!
Would you gift these to your kiddos teachers? What other sweet treats have you gifted your favorite teachers in the past? Let me know in the comments down below!