Green Eggs & Ham Pretzel Bites
- Pretzels—either traditional shaped or square
- White candy melts found at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby
- Green M&M’s
- Parchment Paper
- Paper plate
- This is a microwave recipe because many public and private schools have easy access to microwaves.
- Place parchment paper over a paper plate. Lay a few pretzels on the plate. Place the candy melts on top of the pretzels. Microwave for 10-15 seconds. Then test the candy melt to see if it is soft. If not, microwave again for another 10-15 seconds. Each microwave seems to be different.
- When the candy melt has softened, put a green M&M on top. Be sure to push the M&M into the candy melt. Allow time for the finished product to cool completely before eating. It should look like the green M&M is yolk part of the egg with the candy melt resembling the cooked egg white.
- This is a fun and easy project for classroom teachers or parents to make with the help of their students or children.
For an extra math lesson, consider predicting how many M&M’s will be inside the bag OR how many green M&M’s will be inside the bag. Allow time for them to graph their answers using graph paper. Then it is time to verify all the predictions. Empty the M&M package into a large bowl. Allow the children to count the M&M’s. Which student came closest to the correct number of M&M’s?
You can also graph the M&M’s by color. Consider this easy way to make an M&M graph: use a long strip of Scotch tape sticky side up. Lay the M&M’s out on top of the tape. They will stay in a visual line much easier. Children can easily see which colors are the most frequent and also which colors are the least frequent. They can then write mathematical statements using the < and > symbols.