Easter Fun: Flowers & Bunny Ears
These festive flowers and bunny ears are not only easy, they are perfect to create with kids.
Use them as for spring and Easter displays by sticking them into flower pots, or wrap them in cellophane bags and present these as favors to guests for your next soirée.
Here are the ingredients and tools you will need:
- Pretzel Crisps®
- Any color candy melts (or white and pink for the bunny ears)
- Popsicle or crafting sticks
- Large gumdrops (specifically for the flowers)
- Aluminum foil
- Optional: plastic bags or piping bags
- Nonpareils or sprinkles
Begin by selecting a variety of candy melt colors. You can find these in arts and craft, as well as baking supply stores.
Melt them in a heat-safe bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir, and then continue to melt in 15-second spurts and re-stir in between until smooth and creamy.
Turn dipped Pretzel Crisps® over and line them into a circle. Dollop more chocolate/candy melts onto edges to join them together. Once dry, stick one end of a popsicle stick into chocolate and place on back.
Turn over and “glue”, with chocolate or candy melts, a large gum drop onto the center of the flower.
Pipe pink into the center of each ear. This is optional, you can also use a spoon to dollop the melts on and use the bottom of the spoon to spread it into the appropriate shape.
Also optional: Pipe white around the edge and immediately coat with sprinkles or nonpareils.
Dip popsicle sticks into chocolate and place one on the back of each ear.
Contributed by Jasmin Fine, 1FineCookie.com