Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Treat

Only a couple more weeks until ladies dawn their Easter bonnets, little girls pick out their new frilly dresses, kids everywhere search high and low for colored eggs and we all get a sense of new life. For us Easter is one of the most holy days of the year, and we make sure Alex understands what that means to us, our faith and our family. I'm proud to say he knows it's not all about hunting eggs, chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. But I also let him be a kid! It's a fun holiday that as long as we remember the reason why we celebrate, we can also enjoy the more whimsical side of it. So I  find new, cute, fun activities in the kitchen for Alex to try. Coloring eggs is always on our "to-do" list, and then I attempt to find something else he can do mostly himself. This year, Spring Break happens to fall the week before Easter, so these activities can double as ways to keep busy during the week off. I saw this idea in Food Network magazine and couldn't wait to try it. I knew Alex would get such a kick out of it b/c he loves the originals. In fact they are one of his favorites! And then he could share his work w/ the family come Easter Sunday. These are perfect for little ones to help with, and if you're having a large number of kids for an Easter luncheon, what a great way for them to stay busy while the adults are chatting! Plus, they can make something yummy to contribute to the meal. Let's face it, anything on a stick always tastes better!! Easter brings with it so many treats, sweet and spiritual!

Homemade "Peeps"
Large marshmallows, strawberry flavored
Candy sticks
Pastel colored sprinkles (found in the baking aisle)
Water
Piece of floral foam or Styrofoam

Place sticks in marshmallows, to make "pops". Dip each in water to dampen. Dab lightly on a paper towel to remove excess. Roll each in sprinkles, covering evenly. Place sticks in floral foam, standing upright to dry. When dry, place in a cup for easy enjoyment!

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17 comments:

raquel@eRecipe.com said...

Kids will definitely love and enjoy this Easter treats. Sweet! =)

4littlefergusons said...

Great idea! Pinning!

Kara @ Just1Step said...

Those are so simple and cute. :)

morchella said...

So cute,what a lovely idea.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Very fun! Love the bright colors. I hope you'll link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Hop.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

carolinaheartstrings said...

What a great idea. They look fantastic. Come visit us today. We are having a great giveaway. 3 wonderful charm bracelets from Cutey. We love them!

momto8 said...

one of the funnest recipes yet!! thank you!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

I love the idea! My kids never liked peeps, but they love marshmallows. I'm pinning this to do during Holy Week.

Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

These are adorable, and so pretty, too! I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow too, if you'd like. My first link party/give-away is running now through Saturday. I hope you'll come and link up!

Addicted to Recipes said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing these at Scrumptious Sunday! My son would love making these!

Erin said...

How fun are those?!?! And much better tasting I imagine!

Miz Helen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
Miz Helen

Emily said...

thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday! I'm featuring your tasty and fabulous idea tomorrow! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

Our Delightful Home said...

My kiddos would love this. I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Mrs. Delightful
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The Better Baker said...

Another one of your brilliant creations! Just love it - great to be featured at Totally Tasty Tuesday. I'm pinning this!

The Daily Smash said...

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Have a great day

Tara @ Crockpotladies said...

These are so cute! My little one would flip for them. Thanks for linking up at the Bunny Hop Blog Party.