Wednesday, March 23, 2016

five fun easter treats

Kensi wanted nothing to do with St. Patrick's day this year. She is so focused on Easter after accidentally finding a couple of her basket items and having a melt down since she wasn't allowed to have them yet. Everyday she asks if it's Easter yet, so the mention of St. Patrick's day was frowned upon by her because in her eyes it took away Easter. I was lucky enough to get her to try Lucky Charms for breakfast, but not lucky enough to use them to decorate cupcakes. Better luck next year I guess. Since its all Easter talk this year I'm sharing some sweet and savory Easter treats my kids can’t get enough of, especially when they get to enjoy them outside in the warm sunshine.

1. Peep Pops | This is the first year I've bought Peeps because it was a battle I downright didn't want to fight. We enjoy our marshmallows, but not particularly covered in sugar. Kensi and Finn love the bright colors and although I cringe at what's used to make them so fun and colorful, I figure one package isn't going to hurt us. We needed a fun hands on activity for our quiet time one afternoon so we made Peep Pops by dipping them in melted chocolate and adding our own sprinkle decorations. Even though we added even more sugar on top of sugar these treats were so much fun to make and even better to enjoy!

2. Bunny Filled Carrots | Running errands in the car or trips to the park certainly call for packing up snacks. Instead of the usual snack cup, I packaged Annie's Cheddar Bunnies in a cone shaped plastic treat bag, tied it with twine and BOOM, we had carrots. 

3. Spring Quesadillas | Lunch at our house gets a spring twist with a few fun cookie cutters. We enjoy our quesadillas with cheese, green chilies and mashed beans. Once the quesadilla is cooked, use a cookie cutter to punch out fun and festive shapes. The kids really enjoyed these and if using large tortillas you can usually get three cookie cutter shapes out of one.
4. Easter Popcorn | Friday night movie night {or any night} just got better with a sweet version of popcorn. Using a pre-popped bag or popping it yourself, add melted butter and spread on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Drizzle melted white almond bark and sprinkle with spring themed sprinkles, pastel color coated chocolates and chopped salted peanuts. 

5. Bunny Rolls | We are still in soup mode over here and nothing pairs better with it than bread. Thanks to Pinterest for all the super creative cooks who come up with fun animal shaped bread rolls. Our kids love them to snack on and dip. The bunny shaped ones are perfect for spring. Although, the first time I made the snipped ear bunny rolls, mine looked more like cats, but they were still cute!

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