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.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Easter Cookie Baskets
Sugar cookie dough
Frosting Licorice ropes
Jelly beans or other small candies
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 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 resemble eggs.
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 glass or Ziploc bag. Add a few drops of green
food coloring and stir together or if using a bag squeeze color into
1 1/3 Cup flaked coconut
1/3 Cup sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
½ teaspoon vanilla
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.
Breakfast Egg Nests
2 large potatoes, shredded
4-6 eggs (depending on size of dish using)
Shredded cheddar cheese
¼ teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
4-6 slices cooked crumbled bacon or cooked crumbled sausage
Peel and shred potatoes into buttered 9x 13 or 8x8 casserole dish.
Add in shredded zucchini on top, if desired. Sprinkle with seasoning
salt and pepper. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes. With the
back of a spoon make an indention. Carefully break one egg into the
center of each indention. Salt and pepper. Sprinkle with crumbled
bacon. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake in oven about 15 minutes
or until eggs are to desired doneness. Sprinkle with cheese. Top
with chopped fresh tomatoes before serving, if desired. **You can do
this same Kids Easter recipe individually in muffin tins.
Jelly Bean Nests Cookies
4 Cups Chow mein noodles
½ Cup light corn syrup
½ Cup sugar
¾ Cup peanut butter
Have kids break chow mein noodles in small pieces. Put in large bowl
and set aside. In 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 middle with back of a
spoon to make a nest shape. Have kids add jelly beans. If mixture
has cooled and jelly beans aren't sticking to noodles, add a dot of
frosting inside the nest and then add the eggs.
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 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.
~~We made our own little boxes out of cardboard.
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Bird’s Nest Cupcakes
These colorful bird’s nest
cupcakes are sure to keep your little birdies tweeting.
Simply make a regular batch of cupcakes and frost in a dark brown.
Once cooled, use a piping round tip to stack strands of frosting
around the edges of the cupcakes to create the “nest”.
Add two or three colorful chocolate Easter egg candies to the center
to finish it off.
Kids Easter Recipes -Eggs
Coconut Cream Eggs A fun Easter kid recipe is to create chocolate Easter
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 hard 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.
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.
One pear half
2 raisins for eyes
1 red candy
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.
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.
Easter Cupcake Recipe Video
Kids Easter Recipes- Easy Dinner Ideas
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. Simple and Sweet Baked Ham
Rub about 2 cups of brown sugar over the top of a 6-8 pound ham.
While it is cooking baste the ham with its juices pouring over the
Sauce for baked Ham
½ Cup brown sugar
½ Cup apricot jam
1 Can pineapple rings
Reserve the juice from the pineapple and cherries.
1 ½ Cups orange juice
In mixing bowl stir together brown sugar, apricot jam, juices from
pineapple and cherries and orange juice. Whisk together until sugar
is dissolved and mixture is thick and combined. Place your ham in a
baking dish and pour or rub sauce over ham. Decorate top and sides
of ham with pineapple rings and cherries in the middle using
toothpicks to hold in place if needed. Bake for 1 hour or depending
on size of ham. (follow ham's packaging directions)
Maple Syrup Ham and Sweet Potatoes with
One of the most desired types of food to eat at Easter is ham and
you can sweeten up the flavor of ham by adding some tasty maple
syrup. While your store purchased maple syrup should work, try to
purchase maple syrup that is 100% pure and not made with corn syrup.
Adding pure maple syrup will add a sweet, delicious taste that your
friends and family will love.
You can simply complement your maple syrup ham with some yummy
sweet potatoes smothered in miniature marshmallows. Sweet potatoes
should be your maple syrup ham’s best friend. For an extra treat,
add miniature marshmallows and you will definitely get some smiles
from children and adults alike.
Recipe courtesy of Menu
Kids Easter Recipes- 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 last few minutes of cooking.
Drain and add diced ham pieces to mixture. Pour into casserole dish.
In saucepan, mix butter and flour together. Add milk gradually and
stir getting rid of any lumps. Add milk until 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.
What to do with leftover Easter eggs? Use this idea for a kids