Saturday, April 19, 2014

75 Fun Food Ideas for Easter


To those of you celebrating tomorrow, Happy Easter!

Are you going to have some fun in the kitchen today creating an edible craft or two for Easter? Lucky for me, mine are all done, but I've rounded up 75 super cute and clever recipes and decorating ideas for you to enjoy.

I remember a few years ago when I went looking for Easter treats and didn't find much. Now, my Easter Edible Crafts Pinterest Board is so full that it was really hard to choose just 75 projects.

I hope you enjoy looking through them, and maybe making a treat or two.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Hollow 3-D Crescent Roll Easter Eggs filled with Scrambled Eggs



Do you ever wake up from a peaceful nights sleep with an idea that just can't wait? It's been a while since that happened to me, but it did last night. 

I've had Wilton's Non-Stick Mini Decorated Egg Pan sitting on my counter for a few weeks, knew exactly what I was going to make, but had not found the time. When my dream interrupted my sleep, visions of these Hollow 3-D Crescent Roll Easter Eggs filled my mind. Knowing this idea was much more clever than my original, my excitement kept me from going back to sleep. I figured it was best just to get out of bed and give them a try.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Zombie Easter Bunny Cake for Tablespoon.com


I have to admit that when the gang at Tablespoon.com asked me to create a zombie bunny cake, I was beyond surprised. Turning a chocolate Easter bunny into a zombie had never crossed my mind, even though I'm a huge Halloween nut. I even had a house full of zombies for our party two years ago and know zombies have become even more popular than ever. 

I suppose I was the perfect person to create this cake. It was actually fun to make. It was unlike any other cake I've ever made. I tried to be a tad gory without making it too gross.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cookie Kids in Pink Bunny Pajamas

Pink Bunny Pajamas Cookies

A friend hung out with me yesterday while I made Easter chocolates, and she saw one of these Cookie Kids in Pink Bunny Pajamas sitting on a baking sheet and commented on how much she loved it. I reacted in a way that only a blogger who totally forgot to create a post about a project would. I scolded myself. 

She thought I was upset about how my cookies looked and she started comforting me, telling me all the wonderful things about the cookies. It was so sweet.  

I explained to her, that I couldn't believe I actually forgot to write a post about the cookies. I love them too. They are my favorite edible craft of this Easter season. 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Bunny Pretzel Pops


I'm hoppin' around my kitchen this week making all sorts of Easter chocolates for my customers but just had to take the time to share these cute Easter Bunny Pretzel Pops with you. I have a few minutes, so this is going to be a quick post. 

I don't often talk about where I shop for the supplies and ingredients that I use for my blog posts, but I wanted to let you know that I found the cute bunny pail, the sweet carrot icing decorations, bags of Jordan Almonds, and white Hershey-ets all at Target.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Fuzzy Rice Krispies Treat Chick Pops

Easter Rice Krispies Treat Chick Pops

It's hard for me to decide which is cuter, a bunny, a lamb, or a chick. Do you have a favorite?

All I know is that I love making treats at Easter because everything is so cheerful. 

I can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I see these Rice Krispies Treat Chick Pops. They may not be quite as adorable as a tiny little fluffy baby chick but are pretty sweet looking, nontheless.

Rice Krispies Treat Chicks

Each of these candy coated rice krispie treats is covered in colored coconut then decorated with some candy eyes and orange candy coating. I am aware of the great number of coconut haters out there, and I have you covered.
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Fun Block Party - Link up your projects

It's time to see what everyone's been up to this week.

Welcome to this weeks' Linky Party.
 Block Party! Link up to one and be seen on all five great blogs!
Block Party! Link up to any one of these great blogs and be seen on all 5! Every Monday.

We’ve joined forces to bring you one big block party! 
You’ll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites!

This week's party is hosted by Beth from Hungry Happenings

Thanks for joining us all this week.
It's finally beginning to feel like spring, and it's hard to believe Easter is next weekend.
I've been busy making all sorts of Easter edible crafts
including Polka Dot Candy Eggs and Cocoa Krispies Easter Bunny Treats
 and I'm so excited to see what you have been creating for your own blogs this week
- Beth
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Homemade Marshmallow Easter Chicks for Tablespoon.com


If you have never made or even tasted a homemade marshmallow, you really must. I'm a huge fan of Peeps and even enjoy eating the conical marshmallows out of a bag, but those really don't compare to a fresh batch  of the billowy soft candy made in your own kitchen. 

Plus, when you make your own marshmallows you can color and flavor them as you like and even cut them into fun shapes. When I made this batch of candy, I had so many Easter cookies cutters I could have used, but decided on a plain egg, knowing I could turn that simple shape into a really cute chick. 


You can find the recipe and step-by-step tutorial to make these Homemade Marshmallow Chicks on Tablespoon.com.



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Friday, April 11, 2014

Wilton Sweet Up Event Today at 1:00 p.m. CST


I'm in Chicago today to attend the Wilton Sweet Up 2014 event. I'm so excited to get to spend time with the Sweet Treat Team of bloggers and the wonderful people at Wilton. I can't wait to get a sneak peak at all their new products, see live demos, and the unveilig of the 2014 Cake of the Year. 

You can join in on all fun and watch a live stream of the event at 1:00 p.m. CST. The event will be  streamed live via this link, so be sure to stop by and check it out. 

You can also follow @WiltonCakes on Twitter and participate in the conversation by using the hashtag #WiltonSweetUp. You might even be the one lucky person who will win an Ultimate Decorating Set - retail value of $199.99.

I'll tell you all about the event soon. 
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A fun Easter Brunch Idea - Hash Brown Fritter Easter Eggs

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I have such wonderful memories of Easters together with my family, but really miss the kids being young. Gone are the days of coloring and hunting for Easter eggs, painting chocolate bunnies together, and being silly and fun.

I figure just because the kids are grown, doesn't mean I can't add a touch of whimsy to our Easter brunch. Everyone in my family expects it from me these days, so they wont be surprised that I turned some Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes, into these colorfully festive Hash Brown Potato Fritter Easter Eggs.


They might, however, be surprised when I have them decorate the potato fritter eggs themselves.

My plan is to make the fritters the day before Easter, re-heat them just before we sit down to brunch, and have squeeze bottles filled with colored sour cream on the table. Except for a few of the fuddy duds in my family, we have quite a creative bunch, so I'm hoping they enjoy decorating a different kind of Easter egg this year.


I loved that when I went to buy my bag of Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes at Walmart, the top of the freezer case was lined with Easter Baskets. My eggs may not make their way into any baskets, but they definitely will brighten up our table this Easter.

Are you planning to make anything festive for Easter? Be sure to snap some pictures and send them to me so I can share them in my Readers' Gallery.


Hash Brown Fritter Easter Eggs

Ingredients:

1 cup sour cream
gel, powder, or paste food coloring

2 cups Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes
1 small zucchini, shredded
1 whole carrot, shredded
2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow bell pepper
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup flour
2 large eggs
1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup oil for frying

Supplies Needed:

squeeze-it mold painter (small squeeze bottles) or small zip top bags
salad spinner or strainer
egg shaped cookie cutter*
non-stick cooking spray
spatula
non-stick frying pan
tongs

*Any size egg cookie cutter will work. I used a 3 x 3 3/4 inch cutter and made 10 Hash Brown Fritter Easter Eggs out of one recipe. They were large enough to be a single serving.

Instructions:



Color small amount of sour cream with bright Easter colors. Put colored sour cream in squeeze bottles or zip top bags and refrigerate until needed. 

Don't use liquid food coloring as it will make the sour cream too runny. Be sure to use gel, powder, or paste coloring. 



Toss together Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes with the shredded zucchini, carrot, yellow pepper, shallot and salt. Allow it to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Some of the liquid will begin to drain off the vegetables. 



If using a salad spinner, spin the vegetables to remove the excess liquid. If not, pour them onto paper towels and squeeze the liquid out of the vegetables. I actually did both steps just to be sure I had all the liquid removed.

Stir in the flour, eggs, and cheese.


Heat oil in non-stick fry pan until it reaches about 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Spray your egg shaped cookie cutter well with cooking spray. Set it on top of your spatula. Spoon some of the fritter batter into the cutter, press it down into a 1/4 inch thick layer. The amount you use will depend on the size of your cutter. I used about 2 tablespoons for mine.


Pick up your spatula, bring it to the pan, use tongs to slide the cookie cutter and batter into the hot oil. Be careful you don't touch the oil.

After the fritter begins to brown on the bottom, lift the cookie cutter off using tongs. You may need to press around the edges with spoon or knife to get it to lift off. Sometimes they stick.

When the bottoms are nicely browned, flip them over. Fry until cooked through and golden brown.

I suggest you clean the cutter in between each fritter and re-spray it with more cooking spray. Then the fritters should slide right out of the cutter.


Drain on a paper towel. You can serve these right away, or refrigerate for a day or two then re-heat in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes before serving.


Use the colored sour cream to decorate your Easter Egg fritters. I loved using the squeeze bottle, but the zip top bags worked well too. 

If you are going to serve these for Easter brunch and have the kids decorate them at the table, I suggest using the bottles. It's neater and little hands will have an easy time with the small round bottles.

I was compensated for creating this recipe post using Ore-Ida Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes that I purchased at Walmart, but all opinions here are my own.

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