Easter Treats You'll Love
Easter Treats That You’ll Love
If you are like us, you want to make fun Easter treats for your family and friends, but you are short on time. We decided to gather some fun treats that you can purchase online, locally in Hampton Roads, or are easy to make at home. Let’s start this ‘eggs-citing’ fun!
Local Easter Treats & Such
Custom Easter Baskets & ½ Pound Chocolate Eggs - Forbes Candies has been a local tradition for over 90 years. They are most famous for their salt water taffy, but their Easter eggs are very popular too! You can order online, or visit one of their stores in Virginia Beach.
Limited Edition Candy Bark - Are you a fan of candy bark? You can order an Easter Bunny Basket from Carolina Candy Company in Wilmington, North Carolina that features their famous ‘Bunny Bark’ that is only available for a limited time!
Spring Themed Macarons - Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts in Norfolk’s NEON Arts District features colorful and flavor intense macarons.
Treats That Are Easy To Make!
Bunnies & Chicks
Ingredients: For these cute treats, you will need vanilla OREO cookies, PEEPS® bunnies, white chocolate, multi-colored sprinkles, food gel, and parchment paper.
Directions: Melt the white chocolate. You can use a double boiler, or use a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water. Stir until melted.
FOR CHICKS: dip half of an OREO cookie into the chocolate and set it on the parchment paper. Take an orange sprinkle and dip lightly into the chocolate. Affix the sprinkle to OREO for ‘beek’. Use dots of food gel for the eyes.
FOR BUNNIES: dip bottom half of PEEPS® bunny into the chocolate, then dip inot sprinkles. Place onto the parchment paper to cool.
Enjoy! We guarantee that they won’t last long!!! Hint: try lemon OREO cookies. Yum.
Dress up your favorite cupcakes with shredded coconut ‘grass’, egg candies, and a licorice handle.
Coconut Egg Nests
5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make? Yes! Yes! Your kids will love assembling and eating these sweet bird’s nest cookies.
Ingredients: 6 oz. white candy coating coarsely chopped, 6 drops green food coloring, 1 drop yellow food coloring, 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, jelly beans.
Directions: Melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in food coloring. Stir in coconut. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper to create 12 mounds. Make an indentation in the center of each with a small spoon. Fill each with three jelly beans. Let stand until set.
These stuffed berries are a perfect bite-sized treat, and celebrate spring in the tastiest way!
Ingredients: 3 dozen large strawberries, 11 ounces softened cream cheese, ½ cup confectioner’s sugar, ¼ teaspoon almond extract, grated chocolate (optional)
Directions: Remove the stems for your strawberries, and cut a deep “X” in the tip of each. In a small bowl. Combine the cream cheese, confectionery’s sugar, and extract in a small bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Gently spread the berries open, and pipe or spoon the mixture into the tip of each berry. Sprinkle with grated chocolate and chill until serving.
These colorful sweet and savory pretzel wands definitely don’t take a magician to make. And, you can change the colors for any theme party, too!
Ingredients: 1.5 cups white baking chips, a package of pretzel rods, colored candy stars or sprinkles, colored sugar or edible glitter.
Directions: Melt chips in the microwave, and stir until smooth. Dip each pretzel halfway into the melted chips, and allow the excess to drip off. Sprinkle the coating with candy and colored sugar. Place onto waxed paper until dry. Store in an airtight container.
What are your favorite Easter treats to buy or make at home? Let us know in the comments below. And, if you are looking to create more gourmet fare and are looking for a fantastic kitchen in a new home, we can connect you with an experienced REALTOR® to assist you on your search. Happy Easter. Happy Spring