Food Safe Not-Saran Wrap?

Decorating By KarenOR Updated 7 May 2015 , 2:03am by johnson6ofus

KarenOR Posted 6 May 2015 , 4:31pm
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I'm not sure where this question should go, so if it's not here, I apologize.

I'm making my own version of these bars (after I read about tempering) for my daughter's Bat MItzvah party, which is an art theme.   I was originally thinking I would just make the paper box to go with them, but then was thinking that it would be a shame to cover them up.  So I was wondering what kind of clean wrap , other than saran, could be used.  I will then, just make a thick cardstock label to go around the middle.

Any ideas?


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Pastrybaglady Posted 6 May 2015 , 6:28pm
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Clear cellophane wrap would work.  Get your hands on a 40% off coupon and head over to Michael's or JoAnn's.

johnson6ofus Posted 6 May 2015 , 6:56pm
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Quote by @KarenOR on 2 hours ago

(after I read about tempering)   These are great, and many sizes. You can print a card stock topper, like "Thanks for sharing Rachael's Bat Mitzmah" and staple it on top to seal it.  Kind of like the old peg board hanging candy bags.  They would look graet.

A greater fear is the chocolate tempering. Be sure to practice. I think chocolate hates me, but I always have problems with it. At least you can make these well ahead of time. Good Luck!

johnson6ofus Posted 6 May 2015 , 6:58pm
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Also, using the food saver heat sealer works great on those bags too!

KarenOR Posted 6 May 2015 , 9:41pm
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Thanks for the feedback.  

I was thinking sheets of cello, but for some reason I thought what you can buy at craft stores isn't food safe.  Are there different brands?  I suppose I could buy bags and cut them open.  I was hoping for a tight fight, not a bag, but we shall see what the materials dictate.

johnson6ofus Posted 6 May 2015 , 11:06pm
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They are food safe. Look in the cookie/ baking department (not the jewelry/ beads department.  They are made to bag cookies, long ones for pretzels, candy, etc.  Usually available in 2-4 sizes too, so you can determine which is best for a nice tight, clean "fit".  You can easily cut them down too, as needed.

Are you in Oregon? Hobby Lobby has there brand (Sunnyside??) and JoAnn's carries Wilton. I wouldn't worry about food safety with either of these brands. 

This is cute (topper style):

Bag Tag style:

KarenOR Posted 6 May 2015 , 11:09pm
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I have JoAnn's not Hobby Lobby.  In Oregon, but 2 hours from Portland where there might be a HL.    I'll look at JoAnns.  I know the bags are foodsafe.  I've used them for lots of things.  I was just thinking that for my size of about 3 x 6 x .5 ,flat might be easier.  But maybe not.

Thanks for your help.

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