Sweet Thursday: Fun Easter Sweets

Welcome to a special Easter edition of Sweet Thursday. If you’re looking for something to serve at your child’s Easter party or a special homemade treat for your child’s Easter basket, look no farther! These recipes are fun and easy to make, and they are filled with vibrant spring colors that your kids are sure to love.

1 package brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)
Water, oil and eggs called for on brownie mix package
24 wooden sticks with rounded ends
1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
2 teaspoons shortening
candies or sprinkles

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13×9-inch pan with foil so foil extends about 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. Make brownies as directed on package for 13×9-inch pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.

2. Place brownies in freezer 30 minutes. Remove brownies from pan by lifting foil; peel foil from sides of brownies. Cut brownies into 24 rectangular bars, 6 strips lengthwise and 4 rows across, each about 1 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches. Gently insert stick into end of each bar, peeling foil from bars.

3. In microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High about 1 minute; stir until smooth. If necessary, microwave additional 5 seconds at a time. Dip top third to half of each brownie into chocolate; sprinkle with decors. Lay flat to dry.

Easter Egg Candies

1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1 teaspoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Colored sprinkles, colored sugar and/or jimmies
Directions: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chips at 50% power. Add the cream cheese, water and vanilla; stir until blended. Chill for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Quickly shape into 1-1/4-in. eggs. Roll in sprinkles, colored sugar or jimmies. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: About 4 dozen (1-1/2 pounds).

Easter Basket Cupcakes
Cupcakes like these are easy to create. Simply bake up a batch of your favorite cupcakes, and cover them with the icing of our choice. I recommend using white icing w/ green food coloring, though any spring color would work just as good. Then decorate the cupcakes with your favorite candies. For the basket handle, use Twizzlers, Airheads, or Fruit Roll Ups. For the “eggs” use jelly beans, mints, chocolate footballs/eggs, Whopper eggs, or whatever you like. These are colorful, fun treat for kids!

Easter Bunny Pudding Cups

2 cups cold milk
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
8 CAMEO Creme Sandwich Cookies
8 each jelly beans and gumdrops
8 pieces red string licorice, cut into thirds
decorating icings and gels
POUR milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix; beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.
SPOON evenly into 4 dessert dishes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
INSERT 2 cookies into 1 side of each dish to make the “bunny’s ears, then decorate with candies, licorice and decorating icings and gels as desired for the faces.


  1. Those candies are soooo cute!

  2. ValleyGirl says

    Wow, those top two look VERY tempting! Do we have to share those with our kids?

  3. The brownie pops are an awesome idea! Just what I needed, thanks!

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