If you’re like me, you’re perhaps a little too excited about Easter this year. I’ve been spending a little too much time in the kitchen and online coming up with new ideas for DIY Easter treats, which is good for you, because I like to share! They are so fun to make and are great for spring-time parties, teachers’ gifts, and of course to fill your little one’s basket! You could even use some of these ideas as cute decorations for spring baby and bridal showers. Best of all, they are easy to make, relatively healthy, and can keep your kids occupied for hours while they help you!
Here are my five favorite DIY Easter treats that I hope you’ll try yourself!
- DIY “Reese’s” Eggs – I’m not gonna lie. When I was growing up, I looked forward to Easter all year just because I knew I would have a Reese’s Egg in my basket. They are insanely delicious (and addicting), but unfortunately, not so great for you. So imagine how happy I was to come across this recipe for DIY Reese’s Eggs that are a lot healthier, but still taste amazing. One of the best things about these treats is that you can choose your filling. So, if you have a peanut allergy in your house (or you need a treat to take to a school party) you can easily swap out the peanut butter for almond, sunflower, or cashew. The kids will love to help you roll the center into cute little eggs, then cover them in chocolate. They freeze great too!
- Flowerpot Muffins – I’m in love with these adorable flower pot muffins. Not only do they make great decorations for a party or shower, but they will definitely give your guests something to “ooh and ahh” about. Best of all, the recipe is simple enough to change as needed for your tastes – just use your favorite muffin recipe. The tiny pots and rice paper daisies can usually be found at your local hobby store, so you can really make this DIY craft your own. For added cuteness, pull out the paints or stickers and let your little ones decorate the pots!
- DIY Fro-Yo Muffins – This recipe is genius and totally easy to make. All you have to do is throw your favorite frozen yogurt and strawberries into a food processor, coat the bottoms of a muffin tin with a cookie/butter mixture, and then pour the yogurt mixture on top and freeze. This recipe calls for a strawberry slice in the middle, but you can get creative here with the fruit. Try adding blueberries, kiwi, or banana slices instead. For a healthier alternative, you can also try replacing the cookie crust with granola!
- Carrots and Hummus – Okay, this one is cheating because it’s not really an Easter “treat,” but my son literally eats hummus with a spoon so why not make this snack a little more fun for the holiday? I found these cute carrot themed cellophane bags online and filled the bottoms with baby carrots and a to-go cup of hummus on top. Then, I tied them up with some curly green ribbon and called it a day. I brought them to my son’s soccer game when it was my turn to bring the snack and the kids loved it! They’d also be great for school parties, and you’ll get extra points for bringing something healthy!
- Easter Bunny Donuts – Okay, donuts aren’t really considered a “healthy” treat, but hey – it’s Easter and were supposed to indulge, right? Plus, if you follow these recipes for DIY healthy donuts you can totally feel good about sharing this one with your family. I found this idea on the website, Iheartsandcrafts.com. Instead of using store-bought donuts, just bake your own, roll them in powdered sugar, and stack them inside a cellophane wrapper. The kids will love decorating them to look like the Easter bunny, and seriously – who doesn’t love a donut? Pass these out at work, and you’ll be everyone’s best friend!
What are your go-to DIY Easter treats? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!
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