Two days before Easter and you want to make something simple, fast and scrumptious for the holiday. Below are a few quick recipes to make this Easter extra special and extra delicious.
1. Bunny Cruisers
A bag of bunny peeps, chocolate covered pretzels, twinkies, vanilla wafers (nilla wafers) or mini oreos, vanilla icing, a knife – the recipe is very simple once you have all the ingredients. This is also an easy activity to do with children. Set up a little assembly line and place all your ingredients in a row to make it easier for them. Before placing the twinkies out, use the knife to cut a “seat” in the twinkie to place your bunny and pretzel steering wheel in. Separate your mini oreos and use the icing from the middle with a dab of vanilla icing to place on the sides of your twinkie for tires. Voila! You have bunny cruisers to take your sweet tooth on a joyous ride this Easter!
2. Candy Melt Carrots
Orange candy melt, large strawberries with the stems intact (also best to find ones with bushy stems with some leaves still on) parchment paper – this recipe is similar to making chocolate covered strawberries – simply melt the orange candy melt (use the directions on the package) you also want to be sure it’s orange so your strawberries look like carrots at the end! Dip your strawberries in the candy melt so they are completely coated. An easy way to dip strawberries is holding them by the stem and gently dipping them and rolling them in the melt. Place them on the parchment paper and allow them to cool in the fridge overnight.
3. Pysanka Fruit Platter
This dish allots you a little more creativity! Cut up your favorite fruits – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, papaya and mango work well. Using vanilla icing or a cream cheese fruit dip and a platter dish, spread the icing / dip in a egg shape on the platter then arrange the fruit in any colorful formation of your choosing. It helps to enclose the design in a border of like purple grapes to define the egg shape.