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Back to School Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies

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With just 3 ingredients, our Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies are an deliciously easy way to say hello to a new school year! These no-bake treats will definitely move you to the head of the class!

Our Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies are such an easy (delicious!) way to say hello to a new school year!

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Anybody else l-o-v-e sugar wafers? All those crisp-ety cookie and hurt-your-teeth sweet cream layers … come to momma! I really don’t buy them at the store because it is so easy to eat ten one too many. But darn if I didn’t have to buy a package or two to make these super cute, super simple no-bake back to school treats 😉

Back to School Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies

Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies are such an easy, no-bake back to school treat!

As I do with any dipped treat – Chocolate Pretzel Butterflies, Flower Cookies or Chocolate Dipped Donut Holes – I like to set up a dipping station.

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So, I line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put my containers of melted candy melts, sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc. within easy reach so I can dip (or in this case, spread – more on that in a second) and easily decorate whatever I am dipping. Yep, it gets messy and drippy but that parchment paper makes clean up so much easier!

Tip: Create a dipping station so everything you need is close at hand. This one is set up for our Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies!

Okay, so now that you have a dipping station ready to go, the next step for these Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies is to create the pencil shape. With a sharp knife, use a gentle sawing motion and just a teeny tiny bit of pressure to cut one end of each wafer cookie into a point.

To create the pencil eraser, spread the other end of the cookie with melted pink candy melts.

Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies - cut the end of each cookie and coat the opposite end in pink candy melts.

Yes, I said spread. I tried dipping these cookies in the candy melts but the delicate layers made lots of crumbs and the candy melts didn’t adhere well to the textured surface of the cookies. So, I grabbed a plastic knife and spread it on. It’s not perfect but I’m okay with that 🙂

To create the sharpened pencil point, use white candy melts to cover the pointed end of the cookie. The picture below was mid-spread of the white melts. I went back and smoothed it out as much as I could.

White candy melts cover the points of these Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies!

Finally, to create the pencil lead, press a mini chocolate chip on the tip of each pencil. The point of the chocolate chip should align with the point of the pencil 🙂

Mini chocolate chips are the 'lead' for our Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies!

Could these be any cuter?!

Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies could not be a cuter back to school treat!

If my boys were younger, I would tuck a few of these Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies in their lunch boxes or have them waiting as after school snack on the first day of school. For now, I’ll have to settle for almost-man hands reaching in to grab them as soon as I was done taking pictures. I guess it’s not too bad having a food blogger for a mom 😉

Sugar Wafer Pencil Cookies are such an easy, no-bake back to school treat!

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  1. So very clever are the Sugar Wafer Pencil cookies! How fun to make a batch and set them on a tray for the teachers in the lounge to welcome them back! Thanks!

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  3. I tried the pencil cookies and they were great! I was able to dip them in the candy melt and they turned out fine. I made 100 of them for a writing celebration at school and it only took me about an hour from start to finish. Next time I will know how to make them better and faster! Thanks so much for your post – these turned out so good!

  4. These are absolutely adorable. I just finished making them and I can’t wait to take them to school! Thank you.

  5. Such a fun idea and my kids LOVE sugar wafers. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Choosing this as one of my features this week.

  6. I made these for our church kids and personalized them as a practice run. The next day they were some what soft, do you think it was the icing from the names? Did you store yours overnight? I thought I might make the real ones tonight and just before our dinner tomorrow evening write the kids names on them, do you think they will stay fresh that way. They really looked amazing with their names on them, I know they will be tickled when they see them!!

    1. What a cute idea! They do tend to soften when icing or anything with even the smallest amount of moisture is added because those crispy wafers are so thin. Almond bark or melting wafers don’t have liquid, so they should stay for a day or so. And I agree to add the names at the last minute if possible 🙂

  7. I’ so glad to you for sharing this awesome recipes! Where did you find this? This pencils looks so cute, I will definitely cook it for my younger brother. I hope that you will continue sharing this amazing type of content!

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