Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Treats

Two blog posts in one day - don't die of shock!!

Since my babies aren't going to be around for Easter I thought I'd make some fun Easter treats for them while they were still here. I stole both ideas from various food/crafting blogs.

Sunday we made chocolate nests. It's super simple and all over the internet right now. I started out with dried chow mein noodles, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup peanut butter, and Cadbury mini eggs (but you could use jelly beans or robins eggs, whatever you like best).




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Melt the peanut butter and chocolate and stir to combine.



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If you're letting your kids help watch out because the bowl can get hot. Next dump in the container of noddles. Mix until all the noodles are coated.




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Drop 2-3 inch blobs on a greased or wax paper covered cookie sheet. Try to make it a little indented in the middle - you know like a nest. I experimented and greased some little bowls. They made better shaped nests but it was hard to get them out once they had hardened.




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And if you ate all your dinner like a good girl you get to lick the spoon. Notice that Lanna didn't any.



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Stick them in the fridge until they harden, then top with the egg shaped candy. Fun.



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Today I stumbled upon the cutest idea ever! Bunny pancakes! They were not super hard to make but make sure to start with a big oval or you're going to have a hard time with the mouth and ears. Next time I'll use more food coloring because when the pancakes browned you lost a little bit of the color and you could just barely see the difference between the pink outside and white inside. Dinner for breakfast is always a hit in our house and even more so with pink bunny pancakes.




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2 comments:

KKSorrell said...

I love it! Looks like the girls had fun.

Heidi said...

Those are insanely adorable. And make me insatiably hungry.