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Easter is a hip and a hop away. Celebrate the season with some edible egg decorating fun. Have you ever decorated a REESE’S Peanut Butter Egg? Today, we are taking a break from our usual recipes to celebrate all things chocolate featuring REESE’S Peanut Butter Eggs & Cadbury Eggs.
One of my favorite holidays happens to be Easter. I love everything it represents and always tend to go all out for it. My kids love to decorate eggs, do Easter crafts, and make yummy sweet treats.
I’ve heard of people using REESE’S Peanut Butter Eggs as a canvas to decorate. At first, I was a little perplexed because REESE’S Peanut Butter Eggs are already amazing, but then I thought about it. This truly could be a fun and edible craft activity that my kids would love.
So, I began to think about how I could make this as mess-free as possible for my kids to enjoy. Through trial and error, I think I nailed this project with some pretty sweet results.
Reese’s Eggs Decorating Supplies
Here are some supplies that can make your decorating session much more fun. I went the easier way with store-bought icing bags (from Walmart), but there are other ways to decorate your chocolate eggs.
- Icing Bag- purchased at Walmart. You can find these with built-in star and round tips. Yellow, blue, pink, green, purple and white are available.
- Candy Melts- also available at Walmart you can find these in beautiful pastel shades.
- White Frosting- melted for 20 seconds with food dyes. Simple: separate your frosting and add your coloring, then stir. Add colored frosting to plastic storage bags and cut the tips off.
- Sprinkles- Choose traditional sprinkles and fun premade mixes with tiny shapes.
Helpful Tips for Decorating
Overall, I found our methods worked well and allowed the kids to be super creative with their Easter egg designs. They loved frosting the eggs with various designs.
I wish I had done this sooner, but I recommend giving each child a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper to place their eggs on while they decorate. Younger kids will likely paint everything they see so this will keep the mess at bay.
The baking sheet will also keep all the sprinkles in one spot to easily bottle up or toss any extra sprinkles.
Be sure to unwrap your child’s eggs for them so they do not squash the eggs. Over-handling the chocolate will naturally melt it so remind children to keep the eggs on the sheet.
Allowing your child’s creations to harden up a bit (usually at least 15 minutes) will make them less messy to eat.
We decided to add decorated REESE’S Eggs and Cadbury Shimmer Eggs to some vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. My kids will be making these again the night before Easter in addition to our traditional egg painting. This will make for a fun after dinner dessert for them.
Best Place for Easter Basket Fillers
Overall, Walmart gets two paws up for the best prices on Easter basket fillers. You can also use Walmart Grocery Pickup to get your Easter items.
Check out all this glorious peanut butter goodness.
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Don’t forget the Cadbury eggs – an Easter basket classic! Find all these goodies at Walmart! Let us know which variety you’d love to try!