Good morning :) How are you today? Ready for an Easter idea? Easter isn’t until April 20 … it felt so far away … now it’s less than a month!
There are several foods that come to mind when I think of Easter … two of them being chocolate and eggs. Do you like crispy rice cereal in your chocolate and isn’t everything better on a stick? I hope you answered YES … because today I made Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops for you!
There is a list of Easter ideas that I have planned for this year and these Egg Pops were not on the that list! They were a happy accident all because I went to JoAnn’s to buy drapery lining fabric and supplies to make a handle for this basket cake that I was making for a bridal shower (I’ll share the info shortly) …
I did buy the supplies for the handle … did not buy the fabric lining (those dining room curtains may never get done), but found these cute sparkly foam eggs to make a wreath and another pan that I needed …
I carried this Easter Egg Cookie Pan with me as I shopped the entire store … tried to talk myself out of buying it … didn’t listen to myself … found out it was on sale … sold! It went home with me and I knew that Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops would be my first Easter post for this year. This is a great pan, but if you can’t find it … maybe you already have something in silicone or a candy mold.
These pops were easy peasy and would be a great project for the kiddos to help decorate! Wouldn’t it be fun if you make the chocolate eggs ahead of time and invite everyone over for a decorating party ;)
This is what you will need to make about 15 pops …
Then pull out a few candies and sprinkles from your cabinet …
- Edible Confetti
- SweetWorks Candy Pearls
- m&m’s minis
- anything else you may like!
Let’s get started …
- Melt the chocolate according to the package directions. Set aside about 1/2 cup of melted candy to use later. Mix remaining melted candy with the cereal … spoon into mold and tap pan on the counter to help release air bubbles.
- Insert stick into candy … rotate stick to cover with candy … chill for a few minutes. Note: make sure you have a clear space in your fridge and use caution when placing pan in the fridge, because the sticks move easily.
- The pops should come out of the pan easily … if they don’t … put back in the fridge for a few more minutes. Hint: If you like … use a toothpick and some melted candy to fill in the air bubbles … I wasn’t that ambitious … nobody complained as they scarfed down the pops … that’s just the way my guys are! I’m sharing some pops with the neighbor kids later today … wonder if they will notice?
Use the melted candy that you set aside (I put it in a squeeze bottle, toothpicks work also) to attach candy decorations! I do have one word of caution … the sprinkles were a little messy … if you are letting the kids do this, they will need help!
Hope you have fun decorating your Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops :)
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Thank you to Miss CandiQuick and SweetWorks for supplies!
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You may like these egg pops too …
Sugared Egg Marshmallows (I just saw the marshmallows at WalMart)
Happy First Day of Spring!
I wish that the snow is melting, flowers are blooming, trees are budding and the air is a little warmer!
New spring and Easter ideas are swirling around in my head … will be sharing some in a couple of days. In the meantime, these little Spring Chicks just want to say “Welcome Spring” to you …
Nutter Butter Chicks
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It’s Saturday morning … here’s a short review of few ideas from past years that don’t require much time … easy breezy …
Marshmallow Pops … lambs, bunnies, chicks and ducks
Bunny Butt Oreos
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Sometimes things just happen …
This one came close to not happening!
Sunday morning, this chick was born … in my head, anyway … then things went array … life almost got in the way of its birth.
- I made and drank coffee.
- I found a puddle of honey in a kitchen cabinet … what a mess! Warning – do not turn an almost empty, tightly closed, squeeze bottle of honey upside down … it will probably leak.
- I made waffles.
- Son #3 (working on masters degree) asked the Peanut Butter Man and me to proofread a final paper on American bureaucracy! Yes, me … the person who uses terms like easy peasy and super simple!!! What was he thinking? I put on my glasses and pulled out my highlighter … like I knew what I was doing ;)
- I made macaroni salad, while the Peanut Butter Man was under the kitchen sink trying to repair the leak … it is so nice that he is a handy man! I was the plumbing assistant … as in – hold this, twist that, pass me a towel.
- I made lunch for the
plumber hubby Peanut Butter Man.
- There was no water in the kitchen for 3 hours and the bucket is still under the sink … parts are ordered.
- Finally … about 4:00 the birth of the chick began … no eggs involved!
Let me show you how easy peasy and super simple it is to make these chicks …
You will need -
- Use melted orange candy to make a dot (base) on wax paper. Note – I used a squeeze bottle, but use whatever you have … a pastry bag, toothpick, etc. … whatever works for you ;)
- Place a peanut m&m on base and let harden.
- Use orange candy to make a beak.
- Use marker to make dot eyes.
- Use marker to draw wings, if desired.
(I made this cupcake in about 5 minutes … used whipped cream as icing … the chicks started to sink. I recommend using a buttercream icing … better option!)
Regarding the wings … I couldn’t decide … I love the chicks both ways … I want to hold them and pet them … chicks are so cute and roly poly … OK, I’ll stop now ;)
So, I conducted a very unscientific survey …
- Son #3, my sister and 2 friends vote for wings
- The Peanut Butter Man and 3 friends vote for no wings
- Son #2 says it doesn’t matter
So … Wings or No Wings … that is the question! What’s your vote?
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Lambs are so fluffy on the outside … but these lambs are fluffy marshmallows on the inside. Yes, I am still obsessed with jumbo marshmallows. It is hard to tell from the photo, but the lamb on the left is made with a jumbo marshmallow and the lamb on the right is made with a traditional large marshmallow.
As I am writing this, I just thought … why didn’t I make a black sheep? Use dark chocolate and black nonpareils, that would be so cute and yummy!
This is what you will need … jumbo or large marshmallows, lollipop sticks, melted white chocolate/candy melts, white nonpareils, black gummy type candies, black sugar pearls, pink for the nose (I used melted candy melts, but a pink candy or sprinkle would work too) …
The coated sunflower seeds are in this photo because I thought that I would use the white ones for ears, but I didn’t like it after I did it. Black sunflower seeds would have been great … wish I had some! So, I made due with what I had.
First, insert the stick into the marshmallow … cover the marshmallow with melted white chocolate … tap off excess chocolate … then sprinkle the nonpareils all over the melted chocolate …
Let it dry …
While the marshmallows are drying, starting making the heads … slice off some of the flat side of the gumdrop … this can be used for ears or feet … I did use the sugar pearls for the tail, ears and feet on the smaller marshmallow …
Attach the head, ears and feet with a little melted white chocolate … add eyes and nose … be creative … this is my first lamb face … but I couldn’t decide if it looked more like a dog or lamb …
A flock of white lambs would be so sweet with a few black sheep thrown in!
A few weeks ago a friend gave me a little bag of pastel candy corn because she thought that I could use it. I have seen this candy every year around Easter and never thought to do anything with it, except eat it. Well, I considered this a challenge … what could I do? … I thought about bunny ears … but that has been done. Flowers popped into my head … really simple candy flowers! This was a perfect plan … my friend that gave me the candy is named Dinaz … her favorite flower is a daisy … so these candy flowers are “Daisies for Dinaz”.
This project is more of a craft project … no baking or cooking required! This is what you will need … lollipop sticks, chocolate/candy melts, pastel candy corn (sometimes called bunny corn) …
Lay one candy disc flat side up and start “gluing” (using melted chocolate/candy melts) the lollipop stick and candy petals (4,5 or 6) in place … be patient, the petals can slip around a little …
Add a little more “candy glue” and place another candy disc on top … let the candy dry and your first flower is complete … How easy was that?
I love the colors … they remind me of something from the 60′s or 70′s!
Spring chicks, what can I say … I love them because they are cute, yellow, roly poly and sooo sweet and simple to make! Just bake your favorite cupcakes, frost them yellow, add a few decorations and you are done … very fast and easy … my favorite way of doing things!
Here is what you will need … cupcakes, yellow frosting, jumbo leaf sprinkles, black sugar pearls and candy coated sunflower seeds …
Frost the cupcakes using a small spatula …
Using the leaf sprinkles, give the chick feet and wings …
Now give her a sunflower seed beak and sugar pearl eyes …
Now, make a million chicks … they will make you smile!!!
Remember … substitute if you need or want to … for example, mini chocolate chips could be used for eyes.