15 Easter Crafts, Cookies & Cupcakes for Kids That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat!
These festive, easy, homemade cupcakes and cookies are just the Easter treats your kids will love making AND eating!(13 Photos)
The wide-eyed look that candy imparts to this bunny cupcake makes it appear to have been caught in the act of delivering Easter goodies to your house! Even kids can handle the super-simple assembly.
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Chocolate Coconut Easter Egg Nests
Chocolate and nests are two quintessential Easter symbols, and here they come together in the form of a tasty cookie that is simple to make yet stunning to look at. Using only four ingredients, the cookies quickly come together by using nothing more than a mixing bowl and wooden spoon, and the pastel-hued Mini Egg toppers can easily be replaced with marshmallow chicks or jellybeans.
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Little ones will gladly eat these vegetables, made with golden raisins, chopped pecans and fresh carrots.
Get the recipe for Carrot CookiesFROM CELEBRATING COOKIES, A LEISURE ARTS PUBLICATION, 2009.
Made with whole-grain cereal, marshmallows and just a touch of butter, these come together quickly and can be made by kids themselves. The decorative icing requires just two ingredients and bit of stirring, allowing you to leave your heavy-duty mixer on the shelf for another day. If bunnies aren’t your thing, feel free to cut these into eggs, sheep, or any other spring celebration shapes.
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No-Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Easter Eggs
Buckeyes, or peanut butter balls as they're also known, are a popular no-bake treat often served during the winter holidays. Here the simple recipe has been refashioned for Easter, by turning the traditional round shape into an egg one, complete with a crispy chocolate coating and decorated with assorted colourful sprinkles.
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Little Lamb Cake Balls
How adorable are these fluffy little lambs? A great craft to make with the kids, use the recipe as a guide to craft your very own flock.
Get the recipe for Little Lamb Cake BallsFROM SUGARLICIOUS BY MEGHAN MOUNTFORD, HARELQUIN 2012.
Pinkies Chocolate Lunch-Box Treats
Kids and adults alike will flip for these from-scratch Sno Balls. And the pink color and fluffy coconut will look right at home on your Easter table.
Get the recipe for Pinkies Chocolate Lunch-Box TreatsEXCERPTED FROM THE BACK IN THE DAY BAKERY COOKBOOK BY CHERYL DAY & GRIFFITH DAY (ARTISAN BOOKS). COPYRIGHT 2011. PHOTOGRAPHS BY SQUIRE FOX.
Flower Cake Pops
Celebrate spring with these pretty little floral pops covered in sparkling sugar.
Get the recipe for Flower Cake PopsFROM SUGARLICIOUS BY MEGHAN MOUNTFORD, HARELQUIN 2012.
Easter Basket Cupcake
Kids will hop for joy when they see this entirely edible Easter basket. If braiding licorice string seems fussy, skip that step and use a thick twist of licorice instead.
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Sure, most Easter marshmallows come shaped like chicks or bunnies, but making them from scratch is a fun project to do with older kids -- and they can dip them in chocolate or sprinkles or decorate them however they like!
Get the recipe for Vanilla MarshmallowsEXCERPTED FROM THE BACK IN THE DAY BAKERY COOKBOOK BY CHERYL DAY & GRIFFITH DAY (ARTISAN BOOKS). COPYRIGHT 2011. PHOTOGRAPHS BY SQUIRE FOX.
Easter Egg Cookies
Even if you have Easter-themed cookie cutters, it’s easy to use a paring knife to cut out freehand egg and bunny shapes. You may be surprised at how good your kids can be at decorating the cookies; give them a Ziplock bag of icing and watch them go!
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Carrot Top Cupcakes
Lure the bunny to your home with these cheerful cupcakes, topped with a slather of cream cheese icing, a sprinkle of chopped nuts and a bright orange carrot. Pineapple in the batter makes them especially moist.
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The Bunny’s Nest
Some say the Easter Bunny stores his treats and eggs in a special nest. This sweet version is made with butterscotch chips, but chocolate chips work too.
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