Easter is all about candy and dessert. Your kids will be screaming, “My dad cooks homemade Easter Desserts,” from the rooftops if you make these delicious treats. Don’t let Easter be simply store bought candy, when you can craft some holiday favorites from scratch. You’ll actually save money in the long run and your kids will be totally impressed with their dad’s skills.
Peeps are the Easter equivalent of the Christmas tree. It’s just part of the holiday and the holiday season isn’t complete without it. Those boxes of sugar and marshmallow are expensive when compared to making them homemade. Don’t worry about the shape, the taste is what matters, so just buy a bag of large marshmallows. Place about a cup of sugar into 3 or 4 plastic bags. Add a few drops of different food coloring to the sugar bags and work it in. Soon, you’ll have colored sugar. Slightly wet the marshmallows and roll them in the sugar. They will taste just like the store variety.
Cupcakes are a fun and easy dessert that most people can do in their sleep, but there’s an easy way to Easterize it. Make the cupcakes like you would any other day, but mix in some blue food coloring into the white frosting until it makes a pastel blue color. Add it to the cupcakes, I love to really load on the frosting. When the frosting is on, take some of your favorite candy like Easter M & Ms, etc. and place them on top of the frosting. It’s a fun and easy way to make some Easter cupcakes without a lot of effort and mess.
Rice Krispie Bunnies
In professional cake making, crispy rice treats are often used as a way to sculpt figures, etc. The treats when warm can easily be made into almost any shape and then stiffens as it cools. Place a stick of butter into a pot over low heat. Once the butter is melted, add a bag of marshmallows and stir until all marshmallows are melted. I like to add a few stops of vanilla for flavor and then pour in the cereal gradually until it forms a crispy treat mass. Let it cool down to touch and then grab a few chunks and mold then into rabbit forms. Set them on wax paper and let them sit until cooled. They are delicious and easy to make.
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