Coconut Easter Egg Hunt Cupcakes

Coconut Easter Egg Hunt Cupcakes | RevamperateWith Easter coming up at the end of the month, I’m really excited to share a new recipe for these fun coconut Easter egg hunt cupcakes over on RecipeChatter’s website! 

These coconut cupcakes are topped with vanilla buttercream and green coconut shavings to look like grass and garnished with chocolate egg candies to look like an Easter egg hunt. They’re super easy to make, and you won’t believe how easy it is to dye coconut any color you want. 

So head over to RecipeChatter for the whole recipe, and stay tuned to the blog for more Easter ideas this month!

Easter | Peeps S’mores with Cadbury Creme Eggs

Easter: Peeps S'mores with Cadbury Creme Eggs
I don’t know about you, but I end up with tons of leftover candy after pretty much every holiday. Easter is no exception. I’m lucky enough to come from a home where there is no shortage of sweets and my mom still gives me an Easter basket every year. It always makes for a really fun holiday at my parents’ house, and I end up going home with a huge bag of candy. This year I thought why not re-purpose all that Easter candy into Peeps s’mores?! Even better, take it up a notch and layer them with a couple classic Cadbury Creme Eggs. Are you drooling yet?

Seriously, I love s’mores. I don’t love marshmallows very much by themselves, but I absolutely love them in s’more form. Cadbury Creme Eggs and Peeps are a staple in any Easter basket, so I figured this is the perfect time to share. Even after Easter, you can still enjoy a spring treat in as little at five minutes!

Easter: Peeps S'mores with Cadbury Creme Eggs
Ingredients (one s’more):

  • 1 Peep (the bunnies smoosh better!)
  • 1 Cadbury Creme Egg
  • 2 graham crackers

Line a baking sheet with foil and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place a Peep on top of one graham cracker (inside) and bake for about 3 minutes until the Peep has puffed up and spread out with a little browning on the sides. I like to use the bunny Peeps if you have them because they’re flatter – the chicks are too round to smoosh. While it bakes, cut two Cadbury eggs in half (longside) with a sharp knife. Take the Peeps out of the oven and immediately place the four pieces of Cadbury eggs on top of the marshmallow. Let sit for a moment as the chocolate begins to melt, and squish down the top graham cracker and admire the chocolate and marshmallow as it oozes out the sides.

Easter: Peeps S'mores with Cadbury Creme Eggs Easter: Peeps S'mores with Cadbury Creme Eggs
Eat it while it’s warm! The stickier, meltier and gooier, the better. I’m prepared to make many more of these in the future.

If you like the crackers a bit more toasted, you can leave the top graham cracker in the oven as well with the chocolate on that side. Personally, I preferred a less baked cracker, but this method gives the chocolate more time to melt in the oven.

Happy Easter! Enjoy!

Easter / Chocolate Covered Peeps Pops

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Oddly enough, Easter is one of my favorite holidays (after Christmas and 4th of July). I’m not religious or anything, but my family always celebrated Easter with fun egg hunts and the best brunch ever made. It’s one of those holidays I look forward to every year just for the food and family time. Now I’m at that age where I’m way too old to hunt for eggs, but my mom still gives me an Easter basket every year (YAY CANDY). Plus, my nieces are old enough now that they go on Easter egg hunts in our backyard and my mom invites the rest of our family over for brunch, which is one of the only times throughout the year that I get to see them. I’m really looking forward to going home for it this year!

One fun way to celebrate Easter is with everyone’s favorite sugar covered marshmallows – Peeps! Personally, I don’t really like Peeps by themselves but I do like them when they’re smothered in chocolate, as is true with just about anything. You can make chocolate covered Peeps pops really quickly and easily to make a fun treat for kids or anyone else this Easter. Yum!

Ingredients (measurements are for 4-5 Peeps):

  • Peeps marshmallow bunnies
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • Cake pop sticks

Easter: Chocolate Covered Peeps Pops | Revamperate
My favorite way to melt chocolate is in the microwave – I melt about one cup of milk chocolate chips with about a tablespoon of vegetable oil. I melted the chocolate on defrost mode for about 40 seconds, stirred it and replaced it for 15 second increments until it’s smooth and drips off the end of a spoon. Dip the end of a candy stick in the chocolate and press into the bottom of a bunny Peep, at least halfway into the marshmallow.

Easter: Chocolate Covered Peeps Pops | Revamperate Easter: Chocolate Covered Peeps Pops | Revamperate
Move the Peeps with sticks to the fridge to harden before continuing – it shouldn’t take very long. Once the chocolate has solidified, dip the Peeps into the chocolate, starting on the back, moving to the sides and around to the top, letting the chocolate drip off for several seconds. If needed, use a spoon to gently scrap the backside to remove excess chocolate, and place the chocolate covered Peeps on their backs on a piece of foil or parchment.

Let the chocolate covered Peeps sit out or leave them in the fridge to speed up the hardening process. Make sure to keep them out of the heat and enjoy! Happy (almost) Easter!

Inspiration from around the Web: Easter Edition

It’s almost Easter Sunday, and what better way to get in the Easter spirit than with a little inspiration from around the web? Here’s are some cute DIYs I’ve been eyeing this week:

Egg Candles

1. These simple egg shell candles from Go Make Me.

Funny Bunny Cookies2. These adorable funny bunny cookies from Munchkin Munchies.

Easter Treat Bags

3. These Miffy inspired Easter treat bags from Everything Emily.

Bunny Rolls

4. These delicious-looking whole wheat Easter bunny rolls from Dessert Now, Dinner Later.

Cadburry Eggs

5. These chocolatey homemade Cadbury creme eggs by Things that Make You Say: “Mmmmm”!