Easter Cooking With Kids
Easter is almost here! It’s Spring Break, or soon will be, everywhere. The kids are home from school for the week. (well, the little ones anyway!) Little kids just love Easter and it is a great holiday to create memories for them.
As with every holiday, the kitchen is the best place to be. Make sure to take time out of your busy schedule to spend some time cooking with the kids this Easter. There are many great recipes available that require minimal help from adults.
Easy Cinnamon Bunny Buns
These “Cinnamon Bunny Buns” are created from refrigerator (canned) biscuits. The little kids can safely participate by cutting the biscuits with a butter knife. They will love putting the “ears” on the cinnamon bunnies’ “heads”. These bunny biscuits will surprise you.
The slightly melted mini marshmallows will make them taste like iced cinnamon buns. Don’t think that each and every bunny must have 3 raisins and 2 mini-marshmallows. The kids will want to add more once they taste one bunny, and that’s OK! Won’t these go great for Easter Breakfast or Brunch?
- 2 – 12 oz. cans refrigerator biscuits, one cake makes 5 bunnies
- 1/4 cup each cinnamon and sugar, for sprinkling on bunny buns
- 30 raisins, for 10 bunny buns
- 20 mini marshmallows, for 10 bunny buns
- 1/2 cup melted butter, for brushing on bunny buns
- Open biscuits and spread out on a cutting board.
- Cut 5 biscuits in half for each of the other 5 biscuits.
- Place on greased cookie sheet and form “heads” with “ears” from one whole biscuit and two biscuit halves.
- Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Add 3 raisins for the “eyes” and “nose.” Add 2 mini-marshmallows for the “whiskers” the last minute of cook time.
- Follow baking directions on the refrigerator biscuit can. An adult will take Bunny Buns in and out of the hot oven.Let cool and remove with a wide spatula
Easter Cupcake Ideas for Kids
Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without a batch of pretty cupcakes. Provide kids with frostings, sprinkles, jelly beans, green coconut and whatever cake decorations you have on hand.
Just follow the directions on a package of cake mix. You will need eggs and cooking oil. An adult will assist by blending the batter with a mixer. The kids can line the muffin tins with cupcake liners. Show them how to fill the cupcake liners two-thirds full of batter. An adult will place and remove the cupcakes from the oven. Kids can frost and decorate!
Here are two ideas for Easter cupcakes:
Hidden Egg Cupcakes
Fill cupcake liners one-third full of batter. Place an unwrapped chocolate egg on top. Fill with two-thirds of the batter. Bake as directed. Cool and frost with chocolate frosting and add colorful sprinkles.
Easter Basket Cupcakes
Bake any flavor cupcake mix as directed. Cool and frost with white frosting. Tint coconut flakes green with a small amount of food color. Top the cupcakes with “grass” and jelly bean eggs. Use red licorice laces for “handles.”
Creative Easter Cupcakes
Kids will enjoy designing their own cupcakes. Make a few pretty baskets and then let them loose! You will be surprised at how creative they can be. They will love designing a cupcake for someone and then another to eat themselves. This is what makes Easter memories special. Hang out with the kids in the kitchen this Easter. It’s the best place to be on a holiday!