Easter Basket Goodies


by Marilyn Harkrider


Posted on March 22, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 22 at 2:19 PM

Please find below all the recipes for the Easter Basket Goodies featured on Great Day Houston.

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Bunny Cars

Twinkies or similar cake (large bar candy like Snickers may be used, also.

Peep Bunnies (any color)

Half a cookie with a hole, or small pretzel for steering wheel

Marshmallows halved for wheels. Necos wafer candies work well, also.

Icing for decoration and adhering wheels etc.

Make a rectangle in the top of the Twinkie for the bunny. Cut the bunny just below the head and attach with the icing.

Attach “steering wheel” and wheels.

Use icing for headlights, hub caps and any other car items of your choosing


Easy Elegant Easter Egg


½ cup butter

1 tsp.  vanilla

2/3 c. sweetened condensed milk

6 c. confectioners sugar

8 oz. unsweetened chocolate


Whip butter until fluffy. Add vanilla. blend in milk. Two cups at a time blend in the sugar. Knead to fondant consistency. (Smooth)

Two tablespoons at a time, shape into egg shape. (Put lollipop stick in if desired.) Place wax paper covered cookie sheet. Chill overnight.

Dip in melted chocolate. 

May add coconut or a small amount of peanut butter. If adding peanut butter, chill balls of peanut butter and form the fondant around it.

May add other flavorings other than vanilla.


Egg Nests

Melt one bag semi sweet chocolate, or any chocolate or butterscotch chips. (Combine leftover)

Mix in one container of can Chow Mein noodles.

Form into nests on wax paper lined cookie sheet.

Place 4 -5 eggs in each (Cadbury mini eggs, or jelly beans or any egg shaped candy)

Place into refrigerator until set.


Sugar Peep Eggs

Granulated Sugar

Approximately 4 T. of water per 3 cups sugar

Mold and pierce a hole outline at narrow end

Wait at least 8 hours depending on humidity.

Hollow out shell and make hole

Reuse sugar for more eggs or use 1 cup water to one cup sugar for making simple syrup.

heat until dissolved cool. Use in drinks, or for cooking.

Or just use the sugar in your coffee.


Wilton Royal Icing

 This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making decorations that last. It is also useful as a "cement" to fasten decorations together. Royal icing is edible, but not recommended for icing cakes.


3 tablespoons Meringue Powder

4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners' sugar

6 tablespoons warm water

Makes: About 3 cups of icing.


Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).

NOTE: Keep all utensils completely grease-free for proper icing consistency.

* For stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.

**When using large countertop mixer or for stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.

Thinned Royal Icing: To thin for pouring, add 1 teaspoon water per cup of royal icing. Use grease-free spoon or spatula to stir slowly. Add 1/2 teaspoon water at a time until you reach proper consistency.