What is Easter without a celebration? Of course, every family that celebrates Easter is one that knows how to treat candies, pastries, eggs, and other sweets. So for this occasion, if you’re bringing food for Easter Sunday, why not focus on Easter snacks and appetizers? Here are a few recipes and ideas.
This is a pretty simple thing to do and one which kids will enjoy making and eating. You can either bake the cupcakes yourself or buy them plain from a bakery. To make a basket, put a little icing on top and use jellybeans as mini Easter eggs. There are tons of candies that you can put in as well. Use a thin wicker rope or hemp for the handle and tie it with a ribbon. Another idea for this is to make Easter bunny cupcakes. Use a combination of marshmallows and round candies to make the bunny’s face. You can create tons of fancy things using cupcakes, icing, and candies, and all it takes is a little imagination.
Filled Easter Eggs
Here’s a healthier Easter appetizer. You can buy plastic eggs at craft stores or grocery stores. Fill them with crackers, peanuts, granola, pretzels, bread, dried fruit, and just about anything tiny that you can munch on. Upon sealing them, wrap a ribbon around the egg and decorate it. It’s a surprise that children would be eager to open.
What’s Easter without the egg? Incorporate this novelty idea to your Easter appetizer recipes. You can use a variety of vegetables such as carrots, celery, and onions for more flavor aside from the traditional mayonnaise. Here is an egg salad recipe you can try.
Veggies, Fruits, and Dip
Vegetarians will have a ball with this Easter snack and appetizer. Slice up a few vegetables and fruits such as celery, carrots, apples, and pears. Place them neatly (and decoratively) on a dish alongside a variety of dips. You can offer Nutella, peanut butter, hummus, ranch dressing, almond butter, cream cheese, and honey. The options are endless!
Bagels and Cream Cheese
Make this classic favorite into a delectable Easter snack by adding a little color to the cream cheese. Use a small bowl to mix food dye into the cream cheese spread. Serve the spread in different colors and different containers just beside bagels that are cut into small pieces. Kids will enjoy combining colors and adults will revel at the fact that your cream cheese is so colorful.
If you have plenty of time to spare, consider preparing croquettes for your Easter appetizer. It’s a different take on the traditional croquette. Shape the croquette into tiny carrots and stick on pieces of parsley sprigs. Make them small and bite size so that they are appealing to kids. This recipe has carrots, so if you’re having a difficult time feeding your kids vegetables, you should try it.
There are so many things that you could try out as Easter snacks and appetizers. The Internet is your cookbook, so flip through the pages for a tasty idea.