Last Friday Abby had a friend visiting after school, just for about 40 minutes until her parents got off from work. When I was thinking of a fast activity that would be fun for the girls to do together, I thought about these “fried egg” candies my Aunt Charlotte used to make with us when I was a girl.
They are fast and easy and kids love to get their hands messy making them.
All you need is a package of white chocolate chips, some pretzel sticks, and some M&Ms or Skittles.We also used a few green ones so that we could have some Green Eggs and Ham candies. These are great to throw together for a last minute bake sale item or for a Dr. Seuss Day activity.
Start washing everyone’s hands. 😉 Then let the kids separate the yellow M&Ms from the rest.
Then heat the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute increments, taking them out and stirring between each minute until they are melted and smooth.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and have the kids help you drop spoonfuls of melted chocolate onto the sheet.
Put a yellow M&M in the center of each candy to resemble to yolk of an egg, and press two pretzel sticks into the melted chocolate to look like sticks of bacon.
Kids really like making these candies because once a grown-up helps melt the chocolate it’s something they can do almost entirely by themselves. The girls thought it was hilarious to make eggs with double and even triple yolks. They were having a great time!
This recipe makes about 2 dozen candies. Once your candies are formed, put your baking sheets in the refrigerator for about ten minutes to set.