Easter Ideas: Fun Easter Basket Ideas For Kids

I love Easter; there are so many reasons it’s one of my favorite holidays – pastel colors, eggs hunts, Easter Bunny, CANDY, and coming up with fun Easter ideas with my kids to name a few. My kids and I completed our first Rice Crispy Easter Basket Craft a few days ago.  My kids are so creative, they have all sorts of Easter ideas right now.  It’s not one of your normal Easter Basket ideas, and I cannot tell you how much fun we had bringing this Easter Basket idea to life! 

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The girls and I decided on make HUGE Rice Crispy Treat Easter Basket, and a few small Easter Baskets out of Rise Crispy Treats.  The small Rice Crispy Easter Baskets didn’t make it.  They were so cute, and we worked very hard on them.  While the kids and, I were outside, taking a break our Rotweiller, Noodles decided she needed a sweet snack!  YES, she ate all of them, and got into a lot of trouble I might add, lol.  I guess I cannot blame her, they really looked delicious.  

I am sure you can imagine how much fun it we had creating a huge edible Easter Basket.  If I have learned one things, it’s when it comes to doing things with my kids, the messier it is, the more fun we had doing it.  THIS WAS A BLAST, and it honestly was not too messy.  I can honestly say I am not ready for Easter to get here, but only because my kids and I have so many fun Easter ideas planned, and a few fun Easter Crafts!  This fun Rise Crispy Treat Easter Basket was only the start of the fun ideas for Easter.

Easter BasketOur first Easter activity was a HUGE hit thanks to HERSHEY’S.  This year we were lucky enough to receive an amazing assortment of Easter candy like ROLO Candy wrapped in pretty Easter pastel colors, WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS (my husband’s favorite), and all the other candy you see in the above and below pictures.
Things To Do For EasterI know you are probably wondering how we came up with the huge Rice Crispy Treat Easter Basket idea.  Well, it all started with my kids asking what I was planning on doing with all the HERSHEY’S candy I received.  Vayda and Mattie quickly reminded me that it was their turn to choose our next Easter ideas, since I took over Valentine’s Day lol.  If it had been up to me, I would have decorated with some of the candy, I love the pretty pastel colors of the wrappers, but NOPE! There is no way my girls were going to let me get away with something like that!  They wanted to make a huge Easter Basket out of their favorite Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treat recipe!  

Hersheys Easter Candy GiveawayI tried to talk them out of the whole peanut butter idea so we were able to get better colors, but they were not falling for it. And, really that’s what the holidays are about – THE KIDS HAVING FUN!  So I figured, why not lets give it a shot, and it turned out pretty neat, but most importantly thanks to HERSHEY’S I will have the memories of making this Easter Basket with me for ever!  

Easter Basket Ideas#BunnyTrail Easter Ideas: Fun Easter Basket Ideas For Kids

The Rice Crispy Easter Basket is easy to make, a little time consuming, and a whole lot of un with the kids. It’s a great to do with the kids.  I made three different batches of Rice Crispy Treats, so I could get the different colors by adding different color food coloring to each batch. It’s super easy, before you combine the marshmallow mixture with your Rice Crispy cereal add food coloring to the melted marshmallow mixture. Start out by adding 6 drops, and adding more as needed to get the color you want. Once you have your desired color combine your colored marshmallow mixture with your Rice Crispy cereal and mix as you normally would.

Use a large bowl or something similar as your EasterBasket mold.  I suggest a large see-through bowl so you are able to see your layers as you do them.  To prepare your mold lightly spray with non-stick spray.  

Rice Crispy Treat Easter BasketAllow the Rice Crispy Treats to cool completely before you place them into the mold.  The cooler the Rice Crispy Treats, the easier they are to mold.  

Edible Easter BasketOnce they Rice Crispy Treats are cool place place in your mold, and begin to press down on the bottom and sides as shown above.  You can use wax paper to push your Rice Crispy Treats, which will help keep your hands clean.  The first layer will cover the bottom of the mold and go up the sides about an inch or two, but you can totally customize as you like.  

 Also, if you have not molded Rice Crispy Treats be sure to keep in mind the cooler they get the less they stick to everything, and the easier it is to get them to hold shape, or in this case mold to the bowl.  If your kids allow you to make the Rice Crispy Treats without peanut butter you will get a better color, but it’s about the fun! SO HAVE FUN!  If you don’t have a Peanut Butter Ride Crispy Treat Recipe I will include it at the bottom of the post.

Once your Rice Crispy Treats are cooled try making the 1st layer to your Easter Basket by covering the bottom, and going up the sides as far as you want the layer to cover.  You will be able to tell right away if it is cool enough to work with.  I personally wait until it’s completely cool, and sometimes even put it in the fridge for a few minutes.  Fun Easter Basket Ideas With KidsRepeat process until you have a completed Easter Basket.  

FYI, be careful when working with kids.  See that funky green color?  That’s the result of a curious 3-year-old who was too close to the Rice Crispy Treats and food coloring while mom rant to the restroom.  It was a really pretty yellow color, lol.   Once you have all the layers complete go back over it one more time and press down firmly using your hands or wax paper.  Cover, and leave Rice Crispy treats in the bowl mold for at least 4 hours, no more than a full night.

Easter Baket Ideas With KidsPlace all your candy inside, or whatever you have planned for your Rice Crispy Treat Easter Basket.  

Easter Ideas With KidsYOUR DONE! I hope you had as much fun as we did, and I sure hope you skipped passed the funky green color lol.

Cute Easter Candy Decor IdeaMattie’s Super Cute Easter Candy Decor Idea

My 3-year-old daughter made a super cute candy plate for our living room.  She did it with mommy in mind.  She knows how much I love ROLO Candies, and Almonds.  Together they are amazing!  One of my favorite treats. 

Easter Ideas For KidsMattie used my Almond jar and placed in on her heart tray, and placed the ROLO Candies around the outside of the jar on the dish.  It really turned out cute.  I am starting to think she is going to be a crafty little girl. 

Easter Candy Decor IdeaNot bad for a 3-year-old right!  I thought it was pretty creative!  TWO THUMBS UP on Mattie’s Candy Dish Decoration. It’s

Fun With HERSHEY’S Easter Candies

I wanted to say thanks to HERSHEY’S for providing us with all the fabulous Easter Candy!  We had fun, and made memories that will last a lifetime. 

There are several great Easter Crafts, Decorating Ideas, recipes and more when you visit CelebrateWithHersheys.com. Plus you’ll be able to see how other people are celebrating Easter!

Hersheys Easter Candy Giveaway

 

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treat Recipe

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons of butter
  2. 1 package of regular marshmallows (1 bag)
  3. 4 1/2 cups Rice Crispy Cereal
  4. 1 1/3 cups Peanut Butter
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Instructions
  1. In a large post, melt butter and marshmallows over medium/low heat. Stir until it’s nice and smooth, remove from heat. Quickly add the peanut butter, and HERSHEY’S® chocolate bar.
  2. Mix well, and pour mixture over the cereal.
  3. Pour you rice crispy treats into a 9 inch baking pan, and press them firmly into the pan. Allow them to sit for one hour, and enjoy!
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  • Christian Alejandro

    I liked the Butter-Nut Chocolate Topped Cookies.

  • http://pixelberrypiedesigns.blogspot.com/ Tarissa

    Oh, I’m in love with the Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Egg Easter Pie! Yes, I think I might have to make this one!

  • amy deeter

    Easter basket cupcakes .look easy to make and look yummy

  • Vikki Billings

    I love the REESE’S Racers because my grandson would think I was the coolest grandma if I made these!

  • Jason Mallon

    hersheys chocolate cheesecake recepie

  • http://janicecrespo.blogspot.com/ Janice Crespo

    I love the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets – we are big Reese’s fans here so these will be a big hit :)

  • laurie

    I love the Peanut Butter Bunnycakes, their peanut butter and I love peanut butter items

  • ger

    I like the Road Rally Egg Hunt Craft, it’s so cute for the boys in my life!

  • Samantha

    I love the Chocolate Mint Dessert because I am obsessed with chocolate and love mint flavored things!

  • Melanie Montgomery

    The easter basket cupcakes look great.

  • Jaime Cummings

    I like the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie!

  • Charlene

    My fave recipe is the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets :)

  • susan smoaks

    I want to try the Easter basket cupcakes.

  • Kathy Pease

    I love the Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake recipe

  • Paula Tavernie

    I like The Coconut Marshmellow Nests because I think they are cute and I love Marshmellows!!!

  • Lee Mckoen

    i love the easter basket cupcake recipe

  • Barb Stenby

    Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets

  • Breanne

    I like the Coconut Marshmallow Nests because I like coconut

  • Leslie L Stanziani

    I love the HERSHEY’S Chocolate Cheesecake recipe.We are huge cheesecake fans in my house as well as chocolate so that sounds like a hit.

  • Gennie Lancaster

    I like the KISSES Macaroon Cookies because they looks delicious and something my kids could help with.

  • melissaandkeith miller

    Easter basket cupcakes look easy

  • Lisa M

    I like the REESE’S Racers. They are cute and I like Reese’s peanut butter eggs and Rolo’s.

  • sky evans

    I like Easter basket cupcakes

  • Rebecca Lock

    I like the Reese’s Racers- it looks like something that my boys would like.

  • Karrie Millheim

    I love the Reese’s Racers , the kids would go crazy over these

  • Tricha

    Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie

  • Heide

    I like the easter basket cupcake idea.

  • Rebecca Peters

    I like the easter basket cupcakes

  • LauriM

    I love the HERSHEY’S Foil Egg Wreath craft! It is so cute and simple to make!

  • Dorothy Boucher

    i thought this was really cool JOLLY RANCHER Mosaic Easter Eggs , i also like this HERSHEY’S KISSES Flower Pot Bouquet but my favorite was HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Easter Bunny Cake , talk about yummy :) thanks for this wonderful giveaway

  • Belinda Shaw

    I think the Easter bunny cupcakes are so cute.

  • Karen Drake

    I like the peanut butter rice crispy treat Easter basket, it is really cute.

  • matt lehman

    Road Rally Egg Hunt
    is something my son would love he is beyond into cars

  • Jennifer Barr

    Peanut Butter Bunnycakes

  • Tejas Tavernie

    Easter basket cupcakes looks simple and fun!

  • Serena Powell

    I like the Chocolate Truffles because they are the perfect bite-sized snack.

  • Samantha Meyer

    I think the Reese’s Racers are so cute!

  • http://sanityisforthosewithoutchildren.blogspot.com/ Sonya

    I love the Easter Bunny Egg Racers!

  • Desiree Dunbar

    I’d love to make Macaroon Cookie Nests.

  • Leanne G

    My favorite recipe is the Black-Eyed Susan Cheesecakes recipe. It looks so fun and festive!

  • Elizabeth

    The Easter basket cupcakes look easy and fun!

  • Erica C.

    The easter basket cupcakes are cute.

  • Jodie Rosenblum

    I’d like to try making the birdhouse.

  • Karen

    The Grand Finale Cheesecake is pretty and looks absolutely delicious.

  • Davina

    I like the Easter Bunny Egg Racers! They’re cute and I know the boys would love them!

  • Jessica Menster

    I really like the Easter themed lunch box notes! I always put a note in my 3 sons’ lunches and these would really brighten their day around the Easter holiday (especially with a little candy included!)!

  • michelle r
  • Toni Marquardt

    I liked the Easter basket cupcakes, they look easy for me to do.

  • Mihaela Day

    I would love to make the “Chocolate Macaroon Bars” :)

  • Gloria S

    I would like to try the birdhouse

  • Andrew Nenstiel

    I like the bunny trail one with the rice crispy treat around the edge of the bowl it just looks so yummy, the thing I like about it is the whole design and layout of the bowl itself.

  • Susan Smith

    I like the peanut butter easter bonnets. They are cute and my family loves peanut butter.

  • tamra gibson

    It may be easy but I am all about Notes and I love the idea of the chocolate with a note but the peanut butter wld. be my favorite. I can’t think of anything from Hershey’s that I could resist

  • Tamra Phelps

    My favorite on the Hershey page is the MOUNDS Easter Basket Cake–it’s pretty, but I like it because I love coconut!

  • Tamra Phelps

    That Rice Krispy Easter Basket is pretty impressive! Huge! I love it!

  • Linda Bradshaw

    I love the Bunny & Chick Candy Holders. I will be doing that with my nieces :)

  • joni

    The Black-Eyed Susan Cheesecakes are adorable. They would be great for Easter.

  • Carol

    I liked the Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe.

  • tina reynolds

    I like the vroom vroom and great race yummy and kids would have a blast

  • William Krawic

    I might make the peanut butter easter bonnets

  • Angela W

    I would like to make the “Chocolate Macaroon Bars”.

  • Tamar

    I like the bird feeder because my dad would like that – he has lots of bird feeders!

  • Lisa V.

    I like the Peanut Butter East Bonnets.

  • Sandra Crispo

    https://twitter.com/sccoed/status/445082920626044928 is teh post to twitter and might try this with the grand kids!

  • gwendolyn blunt

    I love all of the ideas as I’m a crafter but what caught my eye were the pillar candles surrounded by candy because I can change it up for each season/holiday. :)

  • Stephanie Galbraith

    HERSHEY’S Foil Egg Wreath

  • https://www.facebook.com/ Sandra Beeman

    I can’t believe all of you made an entire Easter basket out of Rice Krispies Treats. I just love the colors and the whole thing came out perfectly. If perhaps you have too much Hershey’s candy for the beautiful basket, don’t hesitate to contact me. Happy easter.

  • Kyl Neusch

    leftover candy brownies.

  • Jennifer R

    We always make the Coconut Marshmallow Nests recipe with the HERSHEY’S Candy-Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs and my family loves them.

  • shelly peterson

    The coconut cake nests look good and fun to make.

  • Katie O.
  • Wes Hovorka

    I would want to make the Chocolate Macaroon Bars.

  • Misha Estrada

    I love the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets because they are adorable.

  • Sarah Hall

    I love the recipe for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Rolo Candy Cookies. These would be great to make for my grandsons.

  • Cindy Merrill

    The Chocolate Cherry fudge recipe looks interesting, though I think the flavor would be enhanced if either dried unsweetened cherries or dried cranberries were used instead for this.

  • Rhea Liza Muñoz

    I love chocolates… I would do this as my surprise gift to my niece. Im sure they will love this. Thanks for sharing this idea

  • Janice Dean

    I am going to try the Chocolate Mint Dessert Recipe. It’s green so it will be great for St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks

  • Rebecca Williams

    I’m not very crafty but I love the bird house & may try it.

  • Charles Burbridge

    I’d like the leftover candy brownies.

  • Denise B.

    I would like to make the “Chocolate Macaroon Bars”.

  • Anastasia

    I love the leftover easter candy recipe ideas :) Something new and fun to do with your candy. The downside is, I usually don’t have any leftover! lol :)

  • Deborah Wellenstein

    I like the Coconut Marshmallow Nests because I think this will be a fun project with my grandchildren.

  • Jacob LaFountaine

    I like the idea behind the Leftover Easter candy brownies

  • Mary Cloud

    Chocolate Cheese Pie – looks delicious because it chocolate cheesecake topped with cherries
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  • Corey Olomon

    I liked the Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe.

  • Amy Orvin

    I like the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe because it looks so creamy.

  • Deb

    I like the peanut butter rice krispie Easter basket. I am thinking about making each of my Grandchildren a smaller one and fill them with Hershey’s Easter candy.

    • http://jennsblahblahblog.com Jenn

      oh they would love it.. I made small ones, just to see how they would work and to see how much work they would be for my daughters class and they are awesome.. Had my dog not ate them I would have had pictures they turned out really neat.

  • Katherine

    Ii like the Reeses Foiled egg wreath

  • paige chandler

    I’d like to try the chocolate mint dessert recipe. My two favorite flavors combined. Drool

  • David

    My favorite Easter tradition is the Easter egg hunt. I can remember how much fun we had. My favorite recipe is the peanut butter bunnycakes. Not only are they cute, but the kids would have fun making them.

  • Tina W

    I love the Black Eyed Susan Cheesecakes. So cute!

  • Alison Gibb

    I really like the Birdhouse centerpeice because it looks fairly easy to make!

  • Alison Gibb

    I love all your ideas. I used to love making my sons Easter basket. I miss it!

  • Rachel H.

    I would like to try the Coconut Cake Nests! They look fun and delicous.

  • Susan Christy

    I’ve wanted to make the HERSHEY’S Foil Egg Wreath Craft for years, but never had a good place to put it where the chocolate wouldn’t melt until now, so I’m making it next weekend!!!

  • evelyn

    my boys would love this

  • Claire , D.

    Thanks for all of the different candy ideas. So many spring candies I didn’t know even existed!

  • Marilyn

    Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

  • Cynthia C

    I like the Coconut Marshmallow Nests Recipe

  • nickie

    Raspberry swirl cheesecake

  • Jaque R

    I love your rice krispy treat basket, but also like the Spring Birdhouse…I need to try them both! :-) Thank you.

  • Timmy

    Coconut Cake Nests.

  • Sue Ellison

    I would like to try the Coconut Cake Nests, a little more grown up version of cupcakes.

  • lisa

    Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

  • angela cunningham

    Raspberry swirl cheesecake

  • ELIZABETH C.

    I would love to make Peanut butter bunny cakes. Very cute and my kids would love them!!

  • http://[email protected] Linda White

    Love the Spring Birdhouse centerpiece craft

  • denise low

    I like the whopper chocolate balls.

  • Anne Marie Carter

    I like the Chocolate Surprise Truffle recipe and also the bird house with Hershey’s kisses on it.

  • Tracy Melhinch

    I like the birdhouse and the mini tree! I am totally going to try the birdhouse!

  • Kiara

    I like the Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake.

  • Margaret Smith

    My favorite is the Bunny Trail Cupcakes.

  • http://jennsblahblahblog.com RONDA

    Yummy candy

  • Denise S

    I’d love to make the Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake.

  • natalie yeoman

    i like the coconut marshmellow nest recipe

  • Amanda Kinder

    I really like the Spring Birdhouse Centerpiece Craft. It’s so pretty!

  • http://tonicaravello.blogspot.com/ Toni Marie Caravello Feimer

    WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS Wreath Craft is cute and looks easy enough.

  • Christie Kammerer

    My favorite recipe is the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets.

  • DeeAnn S

    I like the recipe for Fruit Filled Chocolate Dreams because it looks delicious and it’s made using chocolate! Thanks.

  • Sarah Colesky

    Raspberry swirl cheesecake!

  • Janet W.

    My favorite craft is the WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS Wreath! It looks so decorative and festive and easy to make!

  • maureen

    The FUdgy Brownie pie looks wonderful. Lately brownies are just too tempting for me and my chocolate wants.

  • Megan Cromes

    my fave receipe is birds nest cupcakes

  • Sandra Crispo

    Spring Birdhouse Centerpiece Craft is so cute!!!

  • K. Finn

    I like the Easter Basket Cupcakes at http://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/easter/recipedetail.aspx?id=6031 They are just different enough, but yet don’t look too difficult.

  • Carissa Joslyn

    Omg that Easter Basket is amazing! I really want to do that now! I think both my boys would absolutely love it! I’ll share pictures if it doesn’t come out as a fail :)

    • http://jennsblahblahblog.com Jenn

      it is fun, you will like it the trick is to let the rice crispys cool down enought to work with them.. after that it’s smooth sailing!

  • Jan Lee

    So many great recipes but I would choose the Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake :)

  • Peggy Johnson

    I love how you can put the hershey eggs or kisses in a vase, so colorful and cheerful

  • Gertrude Ezell

    I love the birdhouse covered in kisses!

  • Sandra VanHoey

    Peanut Butter Bunnycakes Recipe I like because they are cute and I love peanut butter cups

  • Bethany

    Easter egg tree craft

  • Mikk Boiadè

    Oh my! Such a bunch of candies!!! Here me and my son we both are so gluttonous that they would last very little I’m afraid…
    Yum… :)

  • Bonnie Erika

    Thanks for the recipe! I love the idea of a rice krispie basket :)

  • krystel

    i cant wait till easter

  • sandra davis

    i like the Peanut Butter Bunnycakes recipes because the kids would love these and they are simple to make.

  • lisa

    I think the peanut butter Easter bonnets are cute. I love chocolate and peanut combined.

  • Shannon

    http://instagram.com/p/k5CxVGiRnF/ But so many of them were nice. I am a sucker for brownies.

  • Dawn K.

    I love the Coconut Marshmallow nests. It’s like peeps with coconut. Great combination!

  • JLin

    I like Easter Critter Cups Craft

  • tj

    Great ideas! Easter will be fun!

  • Mami2jcn

    I think the Easter basket cupcakes are very cute.

  • keish

    Definitely doing this for easter

  • Nancy Dyer

    I like the Princess Basket Craft. I like it because I have two girls and I would love to make them one.