Candy Covered Pretzel Pencils

It is Teacher Appreciation Week around here and I am sharing my candy covered pretzel pencils today.  A great idea for a small token of your appreciation.  The teacher will love this delicious and unique gift idea.  If you have missed any of the fun this week, be sure to check out the round ups from day 1, day 2day 3, and day 4.  Also, come back each afternoon as I round up even more great Teacher Appreciation ideas from our blog partners.  Want a chance to be featured?  Link up your quick Teacher Appreciation crafts to our linky party today.  Now lets learn how to make those candy covered pretzel pencils.  

Candy Covered Pretzel Pencils for Teacher Appreciation Week -- make these fun pretzel pencils in just minutes!

Start with pretzel rods, yellow candy coating, pink and silver sprinkles, and some black food coloring.  You can see that you will make a mess below.  Have the kids help as this one is messy and fun!  Cover your area in waxed paper.  Melt the yellow candy coating according to the package directions.  Coat each pencil then immediately dip the end in the pink sprinkles.  Lay down and sprinkle on a line of silver sprinkles.  Allow to dry maybe 5 minutes then dip a skewer or toothpick into the black food coloring and write on “No 2″.  Allow to dry completely.

Candy Covered Pretzel Pencils for Teacher Appreciation Week -- make these fun pretzel pencils in just minutes!

Then just drop into a long plastic favor bag.  I tied mine closed with fun mini chalkboards on a clothespin.  Write on your teacher’s name and this one is ready to give for Teacher Appreciation Week.  The teacher will love these candy covered pretzel pencils.

Candy Covered Pretzel Pencils for Teacher Appreciation Week -- make these fun pretzel pencils in just minutes!

 Need more ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week?  Stay tuned here all week as we are blowing it out with tons of inspiration for you!  My candy covered pretzel pencils are just the beginning!

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