It's every parent's fear. You live in dread of the moment your child comes home with weird instructions to complete some absolutely indecipherable ritual.
Honestly, how many class parties and pageant performances can one class have?
The Onion, well known satirical "news" site, tapped into that frustration with a recent article about an area man whose newsworthy story involved his child needing to bring treats to class and make a costume for some school event.
This was funny enough on its own, but then, Adam Liaw, an Australian chef, decided to weigh in.
No kidding, but my son has been as school for exactly ONE TERM and this has already happened about 9 times. https://t.co/WJVQo443bl— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553120178.0
But Liaw didn't stop there. The chef decided to finally end one of these menaces once and for all.
I am going to write a recipe for something that you can make 25 portions of in 5 minutes that can keep unrefrigerat… https://t.co/B7RmEfxdsv— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553120367.0
Sounds epic. And no challenge is complete without rules.
It will also fit in a standard Tupperware, cost less than $10 in ingredients, weigh less than 1 kg for transport, a… https://t.co/4ivJ7HM12Z— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553120561.0
Liaw took a day and came back with his creation: Fat Pocky.
OK, this is what I came up with this afternoon - Fat Pocky. https://t.co/7l9goboohr— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553145914.0
Remember the original Pocky sticks? These are better (and will impress both the kids and the judgy parents at their school).
Ingredients are simple and cheap. Breadsticks, chocolate and sprinkles. Sure, there's no danger of these being considered "healthy," but that's not what you're going for. These are for when you need a treat for your kid's class by morning!
And the directions couldn't be simpler.
Just microwave the chocolate for 1 minute, then blasts of 30 seconds until it's melted. Probably 3-4 minutes all up.— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553146139.0
Shake off as much chocolate as you can. You'll need to top up the glass with a teaspoon or so of chocolate every 2-… https://t.co/96cZFlxbhq— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553146347.0
This is where you end up after about 10 minutes of dunking and sprinkling. Of course, if you get the kids to do the… https://t.co/lUvzaHZVkm— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553146644.0
They're simple, cute, and those sprinkles hide how unbelievably simple they are.
Of course, those sprinkles are easily switched out if you need to change things up.
Here are some that look like people. They sell these in the baking aisle of a regular supermarket like it's no big… https://t.co/htbfcoxvXy— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553146764.0
Here are some covered with dried mango that you can put on Instagram so that people don't judge you. The white choc… https://t.co/FeBaIFI9W6— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553146864.0
These treats are a good amount of sugar and carbs, but they're quick, look great, and you don't have to worry about the chocolate chip cookie grandma stealing your idea.
Throw them in some Tupperware and send your spawn to get an education.
And here's the whole gang in a Tupperware that your kid will somehow lose even though they spend the entire day in… https://t.co/hNGxHkfZo7— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553147035.0
Oh, I forgot. You end up with a full glass of melted chocolate. Just pour that onto a sheet of baking paper and spr… https://t.co/dOcxoYu2VW— Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)1553147884.0
All bow to Adam Liaw, savior of classroom parents everywhere.
@adamliaw I didn’t think it was possible, but you actually bloody did it. I’ll never doubt you again ever— Your Good Friend Chris (@Your Good Friend Chris)1553147240.0
@adamliaw You are full of wisdom and greatness. And I guess chocolate, now.— jhube (@jhube)1553146166.0
@adamliaw You are a magical unicorn and I am forever indebted to you.— shez lee (@shez lee)1553159815.0
Although I have to ask, is there a possibility of changing the name?
@adamliaw Fat Pocky is absolutely my burlesque name— mat whitehead (@mat whitehead)1553145974.0
@adamliaw I found this thread wildly interesting and I don't even have kids— Safia van der Zwan (@Safia van der Zwan)1553147673.0
@adamliaw You had me at "full glass of chocolate" 😋— Kimici (@Kimici)1553158108.0
While an ongoing joke is how accurate The Onion articles can be in reflecting real life, it's rather surprising to see it influence and create a treat that is sure to be a hit at your child's next class party.
Just don't everyone make them at the same time.