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,Β 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! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚


  1. so cute Brooke!

  2. How would I go about getting hold of you ladies? I haven’t been able to find an email address. I’d like to feature you on a blog that I’m setting up. Please drop me a line if you can. Missy

  3. I made these too. So easy! So cute! I love the name wrappers….I’m not that talented πŸ˜‰

  4. That is great! these are sooo on my to-do list!

  5. OMG! I LOVE this!!!

  6. I love that you had your kids help and then surprised them with the finished project. How fun!

  7. those are amazing!

    what a fab idea πŸ™‚

    Rose XXX

  8. I so adore these! I wish I could find candy melts in Australia!

  9. These are some of the most creative snacks I’ve seen in a long time! Great job!

  10. This is too cute. I think I am going to Orange and Black for Halloween gifts for my nieces and nephews: )

  11. I linked to this cute post in my “Friday Favorites”. Too cute not to share.


  12. Too cute!

  13. oh my goodness, what a cute idea! πŸ™‚ Love how you personalized them with your child’s name. This would be a great christmas gift for little nieces and nephews. πŸ™‚

  14. so. stinkin. cute. Holy cow!!

  15. GIRL!! This is adorable!! I am SOOOO linkin’ up to you! Lovin’ your Photoshop talents as well!!

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  17. 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.

  18. Alisha, I fixed the link, now it should work! I’m glad you like these edible crayons! Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

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  21. K Blackstock Says: July 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    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.

  22. You wouldn’t want to share the template would you? I’d love to be able to add my kiddos names πŸ™‚ THANKS!

  23. Love this idea! Is it possible to get the name template? Thanks!

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