Easter Treats

Wilton Easter Basket Cupcakes

Photo courtesy of Wilton Products

My mother is one of those people who could — I’m not exaggerating — give Martha Stewart a run for her money. Creativity comes naturally to her. As an Interior Designer, she’s constantly envisioning a fully-finished home in a way I can’t even comprehend. Not only that, but her artistic ability extends beyond her career and throughout every part of her life, even in the kitchen.

I still recall the amazing Easter baskets she made for my brothers and me each year, which often included real grass she’d grown for the occasion. I was so spoiled by these creative gifts from my mother, that I didn’t realize how much effort and work went into the special moments until I began researching and writing about food — as well as dabbling in cooking myself.

This Easter, I wanted to put together a grouping of truly fantastic sweet treats for parents (of all cooking skill levels) to share with their kiddos to help inspire some similar moments.

First up, if you haven’t had a chance to search through the Easter recipes on Culinary.net, I can assure you, there are plenty to choose from. I know I’m a bit partial, but trust me — I had a hard time narrowing down my options. My favorites are as follows:

Easter Basket Cupcakes (pictured above)
Colorful Easter Egg Cookies

Easter Cookie Pops

Chocolate Dipped Peeps from SallysBakingAddiction.com

Photo courtesy of SallysBakingAddiction.com

Sally of SallysBaking Addiction.com, understands that for many parents, preparing Easter treats may come second to shopping for Easter outfits and cooking the big meal. Which is why Sally has created some really great, kid-friendly Easter desserts that can be whipped together in moments.

First, her Chocolate Dipped Peeps make for great last-minute treats to place upon the Easter buffet table, or as teacher appreciation gifts. Second, her Peeps S’Mores are a great way to use up any of the leftover Peeps you may have following Easter.

Either way, kids will get a kick out of the bright, colorful and sweet Peeps in these innovative desserts.

Easter Cookies from GloriousTreats.blogspot.com

Photo courtesy of GloriousTreats.blogspot.com

Lastly, I still recall learning to decorate cookies for special occasions with my mother. When I ran across these Easter Cookies by Glory of GloriousTreats.blogspot.com, I knew I wanted to post them. Not only does Glory post step-by-step photos to help with the decorating process, but her little lamb cookies are about the sweetest things I’ve ever seen.

Whether you’re making up a batch of cookies for the kiddos, or to take to your family Easter gathering, you can’t go wrong with baby chicks, bunnies, lambs and Easter eggs.