The following are a few Easter recipes for kids:
For these fun shaped pancakes you need a little imagination, and a healthy appetite.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
3 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
Add all the dry ingredients together, mix well, then pour in the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
On your griddle you want to pour out the bunny face first, then once it starts to settle, add on some bunny ears. Be careful as you pour, and even more careful as you flip to brown it on both sides.
Once it is on the plate, stick two chocolate chips on for eyes, a raisin on for the nose, and a few lines of chocolate sauce for the whiskers. Serve with whipped cream bunny tails, and syrup.
This recipe makes a great snack!
1 cup toasted coconut
½ cup pretzel rods
½ cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Melt the white chocolate chips, then toss with the other ingredients. If it is not well coated, melt a few more white chocolate chips until it is coated enough to stick together.
Arrange the mixture to make a “nest” on a piece of wax paper. Then use Easter candies to fill this healthier option nest. Chocolate eggs, Peeps or Marshmallow chicks, etc. all work well in your bird’s nest.
Cookie Easter Baskets
Most people like treats with holidays. The following is a great cookie recipe for cookie Easter baskets.
First make sugar cookies. Directions below:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Mix cream, butter, and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough one hour or longer. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface (use powdered sugar for better tasting cookies). Make sure the rolled out dough is between 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Then cut your cookies into ovals. And bake 6-8 minutes.
Piping bag and tips with Easter colored icing
Green food coloring
Ice cookies with white icing. Then using your piping bag, pipe a “handle” around the top half of the cookie. Then, shake your coconut up in a large mixing bowl, add a few drops of food coloring, and shake or mix until the coconut is dyed green, and the coloring is evening distributed. About half way down the cookie, use a few pinches of coconut to create the Easter basket grass. Place a few jelly beans on top of that. Then using your piping bag, pipe a few lines of icing to give the “basket” part some definition. Or, use some colored decorators’ sugar for this part.