Creative Easter Treats for Your Little Ones

by Emma W.R. on March 23, 2016

Easter is such a wonderful time of the year especially when you have little ones to feed.  I try to be creative.  I mean why does Christmas have to be the only holiday with special cookies and dessert treats?  I have some fun creative Easter treats for your little one.

1My Chick Cupcakes are always a hit.  I simply bake vanilla cupcakes and ice with either vanilla or lemon frosting.  Then I add two chocolate chip eyes, orange springles for the beak and feet and squiggle on some extra icing for the wings.  There you have it.  A simple, fun Easter treat that your kids can help with.

Looking for a healthy Easter treat alternative from the chocolate craze of the holiday?  Try a Fruit Pizza!  I roll out sugar cookie dough in the shape of an Easter egg.  Then as a family, we apply our favorite fruit as a design as if we were decorating our real Easter eggs.  Everyone usually gets into this fun including my husband.2

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Trix Krispies
is my mixed up Easter treat.  Really it’s a spinoff of the classic Rice Krispies Treats.  I melt marshmallows and butter, then combine with Trix Cereal.  After I spray my cupcake pan, I form the mixture in the shape of mini Easter baskets and bake.  They come out looking like very colorful baskets that I fill with jelly beans.

Jell-O Eggs are another alternative to the sweetness of the holiday that my little ones really enjoy.  I mix one box of sugar free Jell-O with ½ cup of boiling water.  The fill a syringe (You can get one at your local pharmacy) with the mixture.  I pierce the top of a plastic egg and empty the syringe into the oiled mold.  After refrigeration for at least 4 hours, you will be able to pop these silly delights right out of their shell.  We have an Easter treat without the sugar high.4

As with all holiday food crafts, I recruit my children to help out.  It makes for great bonding time and makes them feel pride in what they have accomplished.  It’s a win win situation for all.

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Holly October 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm

I made nests with fried noodles from the Chinese food section of my supermarket. I tossed them in melted chocolate so that they looked like twigs and arranged them so that when the chocolate cooled, they stuck together in the shape of bird’s nests. Then I put 3 foil-wrapped chocolate eggs in each nest. They were very popular!

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Mina November 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Those are all such cute ideas. I especially like the chick cupcakes and the Jell-O eggs. That’s a really creative technique you used to make those eggs!

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Sheila April 29, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Cute, thanks for the tips. I get so many good project ideas off this blog. Recipes too!

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Lisa April 7, 2016 at 12:27 pm

It’s a tradition in my house to make the Jell-O eggs! I love the Trix Krispies idea though! I definitely want to try that.

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Evelyn Johnson April 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm

I love those chick cupcakes. These are all great ideas. Thanks for the tips.

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Lillian March 30, 2016 at 1:55 pm

O-M-G the cupcakes are super cute! 🙂

Always so many good ideas on this blog.

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Claire March 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm

I can’t believe I didn’t think of using Trix like that before. I love, and my kids love, Rice Krispy treats, so it’s a perfect fit. Plus, it’s very colorful which plays off the Easter colors nicely. Definitely going to try this out next year.

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Adriana March 23, 2016 at 12:28 pm

The chick cupcakes are adorable! Easy to make too (well they look it atleast). Definitely need to try them this weekend!

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Sheryl March 23, 2016 at 11:21 am

The Jell-O-Eggs seems simply, quick & easy, and sugarless, love it, I like this idea better than boiling eggs & coloring them, less messy.

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