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!
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.
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
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.