Make-it-yourself Back to School Gift Ideas for Teachers
Apple for the teacher? Let's try chocolate bark instead! Preparing chocolate bark is super simple and a great way to involve the kids in making a gift for their new teacher.
Method: Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave (takes about 1 minutes - 1.5 minutes) stir until smooth and creamy. With a rubber spatula, spread melted chocolate on parchment paper (about 1/4 inch thick). Have your kids sprinkle the topping on the melted chocolate. I used toasted almonds and dried cherries. You could use white chocolate chips, other nuts, other dried fruits, shredded coconut, granola, broken cookie pieces, candy coated chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows, or other fun toppings. Make sure the toppings are firmly set in the chocolate by lightly pressing on them. You could even drizzle more melted chocolate on top!
Place baking sheet in fridge over night. Once set, have the kids break the bark into irregularly shape pieces. Box them in a nice pastry box and have the kids design a label to affix to the package or use free printable labels like this one or this one.