Easter Baskets for Teens

Easy Family Dollar DIY Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags. Fun gift ideas for teenager girls and boys!

Easy Family Dollar DIY Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

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Family Dollar DIY Easter Baskets for Teens

Need some fun new Easter basket ideas for teens? Then you’ll love what I found at Family Dollar for my teenagers! Join me as I walk you through what I found for $25 or less at Family Dollar. Don’t miss my new giant free printable Easter bunny tags to make your gift baskets extra fun!

Family Dollar is full of so many great products and deals, that it’s hard to decide what to choose. I really could spend hours in that store! On my last trip, I spent a lot of time shopping for things I thought teenagers would like and actually use. These Easter basket gift ideas for teen girls and boys will definitely save you time on your next shopping trip to Family Dollar.

Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

Easter Baskets for Teens that they can actually use!

Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! I had so much fun finding affordable gifts my kids could actually use and love. Find more Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

Smart Reusable Easter Basket Container

I like to choose Easter baskets that can be reused after giving. When I was little, my mom always found the most fun, unusual containers for gifts. I must have gotten that idea from her!

If you’ve never been to your local Family Dollar, then I highly recommend going there today! I found so many fun containers for $1-$3 each, that it was hard to choose which ones I would use for my teen’s Easter baskets.

These cute square caddy containers were only $1 each and come in various colors. New caddy’s are just what my kids need in their bathroom too!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - cute caddy from Family Dollar.

What to put in an Easter Basket for Teens

First of all, think technology! My teens fight the most about who has taken who’s phone charger, so I immediately went to the front of Family Dollar to shop their tech products.

Wireless Phone Chargers

I found some great wireless chargers and know my daughter will love this unicorn charger!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - wireless chargers from Family Dollar.

 

Adorable Plush Food Pillows

Next I found the cutest super soft, sweet treat food plushies for only $3! How cute are these? They have donuts, hot dogs, pizza and french fry mini plushies. I wanted to get all of them!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - cute food plush from Family Dollar.

 

More Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Teens

  • Favorite Snacks – Teen boys (at least mine) are all about the food! So be sure to grab their favorite snacks along with the usual Easter candy.
  • Bath & Beauty Products – Teen girls can never have enough nail polish, make-up or bath products. I really love the hair towel I found for my daughter and need to get one for myself too!
  • Joke Items – I couldn’t pass-up the dollar whoopee cushion for my son!
  • Pens & Journals – You can’t go wrong with scented pens, journals or cute stickers.
  • Jewelry, Shoes and Hair Accessories – I saw a lot of cute flip flops and earrings on my last trip to Family Dollar too!

–> For more great Easter Basket ideas, check out Family Dollar’s weekly deals HERE.

 

Easter Basket Free Printable Tags

I designed some jumbo bunny tags for these Easter Baskets and think they turned out really cute! Download the tags below, then trim with scissors and tape to a colorful paper straw to insert into your gift basket.

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - Free bunny printable tags from LivingLocurto.com

 

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - Print Free bunny printable tags from LivingLocurto.com

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Watch Me Make These Easter Baskets

I hope you found lots of fun gift ideas with these items from Family Dollar. Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! Find even more amazing Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.

 

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Spring Flower Cupcakes

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or simple Easter treat!

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or Easter. Marshmallow flower cupcakes are perfect for any occasion!

Easy Flower Cupcakes

I turned simple chocolate cupcakes into the cutest Flower Cupcakes in minutes and you can too! These adorable marshmallow flower cupcakes are fast, easy and perfect for any spring occasion!

Because I always try to come up with new ideas for fun food I’ve seen around the internet, I think I nailed it with just a few key decorations I found at Oriental Trading. What makes my version of these flower cupcakes extra cute is how the cake is placed into real seed pots and covered with tiny lady bugs so it looks like you’ve just been potting them.

Marshmallow flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Edible Flower Treats Are Fun!

Speaking of edible flower treats, these cute cupcakes reminded me of some other flower desserts I have made in the past.

This cupcake flower bouquet is one of my favorite spring party ideas!

Best Cupcake Cakes Recipe. Flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Want a healthier version? This Vegetable Flower Bouquet is so fun!

Healthy Vegetable Flower Bouquet

Now let’s make some fun flower cupcakes! Because these were so fun to make, I’ll be doing them all year round. Kids will like to make these sweet treats for sure!

Welcome spring with these pretty flower cupcakes! An easy dessert recipe for a party or Easter. Marshmallow flower cupcakes are perfect for any occasion!

How to Make Flower Cupcakes

You can make flower cupcakes with homemade cupcakes or store bought cupcakes. You’ll need:

  • 12 Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 36 Marshmallows
  • Green Frosting
  • M&M’s
  • Yellow and Pink Sugar Sprinkles

Marshmallow flower cupcakes are a perfect dessert recipe for any occasion.

Directions:

Click Here to find these adorable lady bug stickers, seed pots and directions for how to make my flower cupcakes on Oriental Trading’s Fun365 blog.

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Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! 

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! LivingLocurto.com

Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Easter is coming soon and if you are planning to visit friends and family, I have the perfect bunny dessert for you to make! I love making Easter treats and made these Easy No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries a few years ago.

I had no idea they would be such a big hit. When I shared them on Instagram, people went crazy over them. I’m excited to share them on my website today!

I’m sure your family will love this adorable strawberry dessert. With strawberries, cheesecake filling and bunny graham crackers, you can have the cutest holiday dessert in no time! Add colorful Easter sprinkles over the top of your bunny cheesecake strawberries if you want a burst of color.

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! #easter #bunny #dessert #livinglocurto

How to make Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

These bunny cheesecake stuffed strawberries are a version of my Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and  Oreo Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries, just a few of my favorite recipes here on Living Locurto.

All you need that is different than my other recipes are Annie’s Bunny Grahams snacks. Just one simple addition can make the ordinary stuffed cheesecake strawberry, a fantastic Easter dessert!

Hop on over to my Youtube Channel to see how to make these simple No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries!

Watch the video below on how to make this recipe below – just replace with the bunny grahams. Enjoy!

Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries

Cute Bunny Cheesecake Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required!

  • 1  lb.  Strawberries
  • 8 oz. Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1/2  cup  Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Honey Bunny Grahams
  1. Cut off the strawberry stems. Remove the inside of the strawberry with a small knife or strawberry corer tool to create a cup for the filling.
  2. Trim the pointed strawberry tip with your knife so the strawberry will stand upright. Place on a cookie sheet.
  3. In a bowl, beat softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
  4. Place the cream cheese mixture in a pastry bag and pipe into the strawberries.
  5. Refrigerate the cheesecake stuffed strawberries until ready to serve. Make them 3-4 hours before serving or your strawberries will get soggy.
  6. Right before serving, garnish with a bunny graham. The grahams will get soggy if you add these too early. Sprinkle with Easter candy sprinkles for more color if desired.

Originally Published March 27, 2015

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Cute Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect Easter treat. This easy bunny strawberry dessert recipe can be made in minutes and no baking is required! #easter #bunny #dessert #livinglocurto

 

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We love making treats for Easter! Scroll down to find several of our favorites from the past. All are no bake and super simple to whip up for your Easter celebrations. Click a photo to be taken to the blog post with the full recipe and free printables.

Happy Easter!

Easy Easter Bunny Race Car Treats

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Easter Candy Robins Egg and Peeps Milkshake Recipe 

Easter Candy Robins Egg and Peeps Milkshake Recipe at LivingLocurto.com

Despicable Me Minion Candy Spoons with Free Printable Easter tags! 

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Easter Egg Marshmallow Pops

Easter Egg Marshmallow Pops & Free Printables by Amy Locurto and Matthew Mead. LivingLocurto.com

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Swiss and Ham Overnight Breakfast Strata

This make-ahead Swiss and Ham Overnight Breakfast Strata is an easy breakfast or brunch recipe that will save you time in the kitchen. Your guests and family will love this gourmet version of a ham casserole!

Make-ahead Swiss and ham strata is an easy overnight breakfast strata recipe!

Easy Overnight Breakfast Strata Recipe!

This delicious make-ahead Swiss and Ham Overnight Breakfast Strata will save you time in the kitchen. When I have guests or hosting a brunch, I love any kind of overnight breakfast recipes!

With the coming of Easter, comes the promise of sunshine, warmth, flowers, growth, and renewal. It’s no wonder many people look forward to this joyous holiday and make plans to gather with family and friends. No need to fuss over a ham in the oven on Easter morning.

Make this delicious Swiss and ham overnight breakfast strata recipe the night before and pop it into the oven an hour before your gathering starts. Guests will love this gourmet version of a ham casserole and won’t miss the big Easter ham. Easy overnight breakfast recipes are life savers too!

Swiss and Ham Overnight Breakfast Strata is the perfect breakfast recipe for holiday brunch. #strata #breakfast

 

Make your holiday simpler with these tips for a delicious Easter menu!

This simple Easter menu will come together with ease and will delight your guests. The make-ahead Swiss and ham strata will especially impress because the combination of ham, gourmet cheeses, bread, and spinach are irresistible. Add a couple of simple side dishes, such as a spring mix salad, and you’ll be free and clear of the kitchen. Don’t forget some fun decorations and enjoy the time spent with friends and family. Maybe you’ll even find a few hidden eggs of your own!

Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

Easter Brunch Tips, Free Printables and recipe for Swiss and Ham Overnight Breakfast Strata

If you happen to be the Easter brunch host or hostess this year, why not make things simpler and easier with a delicious Easter menu that will delight your guests? A few simple shortcuts will take you out of the kitchen and into the celebration.

Easy Easter Breakfast Ideas with Free Printables

Swiss and Ham Overnight Breakfast Strata

This make-ahead Swiss and Ham Strata is an easy overnight breakfast strata recipe that will save you time in the kitchen. Your guests and family will love this gourmet version of a ham casserole!

  • 2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ lbs ham (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 10 oz frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 loaf French bread (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 2 ½ cup skim milk
  • 9 eggs
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the two cheeses and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add butter and onions. Sauté until onions soften and become translucent.
  3. Add the cubed ham, frozen spinach, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and remove from heat.
  4. Grease a 3 quart baking dish with butter and spread one third of the bread on the bottom.
  5. Add about a third of the ham mixture to the top of the bread cubes. Sprinkle a third of the cheese over the ham. Repeat the layers two more times.

  6. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Pour the egg mixture over the strata.
  8. At this point, you can cover the dish with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake the strata, preheat the oven to 375°F. Bake, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

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Giant Easter Basket and Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Enjoy fun new Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and the cutest Giant Easter Basket to inspire you to get creative just in time for Easter! 

Fun new Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and the cutest Giant Easter Basket to inspire you to get creative just in time for Easter! A DIY Giant Easter Basket made out of a kid’s swimming pool.

Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and Giant Easter Basket

In partnership with Spin Master

For years, I’ve wanted to make a Giant Easter Basket out of a kid’s swimming pool and when I was asked to try the new Season 2 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles, I thought they would be the perfect goodies to put inside of my giant Easter basket! With Easter right around the corner, Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are the cutest things ever! What are they? Well, my daughter is obsessed with these adorable collectible magical creatures that come inside small, speckled eggs.

Not only do Hatchimals CollEGGtibles make for the perfect Easter Egg Hunt, they are a fantastic alternative to candy and the usual Easter basket trinkets. Your kids will love to care, nurture, and play with these cute tiny Hatchimals! They come in all kinds of packages, I especially love the cute egg cartons!   

These tiny friends need love to hatch! Hold the egg in the palm of your hand, rub the heart and as it changes from purple to pink. That’s how you know it’s ready to hatch! Press down until egg cracks. Create a nest for your Hatchimals by peeling down the egg shell until you reach the wavy line.

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are the cutest things ever!

 

Look at all of the fun things I got to put inside of my Giant Easter basket! There is even the most adorable play set in the shape of a large egg for your tiny creatures.

Hatchimals Colleggtibles Easter Basket Gift Ideas and Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

With the Secret Scene Playset, kids can sneak a peek at the world of Hatchtopia by holding the beautiful egg up to the light and look through the flower to see 1 of 3 Glittering Garden Secret Scenes! You might find BubblegumBloom, Lala Lavender, or Sunshine Sparkle. Each glittering garden secret scene comes with its own exclusive Hatchimals CollEGGtibles character.
THIS was my daughter’s favorite thing! She loved the little slide and how the egg slowly opens when you pull open the bottom section.

Secret Scene Playset Hatchimals Easter Basket Gift Ideas

 

How to Make a Giant Easter Basket

This Giant Easter Basket couldn’t be easier! What a fun way to surprise your kids this year.

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and Giant Easter Basket to inspire you to get creative for Easter! Hatchimals CollEGGtibles will make Easter egg hunts extra exciting!

Get a plastic kiddie pool (less than $10) and a hula hoop. I held the hula hoop in place with a bag of rice as the weight. Then I filled the pool with pillows and a blanket.

Because my daughter has so many stuffed animals, I just took a bunch of Easter looking toys from her room and began to fill the pool. You could certainly buy new stuffed animals, but it’s just as fun for kids to find their toys having fun in the giant basket Easter morning! The main new gifts were the Hatchimals! I had so much fun making a giant Easter basket and know your kids would absolutely LOVE this.

 

Creative No Candy Easter Egg Hunt Idea

As much as my kids love candy, they love toys even more! After filling up our Easter baskets, we enjoyed an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt with our Hatchimals.

Fun Easter Ideas - Hatchimals CollEGGtibles make Easter egg hunts extra exciting!

Even my 15 year old son loved hatching the Hatchimals ColleGGtibles. So if you are looking for an alternative to plastic eggs filled with candy, add some Hatchimals in the mix as bonus prizes to be found. Kids will go bananas trying to find them!

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles will make Easter egg hunts extra exciting!

Now that you know what Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are, you’ll want to collect all 100+ of them! At least I know my daughter does. The aftermath of our hunt is pretty darn cute! 

Giant Easter Basket to inspire you for Easter! Hatchimals CollEGGtibles tiny toy gifts will make Easter egg hunts extra exciting!

Be sure to check out the new Season 2 cute Hatchimals CollEGGtibles this Easter. They make adorable Easter baskets and fun Easter egg hunts for sure!

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and Giant Easter Basket to inspire you to get creative for Easter! Hatchimals CollEGGtibles will make Easter egg hunts extra exciting!

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Giant Easter Basket

The cutest Giant Easter Basket to inspire you to get creative just in time for Easter! A DIY Giant Easter Basket made out of a kid’s swimming pool.

  • 1 plastic kiddie pool
  • 1 hula hoop
  • 1 bag of rice
  • 2-3 pillows
  • 1 blanket
  • 12 stuffed animals
  • Hatchimals CollEGGtibles
  1. Put the hula hoop in the pool and use the bag of rice as a weight to hold the hula hoop in place.
  2. Fill the pool with a few pillows and cover with a large blanket.
  3. Add stuffed animals to fill the pool. (These can be new or what your child already has in their room)
  4. Add gifts such as Hatchimals CollEGGtibles which make adorable Easter eggs in place of candy!

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Fun new Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and the cutest Giant Easter Basket to inspire you to get creative just in time for Easter! A DIY Giant Easter Basket made out of a kid’s swimming pool. The adorable Hatchimals CollEGGtibles will make Easter egg hunts extra exciting! #HatchyEaster #easter #easterbasket #gifts #crafts

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Unicorn Crack | White Chocolate Saltine Toffee

Oh yeah! Unicorn Crack is a simple and addicting white chocolate saltine toffee recipe! Topped with pastel rainbow sprinkles, this easy treat is perfect for Easter, a unicorn party or rainbow birthday celebration.

Unicorn Crack is an addicting white chocolate saltine toffee recipe! Topped with pastel rainbow sprinkles, this easy treat is perfect for Easter, a unicorn party or rainbow birthday celebration.

White Chocolate Unicorn Crack Recipe

Say hello to my new addiction… Unicorn Crack! This white chocolate saltine toffee recipe is what you get when you mix white chocolate, saltine crackers, brown sugar, butter and rainbow sprinkles. I seriously can’t stop eating this amazing dessert! With a middle school aged daughter, it’s all about unicorns around here. We’ve made Unicorn Fluffy Slime and even Unicorn Poop Desserts. This is a fun new addition to our unicorn family of food that I know you’re going to love!

If you are looking for a fabulous, super easy dessert recipe for Easter, a unicorn party, rainbow themed birthday or any kind of celebration, this is it. The colorful rainbow sprinkles are what makes this unicorn crack white chocolate saltine toffee recipe so much fun! Serve it up in adorable cups like these cute Alice in wonderland inspired party supplies from Oriental Trading Company and you’ll be the hostess with the mostess!

Unicorn Crack is a fun White Chocolate Saltine Toffee Recipe.

 

How to make White Chocolate Saltine Toffee Unicorn Crack

First you’ll need to find some great pastel cake sprinkles! I love to mix and match candy with sprinkles. Switch up the colors to match whatever kind of party you are hosting. This would be a fun dessert for a graduation party with school colors!


After you have decided on your colors of sprinkles you want, head on over to Oriental Trading Company’s Fun365.com website for step-by-step directions for my White Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkle Toffee recipe. I love partnering with them and always excited to share fun party ideas with you and the Oriental Trading gang!

>> CLICK HERE FOR THE WHITE CHOCOLATE RAINBOW SPRINKLE TOFFEE

>> CLICK HERE FOR THE WHITE CHOCOLATE RAINBOW SPRINKLE TOFFEE

 

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Unicorn Crack is a simple and addicting white chocolate saltine toffee recipe! Topped with pastel rainbow sprinkles, this easy treat is perfect for Easter, a unicorn party or rainbow birthday celebration.

 

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SING Easter Candy Microphone Party Favors

Cute DIY Candy Microphone Party Favors are perfect for birthday party treats, Easter baskets, or teacher gifts. Sing while enjoying your favorite candy with this adorable and easy craft.

SING MOVIE Candy Microphone Party Favors are the perfect craft for a birthday, Easter baskets, or teacher gifts! Free printable download tags.

Sing louder with fun Candy Microphone Party Favors!

I love coming up with fun party ideas that have to do with our favorite movies like SING!  I’m excited to partner with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to bring you cute Candy Microphone Party Favors to celebrate SING Special Edition, now available on Blu-ray & DVD.

With my new free printable tags, this easy craft and SING Special Edition Blu-ray makes the perfect treat for Easter baskets, birthday party favors and just plain ol’ fun gift giving.

SING MOVIE GIFT - DIY Candy Microphone Party Favors are the perfect craft for a birthday, Easter baskets, or teacher gifts!

The SING Special Edition comes with 60-minutes of bonus content, plus three all-new entertaining mini movies and more fun goodies.

SING is my daughter’s all time favorite movie to date. We watched the three mini movies last night and laughed so much! Gunter the pig is definitely one of our favorite characters.

NICK KROLL voices boisterous German pig Gunter and Academy Award® winner REESE WITHERSPOON voices overtaxed mother Rosita in the event film “Sing,” from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.

How to make Candy Microphone Party Favors

You only need a few supplies to make these adorable candy microphone party favor crafts!

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Chicken Cupcakes (VIDEO)

Backyard chicken lovers will fly the coop over these cute chicken cupcakes!  Celebrate a birthday party, Easter or baby shower with this mom and baby chick cake recipe.

Backyard chicken lovers will fly the coop over these cute chicken cupcakes!  Celebrate a birthday party, Easter or baby shower with this easy cake recipe.

Cute Chicken Cupcakes!

Do you have backyard chickens or just love chickens? Well, I sure love them! These cute chicken cupcakes are a perfect way to celebrate that love and the perfect birthday cake idea.

Mama chicken and cute baby chick cupcakes are an adorable party idea! These treats are such an easy homemade dessert for any chicken lover. Vanilla and coconut chicken cupcakes are perfect for so many occasions. Whether it’s to celebrate a birthday, serve at Easter, make for a baby shower or a “welcome to our new coop” housewarming party, these sweet cakes are an egg-cellent idea!

Originally published March 13, 2017

Backyard chicken lovers will fly the coop over these cute chicken cupcakes!  Celebrate a birthday party, Easter or baby shower with this easy cake dessert recipe.

I Love Chickens

My love of chickens started when I got my first pet chickens around the age of four. Here I am with Chicken Little and Chicken Big! I was SO EXCITED! ha!

Chicken and Baby Chick Cupcakes! Cute Birthday Cake Idea - Amy Locurto with chickens

Forget the pet dog, I was all about the pet chickens. Somewhere, there are photos of me swinging and sliding down my 1970’s swing set slide holding Chicken Little. ha!

Since I can’t have chickens now, I get my chicken fix and fresh eggs by visiting my Aunt Tricia in Oklahoma and her pet chickens! We love chickens so much, we even started a new Facebook page, Chickens are Fun. If you are a chicken fan–> click here to join the fun!

Combine my love of cute party food and chickens, and you have these adorable mama chicken and baby chicken cupcakes.

I asked Pamela to create these cute treats for us and think they turned out so adorable! I love the mama chicken, but the baby chick cupcakes made from mini cupcakes are my favorite. I hope you enjoy these fun party treats!

How to Make Chicken Cupcakes and Baby Chick Cupcakes!

These cute chicken cupcakes were made for a friend who raises backyard chickens. Her chickens lay the most beautiful eggs in shades of blue, green and brown, so I asked if I could trade her some fresh eggs for cupcakes. There was of course no hesitation!

How to Make Chicken and Baby Chick Cupcakes!

Here is what you need to get started:

  • Vanilla cupcakes, regular and mini sized
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Toasted coconut
  • Chocolate chips, regular and mini sized
  • Fruit chew candies (Starbursts or something similar.)

How to Make Chicken and Baby Chick Cupcakes with coconut. Easy birthday cake ideas.

Bake a batch of regular sized cupcakes and mini cupcakes. We used a vanilla cake mix to save time, but if you want to make a fluffy white cake from scratch, try this–> white cake recipe.

After the cupcakes cool, frost your cupcakes with buttercream icing. Either make a batch of your own or buy a few cans of frosting. We used natural (non colored) vanilla colored buttercream for the regular sized cupcakes and light yellow colored frosting for the chicks. You might like this lemon frosting (it’s amazing!).

How to Decorate Chicken Cupcakes

While the frosting is “wet”, dip the sides of your cupcake into toasted coconut making sure to get all around the edges. Here is a simple tutorial on how to toast coconut yourself.

How to Make Chicken and Baby Chick Cupcakes with candy. Easy birthday cake ideas.

Fruit chews are the perfect candy to cut or mold with your hands to create orange and yellow beaks and red combs. Use regular and mini semi sweet chocolate chips for the eyes.

How to Make Mama Chicken and Baby Chick Cupcakes . Easy birthday cake ideas for chicken lovers.

After you have created your beaks and combs out of the candy, simply place the pieces onto your cupcakes to create adorable chicken faces.

How to Make Baby Chick Cupcakes . Easy birthday cake ideas for chicken lovers. Cute party food.

Now place your chicken cupcakes on a fun tray with extra toasted coconut sprinkled around them. Serve and enjoy!

Cute Chicken and Baby Chick Cupcakes! Adorable Chicken Birthday Cake Ideas for chicken lovers.

Aren’t these eggs beautiful? I just love them next to the cupcakes, so cute. Try making these chicken cupcakes the next time you have a celebration that calls for some major cuteness!

Watch the video below for step-by-step directions.

Chicken Cupcakes

Backyard chicken lovers will fly the coop over these cute chicken cupcakes!  Celebrate a birthday party, Easter or baby shower with this easy cake recipe.

  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 12 mini vanilla cupcakes

White Butter Cream Frosting

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • yellow food coloring

Cupcake Decoration

  • 3 cups coconut (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup mini sized chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Fruit chew candies (Starbursts or something similar.)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  1. With one cake mix, split the batter between a regular sized cupcake pan and a mini cupcake pan. Let completely cool.

Toasted Coconut

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread shredded coconut in an even thin layer. Bake for 3-8 minutes until you achieve the desired look, remove from oven and let cool.

Frosting

  1. In a mixer, cream the butter until it is smooth for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the confectioner’s sugar 1/2 a cup at a time then mix another minute.
  3. Add vanilla, a pinch of saltAdd milk and milk until frosting has reached the preferred consistency.
  4. Separate the frosting into two bowls and add a few drops of yellow food coloring at a time until you get the desired color for the baby chicks.
  5. Add to piping bags.

Decorating Chicken Cupcakes

  1. Frost the regular sized cupcakes white and the mini cupcakes yellow.
  2. While the frosting is “wet”, dip the sides of your cupcakes into a plate of toasted coconut making sure to get all around the edges.
  3. Add the regular chocolate chips for the chicken’s eyes and the mini chips for the baby chick’s eyes.
  4. Cut fruit chew candy or mold with your hands to create orange and yellow beaks and red combs.
  5. After you have created your beaks and combs out of the candy, simply place the pieces onto your cupcakes to create adorable chicken faces.
  6. Now place your chicken cupcakes on a fun tray with extra toasted coconut sprinkled around them. Serve and enjoy!

If making cupcakes from scratch, use this fluffy white cake recipe.

Try this Lemon Frosting Recipe for the baby chicks. 

You might also love these Simple Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes and cute Baby Chick Lemon Tarts!

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Cadbury Mini Egg Chocolate Cookies

Cadbury Mini Eggs have hit store shelves! THIS IS NOT A DRILL. It’s time to make the most of those chocolatey jewels and whip up Cadbury Mini Egg Chocolate Cookies.

We were first inspired to create a blonde and buttery version of this cookie with regular milk chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs which you can find here, but never one to be creatively limited in the kitchen, I saw fit to toss a few bags of the WHITE chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs into my basket to see if my suspicions were true…that a chocolate cake mix cookie and a white chocolate egg could come together for sweet Easter bliss. 

I WAS RIGHT! 

Cadbury Mini Egg Chocolate Cookies have made all of my dreams come true. 

I was so skeptical about the white chocolate ones, but they are SO good with the chocolate cake mix.  The chocolate is like a cross between a brownie and a cookie-a huge hit with everyone that’s tried one!

SEE MORE: Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies: Double Chocolate Lazy Cake Recipe

The best part is that these are the EASIEST cookies that you’ll ever make. The most laborious part of the whole process is copping up the chocolate eggs! 

Cadbury Mini Egg Chocolate Cookies (A Cake Mix Cookie!)

1 box chocolate cake mix

5 Tbsp butter, melted

2 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 Cups white Cadbury White Chocolate Mini Eggs, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together all ingredients.  Batter will be super sticky, I find it’s easiest to spread it by greasing your hand and spreading it in a 9×13 pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.

I took them to a party and they were gone fast! We went with squares, but you could totally use a cute egg shaped cookie cutter to cut these into festive shapes for your Easter activities. The bonus of that scenario is that you’ll have extra bits and pieces from the cut-outs that you can snack on…or eat with ice cream. 

WHOA. 

Let me know what you think!

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Jello Easter Eggs

Jello Easter Eggs are a fun and easy jigglers treat for kids!

I don’t know about you, but I’m on Pinterest WAY too much! So much so, that I became an official Pinterest Ambassador last year. Crazy right?  I always like to pin the latest trends and thought it would be fun to start a new series here called Trending Tuesday where I share fun DIY ideas that I find on Pinterest.

With Easter coming up soon, now is the time to find all kinds of creative holiday ideas on Pinterest. Jello Easter Eggs are one of my favorite ideas trending right now.

I’m sharing some of my favorite recipes for Jello Easter Eggs today. I hope you enjoy these Trending Tuesday ideas!

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