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Pretzel Pencils

In a glass pie dish, combine one 14 oz. bag of yellow melting wafers and 2 Tbs. vegetable shortening. Microwave, stirring at 30-second intervals, until melted. Roll pretzel rods (or breadsticks) in melted candy to coat, and transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet. Melt 1/2 cup each orange and green melting wafers in small glass bowls in microwave. When pretzels are dry, dunk one end in orange wafers to make eraser. Transfer green melted wafers to a resealable plastic bag and snip off one small corner. Pipe on to make pencil markings (see photo). Makes about 18.

Copyright © 2004. Reprinted with permission from the August 2003 issue of Parents magazine.

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