7 Adorable Sweets For An Egg-cellent Easter

When you do your grocery shopping or stop by the pharmacy this time of year, it's impossible to miss all of the Easter candy that's piled up on the shelves. The first few chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps leading up to the holiday taste great, but by now your sweet tooth is probably getting a little tired of the same old candy. If you're looking for some new, original ways to celebrate the Easter season this year, then these 7 easy Easter sweets are just what you've been looking for. From Peter Cottontail pops to edible Easter baskets, these adorable treats will have you hopping for joy! 

1. Marshmallow Sheep

You'll Need:

  • sheep-shaped silicone ice cube tray
  • semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • marshmallow creme
  • food coloring

Here's How:

1.1 Forget marshmallow Peeps, this year is all about marshmallow sheep! Start by melting the semi-sweet chocolate, then pour some of it into each well of the sheep-shaped silicone ice cube tray. Maneuver the ice cube tray so that the chocolate coats the entire surface of each of the wells, then let the chocolate set.

1.2 Mix several batches of marshmallow creme with different colors of food coloring. Spoon some layers of different shades of of marshmallow creme into the ice trays on top of the chocolate layer. 

1.3 Cover the layers of marshmallow creme with another layer of melted chocolate, let the chocolate set, and your homemade marshmallow sheep are ready to be enjoyed!

2. Edible Easter Basket

You'll Need:

  • green Candy Melts
  • piping bag
  • cupcake liners

Here's How:

2.1 Melt the green Candy Melts and transfer the melted green chocolate to a piping bag. Pipe the melted green chocolate into some cupcake liners to make mini Easter baskets that look like they're made out of freshly sprouted grass. Let yourself be a little messy to get that perfectly imperfect look!

2.2 Let the green chocolate set, then carefully remove the edible Easter baskets from the cupcake liners. Place some small pieces of Easter candy inside the little baskets, and your adorable sweet treats are ready!

3. Peter Cottontail Pops

You'll Need:

  • Oreos
  • lollipop sticks
  • white chocolate, melted
  • candy bunny decorations

Here's How:

3.1 To make some adorable Peter Cottontail pops, slide 1 lollipop stick into the cream center of each Oreo and melt the white chocolate. Dip the Oreos in the melted white chocolate, coating them evenly.

3.2 Stick some bunny feet and a little cottontail on each Oreo pop, then let the white chocolate set. Try not to eat all of these delicious snacks up before the Easter egg hunt!

4. Easter Bunny-mobile

You'll Need:

  • Twinkies
  • round chocolate cookies
  • white chocolate, melted
  • mini pretzels
  • sprinkles
  • chocolate bunnies

Here's How:

4.1 Cut a notch out of the back of the Twinkie. Melt the white chocolate and use a small amount of it to attach 4 round chocolate cookies to the Twinkie to make the wheels of the car.

4.2 Dip the mini pretzels in the melted white chocolate and decorate them with sprinkles. Once the white chocolate has set, place 1 decorated pretzel in the Twinkie car to make a cute steering wheel, securing it in place with some melted white chocolate if necessary. Place 1 small chocolate bunny in the driver's seat, and this Easter Bunny-mobile is ready for a test drive!

5. Easter Basket Cupcakes 

You'll Need:

  • cupcakes
  • buttercream frosting
  • candy ropes
  • small Easter candies

Here's How:

5.1 To make some cute party favors for the big Easter egg hunt, spread some buttercream frosting on the cupcakes. Stick both ends of 1 candy rope into the buttercream frosting on top of each cupcake to make a basket handle, then fill the sweet baskets to your heart's content with little Easter candies.

6. Surprise-Inside Easter Egg Treat

You'll Need:

  • marshmallows
  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 small bowls or 1 large plastic egg
  • M&M's
  • white chocolate, melted
  • food coloring
  • sprinkles

Here's How:

6.1 Melt the marshmallows in the microwave for 1 minute, then stir in some Rice Krispies cereal.

6.2 Coat the inside of the 2 bowls or both sides of the large plastic Easter egg with a thin layer of vegetable oil. Press the rice krispies treats mixture into the inside of the bowls or sides of the mold, making a well in the center of each side. Fill 1 of the 2 wells with M&M's.

6.3 Press the empty ½ of the egg on top of the filled one to create an egg. Melt the white chocolate and mix it with some brightly colored food coloring. Seal the seam between the 2 parts of the egg with melted chocolate, dip part of the filled Easter eggs in it, and decorate your adorable Easter treat with sprinkles for the perfect finishing touch. 

7. Chocolate Crunch Easter Baskets

You'll Need:

  • pretzel sticks or potato chips
  • semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • cupcake liners
  • small Easter candies

Here's How:

7.1 Break up the chips or pretzel sticks into small pieces, melt the semi-sweet chocolate, and mix everything together. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and fill each one with the chocolate mixture, creating a well in the center of each cupcake liner.

7.2 Let the chocolate set, then it's time to fill those crunchy chocolate baskets with small Easter candies.

Whether you're preparing these adorable sweets for an Easter egg hunt, as a gift, or for a special Easter dessert, each and every one will make your Easter celebration sweeter than ever!

Get the instructions for the DIY Easter Gifts and Rice Krispies Treats featured in the bonus video.

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