5 Fun and Creative Easter Desserts

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Easter time is not only a time to celebrate Christ, but also to spend time with your friends and family.

Easter Bark

easter bark 5 Fun and Creative Easter DessertsIngredients:

  • Several colors of chocolate wafers
  • wax paper
  • tooth or fork
  • Easter colored smarties or mini eggs

Directions:

  1. Melt each color of chocolate separately. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  3. Spoon out the melted chocolate into various areas of the pan
  4. With a toothpick or fork, swirl the chocolate together
  5. Drop in Easter colored smarties or mini eggs
  6. Cool in fridge until hardens
  7. Break the bark into small pieces

Source: The Browy Blog

Bunny Bait

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Ingredients:

  •  2 cups pretzels
  • 1 bag popped white popcorn 
  • 1 package Almond Bark white melting chocolate
  • 1 bag of festive M&M’s
  • 2 cups of Chex cereal
  • 1 container of sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Spread pretzels, popcorn and Chex on an foil covered baking sheet.
  2. Drizzle white chocolate over the mixture.
  3. Gently stir to coat evenly.
  4. Add sprinkles but don’t stir it anymore or the sprinkles will be coated with chocolate and turn white.
  5. Let harden on cookie sheets and then break apart and add M&M’s to the finished mixture.

Source: Life in the Green House

Easter Nest Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 teaspoons vanilla extract

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/3 cup (5 1/3 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 7 Tablespoons milk (plus more, as needed)
  • Food coloring, optional
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Directions (cookies):

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In a seperate bowl, beat together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients just until incorporated and evenly mixed.
  5. Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  8. Scoop a tablespoon of dough (about 3/4-ounce) and roll into a ball then place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing cookies 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake for 8 minutes, rotating cookie sheets halfway through baking. Let cool.

Directions (frosting):

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk until smooth.
  2. Whisk in additional milk, one teaspoon at a time, to reach desired consistency.
  3. Tint with food coloring, if desired.
  4. Pipe the icing onto the cookies and top with Easter egg candy.

Source: Seeded at the Table

 Bunny Tail Treats

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (you can substitute this for coconut if you want a stronger coconut flavor)
  • 2-3 cups sweetened coconut

Directions:

  1. Make sure cream cheese has soften. Either microwave it for 10 seconds or leave out while prepping.
  2. Use an electric mixer with paddle attachment to beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  3. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until mixture is a thick dough. If dough is able to hold shape in a 1-inch ball, then you’re good to go! If it’s too sticky, then add more powdered sugar.
  4. Roll balls in coconut. If you have trouble with it sticking, just press it in a bit or use a little bit of corn syrup.

Source: Pizzazzerie

Easter Bird Nest Treats

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (11-ounce) package butterscotch chips (or peanut butter chips)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanuts (optional if you have any nut allergies!)
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles
  • mini Cadbury eggs

Directions:

  1. Combine vegetable oil, butterscotch chips and salt in a microwavable bowl. Melt at 30-second intervals until smooth
  2. Combine nuts and chow mein noodles in a medium bowl.
  3. Pour melted butterscotch over nuts and noodles. Stir well to coat.
  4. Spray hands with non-stick cooking spray to make it easier to mold nests from the mixture.
  5. Form 2-inch nests while the mixture is warm and lay out on parchment or wax paper.
  6. Allow to cool and peel off paper.
  7. Top with mini eggs!

Source: Pizzazzerie

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