Easter eggs are perfect in many forms; hard-boiled and dyed, colorful plastic and filled with treats, or even ceramic collectibles. But if you were to ask us our favorite way to enjoy Easter eggs, it would be to eat them.
No, not the actual eggs (although peeling off the colorful shells and eat them hard-boiled is certainly plausible); there has been a recent surge of sweets, treats and recipes all inspired by colorful Easter eggs. From frosted cookies to surprise Rice Krispies Treats, we have rounded up our favorite ways to enjoy the best treats of the Easter season – all in egg form!
1. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Dipped in dyed white chocolate and covered in pretty icing designs, our Easter Egg Chocolate-Covered Strawberries make for an impressive Easter treat. Who says chocolate-covered strawberries are just a romantic dessert?
2. Popcorn-Dipped Eggs
Popcorn balls shaped like eggs? How cute is that? These Popcorn-Dipped Eggs from The Popcorn Factory are a mix of salty and sweet with popcorn dipped in sweet confectioners coating and sprinkles with colorful sprinkles.
3. Colorful Kids Easter Egg Punch
Egg treats don’t necessarily have to have an egg shape. This kid-friendly punch recipe is inspired by the tie-dyed colors of Eater eggs, all in one delicious drinkable glass. Serve in a clear cup or mason jar to really show off the layered colors!
4. Egg Carton Cutout Cookies
These buttercream-frosted cookies are sweet enough, but the egg carton packaging just makes them irresistible. The collection of pastel-colored Egg Carton Cutout Cookies from Cheryl’s will make a pretty edition to any Easter celebration.
5. Surprise Easter Egg Rice Krispies Treats
Not only are these Rice Krispies Treats shaped like Easter eggs, they also come filled with some surprise candy, just like the plastic Easter eggs you found as a kid! Drizzle with colored icing and sprinkles for a fun, festive treat.
6. Mini Brownie Cakes
If you aren’t a pro in the baking department, then these Easter Egg-Shaped Mini Brownie Cakes from 1-800 Baskets are right up your alley. Perfectly iced in bright pastel colors and designs, an order of these will really impress your family – and make the Easter Bunny jealous!
7. Chocolate Macaroon Nests with Easter Eggs
Chocolate macaroons are surprisingly easy to make, especially in the shape of nests. Top these chocolate nests with some small candy Easter eggs for the perfect themed and seasonal treat.
8. Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs
Marshmallow and chocolate is a common pairing around Easter, and we can see why. Fluffy marshmallow covered in delicious milk chocolate, what could be better? Order these Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs from Fannie May for a more sophisticated (yet equally delicious) Easter egg dessert.
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Pudding dirt cups are the quintessential kids treat. Chocolate pudding serves as the mud, crushed up chocolate cookies for the dirt and gummy worms and candy as the creepy-crawly toppings. So what can be better than a delicious pudding dirt cup for your kids? A dirt cup bar!
Let your kids (and hungry adults) mix and match their favorite toppings to layer on top of the “dirt.” For this DIY bar, I assembled the chocolate pudding and crushed cookies ahead of time, and set out a variety of candy toppings to stay in theme with Easter; gummy worms, jelly beans and marshmallow bunny Peeps. I also left out some candy for the grown-ups, such as Fannie May Dark Mint Chocolate pieces.
The final result are these adorable candy cups that look fun and festive, and are just as delicious to eat as they are to make! Display some already made so guests can get some creative inspiration.
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There are so many things I love about the idea of a Rice Krispie Treat on a stick. It’s a sticky treat that is even easier to devour when it’s on a lollipop stick so you can forgo some of the mess.
Plus, Rice Krispie Treats are super easy to whip up, and transforming them into a fun and pretty Valentine’s Day treat is just as simple. Cut them into a heart shape with a heart cookie cutter, and decorate these to your heart’s desire. I went with simple sprinkles and I love how these turned out. They could be wrapped in individual bags and given out as Valentine’s; everyone loves a Rice Krispie Treat!
- 1 package of pink marshmallows
- 6 cups of Rice Krispies
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- Lollipop sticks
- Heart-shaped cookie cutter
- 9×13 pan
- Sprinkles (optional)
Melt butter and marshmallows in a saucepan.
Put 6 cups of Rice Krispies in a large bowl and add the melted butter and marshmallows into the bowl. Mix until well coated.
Spray 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
Spread the Rice Krispie mixture into the pan. Add sprinkles if you want. Cool slightly.
Use cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes.
Place lollipop sticks into the heart treats.
Makes: About 10 pops
More Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Day Treats:
Buttercream Frosted Valentine Cutout Cookies from Cheryl’s
Rich and Delicious Heart-Shaped Brownie Cakes from 1-800 Baskets
Champagne Truffles in a Heart Box from Fannie May
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On Valentine’s Day, nothing is as romantic (and delicious!) as a box of chocolate-covered strawberries. Whether you’re planning to send them to your sweetheart or as a little present to yourself, try pairing a tasty chocolate-covered berry with one of these signature dessert cocktails.
Recently I had the opportunity to taste some Fannie May Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. Juicy, huge strawberries dipped in famous Fannie May Chocolate tasted delicious! I got the Love and Romance Box, which has all the best flavors in one.
With so many delicious flavors in one box, I was inspired to create some tasty dessert cocktails to complement the chocolate-covered berries. These cocktails are rich and sweet, which means they are perfect as a dessert drink to enjoy along with your berries!
Strawberry Champagne Martini
One of the prettiest berries in the box was the Pink Champagne-Infused White Chocolate Berries with Gold Sugar. And not only did they look amazing, but they tasted great too. I decided to take the more delicate flavors of champagne and strawberry, and infuse them together in one bubbly, beautiful cocktail. I came up with the Strawberry Champagne Martini, which is light enough to enjoy before or after dinner – with your berries, of course!
White Chocolate Cream Martini
I am a huge white chocolate fan, so it was a no-brainer coming up with a tasty white chocolate cocktail insppired by the White Chocolate Covered-Strawberries with Dark Chocolate Drizzle. The little hint of chocolate syrup was all it took to transform this White Chocolate Cream Martini from good to amazing.
Double Chocolate Swirl Martini
The Tuxedo White and Milk Chocolate-covered berries are always a huge hit because they equally pair the best of both worlds: white chocolate and dark chocolate. Although it’s hard to achieve that perfect contrast in a glass, I mixed white and dark chocolate liqueur together to create the Double Chocolate Swirl Martini. As your pour the drink together, watch the colors swirl in the glass. It makes for a rich, decadent dessert drink!
More Strawberry Bliss:
Strawberry Floral Margarita from 1-800-Flowers.com
Strawberry and Vanilla Cream Popcorn from The Popcorn Factory
Edible Strawberry Bouquet from Fruit Bouquets
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Check out these giant NYE letters and use them for your next party backdrop! Use our free letter template to help guide you and make this DIY even easier.
Every party needs a big “wow” type factor, and a cool backdrop is easy to make one of them when you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve Party. This backdrop was built for a family-style pajama party, but you can use it for any sort of New Year’s soiree. Just using the NYE letters makes this a quicker project, and will give your letters a clean, modern appearance to give you extra style points.
Foam core board (You can use whatever color foam core board you choose, depending on what the rest of your display looks like. The pajama party set was going for a white-on-white type look. Just make sure the foam core is clean!)
FREE PRINTABLE letter template
Step 1: After you download the FREE PRINTABLE LETTERS you’ll need to take it to a print shop or office supply store with a print center to have them print your template onto wide paper. Not to worry; this is really inexpensive and shouldn’t cost more than $3 or so. Well worth it for a really good guide for cutting out your letters!
Step 2: You can go about cutting out the letters a few ways. What I like to do is loosely cut around the letters and firmly tape the template to my foam core board where they maximize the use of the board. Or, you could trace the letters on after you have them cut out, or you could tape the whole big template straight onto your foam core.
Step 3: From here it’s pretty simple; you’re just going to cut out the letters. An exacto knife will work just fine, as there aren’t really any curves in NYE to worry with. But if you have one, a hot knife will make the cutting process infinitely easier.
Step 4: After your letters are cut, you can get fancy if you want! Cover them in flowers, tissue poufs, fringe, glue and glitter—lots of creative embellishments are possible. Or take the simple modernist approach and hang them up blank. Both are good choices!
More New Year’s Eve Treats:
New Year’s Gold Popcorn Tin from The Popcorn Factory
Joy of the Season Treats Gift from Cheryl’s
Classic Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn Tin from Harry & David
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There’s few that can say no to tiramisu, and with a bit of added elegance to the presentation and a simple twist on the traditional recipe, this dessert will be your new go-to treat for all your future parties.
Your New Year’s Eve Party isn’t complete without a decadent dessert on plate and a champagne cocktail in hand. We’ve combined these 2 party must-haves for an elegant treat worthy of the countdown.
This is a quick and easy recipe for tiramisu using a marscapone substitute and a no-cook method.
- 1 package lady fingers
- Cocoa powder
- For the cream filling:
- 1 package cream cheese (full fat)
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 1/2 tablespoons sour cream (full fat)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the coffee mixture:
- 1/2 cup strong coffee
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Whip together the cream cheese, whipping cream and sour cream in a medium bowl until well combined. Blend in the 3 tablespoons sugar and vanilla extract.
Mix coffee, vanilla and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl.
Place small pieces of lady fingers in the bottom of each champagne flute. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of the coffee mixture on top of the lady fingers. Layer in the cream mixture. Add in more lady fingers, coffee mixture, then cream in order ending with the cream at the top of your champagne glass. Sift cocoa powder onto the top of the cream to finish.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
Makes: 4 flutes
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Do you like peppermint? Would you like a little vodka to go with that? Do you like spiking your hot chocolate? Do you like sharing good things with your friends? If the answer to one or all of these questions is a “yes,” then you’ve come to the right place.
Peppermint schnapps is a mint-flavored spirit that can be sipped on its own or mixed into winter cocktails. It’s great to have a bottle on hand to mix into cocktails, but my favorite thing to do with peppermint schnapps is to mix it into a hot chocolate. That drink will warm you up in all the right ways! Share the love by bottling little batches and giving them away as gifts or party favors.
By putting them in these cute little gift jars, they make for the perfect homemade party favors that everyone will love to take home. I set mine out alongside Peppermint Bark from Fannie May so that guests could grab a tasty bite on their way out. The holiday tin that the peppermint bark comes in so so adorable, it added to the party decor when set alongside our little homemade party gifts.
- 3 cups of vodka (The better quality vodka you use, the more likely it is that the schnapps will be drinkable on its own. But I wouldn’t necessarily do the highest end vodka either. You are going to be mixing it with sugar and peppermint, so a mid-grade vodka will do.)
- 1/2 teaspoons of peppermint extract
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- Bottles (I used stainless steel lidded spice jars from World Market)
- Labels (I kept it simple by printing the labels from Microsoft Word, and used Courier New font. )
- Make a simple syrup by combining the water and sugar over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Take it off the heat and let it cool.
- Once cool, add the vodka to the simple syrup and stir.
- Pour into bottles.
- Makes: About 6
More Pepperminty Treats for the Holidays:
Holiday Joy Mint Meltaways from Fannie May
Nutcracker Peppermint Bark Bites from Cheryl’s
Peppermint Bark Christmas Cake from Harry & David
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When the weather gets cooler I automatically want to cozy up with a big cup of hot cocoa. This year we’re hosting a hot cocoa party that includes a hot chocolate bar complete with all the trimmings!
Setting up a hot cocoa bar is pretty easy and very yummy! Gather up your mugs (you could always encourage guests to bring their favorite holiday mug if you wanted), a few different flavors of hot cocoa mix like the Fannie May hot cocoa trio. Offer a variety of different toppings or add-ins you think your guest would enjoy.
Spice It Up
The delicious hot chocolate from Fannie May was the base of all our cups of cheer. For toppings we offered peppermint, marshmallows, caramels, chocolate, white and caramel chips. We created a “Spice It Up” printable to give our guests some ideas on how they could fancy up their cocoa. We displayed our Spice it Up printable it in an inexpensive frame that we sprayed gold.
Hot cocoa keeps us warm, but if you’re still chilly add a splash of alcohol to your hot cocoa will really keep you toasty. We offered a “Spike It” station where adults could add things like peppermint vodka, cinnamon liqueur or amaretto to their hot cocoa.
For an extra sweet touch we tied our cup of cheer printables to our mugs.
Sweet Treats to Eat
I offered our guests pirouettes and Fannie May Mini Melt Aways to enjoy while sipping their cocoa and displayed them in my favorite Santa mug and plate set.
These little appetizers paired really well with our hot cocoa and gave guests something small to munch on while sipping their cocoa and chatting.
Our hot cocoa bar needed some holiday décor. We didn’t want to make it too crowded or cluttered but we needed something to add to the festivities.
In keeping with our gold diy theme this year we spray painted mini trees with gold spray paint. We also decorated our hot cocoa bar with small nutcrackers that we picked up at the dollar store.
Take Home Recipe Card Printables
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Peppermint is one of the iconic tastes of the holiday season. But when it’s mixed with smooth chocolate? Now, that’s just a match made in dessert heaven.
Chocolate and mint are no strangers to each other. In fact, we’ve devoted an entire roundup to how much we love the two dessert combos together. Mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate peppermint bars and of course, Fannie May Mint Meltaways. The candy treat is the perfect amount of rich chocolate and mint into one little bite. Can you stop at just one? Didn’t think so.
For the holidays, Fannie May released their own holiday version of the mint meltaway. The traditional green and brown candies are coated in white chocolate, and covered in red and green sprinkles. How cute are they? The tasty candy treat inspired me to put my mixology hat on (if you’re curious, my mixology hat is a bowler hat, although fedoras and newsboy caps are also acceptable), and got to mixing. The result is a smooth, creamy cocktail that’s as beautiful as it is delicious – just like the mint meltaway itself!
Although the holiday mint meltaway is white, I wanted to pay homage to the classic year-round meltaway, which is why I went for a green cocktail. I used white chocolate liqueur (which isn’t that easy to find, so you may have to check a few liquor stores), and green creme de menthe. The resulting color was a lot lighter (and more bluish?) than I was expecting, so feel free to add some green food coloring to get a more rich green color. The splash of half-and-half gave it more of a rich taste while diluting some of the booze.
This drink can be served at a Christmas cocktail party, or for dessert. Or if you are just looking for a delicious treat to whip up together while baking cookies or listening to Christmas carols! Be sure to keep the actual mint meltaways close by; they make the perfect cocktail garnish or in-between-sip treat.
- 10 ounces white chocolate liqueur
- 10 ounces creme de menthe (I used the green version)
- 4 ounces half-and-half
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- Red and green sprinkles, for garnish
- Fannie May Mint Meltaways, for garnish
Combine all of your ingredients into a big cocktail shaker with ice. Add green food coloring, if you’d like a more vibrant green color. Shake, shake, shake!
Pour the cocktail into 4 separate cocktail glasses or martini glasses. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles and Fannie May Mint Meltaways.
Makes: 4 cocktails
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They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and what better way to sweet dad’s Father’s Day than with desserts?! Here are 4 of our favorite Fannie May desserts with a sweet twist.. and one surprise treat you can make at home to really wow dear old dad.
Upgraded Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Traditional chocolate covered strawberries may be mom’s favorite, but kick them up a notch with some seriously crunchy toppings and they become a treat even dad can’t resist.
Fannie May Artisan Chocolates
Dad has never experienced chocolates quite like the ones found in our artisan collection. Each piece of handcrafted chocolate found in this 12 piece assortment is a different flavor, each equally irresistible – from bourbon vanilla to lemonade.
Hot Fudge Truffles
There are few who can resist the allure of hot fudge.. that’s why we turned this fan favorite into truffle form with our Hot Fudge Truffles!
Coconut Spice Brittle
One of the hottest dessert trends is spicy & sweet, so we packed irresistible peanut brittle sweet coconut with a spicy kick.
Chocolate Covered Bacon
Last but not least.. something sweet & savory you can make on your own – Chocolate Covered Bacon! Make a batch for brunch or throw in a festive box for the perfect gift for a treat that’ll make other dads jealous!
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