KID FRIENDLY EASTER TREATS
Updated: Mar 14
The trick about creating memories with the family, is to not focus on perfect! Easier said than done, right? We had to remind ourselves of that the entire time we were creating these fun snacks…to start with, the day that we had picked to get started on these sweet treats we checked two different stores and they didn’t have the Easter candy out yet…which stunned us because we’re pretty sure that you can go to the mall and get bathing suits right now, soooooooo what gives???? Anyway we decided it wasn’t meant to be that day, and planned it for the next weekend. As luck would have it, we ended up passing a nasty virus through the neighborhood and most of the little ones were down for the count. I may have ended up asking my mini me to “smile through it”. He stirred and iced and did just that, smiled through it.
So setbacks aside these were all very easy to throw together on the same day and even with a “sickie” helping. They all scream Easter and would be a great addition to your dessert display, even better that your little one can boast that they helped too!
CHOCOLATE BIRDS NEST
Our first treat is a Chocolate Bird’s Nest on a Spoon. Truth be told, I think we first saw this at a baby shower and they used all the same colored eggs but with an easy tweak, we made it Easter approved! This is a very simple dessert to make and you probably have most of what you need already at home.
8-10 Plastic Spoons (we used clear, but get creative to match your display)
1/3 Cup Chocolate Chips
Microwave chocolate chips at 50% power for 45 seconds. Stir and microwave an additional 30 seconds and stir until smooth.
Dip the spoon in the chocolate. Make sure to coat the spoon completely but remove excess chocolate.
Place chocolate eggs on spoon.
Sprinkle chocolate sprinkles
Give about an hour to set prior to serving
These made us smile when finished! You know how something always looks easier when you see it then it is to create it yourself??? This is NOT one of those things, it looks so impressive and is truly simple!
RICE KRISPY BUNNIES
Our next kid friendly Easter approved treat is Rice Krispy Bunnies! Ok, these were so darn cute, and again a very versatile treat that can be used for any holiday/event with the right tools. We followed the classic Rice Krispy Treat directions from the box.
Pan or cookie sheet
6 Cups Rice Krispies
10 oz. Marshmallows
3 Tablespoons Butter
Icing/sprinkles as optional garnish
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Best if served the same day.
We decided to use bunny or peep cookie cutters (don’t ask us about the “disagreement” that was had about that. Hahaha) and then decorate them with icing and fancy Easter sprinkles from Manvscakes. They turned out pretty nice in our opinion!
Helpful hint: we sprayed the cookie cutters with cooking spray between each cut to make it easier to remove the treats from the cutter. Really the most difficult part of rice krispy treats is keeping them from sticking to every. single. thing.
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL PRETZEL BITES
The last snack we made was Chocolate Caramel Pretzel bites. A little bit sweet, a little bit salty and a whole lotta good! Seriously simple to make and take almost no time at all to throw together. Which was good, because at this point our helper had done about all the helping that he could do and was ready to rest. We sent him away to bed and finished on our own.
Pan or cookie sheet
Package of Rolo’s candy
6 oz. semisweet or white chocolate (for optional drizzle garnish)
Optional garnishes: nuts, candy, chocolate drizzle (we used Pastel M&M’s)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place pretzel squares on baking sheet. Top each with a Rolo. Bake for 2 minutes. Remove from oven.
Press your nut, candy, etc. on top of each one, compressing the Rolo slightly.
Place the pan into the refrigerator to cool candies, a minimum of 5 minutes up to 1 day.
If using a drizzle garnish: In a small bowl, microwave your chocolate chips until melted. Use a fork to drizzle.
These are CRAZY good, I mean everyone gobbled these up in no time flat. Funny how sometimes the most simple option is the favorite!
All in all a fun day that believe it or not went pretty smooth considering all the treats we wanted to make. That’s just a testament to how easy these treats were to make! They look amazing to your guests, but hardly took any time. That is a total score! Time is our most valuable resource as mommas so let us help you make your Easter dessert display fabulous in less time this year!