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5 Homemade Easter egg treats

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Skip store-bought with 5 easy-to-make treats!

These 5 easy-to-make treats are perfect for filling those little plastic eggs. They even use ingredients you may already have in your kitchen!

5 Homemade Easter Egg Treats

1

Chocolate dipped pretzels

It just takes a few minutes and two ingredients to have homemade chocolate dipped pretzels!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini pretzel twists

Directions:

  1. Add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until melted.
  2. Dip the pretzels in the chocolate and lay flat on a sheet of parchment paper until the chocolate has set.
2

Dried banana chips

Drying fruit in your oven is a simple way to make a healthy homemade treat!

Ingredients:

  • 1 firm banana (not soft)
  • 1 lemon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees F.
  2. Cut the banana into 1/4-inch rings. Lay bananas flat on a baking sheet that has been covered with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Squeeze lemon juice over bananas.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes. Flip bananas over and bake until dry and crisp, about an additional 15 to 30 minutes.
3

Homemade granola

It takes only five minutes to get this into your oven and makes a perfect snack for kids.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon gound cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • 8 cups oats

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss all ingredients in a bowl until well coated.
  3. Add granola to a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer.
  4. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, tossing once about halfway through.
  5. Remove from the oven when granola is golden brown.
4

Chocolate covered raisins

So simple and delicious you might want to make an extra batch for yourself!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup raisins

Directions:

  1. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until melted.
  3. Add the raisins and stir until coated.
  4. Remove the raisins a few at a time and add to a sheet of parchment paper until dried.
5

Miniature chocolate chip cookies

Everything's better in miniature form! You can even substitute your favorite cookie recipe to make small versions of the cookies you already love.

Yields 30 mini cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup miniature chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the butter and both kinds of sugar. Beat until well combined, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, cornstarch, salt and chocolate chips. Sprinkle the flour mixture into the stand mixer bowl. Gently stir until combined.
  4. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small spoon, drop about 1 teaspoon of the dough at a time on the baking sheet. Press lightly with the back of the spoon to flatten a bit.
  5. Bake for about 8 minutes or until golden brown.

More homemade treats

No bake granola poppers
Kid-friendly cookies
Homemade fruit roll-ups

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