Easy School Treats

easy school lunch box treats

With a new school year upon us you may be thinking about bake sales, tokens of appreciation for teacher, nervous kids, etc. To help with all that Best Friends for Frosting created a go-to website for cute but EASY ideas for school themed treats! The site is Back To School Bake-Off, and I was flattered to be asked to contribute a simple idea for it, and today I’m sharing it with you guys.

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I was sent a box filled with decorating tools like cupcake frosting, cookie icing, writing icing, sprinkles, gel, etc. and was asked to create a treat idea that mothers can easily do themselves. Well, I’m all about easy around here, and I have 2 little ‘guinea pigs’ of my own to test out the creations so I was happy to get to work.

  • I had a couple of ideas: 1) ‘write’ sweet notes on cookies so kids see it when they open their lunch box; and 2) help the kids keep up with the days of the week by ‘writing’ them on a rice krispy treat.
  • For each idea I used either sugar cookies {slice & bake}, or rice krispies treat rectangles as the base. I covered them in cookie icing which is sort of runny and spreads to fill in the space, and also dries hard so you can wrap or stack them.
  • I used coordinating writing icing to spell out the words. This also dries hard for storage and stackability.
  • With the days of the week treats you can let your child pick out the treat in the morning and put in his lunch box or back pack. Just a fun idea to help make those school days a little more exciting to look forward to!

There are lots more ideas for you to see so take a look at all the contributions, here.



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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. beautiful pictures,and the cakes…i’d like to eat them.

  2. These are so cute. My kids would love them.

  3. The days of the week treats are so cute! Love the colors!

  4. This is a great idea! I’ll give this a try!

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