Candy and baked goods are just two of the reasons to love Easter. Spread the love by making some edible homemade Easter gifts for your family and friends. Even if you aren't the most
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talented person in the kitchen, you can still create gifts that taste great and look just as good as those in a store.
Homemade Chocolate Pops
Purchase lollipop sticks and bags, pastel colored ribbon and plastic chocolate molds in any Easter themed shape – bunnies, chicks, eggs and a variety of other types are available. Buy chocolate melts in any flavor and pastel color you wish, then melt the chocolate either by using a double boiler method or in the microwave. Put the sticks into position on the molds, fill the molds with chocolate, then let them sit in the refrigerator for a few hours to harden. When they're ready, carefully remove the lollipops, put a lollipop bag over each one then close the bag with a piece of ribbon tied at the base.
Rice Krispie Treat Eggs
With a few ingredients including butter, marshmallows and, of course, Rice Krispies, you can make Rice Krispie Treat Eggs that are almost sure to be a hit. After making the eggs, use different colors of icing and small candies to decorate them with Easter themed designs including flowers and bunny faces – you can even personalize them to include the recipient's name.
A good edible Easter gift option for someone that prefers baked goods to candy, carrot cake takes only about an hour to complete. BettyCrocker.com offers a fantastic, easy-to-make Carrot Cake recipe that requires using only 10 ingredients for the cake, many of which you likely already have in your pantry. A couple of additional ingredients help you to whip up a rich cream cheese frosting.
Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods
For the person that wants a little sweet combined with a little salty, chocolate dipped pretzel rods are an excellent option. You can use either pastel colored chocolate or regular brown chocolate to make your gift. Dip large unbroken pretzel rods into melted chocolate and coat at least a quarter of the rod. Before the chocolate hardens, quickly sprinkle various pastel and Easter shaped sprinkles onto the chocolate. Place the rods on wax paper, then put them in the fridge to harden for a few hours. Put them in thin clear bags, then tie the ends with pastel ribbon.
The recipients of your edible homemade Easter gifts are likely to love them just as much for the effort and time spent to make them as for the taste and presentation.