First I took my Emma girl off to school.
Then I came home and got my Alan boy ready to go to Kindergarten. Of course the other boys had to get in on the action.
All day I kept watching the clock and hoping not to hear the phone ring. Finally the time came, and when I went to get my little girl she was all smiles.
So after seeing this post about back to school teacher gifts I knew I just had to make little gifts for this kids to take their teachers on the first day of school.
So here is what I came up with.
The original post gives a great tutorial on how to make the chocolate covered oreo pops, but she used a candy mold and I didn't have a candy mold, so here is how I did it without a candy mold.
First you have to stick the lollipop sticks in the cookies. To make sure they stuck to the stick really well, I opened each cookie and dripped a little chocolate in there to "glue" it all together. Once they were cooled I dipped each cookie in the red chocolate and placed it on wax paper.
Before it dried very much I moved it so there wasn't a lot of left over pooling on one side of the cookie.
Then, once again, before they were all the way dry I stuck a little piece of pretzel in the top and added a leaf using green fondant (because I already had some on hand. You could also use a fruit roll up.). Then I just suck them in the little bags.
I got the little buckets at the dollar store and filled them with things teachers need.