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Candy Bar Etching



Candy Bar Etching is the perfect way to say Happy Father’s Day this year!  It’s so simple and easy that kids of all ages can enjoy making this little craft for Dad.

Start with a regular candy bar and use a toothpick to write or draw on the back.  Lightly brush away chocolate flakes as you go.  Then spread a generous amount of Powdered Sugar over the candy bar and lightly press it across your etches.  Use your finger to brush away the extra powdered sugar.  Then use a damp paper towel to clean off the entire candy bar.  What’s left is your design, beautifully etched into the chocolate.  Then wrap your candy bar in new tin foil, and cover with a label.  Have your kids color a custom label to put on it, or download the one below.

Here’s the label I made for mine:


Download – “Happy Father’s Day Dad” Candy Bar Label  
(Just print in colored ink on regular white paper, trim the edges, and you are ready to put it on your large candy bar!)

I can’t wait for my husband to open this special candy bar we made just for him!


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Candy Bar Letter – Father’s Day Card

One of our most popular posts of all time is from 2011.  I posted some Father’s Day Ideas.  The candy bar letter we shared has been a huge it!  I’ve seen it used over and over again.  I just love it when I see people using my ideas!  Since then, I did a post about Candy Bar Letter Tips.  This post has tips for making your own card along with more candy bar card ideas.  Today I’m sharing a new Candy Bar Letter for Father’s Day.  My goal was to use ALL different candy from my last Father’s Day candy letter, and I did it!

Candy Bar Letter

Here is what you need:

1 poster board, print out my 3 pages of text for the letter, and all your candy bars.

The candy I used this time are:  Milk Duds, Hi Chew, Dentyne Fire Gum, Crunch, Swedish Fish, Flipz Pretzels, Mike and Ike, Take 5, Dentyne Ice Gum, Mega M&M’s, Junior Mints, Reese’s Pieces, and Runts.

The best part about this simple gift idea is that you can personalize it and make it your own.  You can make it funny, but send a wonderful message at the same time.

Candy Bar Poster


You can write all of your sentences with a sharpie, but to make it even easier, just print these files.


Candy Sentences


All printables and downloads made by Bits of Everything are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.  Please do not alter or claim as your own. Feel free to link back to if you like our printables.  We would love a comment if you download. Thanks!



Candy Bar Letter Tips


One of our most popular posts right now is the Candy Bar Letter that I made for Father’s Day a few years ago.  There have been a few questions about it, so I thought I would show you my step by step process and share with you my candy bar letter tips.

1.  Size.  How long do you want your letter?  How many treats do you want to buy?  I usually use a regular poster board (22 inches by 28 inches).  If you wanted to do a shorter letter, I would cut a poster board in half, making it 14 inches by 22 inches.  I even think a little candy bar note is cute, using a quarter of a poster board (11 inches by 14 inches).  If you don’t have poster board on hand, you can always use card stock.  Tape 2 pieces together to make it a little bigger, if needed.  Check out this post that Emily did that is a good example of this.

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