Teacher Gifts

Posted by laura on Dec 23 2008 | Holiday, Making, Tasty

In our schools, the parents all contribute to one main gift for the teachers at holiday time, but I love to have a little something to go with the notes the kids write to the teachers, aides and librarians. This year my friend Barb and I made chocolate bark with assorted toppings. We melted blocks of semi-sweet chocolate in bowls over boiling water, then poured the chocolate out onto cookie sheets lined with foil. While the chocolate was warm, we scattered the top with dried fruits and chopped nuts.

Our favorite combinations turned out to be dark chocolate sprinkled with hazelnuts and drizzled with stripes of white chocolate, and white chocolate topped with cranberries and pistachios. These looked particularly festive and tasted great. We also made a peppermint bark that was delicious, but we liked that the other two were just a little more unusual.

Barb put hers on these beautiful little cocktail plates to hand out, and I put mine into brown waxed paper bags. At home, I made some gingersnaps and put them into small brown bags as well.


Then I took brown paper lunch bags and drew on them with white markers so that they looked a bit like gingerbread houses. One of each of the small treat bags went into each of the larger paper bags. Tie it with a bow and call it happy holidays.

6 comments for now

6 Responses to “Teacher Gifts”

  1. Kristen

    Where were you when I was making our teacher gifts? :) These are gorgeous!

    24 Dec 2008 at 5:08 am

  2. alison

    that bark would make pretty good gifts for other people besides teachers! You know what i’m saying!! :)

    29 Dec 2008 at 5:49 am

  3. Sam

    What!!! We have to make homemade goodies for teachers? I can barely keep up with presents for the family. Well, Aaron was talking about homeschooling…

    Actually, the guys are starting a montessori preschool in January. It’s right down the street, too. -Sam

    31 Dec 2008 at 3:08 pm

  4. laura

    Kristen – thank you, but I’m sure your teacher gifts weren’t hurting any!

    Alison – be careful what you wish for….

    Sam – I really hope you reconsider the whole homeschooling idea. It would give your boys a totally unfair competitive advantage! Have a heart for the rest of our kids! Can’t wait to hear about the preschool though – I hope they love it.

    05 Jan 2009 at 10:11 pm

  5. Pam

    I make my bark with Saltines. It satisfies both the sweet and salty cravings. Now that’s good eats.

    08 Jan 2009 at 7:02 am

  6. laura

    NOW we’re talkin, Pam!!

    08 Jan 2009 at 4:39 pm

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