Easter is usually a holiday reserved for kids, with all the sweets laid out on the party table. But its never a bad idea to prepare salty and savory snacks as well, not just for adults, but also for kids who may be looking for snacks to fill them up before hitting the Easter egg hunt.
Old-Fashioned Deviled Eggs (The Heritage Cook)
If you're a fan of hard cooked eggs, this Old-Fashioned Deviled Eggs from The Heritage Cook will change your life! The egg yolks are mixed with mayonnaise, butter, spicy brown mustard to create a rich, buttery, creamy concoction that's a perfect filling for hard-boiled egg whites. Paprika gives it a nice kick. And putting the eggs on a platter of greens just makes it look fresh and appetizing.
"I use a blend of half butter and half lite mayonnaise in mine with a little mustard, salt, and pepper. They are extra rich and creamy."
- 12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 4 tbsp butter at room temperature (or another 1/4 cup mayonnaise)
- 1 tsp prepared spicy brown mustard
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Paprika for garnish
Easter Snacks in Easter Eggs (Sprinkle Some Fun)
Sprinkle Some Fun has a cute recipe idea called Easter Snacks in Easter Eggs. It's basically just putting bite-sized snacks inside store-brought plastic eggs. Sprinkle Some Fun suggests mozzarella, ham, sweet peppers, carrots, grapes and strawberries - a perfect spread for Spring and a colorful combination too! You can also throw in your favorite nibbles like healthy nuts, dried fruits, or cherry tomatoes.
"Wouldn’t it be SO fun to make these for a kid friendly Easter lunch (that is also portable)? Another idea is to make it an Easter Egg Lunch 'Hunt'. Or fix these overnight and surprise the kids later when you ask them to go get you some eggs out of the refrigerator!"
What you will need to make your own:
- Plastic Easter Eggs (any colors will do, but I found my white ones at Hobby Lobby)
- Snacks/ lunch items (cut up bigger pieces to fit in the eggs)
- Egg Carton (
Carrot Crescent Appetizer (This Mama Loves)
This Carrot Crescent Appetizer recipe from This Mama Loves may look intimidating and difficult to make, but it's actually pretty simple to whip up! The "carrot" casings are made of store-brought crescent roll dough mixed with a little orange food color. The suggested filling is cream cheese (which is perfect for the buttery pastry), but you can fill the pastry casings with something sweet like pastry cream.
"Fill them with something sweet for a treat or a bit more savory for a more substantial food offering. You’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t crack a smile at these delightfully adorable carrots!! The hardest part is deciding what to fill them with!"
- 1 Package Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- ¼ Water
- Orange Food coloring
- Cream Horn Molds
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