Delicious Easter Snacks That Aren’t Chocolates

April 06, 2019 | Recipes

Easter is synonymous with chocolates and all things sweet. But too much of anything can make you sick. Instead of overindulging in sugar, spice, and everything nice, we’re going to share 4 of our favourite Easter-themed snacks that the entire family will love. Let’s begin!

Carrot Cream Cheese Spread

What You’ll Need

8 ounces of softened cream cheese

1 cup of sour cream

2 small carrots, finely shredded

1/4 cup of dried minced onion

½ teaspoon of salt

Broccoli for decoration

Bread

How to Make it

Mix the cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl until it’s smooth, then add some of the finely shredded carrots, dried minced onion, and salt. Stir until everything is evenly mixed. Put it aside to set, then cut the bread into carrot shapes and spread the mixture evenly on top of it. Lastly, add the remaining shredded carrots onto the piece of bread, and top it off with broccoli to recreate a carrot. And it’s ready to serve!

Fresh Fruit Parfait

What You’ll Need:

4 of cups Greek yogurt

2 cups of fresh melons

2 kiwis

1 1/2 cups granola

Mint leaves for garnish

 

How to Make it

In a small glass, layer the granola, greek yogurt and a few pieces of fruit until it reaches the top of the glass. Then, cut some of the melons into a carrot shape, and the remaining kiwi fruits into its leaves. Use a toothpick to hold it together and place it on top of the parfait for a refreshing treat. Keep it refrigerated for a few hours before serving it.

Potato Nest

What You’ll Need

3 quail eggs

2 cups grated peeled potatoes, drained and squeezed dry

1 egg white, lightly beaten

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/3 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese

Fresh dill sprigs

 

How to Make it

Aside from carrots, eggs are a pretty big deal during Easter. Mix the grated potatoes, with the egg white, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Then, fill each of the 24 greased miniature muffin cups with a tablespoonful of the mix, be sure to line the bottom and sides of cups. Leave it to bake at 375° until it becomes golden brown (about 25 minutes). While allowing it to cool for a few minutes, start boiling the quail eggs to use at the end. Remove the potato nests from the muffin cups, and place the quail eggs into it, garnish with dill and it’s ready to serve!

Carrot Cake Energy Balls With Marzipan Carrot

What You’ll Need
For Carrot Cake Energy Balls

1 cup walnuts

1/2 cup pitted dates

1/2 cup raisins

2 cups shredded carrots

1 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt


For Marzipan Carrot

Marzipan paste

Orange food colouring

Green food colouring


How to Make it

This one’s a simple snack to make and one that the kids will love. Add the walnuts, dates, and raisins into a food processor and allow it to process for a few minutes until everything is smooth and well blended. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and pulse for a couple of minutes. Remove it from the food processor, and roll it into 1 inch balls to create a sweet snack.

Lastly, to make the marzipan carrots, take a quarter of the marzipan paste, add a few drops of orange food colouring and mix until it looks like the colour of carrots. Next, roll it into a cylinder shape and set aside. Take the rest of the marzipan paste and add green colouring, shape it into leaves and add it onto your carrot. Serve it with the carrot energy balls.

Buy all of your Easter ingredients at Village Grocer! Happy Easter and we’ll see you in the next blog post.

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