These two recipes will have your guests snapping and gramming your Easter brunch. Your recipe may just pop up on their table next year.
The first is chocolate covered strawberries. These are simple to make, but high impact. The twist is to use white chocolate and use food coloring to turn it orange. The green leaves at the top of the strawberry (is there a special name for that?! I should know this!) will pop out the top and the strawberry now looks like a carrot – how cute!
Chocolate-covered Strawberry Carrots
- White Chocolate
- Orange Food Coloring
Wash and dry strawberries. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave with a little butter. Add in orange food coloring to the white chocolate and mix. Dip strawberries in chocolate and place on wax paper on sheet tray. Drizzle extra chocolate over strawberries. Put in fridge for 30 min before serving. Serve chilled.
This recipe has several more steps. It’s in two parts (and both are absolutely delicious!)
Easter Nest Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
Mini Oreo Crust Cheesecakes
- 12 Oreo cookies
- 2 (8-oz) packages light cream cheese, softened
- 1 (5.3-oz) container plain, fat-free greek yogurt
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ tsp .vanilla
- 2 eggs
Instructions: First, preheat oven to 350ºF. Line each muffin tin with a cupcake liner. Place an Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cupcake liner. Then blend together cream cheese, greek yogurt and sugar. Add in vanilla. Add in one egg at a time until completely blended. Scoop mixture into cupcake tray on top of the Oreos. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and remove the cheesecakes and peel away the liners.
- 1 package (16 oz.) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 3 cups chow mein noodles
- Cadbury Mini Eggs
Instructions: Melt chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave for 1 min. Heat for 15 sec. intervals if not fully melted – so you don’t burn it. Then combine the mix with chow mein noodles in a mixing bowl. Stir well to coat all of the noodles. Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper on a cookie sheet. Once all are placed on sheet, form into nests (that would sit well on the cheesecakes) with a slight dip in the middle for the eggs to sit. Let the nests harden and add three Cadbury Mini Eggs to each nest.
NOW – Put it together!
Take a nest and place it on a cheesecake and press in gently. That’s it. It’s really simple – and very rich. This is one you’ll be Snapchatting (because I certainly did 🙂 )
Start prepping and Happy Easter!