14 Great Teacher Excuses to Have Chocolate

As if you really need a reason.

Chocolate Pairings for Teachers

Researchers have found that chocolate has a number of positive impacts on health. From improved cognition and mood to lowered blood pressure and better skin, chocolate benefits the mind, body, and soul. Looking for a reason to indulge? Here are our favorite chocolate pairings for teachers.

We also created a poster that would be perfect for hanging in the teacher’s lounge.  You can download that here. 

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Poster

1. No time for lunch? Dark chocolate.

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Dark Chocolate

It’ll fill you up with its flavanoids.

2. Up all night grading papers? Chocolate-covered espresso beans!

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Espresso Beans

Double the caffeine and crunchy, too.

3. Super-long faculty meeting? Candy-covered peanuts.

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Peanuts

You can quietly munch on them one by one, measuring how long the speaker goes by the number of pieces you can get to melt in your mouth. If you have peanut allergies, go with raisins instead.

4. Call from a parent? Milk chocolate.


Excuse to Eat Chocolate Milk Chocolate

Get your supply ready, because you’re going to need a lot of these.

5. Ran out of pencils? Chocolate toffee.

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Chocolate Toffee

You should never eat toffee alone.

6. Broken copier? Chocolate shake.

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Chocolate Shake

Go out after school and immediately and treat yourself to a shake. Broken copiers are the worst!

7. Parent-teacher conferences? Chocolate mint.

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Chocolate Mint

It’ll freshen your breath AND lift your mood.

8. Glitter in the classroom? Chocolate chips.

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Chocolate Chips

Every time you come across more glitter to clean up, you should have a chip. Believe me, you’ll get lots of rewards for this!

9. Feeling cold? Hot chocolate!

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Hot Chocolate

We all know it can be tough to regulate temperature in the classroom. Some people are too hot while others are too cold. If you’ve got the chills, a steaming cup will warm you up and make you smile. Don’t forget the marshmallows.

10. Class didn’t do their homework? Your choice!

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Your Choice

It’s up to you to choose your favorite chocolate bar. The more chewing you have to do, the less you’ll be chewing them out.

11. Standardized testing week? White chocolate.

Excuse to Eat Chocolate White Chocolate

It doesn’t leave behind residue when you’re picking up those scantrons.

12. Classroom party? Chocolate covered pretzels.

They are just light enough in chocolate to pretzel ratio that they can pass the test of “Is it healthy?”

13. Faculty potluck? German chocolate cake!

Excuse to Eat Chocolate German Chocolate Cake

This is always a crowd pleaser.

14. Have something to celebrate? Chocolate fondue!

Excuse to Eat Chocolate Fondue

This is a great way to celebrate. Since it includes fruit, it’s even a little bit healthy!

Many other forms of chocolate are available for the best and the worst school days. Whether you seek to celebrate, mourn, or stress-eat, have a bit of chocolate.

Did we miss any your favorite chocolate pairings? Come and share in our WeAreTeachers Chat group on Facebook.

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