Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies

These Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies Easter Treats are pretty much as adorable and as fun as it gets. And they're easy to make! Make them with your kids, or maybe have the Easter Bunny leave them! The sky is the limit with Easter fun.

Me here for a bit! My family will always call my bluff about March, since it has been/is incredibly blustery and snowy, but I’m enamored with the second half of March. It’s the leprechauns, the junk cereal, and the green milk and toilet water. Then it’s Easter Egg hunts, our local “Meltdown” book and music event in town, and all of the wonders of Easter. This is not a terribly busy work week but I have appointments, concerts, birthday celebrations, galore. My little sister gave birth to the 9th grandchild! Maxwell Levi! So I’m going to try to visit with them this week too. For a 4-day week, it’s chock full of cheer.

I’m not sure I’d have it/would know it any other way.

We made these cookies over the weekend, on a rare day of not being double booked. This was post Easter Egg Hunt #1, and pre Scarlet play date #2. They’re easy and fun enough, but the best part is how good they look after they’re done!

Also, who wouldn’t love the chance to have fun with some piping? I’m still trying to perfect it.

Ingredients:

1 box of chocolate cake mix, any brand
2 eggs
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 C. vegetable oil

Directions:

1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

2 – Combine the cake mix, eggs, flour and vegetable oil

3 – Roll the cookie dough into 2″ balls and place them 2″ apart on a baking sheet

4 – Bake for 8-10 minutes

5 – Remove from the oven and let cool

Frosting Ingredients:

3 C. powdered sugar
1/2 C. butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp. milk
Disposable piping bag
Grass round frosting tip
Green food coloring
1 large package of Cadbury Mini Eggs (M&M’s peanut butter eggs work great too)

Directions:

1 – Combine the powdered sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract

2 – Add the milk as needed

3 – Add a few drops of green food coloring

Cookie Directions:

1 – Attach the frosting tip to the disposable piping bag and fill with frosting

2 – Once the cookies have cooled, gently squeeze the frosting out of the piping bag, gently pulling up to make ‘grass’ on top of each cookie

3 – Place 2-3 eggs on top of each cookie

4 – Repeat

These Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies Easter Treats are pretty much as adorable and as fun as it gets. And they're easy to make! Make them with your kids, or maybe have the Easter Bunny leave them! The sky is the limit with Easter fun.

Do you have a busy week ahead of you as well?

These Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies Easter Treats are pretty much as adorable and as fun as it gets. And they're easy to make! Make them with your kids, or maybe have the Easter Bunny leave them! The sky is the limit with Easter fun.

7 Steps to a Happier and Healthier Pet

This post was sponsored by Supreme Source® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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Good news, everyone! Athena had a GREAT annual vet appointment.

In my last post we had started the 10-day detox with Supreme Source®, and I was already loving the results. Now we’re well on our way to reaching all of our goals. One big benefit of the challenge is that I have noticed a change in Athena. It was subtle at first – but I could tell that the extra attention was paying off. Sometimes at the dog park, she would growl at other dogs. With my extra attention on her, she now at first looks at me, and then never engages in any growling with other dogs. If another dog growls, she walks away. I’ve noticed that we’re both more attentive to one another in public and at home.

Springtime is a GREAT time to make a pet food switch. We adopted our Athena in early spring so her annual appointments always fall in March. That’s a great time to see what’s working and see what’s not working. Athena just went to the vet last week, and we were able to talk about the new food and any initial results. The great news is that Athena was a bit overweight at last year’s appointment and is now doing great! All of her blood work came back perfect, and her exam was thorough and easy. I can’t help but think that our 10-day detox has made a difference! Of course, it goes beyond 10 days.

It becomes a lifestyle.

That’s why I’m sharing my 7 Steps to a Happier and Healthier Pet:

1 – Make sure you’re providing the right foods. I knew we weren’t providing the right brand of food previously, because Athena had more trouble. She would vomit sometimes between meals and didn’t have firm stools. Supreme Source has improved Athena’s mind, body, and soul – and in just ten days. Luckily we are now beyond the 10-day detox and we’re going to be enjoying these benefits for many years to come. Supreme Source Pet Food is grain free (no corn, no wheat, no soy) and contains no artificial flavors or colors. It has a healthy blend of fruits and vegetables – which are natural sources of potassium, fiber, vitamins and minerals. And YOU can start the 1-day detox this spring with your pet today – visit www.superfoodswitch.com to save on Supreme Source pet food, AND, you can sign up for daily emails with tips and instructions to a better relationship with your pet.

And who doesn’t love that?

2 – When paired with good food, exercise is key. This is a top-notch tip when it comes to giving your pet the chance of a long and happier life. Also, regular exercise is good for YOU too. This is a wonderful chance to do it together.

3 – Maintain a healthy weight. This advice applies to all of us! With pets, you have to remember that you’re the one to control what goes into their bowl and what treats and table scraps they get. Make healthy choices. Spring is often a huge chance for people to gain control of their health and fitness levels. It’s just as important to work on your pet’s health and dietary habits. The choices you make now could give you years together. That’s why we made the Super Food Switch.

4 – Either invest in training, or try to train on your own. Take advantage of obedience or agility training classes where you live, and also look into socializing your pet. It’s wonderful when your pet is good with adults, kids, and other dogs and cats. There may be much different options for cats but they can be trained too. And it’s a life-changing thing for your pets and for you. This opens up opportunities for travel, or other pet friendly places. It’s also FUN, and bonding for your relationship.

5 – Take time for dental care! In fact, Athena is having a teeth cleaning procedure (while awake) next week. Not only does this remove bad breath, but you can prevent gum disease – which leads to bigger health issues down the line.

Somewhat related, make sure to keep cats hydrated to prevent urinary tract infections – which lead to trouble.

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6 – Make sure you discuss, prevent and/or treat flea, tick and heartworm. Even during the winter, a cat can get fleas, ticks, and heartworm – and we live in New England! With the weather changes, it’s always important to monitor.

7 – Provide mental stimulation for both cats and dogs. Our cat, Juniper, is a strictly indoors cat which means more than ever that we have to make sure she has places to rest, to watch the world go by outside, and to scratch. Dogs need stimulation too! If I am particularly busy and not bringing Athena everywhere, walking her enough, playing with her, she will look for things to chew! Even though she’s not a puppy. You are the best for your pet, but interactive toys count for a lot too!

Here’s a fun video about recent life with Athena:

Ultimately, we are so happy we did the 10-day detox and that Supreme Source is now a regular part of our lives. We get ours at Stop & Shop, right in town and can easily be found in the pet food aisle. I love seeing the positive differences on Athena’s spirit, her digestion, and her overall wellness. I’m glad we switched her food to something more nutritious and that it only took ten days for her to be eating better – a premium grain-free diet packed with healthy enzymes and prebiotics. My little best friend needed the change.

Inside and out.

So remember, it’s easy to start your own 10-day detox! Simply sign up for the daily email and the coupon to save on your purchase of Supreme Source HERE. Once you sign up, you will receive a daily email for the 10-day detox process! AND, Supreme Source has both dog and cat food products.

What is your best tip for a happier and healthier pet?