Easter After-School Treat Ideas for Kids {Recipe}

by Melanie Edwards on April 11, 2014 · 2 comments

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Easter After-School Treat Ideas for Kids

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Easter is just a little over a week away and though I’m not much of a baker, our family does enjoy the occasional treat. Many times I start with a boxed mix since I find it reduces the amount of mixing and measuring (and the number of bowls and dishes to wash later!). My kids are just as happy to eat a cupcake made from scratch as they are to eat one baked from a box mix, so I don’t feel guilty over it – plus, they enjoy helping either way!

This Easter, I decided to try some of the featured items in Walmart’s Easter section and make a couple of after-school treats as a surprise for my oldest daughter. My three-year-old and I got to work baking cupcakes and using a Jell-O Easter mold kit while she was at school and surprised her with Easter-themed treats after a day of learning. Check out what we put together and how you too can have a fun afternoon with these Easter after-school treat ideas for kids!

Easter After-School Treat Ideas for Kids

Easter After-School Treat Ideas for Kids, Ingredients Used

Easy Lemon & Blue Raspberry Cupcakes w/ Jelly Bean Decorations {Recipe}

Ingredients

  • Duncan Hines Signature Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Pillsbury® Blue Raspberry Frosting
  • Brach’s Classic Jelly Bird Eggs

Directions

  1. Bake cupcakes according to cake mix package directions. I found a cute cupcake kit in the Walmart Easter section too that had the cupcake baking cups and cupcake toppers you can use later after frosting them.
  2. Once cupcakes have completely cooled, you can frost them. First, stir the frosting inside the can, then frost each cupcake to your liking.
  3. Next, place the jelly beans on top of each cupcake – about 2-3 jelly beans for each cupcake is enough. If you have cupcake toppers, go ahead and insert them as well.
  4. That’s it! Your kids will love their Easter Lemon & Blue Raspberry Cupcakes! Aren’t they cute?!

Easter After-School Treat Ideas for Kids: Lemon & Blue Raspberry Cupcakes

Fun Easter Jell-O Jigglers

Ingredients

  • Jell-O Jigglers Mold Kit
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Using the gelatin box included in the kit (or you can choose to use another flavor of your liking), follow the instructions on the side of the mold kit box. Basically, you’ll need to spray the mold tray with cooking spray, add the boiling water to the gelatin mix in a large bowl, stir until dissolved and well-mixed, pour into the mold tray, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  2. Once the Jell-O is firm (at least 3 hours), the kit’s instructions suggest you dip the bottom of the tray in warm water before inverting it onto a plate. I didn’t have much success with this method and actually had to use a spoon to pretty much (CAREFULLY) scoop the Jigglers out of the tray.
  3. To make it a little more fun, I inserted toothpicks into each Jiggler, so the kids could pick each up and feel “fancy” (as they say) while eating them.

Easter After-School Treat Ideas for Kids: Jell-O Jigglers

My baby boy had fun helping me in the kitchen while we made our Easter Jell-O Jigglers and Lemon & Blue Raspberry Cupcakes for our afternoon of Easter after-school treats! He did a great job too of keeping everything a surprise when we picked up his sister and she loved coming home to extra-special after-school snacks! I hope you’ll think about making your kids these Lemon & Blue Raspberry Cupcakes or even the Jell-O Jigglers, both of which are so easy to make and won’t take too long. If you combine these Easter after-school treat ideas with a few print outs or activities from our Free Easter Printables and Activities for Kids list, you’re sure to have a great afternoon of fun after school!

Easter After-School Treat Ideas for Kids

What other Easter after-school treat ideas for kids can you share with us?

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1 Naomi Broderick April 14, 2014 at 11:49 am

Those cup cakes are so cute! I’m going to have to make them for my kids easter party! My family and mykids friends are coming over. We’re going to color eggs, eat good food, and watch Rise of the Gaurdians!

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2 Melanie Edwards April 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Sounds like a wonderful time! Have a great Easter!

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