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Homemade Easter Candy Baskets


If you’re hosting a large Easter gathering this year, these Homemade Easter Candy Baskets are great to use as place holders for your guests. Filled with candy eggs and shredded coconut, these mini Easter treats will make your tablescape look simply egg-cellent! Also cute for a baby shower, these easy Easter desserts make it easy to bring the colors of spring into your home, and you’ll love how simple it is to make these cute Easter desserts!
Makes: Each Serves 1
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Step 1

2 to 3 days in advance: Make candy bases and shells. For base, tint portion of white candy green using candy color. Place circle cutter on cookie sheet. Fill 1/4 in. deep with melted, tinted candy. Tap to settle; chill until firm. For basket bottom, follow mold instructions to make shells in large cavity.

Step 2

Also: Make ropes and handles. Copy handle pattern and tape to boards; cover with waxed paper. Prepare candy clay (recipe will make 24 handles and trims). Use macrame mold to make three ropes for each treat. Attach one rope over top edge of shell with melted candy; trim ends as needed. Position one rope, flat side up, over handle pattern. Attach second rope, flat side down, with melted candy. Trim ends as needed. Let dry 24 hours. And: Tint coconut green.

Step 3

Prepare truffle recipe. Fill shells to 1/2 in. from top. Seal top with thin layer of melted candy; let set. Attach shell to base and handle to shell with melted candy; let set. Cover top with coconut. Position almonds.

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(1 pk. each makes 3 treats; you will need additional for candy clay recipe), Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy

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