Back to School Inspired Treats


Back to school is in full swing right now, and if you're looking for a fun way to celebrate all the studious excitement, here are 5 Cute {& Homemade} Back To School Party Dessert ideas to try out! From clever edible “crayons” to cute school bus cake pops, these are all super creative ways to get your kids (and you!) ready for class, whether it's right from the start or a little ways into the year when they could use a sweet little boost. Added bonus: these make for really cute homemade teacher gift ideas too!

1. Candy Licorice “Pencils”: Chocolate chip tips, yellow licorice, and red licorice for “erasers” so easy & cute. (Bonus: lay them out on lined paper for extra cute presentation!)

2. School Bus Cake Pops: Try making these shaped cake pops with drawn windows and candy wheels. (Find the tutorial here!)

3. Apple Candy Cups: An innovative way to incorporate apples into your back to school party! Fill mini containers with jelly beans, trim with polka dot ribbon, add a little stem and a green patterned paper leaf.

4. Chocolate Covered Pretzel “Crayons”: Pretzel rods, candy melts and free printables (found here) are so fun eat and even make with the kids.

5. Edible “Glue” Sticks: One of the most original school inspired treats I've seen- these candy filled push pops wrapped in orange ribbon and tied with free printables are so creative and easy!

Contributing Editor, Jennifer Sbranti is a graphic designer and founder of Hostess with the Mostess®. HWTM brings stylish entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website, creative online community, and popular daily blog. Sbranti’s ideas have been featured in media outlets such as The Today Show, People, InStyle Weddings, Pregnancy, and Everyday with Rachael Ray. Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband (& HWTM co-founder) Sonny Sbranti and their two young daughters, Macy & Rylie.

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