Welcome back to another day of Everything Easter Egg-stravaganza where the Bunny in your house will find ideas to fill all those plastic eggs, how to make homemade PEEPS and today’s giveaway a must have Mommy book.
Egg- ceptional Easter EGG Filler Ideas:
The Bunny in my house is getting ready to fill dozens of plastic eggs. So, we went looking for a few new ideas as to what to put in these eggs. Not only did we create a list of 20 creative Egg filler ideas but we also asked our moms on Facebook for their Mom tested ideas and WOW they had some great suggestions to help the Bunny in my house fill these eggs.
20 FUN Easter Egg Filler Ideas
- Mini M&M’s
- Bite- size Candy bars
- Stickers – always a favorite around here.
- Hot Wheels cars (without any detachable parts)
- Hair barrettes/bows for girls.
- Magnets – alphabet / numbers
- Animal Crackers
- Teddy Grahams
- Fun band aides
- Barbie outfits
- Small plastic animals
- Bunny Money – good for specific things Movie night etc
- Game tokens to Chuck E Cheese or other game place
- Mini boxes of raisins
- Lip Gloss/ Chap Stick
Our Facebookin Moms:
Today’s Egg-stravaganza Giveaway:
I read this book and not only is it an adorable story but I loved the creativity of the illustrations creating a Rabbit that looks like a Duck or was that a Duck that looked like a Rabbit. This is a perfect Easter addition to your Child’s basket this year. A Mommy must have book.
24/7 MOMS and Chronicle books are giving away one Duck Rabbit book. To enter for your chance to win, enter your name and email address in the box below you will be signed up for today’s giveaway as well as be added to the 24/7 MOMS E-list (if you are not already a 24/7 MOMS subscriber)
Egg-stra Yummy Recipe:
Homemade Marshmallow “Peeps”
1 unflavored gelatin, (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1/3 cup cold water, for gelatin, plus 1/4 cup for syrup
1 cup sugar
fine colored sugar (for dusting the bunnies and chicks)
In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/3 cup cold water. Allow gelatin to soften, about 5 minutes.
In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water and sugar, and stir over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved. Stop stirring, and place a candy thermometer into sugar water. Wipe down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush to prevent the sugar from crystallizing. Place a candy thermometer into the sugar water. (Do not let it touch the bottom of the pan or it will not give an accurate reading.) Boil sugar until temperature reaches 238 degrees, also known as soft-ball stage. Remove syrup from heat and add to gelatin mixture.
With an electric mixer on low, beat until the bottom of the bowl is cool, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla, then increase speed to medium high until soft (not stiff) peaks form, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer marshmallow mixture to a large pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch tip, and use immediately.
Fill rimmed baking sheet or small bowls with about 1 1/2 cups sugar. If desired, color white sugar by stirring in a drop of food coloring. Pipe shapes onto sugar.
(Martha Stewart Directions)
Pipe a small marshmallow mound onto sugar, about 1 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch tall. Pipe two smaller mounds on either end for the head and tail.
Pipe the ears, starting from the top of the head onto the body, pulling forward and off to finish. With a damp finger, pat down any marshmallow spikes formed from piping.
Immediately sprinkle sugar over the entire surface of the bunny. Allow a few minutes for the shape to set.
Pipe on a royal-icing face (or you can use a dot of chocolate syrup) with a #1 Ateco icing tip; lift bunny out of sugar with a spoon or small offset spatula. Place in a parchment-lined airtight container until ready to serve, or for up to 2 weeks.