Easter is finally this Sunday! I love all holidays but especially love Easter. My mom always went above and beyond and gave me the best Easter basket right after church. It is something I cannot wait to do next year with our sweet little girl! But until then I am hosting Easter this year and wanted to share some of my "pre dinner snacks" and cute desserts the kids always love. These recipes are easy for anyone, so if you aren't hosting Easter dinner bring one of these snacks over as everyone wants a snack before actual dinnertime.
Here are the Easy App Recipes, they take about 10 min of prep work if that! Except the onion dip:)
Mini Croque Madame Sandwiches (alternative easy version)
1 pack of Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
Shaved ham (1 lb)
Shaved Turkey (1 lb)
Swiss Cheese (1.5lbs)
So easy, are you ready? Slice the rolls in half, spread with dijon in the bottom and top with the turkey, then cheese (I do extra cheese because soo good), then the ham and add the top of the bread back on. Melt butter and mix egg in and brush on the top of the rolls and cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 15 min. Just so the are hot and gooey. Then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Asparagus Bacon Croissants
1 pack of Annie's (or any brand croissants)
Bunch of skinny asparagus
1 pack of bacon
I cook the bacon just a tad so its cooked but still needs about 5 min, if you buy the thicker asparagus I would saute' for 5 min with olive oil before adding to croissants. Next unroll the croissant and separate in their triangles. Spread spicy brown mustard on each one, top with sliver of tomato, bacon, and 2 pieces of cut asparagus. I trim the ends off min about halfway. so only sticking out a tad. then roll up like you would the croissant rolls and lay on baking sheet with parchment paper, drizzle a tad of olive oil over it and follow the baking directions on the croissant container!
Roasted Carrot and Chip with Caramelized Onion Dip
I made this platter for those who wanted veggies and those who wanted chips.. people pleaser for everyone!
1 bunch carrots
Chips of your choice
Peel and trim carrots til 1/4 of inch thick, lay on baking sheet, add salt, pepper, garlic salt, olive oil and toss til coated. Then top with sprigs of Thyme and bake at 375 for 20-25 min (until you find them roasted to your desire) Then remove the sprigs of thyme and lay on serving platter, opposite side of chips.
For the Dip ( I recommend making a day ahead of time)
1/4 cup olive oil
3 med onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 garlic cloves minced
1 cup plain low fat greek yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
dash of Worcestershire sauce
In saucepan over med heat, add the oil for about 2 min and then add in the onions and cook til they start the brown, stirring constantly for 15 min. Stir in the brown sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 min, stirring occasionally. Add minced garlic and continue to cook for 10 min.
Remove from pan and allow to cool for 30 min. Stir in yogurt, sour cream and Worcestershire sauce. Store in fridge until cold and then add to platter in the middle of carrots and chips.
1/2 teaspoons plus 3/4 cup of butter ( softened and divided)
3 cups sugar
1 5oz can evaporated milk
12 oz of white choc chips
1 7oz jar of marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sprinkles
3/4 cup malted easter eggs
Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil; grease foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter.
In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, milk and remaining butter; bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in baking chips and marshmallow creme until melted. Stir in vanilla and sprinkles. Immediately spread into prepared pan and top with chopped malted easter eggs. Refrigerate until firm, 1-2 hours.
Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container.
Ok y'all I cheated with these. Sprinkles has a cupcake mix and let me tell you they taste like homemade. So I cheat with these because they are soooo delicious!! And it has their frosting recipe so it is beyond easy and yummy! No judgement on these ok ladies.. Everyone takes the easy rode on something.. And while I love making everything homemade sometimes when they taste the same we can all throw in the towel! But you can add these adorable Peter Rabbit toppers to them so they are extra special
Lemon Garden bread
Soooo maybe I did it again and took the easy rode with these! William Sonoma had this Meyer lemon bread mix I had sitting in my pantry forever and never used. I was exhausted the day I was baking these and thought why not give these a whirl in these cute Easter garden baking trays. Well, I did and they were yummy! I topped with powdered sugar and they were such a good snack for breakfast or dinner!
Well, that's all from just some of my easy snacks and apps for Easter! I hope you all try these and let me know how they turn out! If you don't want to put the bread in the pans get creative and put cupcake mix or muffin mix!