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Easter Recipes

 

Hippity Hop Bunny Cake

  • 2 1/4 cups Baker's Angel Flake Coconut

  • Red Food Coloring

  • 2 (9-inch) round cake layers

  • 1 tub (8 ounces) Cool Whip

  • Assorted Candies for garnish

Cut one layer; arrange the other layer as shown on the right.  Place the bow tie at the bottom of your cake head and the ears at the top of the cake head.    Frost with Cool Whip.   Tint 1/4 cup coconut pink with red food coloring.  Sprinkle on the inside of each ear.  Sprinkle cake with remaining coconut on the head and ears.  Do not put coconut on the bow tie.  Decorate the Cool Whip covered bow tie with jelly beans and use licorice as the whiskers and outline of the rabbit lip.  Place some sort of rounded soft round colorful candy for the eyes and nose.  You may place jelly beans on top or in the soft candy in the eyes, nose and middle of the bow tie.

Submitted by Sonya Marvel


Bird Nest Cookies
 
  • Your favorite cupcake mix
  • Frosting (either homemade or store bought)
  • Long strand coconut
  • Pastel colored jelly beans

Mix and bake the cupcakes as per directions on mix.
When cool frost with white or chocolate frosting. Decorate
with coconut around outside circle of cupcake.
Place colored jelly beans in center.
Coconut can be toasted if you prefer brown nest.

Submitted by Sonya Marvel

Deviled Eggs

Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.

  • 10 hard-boiled large eggs
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon drained bottled capers
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water

Halves the eggs lengthwise, force the yolks through a sieve
into a bowl, and stir in the mustard, the mayonnaise,
the vinegar, the Tabasco, the parsley, and the capers. Stir
in enough of the water to reach the desired consistency,
add salt and pepper to taste, and mound the filling in
the egg whites.

Carrot Cake

Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.

  • 3 Cups Grated Carrots
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 - 1/2 Cup Salad Oil
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Pecans

Combine carrots, oil, eggs, sugar and mix well. Add flour and
remaining ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees approximately one
hour.

Icing
1 - 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese
1 Box Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp. Butter (Optional)

Mix together until smooth before topping the cake

Submitted by Sonya Marvel

Easter Eggs

  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 can condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
  • 10 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp. yellow food coloring
  • 1 lb. semi-sweet chocolate

Beat butter, salt and vanilla until fluffy. Add milk, beat in
sugar. Blend until stiff. Dust with brown sugar. Knead until
smooth. Set aside more then 2/3 of mixture.  To the remaining
mixture add yellow food coloring.  Blend in well. Divide
yellow and white into 16 or 24 pieces.  Shape yellow into
ball, mold white around yellow to form an egg shape.  Dry
at room temperature on paper towels for 24 hours.  Melt
chocolate in double boiler or in microwave until smooth.
Dip eggs in chocolate. (parafin wax may be added and melted
with chocolate to prevent chocolate from melting in your hands).
Once dipped cool at room temperature. Refrigerate after cool.
When sliced these eggs will have a white cream filling with a
yellow filling that appears to be the yolk. They look nice sitting
in an Easter basket!!

Resurrection Cookies

    Ingredients:

  • 1 c. whole pecans
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 3egg whites
  • pinch salt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • zipper baggie
  • wooden spoon
  • tape
  • Bible
Preheat oven to 300 F.

Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the
wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus
was arrested he was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar
to drink. Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave
His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush
the rest the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed
by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.

So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing.
Add 1 c. sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus
died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks
are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's
eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isa.1:18
and John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie
sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus'
body was laid. Read Matt. 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus'
tomb was sealed. Read Matt. 27:65-66.

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in th
oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was
sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.

On Resurrection morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie.
Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On
the first Resurrection day Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb
open and empty. Read Matt. 28:1-9.

HE HAS RISEN!

Bunny Patch Dessert

  • 10 oz. pound cake cut into slices
  • 21 oz. strawberry pie filling
  • 12 oz. cool whip
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 1 tsp green food coloring
  • 1 c. jelly beans
  • 4 marshmallow bunnies

Line bottom of 12x8 baking pan with cake slices. Top with
strawberry pie filling and all cool whip. Refrigerate 1 hour
or until ready to serve. Tint coconut pale green with food coloring.

Sprinkle over center of cool whip.
Decorate with jelly beans and bunnies.

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