Easter Treats Kids Can Make

Coloring eggs may be the most popular activity for kids this Easter holiday,  but there are plenty of other projects your little ones can do to get excited about the Easter Bunny’s arrival.

Bunny Bowl
Marshmallow Bunnies
Cocoa Lite or Cocoa Dark Candy Coating, melted
Green Candy Coating, melted
Truffle Chocolate Candy Mold
Circle Mint Candy Mold
Flower Confetti Sprinkles
Squeeze Bottle

Fill a squeeze bottle with candy coating. Fill truffle mold 1/4 of the  way, making sure to coat sides of the mold. Place the mold in a small cup or container that keeps it from tipping over. Allow coating to set a room temperature for approximately 1 minute.  Fill mold 1/2 way and insert bunny. Following these steps helps bunny to remain upright while coating sets completely.  Place in freezer and allow to set up completely. Remove and unmold.

Fill plain circle candy mold with green candy coating, sprinkle flower confetti pieces around outside edge, place unmolded peep candy in center, carefully return to freezer and allow to harden.

peep final squareRemove bunny from mold.

Nest Surprise Cupcake
Cupcakes, baked and cooled
Pastel Green Buttercream
Chocolate Buttercream
Piping bag fitted with grass tip
Sprinkles and Candy Egg
Duck Candy Mold
Yellow Candy Coating, melted
Candy Writers

Add details to duck candy mold using candy writers. Fill mold with yellow candy coating and place in freezer until set.

Using a cupcake corer, hollow out center of cupcake, add sprinkles and candy egg. Trim cupcake core and replace top.

Ice cupcake with light green buttercream.Make “nest”  with piping bag fitted with grass tip and filled with chocolate buttercream. Add a few sprinkle flower confetti pieces on top of the cupcake.

duck cupcake finalRemove candy mold from freezer, unmold duck and place on nest.

Easter Cookie Box
Prepared cookie dough
Candy Coating, melted
Additional candy coating in parchment cone or squeeze bottle, melted
Additional Edible decorations, as desired

Use a round cookie cutter, cut out 4 cookies for each finished cookie desired. It is best to use a cookie recipe that doesn’t spread (click here for a great recipe). Next, use a smaller circle to cut the center out of 2 of the larger circles. Transfer cookies to baking sheet, taking care not to distort shape. If shape does distort, use cookie cutter to make it as close to the original shape as possible. 4 cookies will be needed per box. Bake and cool cookie.   Using candy coating attach the center cookies to the bottom cookie.

Dip top cookie in candy coating, add decorations as desired. Let dry before assembling box. Fill center of box with desired candy (We used jelly beans.). Add the top cookie.

 

 

 

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