These Edible Easter Baskets are the most amazing treat for your little ones around Easter. My kids love doing crafts, but they also like to eat everything, so why not make it an edible Easter craft?
I wanted to do something that was a little different this year. Every year, the same Easter crafts seem to pop up, so I thought I’d put out something a little different.
While these do take a little bit of work, they are 100% edible and would be super fun to serve at an Easter gathering! This would be a really fun craft to do with kids in your family on Easter Sunday! After the real Easter Egg hunt, everyone can get together and do this fun edible craft.
You can use any kind of Easter candy you want. If you can find miniature chocolate bunnies, they would be super cute standing up in the basket! I love that you are not confined to one type of Easter candy. You can get creative with this and use what you want.
This next part is very important. Be sure to buy the Pull ‘n’ Peel licorice, or it will be very hard to get full strands without them breaking. We used red because that’s all we could find, but you may be able to find an Easter color closer to the holiday.
The almond bark acts as the glue throughout this entire recipe. Unlike chocolate chips, which tend to get melty and soft at room temperature, almond bark stays very hard. When mixed with the cereal, you can form it into any shape you want, and it will stay that way once it’s hardened. Shaping the basket was a little tricky, but using the two-bowl method worked great!
Edible Easter Baskets
- 3 squares white almond bark
- 1 1/2 cups rice crispy cereal
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
- 2 long strands licorice
- Food coloring
Place two squares of wax paper on a baking sheet. You want them be about 10x10".
Add the almond bark to a bowl with the coconut oil. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each round of cooking. Continue doing this until it's melted and smooth.
Remove 2 tablespoons of the melted almond bark and set it aside to use later in the recipe.
Add the rice crispy cereal to the remaining almond bark and quickly stir to combine. Continue stirring until the cereal is thoroughly coated.
Pour half of the cereal mixture onto one of the pieces of wax paper and the remaining half on the other. Form them into circles using a spatula.
Spray the bottom of a small glass dish with nonstick cooking spray, and place it the center of the cereal.
Gather all four corners of the wax paper up around the bowl, and place this in a larger bowl (see picture).
Gently press the small bowl down into the cereal and wiggle it around until it looks centered. This also helps form the bottom, so it sits up straight.
Use damp fingertips to press down the cereal in between the two bowls. This helps compact it, so it stays together once it's cooled.
Place the bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds, and then fold the wax paper tightly down into the small bowl. Now that the basket is shaped, heating it for a few seconds slightly re-melts the almond bark and helps it all fuse together.
Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until completely firm.
How fun is this Edible Easter Craft? I’ll admit that I stole a few pieces of candy along the way, but we still had plenty left for the whole craft. I hope you enjoy making this with your kids this Easter. Happy edible crafting!