Friday, December 12, 2008

Teacher's gifts and some class goodie bags

We have done most of our teacher's gift now (just Z's left). We chose to make gourmet candy apples and the marble magnets.
The apples were super easy. We just used the caramel squares you get in the candy aisle at the grocery store and chocolate and white barks.Just unwrap the caramels and melt in a bowl in the microwave. Insert popsicle stick into a clean large apple (don't be stingy! ;) We used golden delicious. Swirl around in the caramel til 3/4 covered from top. Let drips fall into bowl then I took over to my freezer and held it in the cold air coming out of the top to kinda set it. If you set your apple down at this point, first spray some Pam onto the plate before setting down. Now melt your chocolate in the microwave. Repeat process you did with the caramel. Sit chocolate covered apple down on a clean plate (not on the Pam don't need it for the chocolate and you don't want your final product to be any greasy). Now melt 1 cube of white chocolate to drizzle on the top and then add sprinkles while still wet.

A friend of mine made me one of these years ago and I still think about them. SOOOO good! We packed these up in clear cellophane bags and tied with a bow.

Also for the 5 year old class party (Kalla's) we made these cute snowflake candy necklaces. I found some kits at Walmart to make these and Kalla and I strung them for goodie bags to take to her classmates at preschool.

We put them in small clear bags and tied up with a tag (that I made on the computer) and bow.


Anonymous said...

So funny... I was just trying to come up with an idea for classmate gifts. Very timely. I love all of your ideas. Happy Holidays. Lisa

Peggy said...

Those are great and clever gifts! My Dad was a teacher and one of the best "payments" he received for afterschool tutoring was a container of homemade caramels. I still remember those!

Anonymous said...

I love caramel apples, they make such a neat and unique gift. I just posted on mine and you may want to keep your eye our for these containers. I bought mine in the States (from CAnada) we had nothing like that here, they fit perfectly. Here is the link

Deanna said...

Niki, thanks for sharing your boxes! They look great! Cellophane bags are my on had go-to usually. I'll have to look for the boxes sometime though. :)


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