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3.29.2013

Sweet Alternative To Candy Easter Treats


Here we are again bombarding the kids with CANDY for Easter.  The grocery stores, Hardware stores, and commercials all preach CANDY.  I feel like I am holding back a tidal-wave sometimes.  Eating healthy is getting so very hard.  As the kids grow up they are eating MORE AND MORE food. As the quantity increases the quality needs to be kept up too.  EXPENSIVE!

I have come up with some more Easter candy alternatives this year.  Check them out.

The first Idea I found on Pinterest, CLICK HERE to visit my Easter/Spring inspired board on Pinterest.  They used some cereal to fill their bag with, I thought why not use popcorn and call it.......Bunny Tails.  Kinda morbid humor, yes.  I have a board for that on Pinterest too.....tee hee hee!
So basically you just use the tags I made to put on the top of a ziplock bag of popped and seasoned popcorn!  Super easy right?  Let me show you.

First, pop some popcorn and season it just the way you like it. 
 
Print out the labels I have at the end of this explanation and attach them like shown.  You can make your own labels from the random clip art I have attached to this post if you wish.  These are just ideas for your brain to process.


Here we are all done, It looks pretty good.  If you add one cup of popcorn to each bag you are going to have a 5g carb snack.  Not too bad at all. 

You are going to need the recipe for this fun treat. CLICK HERE to visit my post on Marsh mellow Free Rice Krispy Treats!  Use this recipe and simply pack your chocolaty treats in a plastic egg.  It will supposedly take on the perfect egg shape. 
I will give you a step by step, because some of you are visual learners like me. Let's see if this works!

 The process is pretty simple as you can see from the pictures.  Grease the egg shells, fill, pack it in, then stick together.  Make sure you have enough in the egg so the two ends meet in the middle and pack together pretty well. 
 All but one of the chocolate eggs came out in pieces.  I had to stick them back together with brute force.  It wasn't too bad.  They stayed together pretty well in the bag.  Keep the treats refrigerated until your ready to present them your angelic child on Easter. 
 And here you have the finished product.  You are going to make about 8 eggs with this recipe.  The carb count will be about 43g per egg.  Not too bad.........but so much work.
At this point you have to judge if all the work is worth the product.  This process could be shortened if you just form the chocolate krispy balls yourself into an egg shaped and pop them into the frig to harden.  Who knows?


Use this printout for the tops of your bags, or make a cute one of your own.  Yes, more morbid humor, this is me people.  My 12 year old son loves this.
Here are a few more Easter images you can use to make whatever........


Remember you can always fill those cute little eggs with toys.  Check out my previous post about that, CLICK HERE to be magically transported to that page......whoosh.

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