While the typical Easter gatherings aren't on the agenda this year, that doesn't mean you still can't have fun preparing for the celebration you're planning at home. Our friends at Annie shared these fun and creative ideas for Easter treats that are easy to prepare with little effort. These recipes can put you and the whole family in a festive spirit.
EASTER MARSHMALLOW BUNNY POPS
(Total time 30 minutes, active time 10 minutes. For 4 people.)
- Bamboo skewers or toothpicks
- 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 6 tablespoons of cream
- Large marshmallows
- Annie's Bunny Grahams (honey or gluten-free snicker doodle)
- Melt ingredients over low heat, being careful not to burn them.
- Pour warm chocolate sauce into a deep bowl and completely immerse the marshmallow skewer in chocolate.
- Carefully slide the marshmallow onto the skewer and add another one to the skewer. Dip the marshmallow in chocolate.
- Repeat until you have three chocolate-covered marshmallows on a skewer (or 1-2 on a toothpick).
- Squeeze an Annie's bunny into the warm chocolate and let it cool. Serve once chilled.
EASTER BUNNY SUGAR COOKIES
(Total time 60 minutes, active time 30 minutes.)
For the icing
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 1⁄4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp milk or half & half
- Arrange room temperature cookies on a plate (the glaze melts when the cookies are hot)
- Mix the ingredients for the glaze in a medium sized bowl.
- Sprinkle additional milk (or half and half) into the mixture until the texture is suitable for drizzling cookies. If desired, color with natural food coloring.
- Ice cookies with the back of a spoon and then press Annie's organic fruit snack into the pattern you want.
EASY EASTER CINNAMON ROLL BUNNIES
(Total time 30 minutes, active time 5 minutes. For 4 people.)
- Annie's organic cinnamon buns
- Unpack the cinnamon buns and place four on a large baking sheet.
- Divide the fifth roll into eight loops for "ears" and press on each roll to create four rabbits.
- Bake as directed.
- Add frosting and sprinkle with sprinkles (if available!) Or a decorative sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Serve warm.
EASTER CHOCOLATE ICEBOX PIES
(Total time 2 hours, active time 20 minutes. For 6 people.)
For the crust:
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 6 tablespoons of sugar
- 5 cups of crushed Annie's organic bunny from Graham
For the filling:
If you have instant chocolate pudding in your fridge, use it!
Otherwise, make a chocolate pudding quickly and easily:
- 8 tablespoons of sugar
- 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp cornstarch
- pinch of salt
- 2 1⁄4 cups of milk or cream
- 5 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp butter (optional, for a creamier texture)
For the crust:
- Mix crust ingredients, divide into 6 even portions.
- Press each serving into the bottom of the jar.
For the pudding:
- Whisk dry ingredients in a saucepan.
- Add milk over high heat and bring to a boil.
- Whisk continuously for one minute after cooking, then remove from heat.
- Add vanilla and butter. Let cool for 5 minutes, then pour into individual glasses. Cover with plastic wrap, chill in the fridge for at least two hours.
- Add whipped cream (homemade or bought in the store).
- Top with bunny grahams.
- Sprinkle with chocolate shavings.
Annies has many other recipes that you can find here.