Easter Treats to Make:
Recipes for Easy Easter Treats
Being together in the kitchen is a great way to share family time... especially withs Easter treats to make! Choose a favorite recipe or look for new recipes with a healthy twist for your family. Fun Easter snacks and delicacies were created to bring smiles to everyone's faces... so have fun with them! Your recipes can be as simple or complex as you like.
The recipes and ideas you'll find here for Easter treats to make are really great! But you'll find more easy Easter treats and snacks at Easter Recipe Central, including:
No Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bird's Nests
The sound of birds brings the thought of spring, so it is not surprising that bird nests are among the treats made by many families. With this recipe, you can take a familiar rice cereal treat, substitute chow mein noodles, and mold the mixture into muffin tins to form tiny crunchy nests.
This is one of my favorite Easter treats to make every year! It's easy, super cute, and something fun that the kids can help out with. But if you'd rather do something else this year, try molding your favorite Rice Krispie Treat recipe into plastic eggs for crunchy Easter egg treats that can later be dipped in chocolate or tucked into plastic eggs on an Easter egg hunt for a surprise. The easiest Easter treats to make!
2 C. semisweet chocolate chips
1 C. peanut butter
2 C. chow mein noodles
Jelly beans, candy coated almonds, or candy eggs
Instructions: 1. Place chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave-safe container. Heat on low power for 1 minute. Stir, and repeat, until chocolate chips are melted. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate or it will get grainy.
2. Stir in the chow mein noodles until fully coated.
3. Drop by 1 tablespoon at a time onto cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Form a nest shape with your fingers. If small children are helping it works best to put wax circles in the bottom of a muffin tin. This molds the nest without having to touch the hot chocolate.
4. Refrigerate until firm.
5. Fill chocolate nests with candy that looks like eggs.
Easter Cake Decorating Ideas
Bite-able Easter Birdhouse
Birds aren't just stuck in nests and treats aren't just limited to imitating those nests. You can build a Bite-able Birdhouse from graham crackers-- just the way gingerbread houses are made at Christmas. The idea is the same while the colors are much more varied.
Supplies and Set-Up: To build the birdhouse you use graham crackers, homemade icing, fresh fruit, mint leaves, cookies, a few pretzel sticks and assorted candies. Build the birdhouse like you would a gingerbread house but keep in mind that birdhouses don't have windows and are much simpler than houses for people. Use icing or melted chocolate to stick the pieces together or to stick objects to the birdhouse and base.
Designing Your Graham Cracker Birdhouse: Use a chocolate covered round cookie for the hole and a straight pretzel stick for the post the bird might rest on. Coconut shavings can be tinted with green food coloring to look like grass. Spread icing around the birdhouse in an uneven pattern and sprinkle on your fake grass. The mint leaves and fresh strawberries or blueberries will decorate the base and sides like climbing vines and early spring fruit.
Drop a few pretzel sticks outside the birdhouse to look like fallen nest material. Tuck as much or as little candy around the birdhouse as you like.
Other Ideas for Easter Treats to Make
Foods that look like Easter items can be a ton of fun to make for Easter, because these types of Easter treats are super cute and fun to eat. And kids love them! Plus, most of the time you can let the kiddos help. Any Easter treats to make for your family should everybody who wants to help, that way everybody gets to be part of the fun.
Easy cookie dough can be baked into Easter shapes and then decorated with icing and a bit of imagination. Adult and children will both enjoy playing with the colors of spring. Try stacking large round cookies with smaller cookies and decorating them as Easter hats.
Cheesy Carrot Treats
If your family isn't big into sweets, try making cheesy treats that resemble a carrot. Basic cheese straw dough can be rolled out and baked into thin short cookies with a bright orange color. Tuck these cheesy crackers into a clear pastry decorating bag (available at larger stores) and tuck a green tissue paper in to form the carrot's top. Tie these off with twist ties and you have salty and homemade delicacies that are portable.
Feeling to lazy to make your own cheese straw carrots? Simply fill your pastry bag with cheese-flavors snacks like Cheetos, cheese puffs, or Cheez-Its. Equally cute and a lot easier!
The best Easter treats to make are the ones that keep your family smiling and working together as they celebrate spring. So get creative and have fun with it!
Find more ideas for Easter treats to make at the Easter homepage!
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