Easter is just around the corner and kids are getting excited! It's the time once again for colorful egg hunts, bunny petting, and yummy treats, both sweet and salty.
As we may know, Easter for Christians is the celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection. Even for non-religious people, Easter still symbolizes coming back to life. This holiday signals the coming of Spring, which means we can enjoy the great outdoors once again after the restrictions of Winter cold.
Make this Easter extra special by creating easy to make treats that excite and mesmerize your kids. Most of our curated recipes are easy enough to make not just for, but with your kids, so make it an Easter bonding activity.
Easy Pretzel Toffee (Created by Diane)
This Easy Pretzel Toffee recipe by Created by Diane is a candy bark made with chocolate, pretzels, butter and brown sugar. You can also use peanut M&Ms for this treat, but the pastel colors of pretzel M&Ms gives this toffee a more Easter look. Feel free to use other pastel-colored candy like Reese's Candy Eggs or even candy sprinkles to top this bark.
"This is so easy to make and doesn’t take much time, so you can whip up a batch and chill it in the fridge and it’ll be all ready for an Easter-Eve snack or for enjoying while the kids eat the ears off their bunnies tomorrow."
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups mini chocolate chips
- 12 oz. pretzel sticks (you'll have extra with a one pound bag)
- 1 lb pretzel M&Ms
Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars (Julie's Eats and Treats)
Julie's Eats and Treats's Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars is another treat that takes advantage of the yummy pastel colors of store-brought candy to make it a perfect for Easter festivities. The green frosting and green-tinted coconut topping for this cookie bar makes a fresh background for the colorful "eggs," while the beige cookie underneath gives it an Earthy look.
"If you are looking for a spring time treat these are perfect! Now let’s all say a silent prayer my snow leaves and I can wear a cute dress and sandals on Easter Sunday!"
- 1 1/2 C. Sugar
- 1 C Butter, softened
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 t. almond extract
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 2 1/2 c. Flour
- 1/4 c. butter, softened
- 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 2-3 T Milk
- 1/2 t. vanilla
- Green food coloring
- 2 c. shredded coconut
- Green food coloring
- Reese's Candy Eggs
Oreo Bunny Pops (BruCrew Life)
This Oreo Bunny Pops recipe from BruCrew Life is basically as easy as dressing Oreos in candy to turn them into cute bunny-shaped treats. They're so elaborate that anyone would be surprised to know that they're homemade! Once you try and discover how easy it is to make this recipe, it will sure be easy for you to make other animal variations of this treat for other occasions like Halloween.
"Hopefully a few of you will be inspired to go back to the store for the ingredients to make these adorable bunnies. I promise you they are easy."
- 12 Golden Oreo cookies
- 24 flat marshmallows (Kraft Stacker Mallows)
- 12 miniature marshmallows
- 12 small pink round sprinkles
- 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
- 24 candy eyeballs
- 2 Tablespoons pink sugar
- 8 ounces vanilla CandiQuik, melted
- 1 ounce chocolate CandiQuik, melted
- 12 paper straws
- 1 bunny cookie cutter with tall ears
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