So when I was younger, my Oma and I would always make these fun Easter basket candies to pass out to our neighbors and friends. I remember her making these when I was around 5 and then I was so excited when she came into town and I was able to make them with her when I was around 9. My mom always encouraged me to keep up my creativity and so I think that it always was something that was taught when I was young and praised so I encourage you also to get your little’s into the kitchen as soon as their able to and help out with fun gifts like these.
- Mini Cupcake Liners
- Red Pull-Apart Twizzlers
- Easter M&M's
- Sweetened Coconut
- White Chocolate or White CandyMelts
- Green Food Coloring
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spread your coconut onto a non-stick baking sheet. Place it into the oven for 7 minutes, stir, cook for a remaining 2 minutes until most of the coconut has browned.
- Set up all your mini cupcake liners, M&M's and Twizzlers so that your baskets will be ready to assemble. Cut your Twizzlers into 3" pieces and separate them into individual strands.
- Next, temper your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until all the chocolate is mostly melted. Add the coconut and 2 drops of green food coloring and stir until it is combined.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into each liner and then you'll drop your 'eggs' into the basket.
- Next take your Twizzlers and bend it around so that it creates the handle. Hold it until it is set.
So these are super easy and not hard at all, it just takes a few tricks to know. First, when coloring your chocolate, you want to use gel coloring and you want to make it a bit brighter than you think that you’ll need. These will dry a bit light so I recommend 2 drops rather than one for about a cup of the white chocolate. Also, use a mini muffin tin if you have one, if not, try and find something that will help hold up the sides of your ‘baskets’ because the Twizzlers can be a little tricky to get to stand straight while you’re waiting for the chocolate to dry. And last but definitely not least, watch the coconut. It burns very easy and very fast so if you’re nervous, just take it out before you think.
I hope that you love this recipe and have a chance to make memories with your children or grandchildren like I was able to make memories with my grandma. I hope that you’ll stop by my blog and check out some of my other recipes as well. I really love this Lemon Dill Aioli that I made a few weeks ago and one of my favorite drinks ever, this Creamy Coco-Cola! XOXO,