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Easter Treats!

Warning! Today I went a little Easter crazy. The beautiful sun shine and the birds chirping outside put me in a lovely mood! With a lazy day ahead of me, I decided to put together a few Easter treats for my family dinner tomorrow and before I knew it, I was covered in icing and sprinkles!

A few days ago, my family also dyed eggs with Kool-aid and did a cute, easy craft with my Grandma. I decided why not! Let’s just make one GIANT Easter post with some fun spring ideas!

Treats in today’s post:

  • Lemon Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing
  • Lemon Cake Batter Truffles
  • Easter Confetti Bars

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Craft:

  • Chick/ Carrot/ Bunny candy holders

Craft

Egg Dying:

  • How to with Kool-aid!

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Treats

For the sake of the length of this post, I will include very short recipes with links to other websites.

First up, Easter Confetti Bars!

Recently, I found another amazing food blog, Chelsea’s Messy Apron! I am going to give credit where credit is due, because these adorable bars were totally off her site! The original recipe can be found here. They were super simple and completely adorable! The recipe is perfect and I found I did not have to mend it in any way. The only thing I substituted was peanut M&M’s instead of regular. If I was going to make one treat for Easter, these would have to be it!

Next, Lemon Cake Batter Truffles!

These little cuties were super simple as well! (In case you haven’t noticed, I’m all about simple and easy to make lol) And bonus! No baking!

For these, I did not follow any particular recipe so I’ll be a little more detailed.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lemon cake mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temp.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup almond bark
  • sprinkles

Directions:

  • First, mix butter, vanilla, and sugar with a mixer until fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the lemon cake mix and flour until combined.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. As you mix, the consistency will be VERY dry and powdery.
  • Once thoroughly mixed, stir in milk to bring the consistency similar to dough.
  • Form into 1 inch balls and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Melt almond bark/ melting chocolates as directed.
  • Cover the top half of each ball in the melted chocolate and of course add sprinkles!

Now per that last step, if you are talented enough to evenly coat the entire truffle in the chocolate, go ahead! However, I have trouble and it always ends up running down the sides anyway. So I just coat about half of each truffle.

Last, lemon cupcakes!

To be honest, these for these cupcakes I just used the remaining cake mix from the truffles. I used half of the directed ingredients from the mix and Voilà! Again, super easy!

Craft

My grandma really enjoys crafts! Because she is in a nursing home, my mom and I will do easy crafts with her, just to get her doing something she enjoys. Our Easter craft this month was cute little cone-shaped baskets that we put candy in!

We used the large, patterned scrapbook paper (found at Hobby Lobby) and cut out a fan shape on the back that we folded into the cone. We also glued a piece of ribbon to make the handle and filled it with fake paper grass.

The finished product was pretty darn cute!

Craft

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Kool-Aid Easter Eggs

I must say, these turned out absolutely stunning! The only color my family couldn’t quite figure out was pink. So the pink egg is sadly dye from one the the kits. One tip! The color has to sit for it to stick! If you pull the egg out with your fingers, the dye will rub away. But if you let it sit overnight, the dye will become permanent!

Here’s what to mix for each color:

  • Red- cherry
  • Blue- blue raspberry
  • Green- lemon-lime
  • Yellow- lemonade and 1/4 orange
  • Orange- orange

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Well that concludes my Easter Treats and crafts post! If you made it congrats! I hope you have a blessed Easter with your families!

Always, Autumn

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