A long-awaited Easter is almost here, so venture down the home stretch with a few of our favorite blogger-inspired sweet treats. From crunchy salted caramel popcorn to cream puffs disguised as little chicks, the following are fit for crafting with even the youngest members of your brood.
Here’s a dessert pretty enough to double as an eye catching Easter centerpiece. We recommend taking things a step cuter by using multiple colors for the petals and decorating the terra cotta pots with fun designs or monograms. For Relish’s take on the terra cotta craze, check out DIY Cake Recipe for Spring and DIY Chocolate Flowerpot Cakes.
Cream puffs are a delicate dessert for those early in the day Easter brunches. Add a splash of yellow icing and they’re instantly transformed into springy, Easter chicks. Check out The Kitchen Prep’s “cracked egg” version of cream puffs too in order to add more variation to your dessert spread.
Kids love the classic flavor combination of crunchy cereal and gooey, marshmallow goodness. So these creative Rice Krispy treats get an Easter upgrade with unOriginal Mom’s tips for decorating and crafting a tasty bar bursting with a surprise Milky Way flavor.
Macarons are the spring dessert of 2014. Loop kids in on the fun by having them aid in adorning these macaron bunnies with cute faces. And don’t be intimidated, Raspberri Cupcakes demystifies perfecting the macaron with her step by step tutorial.
With a little orange food coloring, chocolate-covered strawberries morph into prime Easter Bunny food. Kids will enjoy dunking berries in the tinted white chocolate and “planting” them in pudding-filled pots. Props to Cheryl Style for this whimsical upgrade to the kid-approved dirt cup dessert.
An addictive Easter snack that’s super easy for kids to assemble. For added fun, pop popcorn on the stovetop with a clear lid so kids can watch the kernels zing around.
Forgo the cake mold and use your regular arsenal of cake pans to craft this adorable Easter bunny cake. Show kids how a few simple slice and dice shapes can transform a cake into a critter. Little hands can easily bring the Easter bunny to life with a variety of candies for expressive eyes, little paws, and even a bow tie.
Short on time but still feeling festive? Transform blue candies into blue birdies with a few strokes of an icing pen. Kids can craft creative homes for the blue birdies, like a pretzel nest.
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