Archive for the ‘easter treats’ tag
April 3rd, 2014 at 7:08 pm
Easter is only a few weeks away and it’s never too early to plan your holiday meals. Instead of saving the best for last, we like to start with it…DESSERT! Cakes, candy, cookies, and more, there are so many choices! You can go traditional or get creative. Do you have a special family recipe for an Easter dessert? Share your delicious creations on our Facebook page!
- Mother Hen and Chicks Cake/Cupcakes
- Easter Bark
- Colorful Easter Layer Cake
- Chocolate Covered “Carrot” Strawberries
- Bunny Cream Puffs
- Chocolate Birds’ Nests
- Peep Rice Krispy Treat Baskets
- Easter Bunny Cake
- Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles
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March 23rd, 2013 at 5:09 pm
By Kim Ross
With all the baskets you may have to make for Easter, it is good to have some homemade treats included in them. Not only is it cost-effective, but it adds a personal touch to the mix.
One of my favorite treats is pictured. This is great to put in baskets or send as a school party treat. Think Orange – Cheese Puffs, Cheese Balls, Goldfish crackers or even an orange candy can be used to fill the “carrot.” The bag is simply a plastic disposable frosting decorator bag. You can find these in the grocery store or craft store. Check if the ones you are buying have printing on the bags, as you will want clear ones. Use some green ribbon for the top and you have your own carrot to hide in the basket!
Another fun treat I have done before involves white powdered donut holes. Simply put two or three in a plastic snack bag. Then attach a fun topper like this one. These “Cottontails” will bring a smile to any little ones face.
Krispy Treats are an easy to make treat, but have you ever thought about adding a Peep on top? Freeze the Peep first and after your warm treats are spread in a pan, push the Peeps on top. I love to use the bunnies and lay them down on top. They won’t melt because of being frozen but will stick into the treat. Remember to think about spacing as you lay the bunnies down so you can later cut them into squares or rectangles. Wrap them in some plastic wrap after they have cooled.
Also, think about the treats you make for the Holiday season in December. Make chocolate candies, chocolate covered pretzels or truffles and add some melted pastel chocolates to drizzle on top. If you are good at decorating cookies or cupcakes then make Spring themed ones. They sell some adorable boxes to package your homemade treats in.
One last fun treat is made with popcorn. Mix up some pastel M&M’s, popcorn and small pretzel sticks together. Melt white chocolate and mix until everything is coated. Use pastel colored sprinkles to cover it a bit. Spread on wax paper and allow to cool. Put in a bag and tie with a ribbon and you have some “Bunny Bait.”
Easter Treats don’t always have to be store bought, use your imagination to add some fun Homemade treats to the baskets you may be delivering!
Kim Ross also writes at A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.