Best Easter Recipes For Kids

There are so many Easter recipes for this holiday.  Below are some traditional and favorite ones.  They are great recipes to make with the children in the weeks leading up to the holiday!

Hot Cross Buns

This the traditional recipe of Easter recipes!  

It is a delicious one to go along with the song!  


Your preschoolers can help mix the ingredients, knead the dough, and frost.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup warm water 
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon instant powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup dried currants or raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons milk

Directions:

  1. Put warm water, butter, skim milk powder, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, egg, egg white, flour, and yeast in bread maker and start on dough program.
  2. When 5 minutes of kneading are left, add currants and cinnamon. Leave in machine till double.
  3. Punch down on floured surface, cover, and let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Shape into 12 balls and place in a greased 9 x 12 inch pan.
  5. Cover and let rise in a warm place till double, about 35-40 minutes.
  6. Mix egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water. Brush on balls.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.
  9. To make crosses: mix together confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and milk. Brush an X on each cooled bun.

Recipe from: AllRecipes.com

Easter Snack Mix

Want healthy and delicious Easter recipes? Try this one! The dried fruit and peanuts add both protein and carbohydrates in this energy-boosting snack. It'll also help satisfy those salty and sweet cravings!

Ingredients:

  • Dried cherries or cranberries
  • Raisins
  • Pretzels
  • Spring M&M's (use chocolate chip morsels instead if you have any peanut allergies)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

Yup.......that's it!

Bird's Nest Snack

Kids love helping out in the kitchen, and this recipe is easy enough for them to do on their own, with adult supervision, of course.  

Ingredients:

  • Chow mein noodles
  • Butterscotch morsels
  • Jelly beans or speckled candy eggs

Directions:

  1. Melt the butterscotch morsels in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so.
  2. Once melted, stir in the chow mein noodles.
  3. Scoop out by about a 1/4 cup onto waxed paper, pressing into a bowl shape.
  4. Once hardened, place 3 jelly beans or speckled candy eggs inside to look like a bird's nest!

Easter Bunny Cake

Of all the Easter recipes, this one may be one of my favorites! Who wouldn't love to see the Easter bunny on a cake platter?!? :) P.S. I don't think this one qualifies as healthy though...

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes of cake mix (yellow or white)
  • 2 8 in. cake pans
  • Frosting, white
  • Coconut, flaked (Do NOT use coconut if you have any tree nut allergies in your classroom)
  • Jelly beans
  • Licorice

Directions:

  1. Bake the cake mix as directed into both cake pans.
  2. When cooled, cut one cake in half (leave the other one as a circle).
  3. Place the full circle cake in the middle of a platter, and the 2 half-circles on top as his ears.
  4. Frost with white icing.
  5. (Optional) - I put a little flaked coconut into a plastic ziploc bag with a bit of red food coloring and shake until it's pink. Then I place the pink coconut into the middle of the frosted "ears." So cute!
  6. Use jelly bean to make eyes, nose, and mouth.
  7. Use string licorice to make a red bow for his neck.

Be sure to take pictures before you eat him up! :)

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