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.
But Liaw didn't stop there. The chef decided to finally end one of these menaces once and for all.
Sounds epic. And no challenge is complete without rules.
Liaw took a day and came back with his creation: Fat Pocky.
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.
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.
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.
All bow to Adam Liaw, savior of classroom parents everywhere.
Although I have to ask, is there a possibility of changing the name?
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.