If you are bored with the traditional Easter goodies like Jelly Beans and Cadbury Eggs, try some of these homemade Easter treats this year to liven things up! These homemade Easter treats are fun to make and fun to eat! Impress your family and friends with your creative snacks this year!
1. Coconut Marshmallow Bunnies
How adorable are these? These homemade Easter treats are almost too cute to eat! They are incredibly simple to make and take hardly any time at all.
Coat your marshmallows in white frosting and roll them in shredded coconut.
Use various sprinkles for the eyes, nose and whiskers.
Add slices from a larger marshmallow for the ears.
Attach everything with a little dab of frosting and enjoy!
2. Peeps S’mores
S’mores are by far my favorite snack; I always keep the ingredients around for whenever I get a hankering. Right around Easter everyone seems to have a plethora of Peeps that they don’t quite know what to do with. The solution is simple: add some chocolate and graham crackers!
On a microwave safe plate, place half of a Graham Cracker.
Lay two portions of chocolate on top.
Place 1 Peep atop the chocolate.
Microwave for 15-20 seconds.
Top your gooey chocolately marshmallow with the other half of the Graham Cracker.
3. Easter Bark
Delicious sweets that you don’t have to bake thrill me! While this is a great treat to make and give away for Easter, it is also a phenomenal snack to make once Easter is over and you have baskets of Easter candy sitting around. Use your leftover candy to make this festively colored Easter Bark!
1 pound pink candy coating chocolate
1 pound yellow candy coating chocolate
1 1/2 cups of candy toppings (jelly beans, chocolate eggs, sprinkles, and my personal favorite- candy coated sunflower seeds)
Optional (for edible grass):
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Green food coloring
If you want edible grass, mix the coconut and green food coloring in a zip lock bag and shake.
Place parchment or wax paper on a rimmed cookie sheet.
Using a double boiler (or the microwave if you’re careful not to burn the chocolate), melt each color of chocolate separately and pour onto the cookie sheet in any design you’d like.
Use a knife to swirl the colors into patterns.
Allow the chocolate to cool for approximately 5 minutes.
Top the chocolate with your choice of candy toppings.
Allow to sit for 30-45 minutes until the chocolate it hard.
Break into chunks and enjoy!
4. Easter Oreos
Is there anyone who doesn’t like Oreos? They are so so good! This pretty little treat can be made using original Oreos but they look a little more “Eastery” if you use the Golden Oreos. Either way though, they are delicious!
White chocolate candy melts
Melt your white chocolate candy melts and separate it into shallow bowls.
Add your choice of food coloring one drop at a time, because you want it to stay pastel.
Use your fingers or a fork to dip the cookies in the melted chocolate.
Lay dipped cookies flat on wax paper and decorate with sprinkles!
5. Easter Cake Batter Popcorn
Cake Batter Popcorn looks so cute and tastes amazing! If you have never tried it I highly recommend it, you’ll fall in love instantly! I love salty and sweet snacks mixed together and this is, by far, one of the best combinations of the two!
1½ cups Melted white chocolate
¼ cup Vegetable shortening
1½ cups White or Yellow cake mix
6 cups Popcorn (popped)
½ cup Easter M&Ms (or sprinkles)
Melt the chocolate (double boiler or microwave).
Add the vegetable shortening to the chocolate and stir until it is completely melted.
Add the cake mix to the chocolate and shortening mixture.
Pour the coating onto the popcorn and stir to coat it evenly.
Once mixture has cooled enough to handle, roll into balls (or eggs).
Sprinkle them with candy and allow to cool on a cookie sheet.
Serve in paper cups or wrap in saran wrap and tie with a ribbon.
6. Rice Krispy Surprise Eggs
I have seen these on TV commercials for the past month, but had never seen or heard of them prior to this year. It is such an awesome idea I don’t know how I have never come across them before. Delicious Rice Krispy Treats filled with candy? Yes, please!
12 Plastic snap-apart 3 x 2” Easter eggs
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz) regular marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
1/2 cup Easter M&Ms
Wash and dry the plastic eggs and coat them with cooking spray.
In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat.
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat.
Add Rice Krispies cereal.
Stir until well coated.
Using greased hands, firmly press 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture into each plastic egg half. Use fingers or a spoon to make a hollow center in each half.
Remove from molds and on wax paper to cool slightly.
Place about a few M&Ms in one half of each egg.
Gently press two halves of each egg together until they stick.
Allow to cool, then decorate with M&Ms.
7. Easter Nests
Another no-bake recipe, yay! I’ve been eating Haystack cookies since I was a little kid, it never occurred to me to make them into little Easter nests! Be careful, these are extremely addicting!
6 oz. Package butterscotch chips
1/4 Cup chunky peanut butter
2 Cups miniature marshmallows
3 oz. Chow Mein noodles
Candy coated chocolate eggs
Melt chips in double boiler.
Mix in peanut butter; then remove from heat.
Stir in marshmallows and noodles.
Spoon onto wax paper and make a dent with your thumb.
Allow your nests to harden slightly then fill with candy coated chocolate eggs.
Try out a few of these recipes this year. Wrap your yummy treats up in saran wrap or fancy Easter goodie bags and fill those Easter baskets up with those tasty morsels! What sort of snacks do you make for the Easter season?