Last Friday, after receiving numerous emails about end of the year school treats for parties and asking for money for this or that, I composed my own blanket response:
OUT OF MY MIND AUTOREPLY:
I will be temporarily out of my mind and will have intermittent e-mail/ backpack access until June 28th. If you need immediate assistance with your request for money, volunteers, field day, treats or hosting end of the year/season (fill in the blank) party, please go to your nearest house of worship and pray, chant, do an interpretive dance or whatever. Thank you.
Of course my dream of really sending this email will be shattered the second my kids give me that sad face and say, “But MOMMMMMYYYYYYYY everyone is bringing treats in and you always make the best treats.” I hate myself for letting them brown-nose me.
If you have to send in treats for the class—make it easy, but fun.
Here are a couple creative end of the year school treats and a fun decorative idea:
Super Easy Chocolate Pretzel Bites:
- One 12 oz. bag of Hershey’s HUGS kisses unwrapped ( about 70)
- Small pretzels twists or squares “Snaps” by Snyder’s
Pre-heat the oven to 350°
Place pretzels onto cookie sheet and put one kiss in the middle of each. Bake in the oven 1-2 minutes until the kisses melt. Remove from the oven and push an M&M in the center of each kiss. Let cool. Put them in the freezer to speed cooling time. Now hide them or you will eat the whole batch! Props to Stella M’s mother for getting me hooked on these addictive pretzely-crack treats.
You can make this treat in advance and store them in a sealed bag.
Rice Krispies Cupcakes:
- Rice Krispies Treats
- Frosting-recipe here
- Swedish Fish
Make Rice Krispies Treats following the recipe on the side of the box or here. Mix in about 1 1/2 tablespoons of sprinkles.
Press the treat into mini cupcake tins, let them cool and place on a plate to frost.
I used a large star tip to top each Krispies cupcake with frosting.
To make the cherry, I pulled a red Swedish fish in two and rolled one half in the palms of my hands until I had a ball.
Top with sprinkles and or the red candy “cherry”.
Our School Rocks Toppers:
Make any treat from mini cupcakes to Rice Krispies Cupcakes and top the lot with Swedish Fish. I made the signs by printing out the words “Our School Rocks” onto colored card-stock horizontally. Then I cut them into guitar shapes and glued wooden skewers on the backs. Print them out yourself here! If you are super short on time grab a treat from the store, slap some fish on those babies, print out the signs and write your acceptance speech for “Parent of the Year.”
Heck you could even buy a few bags of candy fish pour them into bowls with the signs. Save the signs and use them for kid #2′s class party.
Questions? Just Ask Holly in comments.