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Really fun and cute card with the front decorated with a bunny face. The face is made from the child's hand-print. Then embellished with wiggly eyes, markers and cotton ball to make it come alive. A clear cellophane bag holds chocolate dipped pretzel rods that have been rolled in sprinkles.

Easy Kids Easter Craft

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Easy Kids Easter Craft

Easy Kids Easter Craft

Easy Kids Easter Craft

 

This Easy Kids Easter Craft is a wonderful way to help your children remember others and not just what they are getting from the Easter Bunny.

What makes this Bunny Card so sweet and extraordinary, is that it captures a moment in time as the Bunny’s face is made from your child’s hand print. You can help them write, or they can draw a picture, to a loved one, or a person who could use a little special attention.  It will surely brighten everyone’s day.

The pretzel rods are a scrumptious treat!  

The pretzels can be covered in white, milk or dark chocolate, then in a so many options of toppings it would be hard to stop.  Your family, coworkers, neighbors, everyone will want to receive these treats….without, or without, a Bunny note:)




Easy Kids Easter Craft

 Chocolate and Sprinkle Covered Pretzels

 Bunny Handprint Card

Supplies:

Pretzel Rods  HERE

Chocolate Buttons  DARK HERE     WHITE HERE     MILK HERE

Sprinkles    HERE

Cellophane Bags    HERE

Curling Ribbon       HERE

Waxed paper or parchment      HERE

Kid’s Washable Paint          HERE

White card stock      HERE

Wiggle Eyes      HERE

Pom Poms for nose     HERE

A Black Sharpie to draw bunny face

Washable markers, crayons or whatever you prefer for the kids to write or draw inside the card with.




Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Sprinkles

Directions:

Give each child a plate of sprinkles.

In a microwavable bowl, pour in as many of the chocolate buttons as desired.

Kids Homemade Easter Candy and Card

Easy Kids Easter Craft

Melt for 30 seconds and stir.Continue this process of heating in small increments and stirring until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Kids Homemade Easter Candy and Card

Easy Kids Easter Craft

Use caution not to overheat and burn the chocolate.You or the child/teen dip the pretzel into the melted chocolate.  

Kids Homemade Easter Candy and Card

Easy Kids Easter Craft

Scrape of slightly on all sides. (You can see we are using small pretzel rods as well as long ones too!)Let the kids/teens roll their coated pretzel in candy sprinkles.  

Kids Homemade Easter Candy and Card

Easy Kids Easter Craft

You could also use finely chopped nuts, other types of sprinkles, heath candy bits, so many options would be mighty tasty here!


Lay the coated rods onto the waxed paper or parchment; which I prefer actually, until the chocolate is set.

Place set pretzels in the cellophane bags, and tie up with the ribbon, or ribbons if you want to get extra creative.

Easy Kids Easter Craft

Easy Kids Easter Craft

A few must be taste tested first, of course – quality control you know:)

 

Now for the Easy Kids Craft Easter Card

 

Paint one hand of a child with the washable paint -painting the two middle fingers for small hands and the pointer and pinkie finger like they are making a ‘hang ten’ sign for the bunny ears of an older kid. 

This is because their hand would take up too much room on the card if fully extendedKids Homemade Easter Candy and Card

Easy Kids Easter Craft

For small children help them press down their hand and fingers to create the head and ears.Kids Homemade Easter Candy and Card

Easy Kids Easter Craft

When the paint is dry, attach the eyes. Easy Kids Easter Craft

Easy Kids Easter Craft

Use mini glue dots like these HERE. (love and have them on hand for so many uses)

To finish this treasured Kids Easter Craft , if the children can write, let them pen notes to loved ones or friends, or have them draw a picture if younger:)

This is a wonderful opportunity to  spend time as a family.  And to reach out and thinking of others….and not just what they are getting for Easter.

Attach the Easter Craft Bunny Card to a couple of the Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Sprinkles OR simply put it in the mail in an envelope.

Copyright, Recipe by Carrie Groneman,  A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.




Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

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Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods are so easy and quick you can make them with your family for a fun activity to get everyone involved. A great girls time, or friend get-together too.

These Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods are so versatile simply change the sprinkles for any holiday or just-because day for a yummy treat. 

Also try milk chocolate, dark chocolate or the white as shown here; it’s all scrumptious!

 


Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Supplies:

Pretzel Rods, long work best like these

White Chocolate or white chocolate chips

Sprinkles

Cellophane Bags 

Curling Ribbon

Waxed paper or Parchment Paper




Directions:

In a microwavable bowl, pour in as many of the chocolate buttons or chips as desired.

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Melt for 30 seconds and stir.Continue this process of heating in small increments and stirring until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Use caution not to overheat and burn the chocolate.

Dip the pretzel into the melted chocolate.




Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Scrape of slightly on all sides.Coat with the sprinkles over a piece of waxed paper.

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Do this instead of rolling the coated pretzel in a bowl or plate of sprinkles.Using this method allows you to reuse the sprinkles and they will not be messed up in the chocolate.Lay the coated rods onto the waxed paper or parchment until chocolate is set.

Easter Pretzel Rods

Easter Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Place in the cellophane bags, tie with ribbon and make someone’s day better!Copyright, Recipe by Carrie Groneman,  A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.




A bowl of corn puffs, or some call them corn pops, but they are considered chips, not cereal. Covered in white chocolate for a wonderful salty sweet snack or treat.

BEST White Chocolate Puff Corn, Corn Pops or Corn Puffs

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A bowl of corn puffs, or some call them corn pops, but they are considered chips, not cereal. Covered in white chocolate for a wonderful salty sweet snack or treat.

Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops covered in white chocolate

This is the BEST White Chocolate Puff Corn, Corn Pops or Corn Puffs recipe hands down!

Want an easy and yummy sweet and salty fix? 

Well, here it is.  

My Aunt Peg called to tell me about a candy she had, and after her description, this is my version for BEST White Chocolate Puff Corn, Corn Pops or Corn Puffs.

See, depending on where these are made, they are called Corn Puffs, or Corn Pops or Puff Corn.  No matter the name, they are considered chips and are not the cereal type. Make sure you look for the right kind, sometimes it’s seasonal.

Anyway, I took a bowl to my mother-in-law Meredith’s house for her to try and she loved it.

When when makes these BEST White Chocolate Puff Corn, Corn Pops or Corn Puffs, she uses 2 packages of white chocolate chips where I use one.

It’s up to you how much coating you want.

Now these are fabulous right after making them.  However, if you can resist and let them sit overnight they get even better.  

Why?  Because the flavor improves and they are store wonderfully for a few days. 

Since these BEST White Chocolate Puff Corn, Corn Pops or Corn Puffs are so easy to make, light and easy to pack, they are the perfect gift to ship to family and friends for the holidays or any occasion.




BEST White Chocolate Puff Corn, Corn Pops or Corn Puffs

Ingredients:

1 bag of 16-20 oz. “Corn Pops, Corn Puffs or Puff Corn” ( this is not the cereal, but considered a chip or snack food) like THIS

1 – 2  package(s) white chocolate chips (preferred and use a good brand) OR use buttons / melts 

  • Non-Dairy, vegan, try THIS
  • Good White Chocolate buttons, try THIS

Directions:

In a microwavable bowl add in the white chocolate chips (preferred), buttons or melts

bowl of white chocolate chips being melted in the microwave slowly

Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops covered in white chocolate

Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops covered in white chocolate

Slowly melt chocolate chips, stirring and heating 20 seconds, stir to prevent burning.

Continue to heat for 15 – 20 second intervals, stirring after each time.

bowl of white chocolate chips being melted in the microwave slowly

Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops covered in white chocolate




Continue this process until the chocolate is completely smooth and the temperature is about that of a baby bath.

bowl of white chocolate chips being melted in the microwave slowly

Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops covered in white chocolate

Corn Puffs, Puff Corn r Corn Pops covered in white chocolate

Pour melted chocolate over corn pops. Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops in a large bowl with the melted white chocolate chips poured on top

Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops covered in white chocolate

 

Stir gently to evenly coat all the corn pops with the chocolate.

The Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops with the white chocolate chips stirred in completely

Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops covered in white chocolate

Spread on parchment and allow to set up.The Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops with the white chocolate chips stirred in completely and spread on a large piece of parchment paper or waxed paper to set up

Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops covered in white chocolate

When ‘set’ store in covered container. 

It’s delicious now, but AMAZING tomorrow.

 A bowl of corn puffs, or some call them corn pops, but they are considered chips, not cereal. Covered in white chocolate for a wonderful salty sweet snack or treat.

Corn Puffs, Puff Corn or Corn Pops covered in white chocolate

Carrie Groneman’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.