Have you ever thought about sending your child to school with a special treat for their new teacher? Start the school year off right with a gesture of support and appreciation for your child’s teacher. What better way to welcome teachers than with an apple-themed treat! From crispy to fudgy, we’ve found 14 cute and easy teacher apple treats they’ll love!
1. Candied Apples
Take your kiddo’s new teacher an old-fashioned treat. Make your own candied apples and share a batch with all the staff at your school.
2. Mini Oreo Apple Pops
Source: Skip to My Lou
Mini Oreos make the base for these cute apple pops. For an easy way to thank your child’s favorite teacher, have your child present a handful of these yummy pops to them.
3. Krispy Apple Treats
Source: Gourmet Mom on the Go
Make these “krispy” apple treats for a simple teacher gift. Have your kids help by inserting the Tootsie Roll® stems — just make sure they don’t eat them all!
4. Inside-Out Caramel Apples
Source: Hungry Happenings
Gift teachers some delicious caramel fudge in apple form with these indulgent inside-out caramel apples. They’ll really know they’re appreciated with this yummy gesture!
5. Apple Truffles
Truffle treats shaped like apples make a fantastic welcome back gift for teachers. They’re easy to assemble and have a rich chocolatey flavor that makes them addictive.
6. Apple Pretzel Bites
Source: Two Sisters Crafting
Bite-sized apple pretzels have an irresistible salty-sweet combo. A tin of these treats can be tucked in a teacher’s desk drawer for a needed bite of energy.
7. Apple Cookies
Source: Living Locurto
These little apple muffins are actually cookies in muffin tins. Food coloring gives sugar cookie dough a red hue that makes perfect apple look-alikes. These little treats are just the right size for popping them in your mouth!
8. Apple Marshmallows
Sugar-coated marshmallows double as easy-to-make apple treats. Make your child’s teacher feel special by gifting these marshmallow apple treats on the first day of school.
9. Caramel Chew Apple Pops
Source: Lindsay Ann Bakes
These caramel apple pops are perfect for candy lovers. Caramel chews coated in candy melts make adorable apple treats that are perfect for gifting.
10. Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Source: Simply Suzanne’s At Home
These darling and delicious apple cookies are a great way to welcome a new teacher. Package these in clear cellophane bags tied with twine for an irresistable treat.
11. Triple-Dipped Caramel Apples
Source: Lil’ Luna
Show your appreciation with triple dipped caramel apples. Three layers of yumminess will make for happy teachers!
12. Apple Pretzels
Source: Party Pinching
You can never go wrong with a sweet and salty combo, and pretzels coated with white chocolate make a great teacher’s gift. Bonus — these treats can be stored in a teacher’s desk drawer and won’t spoil!
13. Apple Doughnut Cupcakes
Source: Anders Ruff
Use a doughnut-shaped baking pan and cupcake batter or buy and decorate store-bought doughnuts for a treat teachers are sure to appreciate. Deliver with a tin of tea to make any teacher’s day!
14. Mini Caramel Apples
Source: At Home In Love
Caramel apples are a treat, but a big, bulky apple may make a mess of a teacher’s desk. Put your melon baller to work on large apples to make perfectly round mini apples. Your child’s teacher will be delighted with these non-messy and delicious snacks!
Make your sweets even sweeter
With so many cute ideas for teacher treats, now all you need is a creative way to package them! Here are a few budget-friendly ideas for wrapping baked treats:
1. Tuck smaller treats into large mason jars
Tie with a bow and add a note to create a reusable container for your teacher to keep!
2. Wrap in brown kraft paper
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most beautiful. Place your treats in the center of a large strip of brown kraft paper (available in the wrapping paper section of most craft stores). Or ask your butcher for a few feet of butcher paper. They often oblige for no cost at all! Tie with twine and you’re ready to share.
3. Place in a plastic bag
If you’ve got resealable plastic bags already in your kitchen, slide a few treats inside and staple a piece of paper folded over the top of the baggie. Place a handmade sticker label on the front of the bag. The finished product looks like it was packaged by a pro, but you did it at home for pennies!
4. Box it up
Portable cake and cookie boxes can typically be purchased for under $5 in the cake décor section of most craft stores. Just stack your DIY treats inside and tie with a bow. Voila! Bakery-style baked goods sent straight from home.
5. Reuse bakery trays
If you purchase bakery items with plastic trays from your grocer, save them for later use. Homemade cookies and cupcakes stack up adorably in these perfect sized reusables.
Your turn! Found something you love from this list? We’d love to see a photo! Post it here or on Facebook and be sure to tag us in it. We can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up!
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