Pencil Treat Bags

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Pencil Treat Bags make the perfect back-to-school gift for students and teachers. These fun school themed treat bags are easy to make and are so cute, you’ll have a hard time putting those pencils down!

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Pencil Treat Bags Make Going Back to School Fun

Whether you’re a teacher wanting to welcome your students in a fun way or a parent wanting to show your appreciation for teachers and educators, these pencil treat bags are the perfect handmade gift.

All you need is a few simple ingredients and you’ll have the perfect back to school treat in minutes!

Want another fun treat bag recipe? Try our popular Goldfish Carrot Treat Bags and Oogie Boogie Treat Bags

pencil treat bags on white table

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It is easy to make – Just throw the ingredients into a treat bag assembled like a pencil, tie and done!
  • It is adorable – How cute do these look? They really look like a #2 pencil!
pencil treat bags propped up in tin can on table

What You Need to Make Pencil Treat Bags

  • Mini Chocolate Chips – You can use your favorite brand and either milk chocolate or dark chocolate
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Goldfish – I like just the regular cheese kind
  • Hershey’s Kisses – I used silver so it matched the silver around the pencil’s eraser
  • Pink Starburst
  • Treat Bags
  • Curling Ribbon
pencil treat bags ingredients on white table

Helpful Tips

  • Store in a cool spot for up to 1 week. I tend to not keep them beyond this point as things start to go stale. It can vary on the time it takes to go stale, so it’s up to you to test and know beyond the 1 week point.
  • If you use bigger treat bags, you’ll either need more ingredients or you’ll just end up with a bigger leftover tufted tail on the treat bag. Totally up to your preferences. I liked the tail leftover on the bags to be smaller.
  • I do not recommend curling the ribbon before tying it on as the curls usually get stretched and can’t be fixed after that. So, it turns out best when you curl after the ribbons have been tied on.
  • You can use other ribbon if preferred and just tie it in a bow if you don’t want to mess with curling.
  • Here is a video on how to curl ribbon with your scissors. It’s important that you use curling ribbon for this method or it won’t turn out right.
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Pencil Treat Bags

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How to make adorable pencil treat bags for students and teachers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 9.8” by 5.1” Cone Shaped Treat Bag
  • 1 12-Inch Strip Pink Curling Ribbon


  • 9 Pink Starbursts
  • 7 Chocolate Kisses
  • Cup Goldfish Crackers
  • 4 Mini Marshmallows
  • ½ Teaspoon Mini Chocolate Chips


  • Place the chocolate chips in the treat bag and give it a good shake to make them settle into the tip a bit more.
  • Add the marshmallows, followed by the goldfish crackers. Give another good shake to make everything settle and fill in holes.
  • Add the chocolate kisses and finish by adding the pink Starbursts.
  • Bunch the top of the treat bag up and tie it with pink curling ribbon. Don’t tie a bow, just do a double knot.
  • Curl extra ribbon ends using scissors. Enjoy!


Serving: 1

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

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