Holidays mean one thing and one thing only in the Smart Cookie Household: food! On the menu for this fabulous Spring Sunday is Brussel Sprout Gratin, Scalloped Potatoes w/ Cheddar & Gruyere, Garlic Knots w/ a twist, and more. Did I mention there’s my Babci’s Famous Carrot Cake for dessert? Never fear, my little cookies. These recipes will be coming your way soon next week!
In the mean time, here are my favorite delectable Easter eats on the site:
- Chocolate Bunny Cake
This cake looks exactly like the classic chocolate bunny you receive in your Easter basket, but when you cut it open, you’ll find a special surprise: moist chocolate cake & fluffy chocolate buttercream! It’s chocolate heaven, almost too cute to eat but too delicious not to.
- Bunny Butt Trifle
What’s cuter than a bunny’s butt? This dessert is surprisingly simple to make, and yet it looks so darn impressive. The Easter Bunny himself is diving headfirst into layers of dark devil’s food cake, rich chocolate mousse, and chunks of Milky Ways. Now that’s a Happy Easter!
- Party Bread
There is no better way to please Easter dinner guests than with this incredible, mouth-watering bread. Tender sourdough bread is drenched in butter & poppy seeds then stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese and topped with fresh scallions. The whole thing is baked until it reaches the point of melty, ooey gooey, golden brown perfection. Plus, its checkerboard pattern makes it fun to pull apart and easy to share.
- 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese
What could be more welcome at Easter dinner than a pan of baked 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese? With Cheddar, Gruyere, Fontina, and Parmesan, this pasta is overflowing with creamy, cheesiness. Finish it with a crunchy breadcrumb topping, and you’ve got yourself the perfect side dish!
- Peanut Butter Eggs
Skip the store this Easter and make your own Peanut Butter Eggs! These babies are packed with peanut butter and covered in smooth, creamy chocolate. They’re so easy to make, yet so delicious!
- Spinach-Nut Pesto w/ Roasted Tomatoes and Rotini
This is the ultimate Spring pasta. It’s light, flavorful, and colorful. The fresh spinach in the pesto makes it as good for you as it is delicious. Sweet, juicy roasted tomatoes are the perfect finishing touch.
Now, this ain’t the only stuff I’d like to stuff my face with on Easter. In fact, I’m hoping the Bunny is going to bring me a few of my Easter Basket Favorites:
- Cadbury Creme Eggs
These are a “you love ‘em or you hate ‘em” kind of treat. I definitely understand why people don’t like them. They’re very sweet, which can be a little much for some people. I, on the other hand, cannot get enough sweets. Therefore, these delectable little eggs are right up my alley. I’ve gotten them in my basket every year for as long as I can remember, and they still taste just as good as they did when I was a kid. A thick milk chocolate “egg” shell filled with a sweet, creamy, gooey filling? Yes please!
- Milky Way Simply Caramel Bunnies
Milky Ways are my favorite candy bar, so obviously putting them in bunny form will be a major win. I actually think these taste even better than the bars since they’re more caramel-y.
- Peeps (sort of)
I say “sort of” because Peeps are the cutest edible anything on the planet. Food does not get any more adorable than Peeps. They’re pretty darn tasty too, but I usually get bored after the first 2 or 3. However, it is fun to jazz them up with chocolate or sandwich them in a s’more!
- Hershey’s Cookies and Cream Eggs
One delicious bar turned into miniature eggs…yum!
Let’s chat! What are you favorite Easter treats? What are you having for Easter dinner/dessert?