Easter Cookie Baskets – A Little Love Note

These Easter Cookie Baskets 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.

I think it’s safe to say that my Easter posts have been love letters to Cadbury Mini Eggs.

Have you noticed that while many of my Easter recipes use Peeps, ALL of them use Cadbury Mini Eggs? And really, you can use any candy eggs you want for these! Robin’s Eggs would look lovely in all recipes. You could use M&Ms shaped like eggs. For all I care, you could make Easter eggs out of edible (or even inedible, if that’s your thing) Play-Doh and put them in these recipes. Or if you’re like me, you keep Cadbury Mini Eggs in your bottom right desk drawer (yes, that’s the one, Scarlet) and you don’t even mind the sounds of little hands rummaging through your desk drawer and leaving the bag open so that little Mini Eggs roll out into your new desk drawer. That just means you have to eat them immediately. Easter Law.

I’m going to be on the briefer side today because Scarlet is in a school play and it’s Math Night at the school. It’s also Grandpa Ernie’s birthday, and we’re having Uncle Gabe stay over. Not to mention, we’re having a humongous Passover Seder, right after the humongous Easter Egg Hunt, and then Easter. I think I’m done with Easter recipes, but no promises!

Ingredients:

1 box of white cake mix, any brand
1/2 C. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. flour
2 eggs
1 C. coconut flakes
Green food coloring
Non-stick cooking spray
Sour Punch Green Apple, Strawberry and Blueberry Candy Straws (I found mine at my local gas station in the candy section)
White frosting
Toothpicks
Cadbury Mini Eggs
Round frosting tip
Disposable piping bag
Kitchen scissors

Easter cookie

Directions:

1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 12-count muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray

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

3 – Take a 2″ scoop of cookie dough and place in each muffin well, gently pressing down to fit the muffin tin well

4 – Bake for 15-17 minutes

5 – Remove from the oven and let cool completely

6 – Place the coconut flakes in a small dish and add a few drops of green food coloring. Stir to combine and set aside

7 – Take a toothpick and gently carve 2 holes on top of each cookie (please see photo). You want it large enough for the Sour Punch Straw to fit

8 – Once the holes are carved, use the kitchen scissors to shorten the Sour Punch Straws to your desired length (about 4-5″) and insert into the cookie

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

10 – Generously frost the top of the cookie

11 – Add green coconut flakes

12 – Top with Cadbury Mini Malted Eggs

13 – Repeat with all the cookie cups

These Easter Cookie Baskets 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.

Which of my Easter recipes has been the most exciting for you?

These Easter Cookie Baskets 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.

Easter Pudding Cups (Super Adorable)

These Easter Pudding Cups 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.

I’m definitely nowhere near done with the last minute Easter Treats.

Ok, maybe I’m not NOWHERE near done, but I’m not done. These are pretty awesome. They have everything my kids like. Pudding. Milk. Crushed OREOs. Peeps. Strawberries. Cadbury Mini Eggs. Even orange chocolate is a novelty for them. And yes, Des joined Team Peep yesterday. He has an after school building class and they made wooden structures that were held together with jelly beans, and which housed some chicken Peeps. He was so afraid that Scarlet would eat his Peep, that he took a bite of it, decided he loved it, and ate it all. He spoiled his dinner too! All in the name of pride. And sibling rivalry.

Sometimes it takes a bossy big sister (ahem, good leader sister) to decide you love Peeps.

Easter Treats

Easter Treats

I myself had a bossy big sister (ahem, good leader sister) but I never joined Team Peep. That’s ok because there’s a lot else to love here. You can use any kind of candy eggs, but we had our eye on the prize with Cadbury Mini Eggs:

Pudding Cups

Ingredients:

4 clear plastic 9 oz. cups
1 3.9 oz box of instant chocolate pudding mix
2 cups cold milk
12 OREOs filling removed crushed
4 Peep bunnys
4 ripe strawberries
Orange melting wafers
Egg candies – we used Cadbury Mini Eggs

Easter Treats

Instructions:

1 – Make pudding according to package directions and evenly distribute between four plastic cups

2 – Place in refrigerator and chill until set (about 5 mins.)

3 – Prepare strawberries by washing and drying

4 – Melt orange wafers in double broiler or in microwave and stir until melted

5 – Dip strawberries up to the green stems and lay on wax or parchment paper to harden (about 10 mins.)

6 – Add leftover melted wafers to a sandwich size ziplock bag and snip the end off and make stripes across strawberries to look like carrots

7 – Let set a few more mins.

8 – Place OREOs in a ziplock bag and roll them with a rolling pin until crushed

9 – Sprinkle crumbled OREO mixture on top of pudding cups, add a Peep bunny, one strawberry “carrot”, and a few candy eggs

10 – Enjoy!

These Easter Pudding Cups 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.

These Easter Pudding Cups 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 think one shape or color of Peeps tastes better than others?

These Easter Pudding Cups 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.