Photo Credit: Sweet Explorations
Dyeing Easter eggs might be the ultimate Easter project for kids, but it's not the only fun, food-oriented activity you can do with your crew. Get your kids extra excited for the Easter Bunny's arrival with these cute -- and easy! -- recipes. No fake grass required.
Easter Snack Mix
Parent Teach PlayProving that a fun Easter treat doesn’t have to be super-involved and time consuming: This tasty snack mix from Parent Teach Play. PTP used holiday M&M’s, Annie’s Homegrown Organic Snack Mix Bunnies, Annie’s Homegrown Snickerdoodle Bunny Cookies, raisins and pecans, but you could easily customize this mix to include pretty much whatever your kids like!
The Prime PursuitWe love an after-school snack that’s as cute as it is healthy, and this fruit bunny from the PRIME pursuit certainly fits the bill. The combo of cheese, fresh fruit and almonds makes it a nutritional winner, but it’s the adorable bunny face that will delight hungry kids. Happiness (er, hoppiness) on a plate!
Lisa StormsBrown-bagging it (or should we say, bento-boxing it) has never been cuter! We’re smitten with this adorable, Easter-iffic lunch idea from blogger Lisa Storms. Use bunny-shaped cookie cutters for the sandwiches (add mini marshmallows for the tails); add some baby carrots and finish with Annie’s Fruity Bunnies mixed (or not, depending on your kid) with almonds.
Scrambled Egg & Bacon Bunnies
Worth PinningAll of that Easter egg hunting will make your kiddos hungry, so be prepared with a kid-friendly Easter brunch, featuring these scrambled egg & bacon bunnies from Worth Pinning. Regular old scrambled eggs get a cute upgrade when you add bacon slice ears, and make a face using cream cheese, blueberries, a raspberry nose and string cheese whiskers.
Carrot Shaped Veggie Pizza
Hungry HappeningsEvery bunny loves carrots, but veggie-averse kids? We’re betting that even they might get excited about this carrot shaped pizza from Hungry Happenings, made with crescent roll dough, veggie cream cheese, shredded carrots and broccoli.
Easter Chick Macarons
Sweet ExplorationsYes, you could make these adorable Easter chick macarons from Sweet Explorations from scratch – or you could take the easy route, and simply buy lemon macarons and use yellow, orange and black royal icing to make each chick’s face and feet. Either way, make sure to save some of these gourmet sweeties for yourself!
Courtesy of Mariah Moon/Formula Mom
Who says Peeps have to be bunny-shaped? We love Formula Mom Mariah Moon's super-easy way to put a homemade spin on the classic Easter treat: Simply pierce regular old marshmallows with a candy stick, put a little water on them to make them sticky and have your kids roll them in pastel-colored sprinkles. Voila!
White Chocolate Bunny Cookies
Courtesy of Norene Cox/Party Pinching
How freaking cute are these little love bunnies from Party Pinching? We're thinking guaranteed kid-pleaser -- and mom-pleaser, too, because they're super easy to make. They're just white chocolate–dipped oreos with a jelly bean nose (make the eyes with an edible black marker). For the ears, cut a marshmallow in half diagonally, dip in pink sprinkles and attach with melted white chocolate chips.
Spring Celebration Brownies
Courtesy of The Photo Studios at General Mills
Brownies get an extra-sweet (and pretty) upgrade when they’re spruced up with marshmallows and pastel-colored chocolate candies, plus chocolate chips and shortening for a fancy-looking drizzle. Get the recipe from Betty Crocker here.
Flower Pot Hummus Dip
Courtesy Pottery Barn Kids
Healthy snacks can be fun, too! The proof: this vitamin and protein-packed Easter treat created by cookbook author Amanda Haas for Pottery Barn Kids. Carrots are an obvious choice for the pots – especially if your kids plan to make these for the Easter Bunny.
Easter Egg Popsicles
When the Easter egg hunt is over and your kids have emptied all those plastic eggs, surprise them with one more treat: These adorable egg-shaped popsicles from Kailo Chic. Poke holes in the bottom of plastic eggs, fill with fruit juice, add a lollipop stick and freeze overnight in an egg carton.
Courtesy Eclectic Recipes
Add an Easter twist to the classic chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combo by adding… Peeps! Borrow this easy trick from Angie of Eclectic Recipes: Swap in colorful Peeps for regular marshmallows, and just pop them in the microwave until soft. So easy!
Courtesy justJENN recipes
Cutest. Snack. Ever. (And easiest, too!) All you need are hard-boiled eggs, sesame seeds and a bit of carrot to make mama chick and her chickettes. Originally from The Manga Cookbook and adorably executed on justJENN recipes, we love that this treat works great as an Easter season breakfast or snack.
Easter Egg Snack Time
Sarah Wolsey/Crafting and Creativity
From the “why didn’t I think of that?” file: filling colorful plastic eggs with sweet and healthy treats like goldfish, raisins and fruit, and then sticking them in an egg carton the way Sarah of the Crafting and Creativity blog does.
Cereal Treat Easter Eggs
In Katrina's Kitchen
Go beyond basic Rice Krispies Treats this Easter and swap in a different cereal (like the colorful Fruity Pebbles that In Katrina's Kitchen used for these eggs) and then push the mixture into plastic Easter eggs (spray them with cooking spray first) for about 10 seconds. Make 'em extra cute by setting them out for your kids in a clean egg carton.
Jelly Bean Easter Bark
Courtesy of Nestlé USA
Three kid-approved ingredients -- Nestle Toll House Premier White Morsels, vegetable shortening and Wonka SweeTARTS jelly beans – are all you need to make this pretty pastel Easter bark from Nestle. Just microwaving the ingredients, spread them on a pan and stick them in the fridge. Your kids can do this!