HaPpY bIrThDaY Dr. Seuss!

Theodore Seuss Geisel, born 1904 in Springfield Massachusetts, you my Dear Sir, are being celebrated in schools today all over America!  Children everywhere will be attending schools in pajamas, bath robes with favorite stuffed toys.  Making towering, soaring, striped hats filled with joys!  And my Fox 1 and Fox 2 will be going along too!

They will be toting Dr. Seuss inspired treats that we made for class. Our version of Green Eggs & Ham Bacon. Well, okay, the rendition of bacon is as close as we could get to ham but they are both from a pig. The Little Foxes had lots of fun helping to make them anyways.

These are so easy to make, and yes, I found it on Pinterest. This is the 2nd time we have made a version of these treats & they are always devoured wherever we take them.

You will need:

M&M’s (or in this case candy coated chocolate from Party City)

White chocolate

Pretzel Sticks broken in half

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (you can use aluminum foil too but I find that the chocolate slides right off of the parchment paper and you have to ‘peel’ chocolate of off the aluminum).
  2. I dump my white chocolate into a quart freezer bag that is microwave safe and add a 1/2 tsp or so of vegetable oil to the bag (a trick learned from my remarkable baker/ chef Aunt – it keeps the chocolate from drying out and keeps it malleable longer).  Place the bag in a microwave safe bowl (DO NOT close the bag all of the way!) and microwave on 30 second bursts working the chocolate in between bursts. 3, 30 second bursts usually does it for me. I like it to be ‘just melted’ so that it doesn’t spread out too thin all over the pan.
  3. When the chocolate is ready, close the bag and cut the tip off of the bag. Make sure that it is only a tiny opening otherwise you will have melted chocolate everywhere!
  4. Working on your lined pan, make blobs of chocolate about 1″ in diameter or so (remember – it will spread out a bit).  Working quickly, then go back and drop a chocolate candy into the white chocolate, then go back and add 2 pretzel sticks for the ‘bacon’. Tip: gently press the pretzels and the chocolate candy into the white chocolate so that they don’t fall off when the chocolate hardens.
  5. I pop them into the freezer for a few minutes to harden them up before removing them from the pan.

This last time around the kids and I set up an assembly line. We made enough for 2 large classes in about 20 minutes from prep to clean up!


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