It’s spring people . . . Why is it snowing today?
Can’t you see I’m a bit busy here!
O.k. then . . . I’ll adapt!
If flowers aren’t blooming & eggs aren’t being layed where you live . . . build your own!
This is something the little ones can help you with, cuz it’s nothing fancy schmancy.
Make some Marshmallow Rice Crispy Treats. Just follow the directions on the back of a bag of Marshmallows. I tried something new. Once the marshmallows and the melted butter were melted together, I added 3 Tablespoons of Vanilla Cake mix. I’d read that it makes the treats . . . unbelievable. Well, I really didn’t notice much of a difference.
I have a cold, so maybe that’s why I didn’t taste it.
I also used these thingamajigs from Wilton.
Aren’t they cute . . . I used the smallest one for my flowers.
I used the one on the right for a sort of egg shape.
Start by pressing out your flowers, and use the small egg shape for the cracks in between.
Melt some white chocolate on very low heat.
You can also use the microwave, but watch it closely. White chocolate scorches easily.
You could also use Milk or Semi sweet as well.
Once it was melted, I added 1 Tablespoon of Crisco Oil to the chocolate.
This will give it a sheen, and keep it from setting up so quickly.
Lift it out of the chocolate with a fork and let the excess drip off.
Lay the flowers on a parchment lined cookie sheet that has been topped with a baking rack.
Add any sprinkles you like, and give your flowers a center.
I happened to use M&M’s, and Cadbury eggs cuz that’s all I had!
Once I had dipped all my flowers and tiny eggs . . . I still had melted chocolate.
I grabbed a bag of stick pretzels.
Mix . . . Mix
Just use enough melted Chocolate so that all your pretzels are covered generously.
After all . . . you want to build a proper nest.
Build your nests any size you like, and while the chocolate is still wet . . .
Stick a PEEP on top and lay some eggs!
Don’t you wish having babies was that easy?
It’s a boy!
It’s a girl!
Or in my case . . . It’s a girl . . . It’s a girl . . . It’s a girl . . . It’s a girl.
Can you tell I had a bit of fun with my Peeps today.
Spring . . . Where are you?
It’s almost EASTER.
Thank You dearly for all the sweet comments left on my last post.
You knew . . . You knew.
If you still don’t know why I named my blog . . . Get Off Your Butt and BAKE!
Read my About Me page.
It just fits.
by Get Off Your Butt and BAKE
So cute!!! Thank you for giving me an idea on what to make on Easter.
These ARE ADORABLE! I’m definitely going to make them! THANKS ALWAYS for the inspiration.
(((Don’t forget about ‘that’ recipe book YOU’RE going to write)))
I can’t believe i have never thought about dunking rice crispys! What a good idea!
I will tell you OUR secret to amazing Rice Crispy Treats…white chocolate/vanilla chips. (maybe 1/2 bag) You put them in AFTER the rice crispies so some totally melt and others stay a little chunky. And of course real butter makes everything delish.:) Half the time my kids don’t get any because my hubby eats them all first.
So flippin’ cute!! 🙂
Love! Spring seems to be taking it’s sweet time, doesn’t it?
So cute! I think this will have to be my baking plan for my day off on Good Friday. You’re the best!
Love this idea. It will be great to take to my family reunion picnic!!!!
Amazing looking bird nests! Great Easter snack! I really want to make this! Thanks. 🙂
Both of your ideas are wonderful for Easter! I’m thinking about using a small bunny cookie cutter for the Rice Krispie treats.
We had a “peep show” in my Kindergarten classes last week – what a gigantic hit with my students! There were 3 other teachers that had to make them with their students, too. thank you! Love what you share with us…
I’m doing this with my kids today and my mom did it for her school class! So cute, thanks for sharing all your fun ideas!
p.s. I LOOOVED those cupcakes you made for Chant for my shower…thanks so much!! you are very talented.
They turned out beautiful….everyone loved them….Thanks.
This may sound siully but what is a ‘peep’ and how do i make one
Peeps are Marshmallow chicks that come out around
Easter time! They come in all sorts of colors, and most people love them.
So cute, I can’t wait to make these!
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