Bunny Cupcakes: Bake a white cupcake in an appropriate Easter liner. Using either home-made or canned frosting, separate and color a small portion pink. Frost the cupcake with white icing, then sprinkle with coconut. Separate a cameo cookie (long oval crème cookie) and scrape off the crème filling. Frost the center of each cookie with pink. Insert these “bunny ears” into the cupcake 1/3 from the top (if placed too close the edge, the cupcake will split apart). Add two blue M&M’s for eyes, half a pink jelly bean for a nose, and red licorice whips for whiskers.
Easter Chick Nests
Make a batch of drop sugar cookies. While they are cooling, dye coconut green, get a bag of jelly beans, white cake frosting, and a box of marshmallow peeps. Take the cake icing and spread it on the cool cookie. Sprinkle some of the tinted coconut. Place the marshmallow peep on top. Take some of the jelly beans and place them around the peep. This is a fun snack for children 2 and older.
Birds Nests: Use pastel Rice Krispies and mix up Rice Krispie squares. Have children butter hands so the mixture doesn’t stick. Have the children form a “nest” with a scoop of the rice krispie mixture. Then place a few jelly beans in the nest and place a candy Peep (the chick) on top of the jellybeans. There you have a bird’s nest!!
Easter Breakfast Place two pretzel sticks side by side (this is the bacon). Take a spoon full of melted vanilla candy wafers and place over the pretzels (this is the egg white). Put an yellow M&M in the center of the egg white (this is the egg yolk). A yummy snack (breakfast)!
Easter Jell-O eggs: Make your Jell-O according to the package but substitute vanilla ice cream for the cold water. For Easter colors try Giggly Grape flavor or any of the red Jell-O’s. You’ll end up with pretty pastel colors. Fill the hollow egg molds (available in grocery stores at Easter) with the Jell-O. Very pretty and everyone including adults love them.