Edible Easter Baskets Recipe- Fun Easy Kid’s Recipe


edible easter basket cupcakes

I have been searching the Internet lately for fun things to do for Easter with my children. Then I found out I had to work overtime all week! My poor coworker went to the dentist and they said her teeth were so soft, she would have to either get dentures or get a plate put in! So she was out all week long.  Now today is the day before Easter and I haven’t done a single recipe with my children!  UPDATE:  I have some other awesome Easter recipe posts now like these pink chocolate covered pretzels or these Easter eggs rice krispie treats

Luckily I found this one on Family Fun and it looked like the most adorable, fun recipe to try!

Edible Easter Baskets Recipe

Ingredients:
1 dozen cupcakes  (I made 2 dozen for a Birmingham Mommies function)
1 bag jelly beans
1 canister of white icing  (or you can use this basic buttercream icing recipe)
Sweetened coconut, colored with green food coloring
Red licorice or sour straw
Nerds
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Directions:
1. First, frost the cupcakes with white icing. Then, use either red licorice or a sour straw. I cut the licorice in half lengthwise to make it look better.
2. Shake the shredded coconut in a stainless steel bowl. Sprinkle on food coloring bit by bit, mixing vigorously to distribute the color. I made a mistake and used the gel food coloring but it worked in my favor because some of the ‘grass’ was darker green than the other and I think it gave it a more ‘real’ look.
3. Place a pinch of shredded coconut on each iced cupcake. Make a bed of it. Now place three jelly beans on the “nest” of coconut. Then you can also add some nerds to make it look cuter.
4. You can tie a small ribbon bow on the pipe cleaner or licorice handle at a jaunty angle.  I didn’t do this because I didn’t think my boys would care if they had ribbons on them.
I used chocolate cupcake mix for half of them because that is the household favorite. However, it did make my cupcakes look kinda burnt. Here is our finished project!
edible easter basket cupcakes

And my children really enjoyed them so it was super fun. Little M said he liked shaking the coconut up the most! And second, he liked the Nerds.

edible easter basket cupcakes

Edible Easter Baskets Recipe- Fun Easy Kid's Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 dozen cupcakes
  • 1 bag jelly beans
  • 1 canister of white icing
  • Sweetened coconut, colored with green food coloring
  • Red licorice or sour straws
  • Nerds
Instructions
  1. First, frost the cupcakes with white icing.
  2. Use either red licorice or a sour straw to make the basket handle. I cut the licorice in half lengthwise to make it look better.
  3. Shake the shredded coconut in a stainless steel bowl.
  4. Sprinkle on food coloring bit by bit, mixing vigorously to distribute the color.
  5. Shake coconut over each cupcake and press in to stick. Make a bed of it.
  6. Now place three or four jelly beans on the "nest" of coconut.
  7. You can also add some nerds to make it look cuter.
  8. You can tie a small ribbon bow on the licorice handle.

edible easter basket cupcakes


Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 16, 8, and 5 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey (especially the Chicago Blackhawks & Pittsburgh Penguins), and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at topkat@katbalogger.com to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

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