Kids Easter recipes abound at this time of year. Not only can
kids celebrate the season dying Easter eggs, there are many fun
Easter recipes kids can make with an adult's help or if they are
old enough by themselves. There are the usual Easter traditions of
eggs, birds, bunnies but don't forget to get your kids involved in
Easter dinner too. When creating these kids Easter recipes remind
them that all these fun Easter decorations are symbols of rebirth,
starting anew and celebrating Spring.
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Prepare a sugar cookie dough either homemade or store bought dough.
Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray or grease each muffin tin.
Press a small ball of dough into each hole pressing up along the
sides to make a well in the middle. Allow to cook at 375 degrees
about 8 minutes until golden. Press down the center of each cookie.
Let cool and pop out of muffin tins. To decorate, fill a small
amount of frosting in each hole. Attach a licorice string into each
frosting. This will be your basket handle. Sprinkle with coconut
tinted green and add jelly beans or small chocolate pieces to
also do this Kids Easter recipe with cupcakes. Frost cupcakes,
insert a licorice handle and add jelly beans on top.
How to Tint Coconut Green
An easy way to decorate with coconut for Easter is to add your
shredded coconut in a bowl or Ziploc bag. Add a few drops of green
food coloring and stir together, or if using a bag squeeze color
In mixing bowl, combine coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Stir in egg
whites and vanilla; mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking
sheet. Press thumb into each cookie to make an indention. Bake at
325 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Let cool add a drop of frosting and
add jelly beans or chocolate mini eggs in center.
Chick in the Hole
Make this breakfast idea into an Easter tradition. Add piece of
toast in a skillet cut out the middle with a oval cutter or other
shape cutter. Crack an egg in the hole. Cook both sides until golden
brown or however you like your eggs cooked. Decorate to make a chick
using olives for eyes and cut pepper for beak, feet and wings.
Prepare your zucchini into zoodles with a spiralizer. Melt 1 tablespoon
butter in a skillet. Add in garlic and cook several minutes. Add in
zucchini zoodles. Cook several minutes until tender. Make a nest
with your zoodles and crack in egg into the middle. Cook until egg
is set. Season with salt and pepper.
Jelly Bean Nests Cookies
4 Cups Chow mein noodles or thin noodles
½ Cup light corn syrup
½ Cup sugar
¾ Cup peanut butter
Have kids break chow mein noodles in small pieces. Put in a large
bowl and set aside. In a saucepan add corn syrup and sugar on
medium-low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add peanut butter. Stir
until melted. Pour peanut butter mixture over chow mein noodles.
Stir to cover noodles. Lay out a sheet of wax paper. With a spoon,
drop tablespoon of noodles on waxed paper. Flatten the middle with
the back of a spoon to make a nest shape. Have kids add jelly beans.
If the mixture has cooled and jelly beans aren't sticking to
noodles, add a dot of frosting inside the nest and then add the
Egg Grass Centerpiece
This is an easy fun Kids Easter recipe they will enjoy watching.
Start this a few weeks before Easter.
Using a medium size Easter basket, line the bottom with thick heavy
plastic. Add potting soil. Add seeds to the soil either radish,
wheat, watercress or grass seeds. These grow quickly and will look
good poking out of the soil.
Spray with water and cover with plastic wrap for several days. Then
uncover and continue to spray with water each day. (a water spray
bottle works well.) In about 1 to 2 weeks you will have a basket
that has real looking grass in it. You can use this as a centerpiece
for Easter by adding colored Easter eggs or other decorations.
A fun Easter kid recipe is to create chocolate Easter eggs. Ingredients:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup flaked or grated coconut
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
In a medium bowl add soft cream cheese, soft butter, powdered sugar
and coconut. Stir together until well combined. If dough is hard to
work with, chill in the fridge. Form into egg shapes and place on a
cookie sheet that is lined with wax paper. Place in the freezer
until it is hard for about 1 hour. When you are ready for dipping,
melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe dish until
melted. Dip each coconut egg into chocolate to coat. Place back on
wax paper and chill. Add sprinkles if desired while chocolate is
Try these ideas for decorating and dyeing Easter eggs.
Striped and Checked Eggs. Before dipping boiled egg in
dye, add rubber bands or masking tape around egg making
patterns. Dip egg into dye and allow to dry. When completely
dry, take off rubber bands or tape and see your striped or
Marbled eggs. Dab different colors of dye with cotton
balls onto boiled eggs. Let dry.
Make egg heads with your boiled eggs. Decorate with
yarn for hair by gluing in place. Draw a face with markers or
Using finger paint dip your finger in paint and thumbprint or
fingerprint the egg.
Egg Shell Mosaic
If you dye eggs at your house for Easter, save the shells after
peeling them. The younger kids will enjoy making beautiful egg
shell mosaics with them. Draw a shape, design or animal on a white
sheet of heavy paper. Let them glue egg shells on their picture,
creating a artistic mosaic.
This Kids Easter recipe is all in the shaping of the bread rolls.
Raisins for eyes
Make a large roll for the bunny tummy. Place on a greased cookie
sheet. Make a smaller ball for the head and place above the tummy
section. Roll two balls into ropes and loop ropes over to make bunny
ears. Lay on top of bunny head. For arms and legs use smaller balls
and lay next to appropriate part of body. Give the bunny two raisin
eyes and two very small balls for a nose. Cover with a cloth or
plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes. Remove towel or plastic
wrap and brush beaten egg white over the top. Bake at 350 degrees
for 25-30 minutes. This kids Easter recipe is great fun to put
together. They will really enjoy experimenting on their own as to
what size dough balls to use and create their own bunny body.
Cut a slice of bread into a carrot shape or use a cookie cutter. Spread cream
cheese or other spread on top. Sprinkle shredded carrots on the
bottom half of your carrot, to resemble the orange carrot part and
add chopped broccoli to the tops for the stems.
Here is a healthy bunny theme lunch idea.
Use a bagel for the base or cut out a circle from a slice of bread.
Slice your vegetables to prepare the face including:
2 cucumber slices, cut crosswise on an angle, so they look
4 thin celery slices to form the whiskers
1 cherry tomato, cut in half for the nose
Radish and olive slices for the eyes
Peel thin strings off a parsley stem to form the mouth
Once your ingredients are ready, you can fry your egg. Heat a
lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat. Place a metal circle
cookie cutter on the frying pan to make the round egg shape and
crack an egg in. Cover with a lid until yolk is cooked to desired
doneness and season with salt and pepper. Place the egg on the bread
and assemble the other ingredients to form the face.
Using different shaped pancakes and bananas you can create a fun
bunny pancake. Add teeth and eyes out of bananas and blueberries. A
strawberry nose and sliced cheese for whiskers.
One pear half
2 raisins or mini chocolate chips for eyes
1 red candy
2 almonds or cashews or use slices of pear if you want nut
To make one bunny place a pear on a plate with the narrow end at the
top. Press two raisins into pear for eyes and a red candy for a
nose. Press almonds for ears into top. Add cottage cheese for the
Bunny's Favorite Carrot Cake
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
½ cup vegetable oil
½ Cup applesauce
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups carrots coarsely shredded
1 Cup raisins
½ Cup chopped pecans, optional
Cream cheese frosting
In mixing bowl add all dry ingredients including flour, cinnamon,
baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt, brown sugar and white
sugar. Stir together and set aside. In smaller bowl add wet
ingredients including oil, applesauce, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
Blend into dry ingredients with mixer. Stir in carrots, raisins, and
nuts. Pour into a greased cake pan or 13 x9 inch pan. (**or use the
bunny cake idea below.) Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until
toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
Try a fun variation with this carrot
cake smoothie recipe.
Easy Easter Bunny Cake Recipe
For this Kids Easter recipe use your favorite cake mix or the carrot
cake recipe above. Bake mix in two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.. Allow to cool
and assemble as follows. One round cake will be the bunnies head.
The other cut two oval shapes off the ends of the cake leaving a
small portion in the middle that will resemble a bow tie. These two
oval shapes will be the bunny ears. Place them above the other round
cake pan. Decorate with white frosting, shredded white coconut,
candies for eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers.
Baked Ham recipes
There isn't much to baking a ham, but kids can get involved by
stirring a sauce to pour over the top before baking.
Sweet and Sour Baked Ham Sauce
1 cup pineapple tidbits
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
3 teaspoons vinegar
2 teaspoons mustard
3/4 Cup water
Drain pineapple saving juice. Use pineapple for a different recipe
or eat. In bowl whisk together pineapple juice, brown sugar,
cornstarch, vinegar, mustard and water. Pour into skillet.
Cook and stir until mixture thickens. Pour over baked ham slice.
Honey Glazed Carrots
3 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
2 Tablespoons honey
16 oz. package of baby carrots
salt and pepper to taste
chopped fresh rosemary or other herbs, if desired
Add carrots to a casserole dish. In a microwave safe dish, melt
butter. Stir in brown sugar and honey. Pour over carrots and season
with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Bake in oven at 350 degrees
until carrots are tender or cook in microwave until tender. Add
chopped rosemary or other herbs, if desired.
Leftover Ham Recipes
Ham and Bean Soup
2 Cups dried beans
8 Cups water
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
Chopped ham, as much as desired
1 garlic clove
28 oz. can tomatoes
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Wash and sort beans. Cover with water and soak overnight. Drain.
Cover with water again and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and
cover with lid. Let stand 1 hour. Rinse. Add 8 cups water, chopped
onion, chili powder, ham bone, chopped ham, garlic clove, chopped
tomatoes, bay leaf, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Simmer for an
additional hour to 2 hours on medium-low until beans are tender.
Remove ham bone and bay leaf before serving.
Ham and Broccoli Casserole
Frozen pkg. Broccoli
Fun shaped noodles or spaghetti noodles, cooked
Diced ham, as much as desired
½ Cup butter
¼ Cup flour
1-1/2 Cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook noodles and add broccoli within the last few minutes of
cooking. Drain and add diced ham pieces to the mixture. Pour into a
casserole dish. In a saucepan, mix butter and flour together. Add
milk gradually and stir getting rid of any lumps. Add milk until the
sauce is as thick as you want. Season with salt and pepper. Pour
sauce over mixture in casserole dish. Top with bread crumbs and
Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until thickens.
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What to do with leftover Easter eggs? Use this idea for a kids
Easter recipe to make sailboats.
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