When it comes to Easter, big kid or small kid, all minds are obsessed with candy. So no matter if you favour marshmallow chicks or chocolate eggs, an Easter basket filled with pastel goodies is sure to have you hopping with holiday joy.
Here are eight bunny approved Easter treats to fill your baskets…
For an Easter cookie recipe that’s truly simple and sweet, try hatching a dozen yellow chicks. These pale yellow sugar cookies are decorated using pastel yellow icing for the feathers and black gel icing for eyes. Cut an orange Starburst candy in half to make the adorable chick beak and arrange them in a row, like peeps in your basket.
These melt-in-your-mouth chocolate treats are ideal for easter…or, let’s face it, anytime of year! They’re made with creamy butter, condensed milk, chocolate chips, brown sugar, vanilla, and flour. Melt an array of candy melts (in white, blue, pink, and purple) to get those irresistible spring-coated hues. And create thin lines on your cookie dough eggs by thinning the chocolate and drizzling with a fork.
Excuse me, but putting baskets into baskets is just pure insanity! But not really. These cute as can be rice crispy Easter cups are moist and gooey with the just the write amount of crunch. Plus, they’re easy to whip up in a pinch with classic rice crispy treat ingredients like marshmallows, crispy rice cereal, and butter or margarine. Top with green icing and fill with a few Cadbury Mini Eggs or M&Ms if you prefer.
Nothing says spring like fresh strawberries and cream. These mini no-bake strawberry cheesecakes invite your loved ones to hop into the new season. Top and slightly core a lush red berry the fill with a low carb cheesecake filling made with heavy cream, Splenda, and softened cream cheese. Top each red berry with a bouncing bunny graham cracker.
My hubby can’t resist when the Cadbury Creme Eggs hit the stores. He’s eating them all spring season. I haven’t told him yet that I may bake them into brownies for him this weekend. I think his head might explode! Luckily, there’s not much fuss to these brownies, just butter, flour, eggs, sugar, dark chocolate, and cocoa powder. The special touch comes from halving 6 Cadbury Creme Eggs for the top that bake right into the brownie mix. Is your mouth watering yet?
This Easter Oreo Bark is just about as fun to make as it is to eat. It’s a no bake recipe featuring melted vanilla candy coating with a combination of crushed Oreo cookies, pastel sprinkles, and Easter Mini Eggs or M&Ms (or both). Prepared in as little as 5 minutes you can call on your little bunnies to help out in the kitchen. Just pop it in the fridge for half hour to set, and break it up in gift bags to present on Easter morning.
You don’t have to decide between sweet, salty, and crunchy this Easter. You can experience all 3 taste sensations in this candy and marshmallow covered popcorn. Prepare a heaping bowl of stove-popped corn and drizzle with salted butter, vanilla, and mini marshmallows. Add your favorite Easter candy to the mix—candy coated eggs, M&M’s, pastel chips, and more!
You’re little Easter egg hunters will squeal with glee at the sight of these peeps poised on pretzel sticks. To prepare you’ll need a baking sheet with clean wax paper to avoid a mess. Dip salted pretzel sticks in melted white chocolate coating and roll in pastel sprinkles. To mount your Peeps, melt a smear of chocolate on the back of each bunny (or chick) and hold to set on the pretzel. Let them set in the refrigerator for a half an hour before eating…if you can resist.