Easter is kind of a big deal. Like its autumn counterpart, Halloween, it is a holiday that, for young kids, is pretty much all about how much candy you get. My little boys are super excited. They can’t stop talking about all the Easter Bunny is going to bring them. And nothing is more on their mind than chocolate!
Given that I’m a Pennsylvania girl, I am and always have been all about the Hershey’s. The Hershey Company has a wide variety of new and classic treats to fill every Easter celebration with joy. But when it comes to making Easter extra special, I can’t help but want to jazz up some of the offerings in new and exciting ways. So I thought I’d share some of my favorite candy-themed crafts and recipes for you!
First up, here’s a clever take on Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. These are one of my kids favorite candies, but I wanted to make them a little cooler. And with the thought in mind that everything tastes better on a stick, I decided to turn the plain chocolate eggs into a fun and funky chocolate peanut butter lollipop!
To make them couldn’t be simpler. First, take one Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs Assortment bag and remove the eggs from their wrappers. Then insert lollipop sticks into the bottoms.
Next, take some easy candy decorating pens (can be bought at most craft stores) and melt them in a cup of hot water.
Use the colors to decorate your eggs any way you like. We made some cute owls (with candy googly eyes), some simple drizzled ones and decorated the rest like actual Easter eggs! So much fun! And great for kids to play with too.
We used cellophane treat bags and colorful ties to wrap the lollipops up, and we will store them in the fridge and give them as gifts for the holiday. A great idea to make Easter a little more special!
You can also give the same treatment to another Hershey’s candy treat – the Cadbury Creme Egg Candy! Just stick a lollipop stick up through the bottom (be careful and work slowly) and then use your decorating pens to drizzle a nice candy coating on the outside. I tried to tie-dye mine, and it turned out so cute!
And how about a fun craft? When your kids have had their fill of candy and are needed to take a break, you can help them create a fun mosaic picture from Hershey’s Kisses wrappers!
Simply save the bright and colorful foil wrappers from your bag of Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates. Grab a spare piece of cardboard and some glue or mod podge and let your imagination run wild. We created some pretty pink flowers on a background of green grass and bright blue sky. We even turned a few of the foil wrappers around to show the silver side and used them for clouds! And the lovely strips of paper inside made great stems for our flowers!
Holidays can be such a fun time for kids and families. Why not use your imagination to do something extra special?