Monday, March 19, 2012

Easter Treats

This year I'm going to make peanut butter eggs, like  these from Reader's Digest.  I've been making mini peanut butter cups for years, ,it's pretty much the same recipe.  I prefer to use bulk chocolate instead of bagged chips, either way they turn out great.

Cake pops would be fun too, I found these on

This easter bunny cake would be fun too, from Betty Crocker

The "bunny"  used to hide our easter basket, it was always fun running around the house trying to find it, but we couldn't have any until we came home from church.   Mom used to make the 3 girls matching dresses for Easter church service and then we would pile into the car for a trip to our grandparents.

We used to dye our eggs using food coloring and vinegar to set the color.  You can use crayons to create a design that the dye won't affect.  It's fun to think up different patterns.

You can also create your own dye colors using organic materials like veggies and spices.  .  Red onion skin makes a beautiful purple.  Here's what you need to do.

  • Place the eggs in a single layer in a pan. add water to cover.
  • Add one teaspoon of vinegar.
  • Add the natural dye. Use more dye material for more eggs or for a more intense color.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • If you are pleased with the color, remove the eggs from the liquid.
  • If you want more intensely colored eggs, temporarily remove the eggs from the liquid. Strain the dye through a coffee filter (unless you want speckled eggs). Cover the eggs with the filtered dye and let them remain in the refrigerator overnight.
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