Edible Pretzel Crayons
I made these for my daughter's class.
- 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 from link below. Print on colored paper of your choice)
Adapted from gourmetmomonthego.com
-Break or cut pretzel rods in half.
-Melt candy melts or chocolate 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. "CrayonEatr" got the most giggles since our baby is quite the professional. :)
We 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 http://www.sugarcraft.com/. On sugarcraft.com, 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.
For labels go to http://www.gourmetmomonthego.com/2008/08/runs-with-scissors-and-eats-crayons.html or directly from http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BwsIJiJPw4W-MDUwOTg4ODYtOGI4Mi00OTYzLTllNDAtNTdlYWRmYjIzNGFm&hl=en