EASTER DIY DESSERTS

We’re betting your sweet tooth hasn’t received much love and affection since the Valentine’s Day chocolates were devoured back in February.  Maybe it’s time to address the sugar fix and mix up some deliciously fun and creative Easter-themed desserts that can be made at home. Below, we’ve rounded up six of our favorites that incorporate springtime colors and confections.

  1. Take a “Peep” at these pastel pretzel sticks! Dip pretzel rods into melted white chocolate and sprinkle them with spring-themed sprinkles. Place them in the fridge until they harden and then use some of the leftover melted chocolate to “glue” a marshmallow bunny or “Peep” onto the center of the rod. Return to the fridge until set. Super cute, simple and delicious!
  2. Make your own delicious Easter baskets in the kitchen using chocolate chip cookie dough. Bake the cookie dough (either pre-made, from a mix or from scratch) in mini muffin tins, making little indentations in the middle of each cup. Once the “baskets” are finished, fill them with green frosting and top with Easter-themed chocolate candies.
  3. If Reese’s chocolate eggs are taunting you in the grocery store check-out line, then check out how to DIY these year-round favorites. Peanut butter, vanilla, butter, powdered sugar and of course, chocolate, are all you need to make your own peanut butter and chocolate eggs at home. Check out this yummy recipe for instructions.
  4. If you’re looking for a slightly lighter (and we mean slightly) sweet for your Easter festivities, dip strawberries into orange-colored candy melts (or white candy melts, which are easier to find, dyed orange with food coloring) and let them harden for chocolate-covered strawberries that look like the Easter Bunny’s carrots, plucked straight from the garden. Sparkly orange sprinkles are optional, but adorable.
  5. Fancy candy bars are all the rage and you can make your own for Easter using a combination of pastel-colored candy, sprinkles, white chocolate and everyone’s favorite, Oreos. Melt the chocolate, spread it over a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and sprinkle on your toppings. Place the chocolate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (until hard) and voila! Easter Oreo candy bark!

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Sources:

http://mylitter.com/recipes/peeps-pretzel-rods/
http://lilluna.com/easter-basket-cookie-cups/
http://www.frugalcouponliving.com/reeses-egg-recipe-peanut-butter-easter-eggs/
http://www.frugalcouponliving.com/chocolate-covered-strawberry-carrots-2-ingredients/
http://lilluna.com/easter-oreo-bark/

Photo Sources:
Easter Cookie Baskets: http://lilluna.com/easter-basket-cookie-cups/

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Carrots: http://www.frugalcouponliving.com/chocolate-covered-strawberry-carrots-2-ingredients/

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