Everyone loves to indulge in a little Easter candy. After all, who can resist those marshmallow bunnies or chocolate eggs? Here are a few Easter treats you can create prior to the holiday as a decoration and enjoy as a snack on the big day.
Chocolate crosses are a great way to remember the true reason we celebrate the holiday, and also provide a fun craft and treat for the kids in your family. I found a great cross mold on Casa.com and I’ve learned from experience that the best brand of melting chocolates is Wilton. The brand’s chocolates melt perfectly and take a little longer to harden than traditional chocolate chips, making the process a little easier with kids.
Fun tip: if you are hosting an Easter meal, you can find a smaller mold and create miniature crosses as table gifts.
Eatable Flower Vase Décor
Have you ever seen those large glass vases with lots of fun items such as sea shells or river rocks filling the base? Swap out these decorative items for eatable Easter candies. Consider purchasing Easter basket stuffing to break up the layers and mix it up with M&Ms, Peeps or even individually-wrapped chocolates. Top the vase with your favorite artificial floral arrangement, which can be removed when you want to grab a quick treat.
Candy-Filled Easter Wreath
Create an Easter wreath using a traditional foam wreath mold, such as this one found on Etsy.com, and fillable plastic Easter eggs. To make the eggs stick but still be removable, attach each egg to the foam mold using glue dots. Be sure to use at least a few so the eggs still stick after they are filled with candy. Fill each egg with your favorite light-weight candy, consider Peeps, Jelly Beans, etc. before attaching them. Hang the wreath with a decorative ribbon or colorful rope and allow your guests to remove an egg as a fun treat on their way out the door.