Friday, March 25, 2016

Five Easy & Fun Easter Treat Recipes To Try This Weekend

I don't know about you, but when Easter comes around I've got my mind on fabulous brunch recipes, ham and deviled eggs, and chocolate bunnies. Making complicated or time consuming desserts isn't high on my fun list. I'll save those recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas. But simple or fun spring treats? That's definitely the way to go in my book.

So, I'm sharing 5 super quick, tasty, and fun (one should always have fun with desserts, right?) Eastery recipes just perfect for a last minute treat this weekend.

Colorful Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
colorful cheesecake stuffed strawberries for easter brunch
I followed this recipe, but divided the filling into four bowls and added a drop or two of food coloring to each. Aria and I polished these beauties off in no much for saving these for Easter morning!

Chocolate Dipped Bunnies
chocolate dipped bunny peeps for easter
- bunny shaped peeps
- paper straws
- MnMs
- chocolate candy melts
- a block of styrofoam or other similar material

- shove a straw up the middle of each bunny peep
- melt your candy melts in the microwave according to the package
- hold a bunny peep above your bowl or cup of melted chocolate and using a spoon drizzle all of the sides. tap tap tap excess chocolate off.
- quickly, while the chocolate is still soft, press an MnM on each bunny butt for a tail
- stick your straws upright in styrofoam or something similar so the bunny peeps can dry. with candy melts it takes no time at all, but you can speed up the process by sticking them in the refrigerator.
- enjoy!

Easter Color Rice Krispie Pops
easter rice krispie pops
Use your favorite krispie treat recipe, but divide the recipe by 3 for the 3 different colors. Melt your butter and marshmallows as usual, but after your marshmallow mixture is melted mix in a drop or two of food coloring. Stir in your rice cereal and then gently press into a well greased bread dish. Continue for each color, gently patting the next layer on top of the previous. Let set for a few minutes and then turn your dish over onto a cutting board. Slice the loaf of krispie treats lengthwise down the middle and then slice each half into 1-inch wide pieces. Slide a lollipop stick into the middle of each and push each stick into styrofoam for a fun display.

Bunny Pie
bunny pie tutorial via our pretty little girls
Beth over at Our Pretty Little Girls posted this super adorable bunny pie tutorial the other day. It is definitely easy and festive. Check out her post to read all about it.

Bunny & Easter Shaped Pancakes
bunny pancake breakfast for easter via Leah with Love
Leah over at Leah With Love posted this extra cute bunny breakfast she made for her family. I just love this idea and if I can remember to get my hands on some festive cookie cutters we will definitely be doing the same this weekend. Check out her post to read all about it.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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  1. I love all these ideas! Since we are dealing with 4 kids under 8, we will stick with decorating sugar cookies... With way too many sprinkles ;). Happy Easter weekend!

  2. Such cute ideas! They all look super yummy too.

  3. These are all amazing!! The cheesecake stuffed strawberries make my stomach growl. The dipped bunnies look so good too. Any of those recipes would be big hits at our house. Have a happy Easter.

  4. These are all amazing!!! Love the pie idea =)

  5. The strawberries look delish, anything cheesecake and I'm game! And what is it that once you put something on a stick it just looks so darn cute and chic!

  6. Loving the strawberries! We sent "bunny food" to school with Letty for her class on Wednesday. Rice Krispie treats and pastel m&ms and sprinkles! Rainbow! Such a big hit.

  7. Oh, I never thought to dip peeps! What a great idea!


  8. Yum, yum, yum! Everything looks delicious - especially those strawberries!

  9. Oh my goodness! It's ALL so cute!! I'd love a couple of those strawberries right about now! YUM!!! Wishing you, Chris, and Aria a very Happy Easter!! xo

  10. This all looks soooooo delicious!! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter! xoxo

  11. You are amazing, Courtney! Please adopt me ;)

  12. Those krispie treats look really good, especially at 10:00 at night :) Those strawberries look delicious too!

  13. We made stuffed strawberries a few years back for Marcus' birthday and man, they were amazing. They FLEW off the serving tray - colored filling is such a fun addition.
    Those peeps are the cutest!!
    Can you come and make the desserts for any (all) of my parties and holidays?!

  14. Such yummy treats, thanks for including me in your post.


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