My kids get very little candy in their Easter Baskets and instead receive gifts but Jelly Beans are always a given treat. They are also the candy that is always left over after their favorites are eaten. I don’t stop buying them each year because it doesn’t seem right to have an Easter Basket without Jelly Beans. If Jelly Beans get neglected in your house you can save them from the trash because everyone will eat them when you make…….
Jelly Bean Fudge Ingredients
2 cups of Jelly Beans (I prefer the smaller ones like the Starburst Jelly Beans)
1 can of vanilla frosting
1 (12 oz) bag of white chocolate chips (2 cups)
In Medium Bowl, melt chocolate chips according to package directions.
While chocolate is melting, take wax paper and place in 8 inch square pan. Make sure to have it going over the sides so you can easily remove the fudge.
When chocolate is melted, stir in vanilla frosting – mixing completely.
Stir in Jelly Beans.
Pour in prepared pan and place in fridge for 2-3 hours.
When you are ready to eat, remove from pan by lifting up wax paper. Slice and enjoy.
Topic: Jelly Bean Fudge
My kids and I love to decorate Easter Eggs but I am the only one who eats Hard Boiled Eggs so it is usually a waste of money. I decided since the kids bailed on our Easter Party we would create a fun Easter Craft that was tasty and fun. We decided we would swap coloring Easter Eggs for Coloring Easter Cookies.
My daughter wasn’t too keen on the idea but once she realized she could eat the cookies from our Easter Craft she decided to make the switch. We already had what we needed since I tend to keep Great Value Baking Products on hand because they are reasonably priced and are a good quality.
It was so simple to create and only required 3 ingredients. 1 roll of Great Value Sugar Cookie Dough, 1 tub Great Value Vanilla Frosting, and food coloring. If you want to create shapes instead of just circles use Easter Shaped Cookie Cutters.
Roll out your sugar cookie dough on lightly floured/powder sugared surface. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Roll up unused dough and repeat until all the dough is gone.
Place on Baking Sheets and bake on 375* until browned.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.
While Cookies are cooling, separate frosting into 6 portions. Put in 6 small bowls.
Leave 1 bowl white, add food coloring to the other 5 bowls to create the colors of your choice.
Put frosting in ziplock bags and decorate. (I used the Sodial Icing Tips that only cost me $6.44 shipped.)
A few of out beautiful results are listed above and now that we have “Colored the Cookies” with this easy Great Value Easter Craft I do not have to worry about any more wasted eggs.
Checkout how our night with friends celebrating Easter went here—>Celebrating the Easter Season with Friends
Topic: Easter Craft
I remember Dunkaroos fondly and who can resist the taste of frosting and animal crackers. This recipe is even better than the Dunkaroos I remember. It is also not high in fat due to the non-fat yogurt and fat free cool whip. This recipe is a great wasy for kids to create their own snack. No knives, cooking, or other worrisome kitchen appliances to harm them.
This Dunkaroo Dip Recipe also yields a decent amount and stores well in the refrigerator. Make a batch and put a small container with some animal crackers in your child’s lunch as a treat each day. They won’t even know they are eating yogurt and it is cheaper than buying already packaged snacks.
Dunkaroo Dip Ingredients:
1 Funfetti Cake Mix
2 cups (16 oz) nonfat/fat free vanilla yogurt
1 cup light cool whip
Combine yogurt and cool whip in a large bowl.
Slowly add in the funfetti cake mix, stirring as you go.
Completely mix all the ingredients together until there are no dry pieces. If you need to add a little more yogurt.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Provide Animal Crackers and let the dunking begin.
Topic: Dunkaroo Dip Recipe
I love spending time with friends and with kids it get hard to enjoy nights out very often. We try to get together on a monthly basis for adult conversation, fun, and of course food. The kids love it because we are always trying out new yummy dessert recipes and they get to help. This month was no different and with Easter coming I wanted to try out some new Easter Recipes. I get sick of the traditional pies and desserts so I ventured outside of my normal recipes. I was also looking for recipes that the kids could do. I think it is important for both boys and girls to experience the fun of cooking.
I decided to create my version of Resurrection Rolls using Great Value Crescent Rolls. While picking up my Great Value Crescent Rolls, I decided that I was going to sneak a little Irish magic in there. I decided to use the Great Value Cinnamon Rolls and create a Shamrock Cinnamon Roll.
My favorite recipe that I made was the recipe for Resurrection Rolls. My family celebrates the commercial as well as the religious Easter Season but I had never made Resurrection Rolls. I wanted to change things up so I substituted Peeps into my recipe.
Easter Season Resurrection Rolls Ingredients
2 packages Great Value Crescent Rolls
1 package of Peeps
Easter Season Resurrection Rolls Directions
Preheat oven to 400*
Unroll crescent rolls and separate into triangles.
Using a rolling pin – roll out the triangles slightly.
Place 1 peep in the center of the triangle and fold up.
Make sure to pinch the edges closed.
Place seam sides down on baking sheet.
Bake in oven for 14 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and open them up to find the surprise!
Our party could not have been better but there was great discussion over the merits of coloring Easter Eggs if they are never eaten. Watch for my follow-up article to see what we decided to do.
Jelly Been Fudge
Dunkaroo Dip with Animal Crackers
Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread
Topic: Easter Season