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Easter treats to make with your kids

Posted by Sarah Lukemire (Miss CandiQuik), Log House Foods, Inc.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Let’s talk about Easter candy. What do you fill your Easter baskets with? Candy, cute little gifts?

I have gathered a handful of our most popular Easter and spring inspired recipes here at Log House Foods, all made using our CandiQuik coatings. I know you will enjoy these treats; they are all fun, adorable and something you and the family can create together, all while giving that special homemade touch!



How adorable are these bunny pretzels? With only three ingredients, these are something the whole family can join in on!

Bunny Pretzels
Yield: approximately 24 pretzels

Ingredients:

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Pink sugar décor sprinkles
  • 1 (16 oz.) package Vanilla CandiQuik Coating
  • Black edible marker or cake writing icing

Directions:

  1. Cut each marshmallow in half diagonally. These will form the bunny ears. Sprinkle with pink décors onto the sticky side of the marshmallow (for best results, press the sticky side of the marshmallow into the sprinkles). 
  2.  Melt Vanilla CandiQuik in the Melt and Make Microwaveable Tray according to the directions on the package.
  3. Dip about ¾ of each pretzel rod in the Vanilla CandiQuik and place on wax paper.
  4. Before CandiQuik has set, press the marshmallow ears on the top of the pretzel, holding in place until set, and press one heart-shaped sprinkle on as the nose.
  5. Once dry, draw two dots for eyes with black edible marker or cake writing icing.


Cadbury eggs around this time of year are always a must for me. After a little experimenting, I found out you can make them yourself. Yes, you! Here’s how…

Homemade Cadbury Eggs
{A fun recipe that is reminiscent of the original Cadbury Crème Egg - a chocolate shell, housing a white and yellow fondant filling!}
Yield: 12 candy eggs

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2- 1/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 package (16 oz.) Chocolate CandiQuik Coating

Directions:

  1. Mix corn syrup, butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl with a mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing by hand after each addition. Stir until creamy.
  2. Remove about 1/3 of the sugar mixture and place in a small bowl. Add the yellow food coloring; mix well.
  3. Cover both mixtures and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  4. Remove the yellow mixture from the freezer and roll into marble-sized balls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Place back in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  5. Wrap a small amount of the white filling around the yellow balls. Form into the shape of eggs and place on the lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat until done and return to the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Melt CandiQuik in Melt and Make Microwaveable Tray according to the package directions. With a spoon, coat crème eggs in CandiQuik and place on wax paper to set.

TIP: If mixture gets too sticky or is not holding its shape, return to the freezer until very firm.


These strawberry bunnies have been so popular with everyone who sees them! Very few things can top a dipped strawberry…

Strawberry Bunnies
Yield: 30 strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (16 oz.) Vanilla CandiQuik Coating
  • 30 fresh strawberries
  • 1 package sliced almonds
  • Cake writing icing

Directions:

  1. Melt Vanilla CandiQuik in Melt and Make Microwaveable Tray according to directions on package.
  2. Dip about 2/3 of each strawberry in melted CandiQuik, allow excess coating to drip off. Place on wax paper to set. 
  3. Before coating has set completely, press two almond slices on the top edge of the CandiQuik as ears.
  4. Once dry, draw on eyes and nose with decorative icing.

If you enjoyed these recipes, please share them with your friends and family. Happy Easter!

Tags: eastercandiquickcandy

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