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Fun Easter Treats

Easter treats

 

Good morning everyone

With Easter coming up we are all concentrating on cooking and baking goodies for the family gathering. Tomorrow afternoon, you will find me in the kitchen preparing my “homemade Cadburry creme eggs” for Easter. This week, I took time to prepare other fun and easy treats for Easter; s’mores and old-fashioned lemon sugar cookies.

  • S’mores for Easter?
  • Yes!
  • Why not?
  • No campfire will be necessary to enjoy these, only graham crackers, marshmallows, milk chocolate and an oven!

I would’ve preferred baking a cake or a dessert but lately I’ve been running out of ideas and time.

Now, please let me share with you how I prepared these fun Easter treats.

S’mores:

I choose these marshmallows for their bright, light and fun colors:

please feel free to use any color you love

Easter treats marshmallows colors

 

Preheat your oven at 350 degrees

Place the graham crackers side by side on a baking pan and top them with  marshmallows and milk chocolate squares. Don’t they look delicious?

Easter treats s'mores

 

Bake them in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes. Please keep on eye on them because the graham crackers and marshmallows can start browning very fast. When the marshmallows start to puff out, you will know it’s time to take them out of the oven. These s’mores were really easy to prepare “THIS TIME”. I’ve prepared these in the past and it was a complete disaster because I lost track of time and never noticed how badly they were burning in the oven.

You might have a better way to prepare these, if you do please feel free to share with me, as I’m always open to trying new methods.

Easter treats s'mores

 

This time, they turned out beautifully, look at them! You can see in the picture below how the marshmallows puffed out and how the edges slightly turned brown:

Easter treats color s'mores

 

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you may already know how fast we can eat treats and desserts around here. So don’t be surprised to know these only lasted a few minutes:

Easter treats s'mores

 

I loved them so much I will be preparing these for my family after Easter dinner. I’m sure my nephew will enjoy these:

Easter treats s'mores chocolate and mini-marshmallows

 

Another treat I enjoy at any time of the year is; sugar cookies. The recipe I tried is from Martha Stewart; old-fashioned lemon cookies, I slightly modified the recipe and they tasted a bit better than the regular ones because of the lemon zest. Please let me share it with you:

These are the ingredients you will need:

  •  3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, (2 sticks), softened
  • 2 large eggs

Easter sugar cookies ingredients Martha Stewart recipe

Easter sugar cookies butter

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees

Sift flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl

Add the sugar and lemon zest in the bowl of the electric mixer and mix it for about 30 seconds on medium speed 

Add the butter and mix until pale and fluffy for about 1 minute:

Easter sugar cookies add butter to the mix

Easter sugar cookies mix dough

Add 1 egg at a time and gradually add the lemon juice to the mix. As recommended in the original recipe; reduce the speed of the electric mixer and gradually add the flour mixture and mix until combined

This is how your dough should look like after mixing it:

Easter sugar cookies dough

I recommend placing your dough on a floured surface because it’s very sticky and can be hard working with it:

Easter sugar cookies dough floured surface

As recommended in Martha Stewart’s recipe, flatten dough slightly with a spatula. I flatten mine before working with the cookie cutter, it did help:

Easter sugar cookies dough flatten

I used these 3 fun Easter shaped cookie cutters. I couldn’t find any at my local supermarket, but lucky me, I was able to find these at the dollar store in a pack of 3:

Easter sugar cookies using Easter shaped cookie cutters

Easter sugar cookies using Easter shaped cookie cutters

Place the cookies 2 inches apart on parchement-lined baking sheets and bake the cookies until golden for about 15 minutes:

Easter sugar cookies baking pan

Let them cool for about 5 minutes: 

Easter sugar cookies let them cool for about 5 minutes

I choose to decorate mine with icing sugar:

Easter sugar cookies decorated with icing sugar

I also used icing and candy sprinkles:

Easter sugar cookies

Easter sugar cookies

Easter sugar cookies

These were fun to prepare, unfortunately my son wasn’t able to help me but maybe next year we will be able to prepare these together:

Easter sugar cookies

Hope you will enjoy preparing your own treats for Easter!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Ingrid

 

I will be linking to Domestic Superhero’s Thursday party! please come and see!

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  • Nice piece of work says:

    I’ve put on 3 kilos just from looking at your photos! stop now 🙂

    March 28, 2013 at 2:19 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 ha!ha! I know what you mean, and I will keep on putting more kilos myself if I don’t stop preparing these! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 2:26 am
  • lemoncake says:

    Yuummm! These look so good!

    March 28, 2013 at 6:55 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 9:36 am
  • mtetar says:

    Oh WOW Ingrid! As always great DYI, presentation, and lots of pics showing colorful details. I like the the treats especially the Sugar Cookies, You decorated the shapes very nicely. Thanks for taking your time to share. Be Blessed, Mtetar

    March 28, 2013 at 7:53 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Mtetar! 🙂 I really liked these sugar cookies because of the lemon zest! it was different! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 9:37 am
  • Joan says:

    Great ideas, Ingrid! And I agree –s’mores all the time! My kids and I have experimented with using peanut butter (or a nut butter in our case) spread thinly on the graham cracker that you smoosh down on the warmed marshmallow and chocolate. It’s a pretty good addition, if you like that nutty taste too.

    Love the way you decorated those sugar cookies…and I’ll have to try the Martha Stewart recipe. Looks good!

    I’m hoping to make those Cadbury eggs that you posted recently for Easter. I just realized that it’s Thursday already, so I need to get my act in gear!

    March 28, 2013 at 8:37 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Joan! yum! your experiment with peanut butter sounds delicious; I would need to give it a try! Peanut butter & chocolate; they always make a great combo! 🙂 For the sugar cookies recipe, I slightly modified it but you could use the original one from her site too! 😉 They were very good; I think my brother was their biggest fan! Oh! if you try the Cadbury eggs please, please let me know how they turned out! Hubby, gave some to try to a few people at his work and they said it tasted like the original recipe of “Laura Secord” (a very famous chocolatier in Quebec); they really loved it, so I hope you and your family will too! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 9:44 am
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    These are so cute and festive! Love the idea of s’mores for Easter!
    Kenley

    March 28, 2013 at 9:11 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Kenley! 🙂 s’mores for Easter using different colors for the marshmallows; I couldn’t resist! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 9:49 am
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Those look delish! I will use any reason I can use to eat s’mores …mmmmmm s’mores! 😉

    March 28, 2013 at 9:35 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Gabriela! Me too, any excuse to eat more s’mores 🙂 they were so good, I will be preparing these again in a few days! YAY!

      March 28, 2013 at 9:50 am
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    As usual, your food looks great. Can you make them kosher for Passover?

    March 28, 2013 at 9:46 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Larry! thank you so much! & kosher! sorry! If I could, I would and send them to you asap! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 9:51 am
  • Alex says:

    My kids would LOVE these! The cookies alone! They reallllllly tasty!

    March 28, 2013 at 11:33 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Alex! 🙂 Mine really liked them! now, I’m sure they would like them! 🙂 I love the bunny! I have to prepare some more for my nephew too! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 11:41 am
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    That is fun to make with the kids, I love the decorated cookies 🙂

    March 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Izabel! I hope by next year my little one will be able to participate more in these fun activities! He enjoys the kitchen as much as I do! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm
      • easycraftsforchildren says:

        It will be much fun next year when you will have ‘ little hands’ to help you, and a big mess in the kitchen 🙂

        March 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          I hope so! 🙂 can’t wait. I already let him touch many things but sometimes it gets scary! Now, I entertain him with playdough 😉

          March 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm
  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    Wow! I don’t think I have seen those pastel-colored marshmallows since my childhood…I love ’em! And we roast s’mores almost every time we have company (we have a fire pit in the backyard), so I’m totally going to try and pick some of those mallows up next time I’m at the grocery store. Thanks for the inspiration! You always reel me in with your posts on sweets! (I have SUCH a sweet tooth, it’s not even funny.) Happy (almost) Easter to you, Ingrid!

    March 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Happy (almost) Easter to you too Lauren! 🙂 I’m happy you love sweets as much as I do! I need to stop preparing sweets and go running instead ha!ha! 🙂 You are so lucky, you have a fire pit in your backyard! I have to prepare mine in an oven! 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm
  • Crystal @ 29 Rue House says:

    These both look delicious!!! Now I want some cookies!

    March 28, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much Crystal! I know what you mean, I’m happy I will be making more of these today! 🙂

      March 30, 2013 at 12:59 am
  • Lara says:

    S’mores are are Mia’s absolute favorite treat so I’ll definitely be making these. I never thought to use the pastel marshmallows — what a great idea! Your photos are gorgeous too!

    March 28, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! I love s’mores because not only they are easy to make once you get the hang of it but they are also delicious! 😉 I hope you tried them with pastel marshmallows; they look pretty! & Thank you Lara, glad you really liked the photos!

      March 30, 2013 at 1:04 am
  • Lidia says:

    We love S’Mores, but your Easter S’Mores with those Easter paste-coloured marshmallows top the cake! They just scream Easter… and Spring! But what I really LOVE is that Easter Bunny cookie with his little face and pink mouth!!! Happy Easter to you and your family Ingrid!

    March 29, 2013 at 10:53 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lidia! me too, I loved how the bunny turned out! I ate that one 😉 thank you Lidia, happy you liked the “Easter/Spring” marshmallows, I can’t wait for warmer days! & I wish you and your family a Happy Easter too Lidia, I’m sure you will cook/bake something delicious! 🙂

      March 30, 2013 at 1:10 am
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    Very cute!!!
    -JulieC

    March 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Julie! 🙂 & Wish you a happy Easter! 🙂

      March 30, 2013 at 1:12 am
  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART says:

    Love those s’mores and they look so good with the different colors. Great idea!

    March 30, 2013 at 9:55 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much! They were delicious too! 🙂 & thank you for stopping by!

      March 30, 2013 at 10:16 am
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Beautiful treats as always Ingrid! I have made the smores before but would have never thought to actually pretty them up with the colored marshmallows and serve them! Great idea! I just happened to type in your blog name today on Facebook because I thought I hadn’t seen a post from you in awhile and sure enough I did miss this one! I am going to try to enter my email address again and see if I can start having your posts come by email so I don’t miss anymore!!!

    March 30, 2013 at 11:36 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you so much Melissa! I’m happy you liked the idea of pastel colored marshmallows; they looked too good to eat! 😉 I just saw your “e-mail adress” pop in my subscribers list, so I hope this time it will work out and you will be able to get my posts by e-mail 🙂 thanks again Melissa! & hope you and your family are having a great Easter weekend!

      March 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm
  • mariateresa1983 says:

    It looks so tasty!!! 🙂

    March 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Maria! glad you liked these treats! 🙂

      March 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm
  • realcoake says:

    I love your Easter S’mores! I love the colors of the marshmallows and that you cooked them in the oven…so smart! You Easter cookies are darling.
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.
    KC

    March 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 Just baked another batch of cookies for tomorrow and hope everyone in my family will love them! Thank you so much for stopping by!

      March 30, 2013 at 7:59 pm
  • Cul de Sac says:

    the smokes are looking real good! never had those so maybe i just to see for myself 🙂

    March 31, 2013 at 10:10 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! yeah! you should give them a try! the first time I tried preparing them myself, it was awful; they didn’t look like s’mores, they looked like burnt chocolate ha!ha! 🙂 Hope you are having a good time with your family this weekend!

      March 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm

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