Easter is just around the corner.
I almost have every Slaughter kid’s Easter outfit picked out and ready for the big day. Almost. More on that to come….
But I really do love Easter. It was one of Grandma’s favorite holidays. She and Grandpa were married on Easter Sunday, 1941. Sigh. I miss her.
I always like to do fun stuff for my kids on Easter, and I came up with this idea a few weeks ago. I should have known it wasn’t original. But it’s original Angela, so that counts for something, right? Maybe?
Today I made the girls and Jeb… Easter Oreo Pops.
They are very similar to the Christmas Pops I did back in December.
First I opened up the Oreos and put a touch of melted candy inside. (I like to use the melting candy wafers from Hobby Lobby.) I placed the sucker stick inside then pressed the Oreos back together and popped them in the fridge for several minutes. This just ensures the stick will be secured inside.
For the bunnies: For my bunnies’ little ears, I cut the flat Smores marshmallows (found at Wal-Mart) into ear shapes and used a little paint brush to brush on a mix of red food coloring and water to create the “pink” of the ear. Once the Oreos are set, I dipped them in white melted candy wafters, using the stick. (The microwave is perfect for melting. Just follow the instructions on the bag.) I then dipped the tip of the marshmallow ears into the melted candy and attached them to the top of the Oreo. The eyes are blue mini M&Ms, and the nose is a pink Jelly Belly.
I kept it simple. I like simple.
For the ducks: I dipped my Oreos in yellow melted candy wafers. The eyes, again, are M&Ms, and the bills are called Gourmet Fruit Slices candy. I found them in the candy aisle at Wal-Mart.
I tucked my bunnies and ducks inside the plastic baggies I had on hand (found in Wal-Mart wedding aisle) and tied on some pink and white ribbon.
I had a little tin bucket in my work room and hot glued on some ribbon. I stuffed in some Easter grass and arranged my pops inside to make the perfect little Easter gift basket. Now we just need to decide who to surprise with our gift.