For the past several years, we have spent Easter Sunday with my sister at her farmette in Fallston. She has close to 40 acres and ample space so naturally the extended family has loved to spend Easters there, not to mention the enormous space to hold epic Easter Egg hunts. So you can imagine my slight panic when my sister announced that due to her son’s First Communion the following week, hosting Easter Sunday would be up in the air.

So, after a large glass of wine, I took a deep breath and planned the menu for my first ever Easter dinner for the family. I have never been a big fan of the standard Easter menu, but hey, why mess with a good thing?  Ham? Check. Sides? Check. Appetizers and salad? Check.   The entrees aren’t fun on Easter.  The goodies are far more fun to plan and execute.

Sure I’ll pick up a tray from Patisserie Poupon for the adults. But for the littles, why not pick a few easy projects that are fun so they can be involved as well that isn’t too complicated?

Here are four great (and easy!) Easter treats to make with kids!

Candy-dipped Carrot-berries

2 pkgs of Orange Wilton Candy Melts
2 lbs of fresh washed Strawberries with the stems intact

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This one was super easy. Wash your strawberries and let them dry.

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Melt the candy melts according to the package and dip your strawberries into the melted coating all the way until just beneath the stem. Let dry on parchment paper or a drying rack.

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Kids can totally wash the berries and help count them as well as you oversee the dipping.   Keep refrigerated until ready for use. Best served within one day.

Easter Rice Krispy Treats

1 bag of regular marshmallows (approx. 40 marshmallows)
5 cups of Rice Krispy cereal
1 bag of Brach’s Easter Candy Corn

Everyone knows how to make Rice Krispy Treats…only this time we mixed in the Easter Candy Corn and sprinkled more on top.

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Put your little kitchen helpers to work by counting the marshmallows and watching what happens when the marshmallows are heated up.

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If you have Easter or spring like cookie cutters, you can cut fun shapes as well — or make them into pops! (Just be sure to spray your cutters with non-stick cooking spray first).  Keep in airtight containers until ready for serving.

White Chocolate Easter Bark

2 bags of White Chocolate chips
1 bag of Brach’s Easter Candy Corn

Melt white chocolate according to package directions. When the chocolate chips melts, stir in the candy corn.

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Put your littles to work by having them count out the candy corn, sort by colors, and watch the melting of the chocolate chips.

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When all chocolate is melted, pour bark in a thin layer on a flat cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Let harden.  Then let the kids break it up and put a few pieces into clear cellophane bags.   Keep at room temp until ready for serving.

Marshmallow Peep Kabobs

Marshmallow peep chicks or bunnies
Lollipop sticks

Easy peasy project for kids – let them put the peeps on a stick like a kabob.

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Have the littles make patterns with the different peep colors, and have them practice adding two (or three) peeps to each stick.  Put the peeps and sticks in a clear cellophane bag and tie with a twisty.

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