My 7 year old son has recently become wise to the Easter bunny scam.
Of course, this is the same child who believes that Spiderman defends the city of New York, so why a giant bunny delivering candy is such a far leap for him is beyond me. But regardless, he creeps him out, is freakishly large, and lacks the thumbs necessary for carrying large quantities of candy, so who am I to argue with such logic?
In some ways it makes me sad because it’s a sure sign of things to come. In other ways, it’s a relief because I no longer have to pay $15 for an awful 5×7 of my son on the lap of some strange man dressed as a bunny with giant eyes that never blink
It another way, it’s just plain annoying because now my kid has taken to pointing out which Easter candy he’d like in his basket this year. Like a magical Easter door to Narnia has opened and all he has to do is wish things out loud in front of me and it will happen.
I’ve tried to explain that it doesn’t work that way, so of course he’s all, “why not, wouldn’t you rather get me what I like” and I’m all, “I’m the President of your Life, and if I want to spend my money on candy you’ll never eat, that is totally my decision, this is not an Easterocracy”.
Seriously, I think I just want the bunny back. If he’s still in your life…appreciate it, savor it, and hang on with desperation.
Since Easter surprises are obviously scarce this year, I decided to come up with something fun to hide amongst the plastic eggs that my kid wouldn’t expect…
I came up with candy filled carrots!!
These seriously couldn’t be easier.
Well, I mean…I guess they’d be easier if someone made them FOR you, but you know how people act when they do you a favor. Geez, it’s like all they want to talk about until you just wish you had done it yourself, know what I mean?
So make them yourself. Still easier.
Orange candy melts OR almond bark and orange candy coloring (do NOT use regular food coloring. Candy coloring can be purchased at most hobby stores next to the candy making supplies like chocolate molds)
Cone shaped treat bags
Green tissue paper
Assorted Easter candy
1. Coat cones in orange candy. Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet and place sheet in the refrigerator until set.
2. Fill cones with candy.
3. Place cones in the treat bags.
4. Fill top of bag with folded green tissue paper and secure with ribbon
Told ya it was easy.
These would also be really fun to give to relatives or neighbors. If you have the kind of neighbors that wave hi and invite you to cook-outs. Which I don’t. So…no candy cones for them.
I hope you enjoy these and have a wonderful Easter. Happy Monday!!