Edible Crayons: A Fun Back-to-School Treat

My kids just started school (preschool and 1st grade), and I was trying to think of a fun treat after the first day of school. I came across this amazing site: Gourmet Mom on the Go. It has lots of fun food ideas. I came across the instructions for Edible Crayons: A Fun Back-to-School Treat, and knew we HAD to try it! (See this link for the full instructions.)

All you need is pretzel rods, candy melts, and paper for the “wrappers.” I got candy melts from Michaels in different colors, and had my kids help me dip the pretzels. It was a lot of fun. Then, while they were in school, I finished putting the crayons all together to surprise them with the completed product! Once the pretzels/candy were set, I wrapped the paper around them and secured with a little bit of tape. I created my own customized crayon wrappers in Photoshop, with my kids’ names on them, and printed them on colored cardstock. Once wrapped, I put the crayons into their own little tins. Cuteness! Love!!

We were so happy with how they turned out, and they tasted yummy too! :) They were a huge hit with my kids. I put more of them in a pencil box, just for fun. They really didn’t last long, though.
I think they turned out SO CUTE!!!! Hooray for school! You definitely have to try this out for yourself. :)


  1. says

    I tried to link on to the directions and it wouldn’t let me can you please drop me the instructions for the crayons they are SO cute.

  2. K Blackstock says

    I think these edible crayons are so cute. I wanted to make them for a family reunion and need to get a blank crayon template. I tried to go to the other site but could not download. Do you have any ideas where I could get a blank template. Thank you.


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