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Egg-cellent Easter Ideas!

Have an Easter egg coloring party, and make Chocolate Pretzel Baskets to display them!



Santa has nothing on the Easter Bunny, because spring may be the most anticipated season of the year. After a long winter with overplayed indoor activities, Easter is a sign of a new season, festive food, outdoor fun, pastels and party clothes. Throw an Easter party revolving around dying eggs, playing in the yard and, you guessed it, food!



Easter Egg Coloring

You can skip conventional Easter egg dye kits when you make your own. It’s so simple; all you need is vinegar, food coloring and white hard-boiled eggs.



Food Coloring Dye

Prep time: 5 minutes

Food coloring
Hot water
White vinegar
Small bowls or cups
Slotted spoon
Paper towels

1. For each color, measure ¼ teaspoon food coloring and place in small bowl.
2. Add ¾ cup hot water and 1 tablespoon white vinegar to each color.
3. Add hard-boiled eggs and allow to rest until they are desired color. Remove with slotted spoon and dry on paper towels.



Chocolate Pretzel Basket

Makes 1 basket
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

Cooking spray
1 (12-ounce) bag chocolate chips
2 cups whole stick pretzels

1. Spray cooking spray in a bowl measuring 10-12 inches across.
2. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in microwave.
3. Start at the bottom of the bowl and layer up the sides with broken and whole stick pretzels.
4. Pour melted chocolate and gently coat while stacking up the sides.
5. Freeze to harden and then fill with Easter candy.



By Jacqueline deMontravel
Photography by Todd Porter and Diane Cu
Styled by Jacqueline deMontravel, Amanda Heer and Kathy Jo Peterson

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