Homemade Easter Treats for Kids

Homemade Easter Treats

Carrot Patch Pudding Cups make a fun Easter treat.

Are you going to a potluck, hosting an Easter party, or just looking for some yummy homemade Easter treats for your kids that do not involve Peeps or cupcakes?

This Easter-inspired dirt-in-a-cup recipe is so simple to make that with supervision kids will be able to make most (or possibly all) of it on their own.  Let’s get hopping!

Carrot Patch Pudding Cups

  • 2 packets Instant Chocolate Pudding (approx. 4.2oz)
  • 1 pkg Cool Whip thawed (approx. 8oz)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups Oreo cookies (approx.) – you may need more depending on how many cups you make
  • Orange icing (white icing colored with orange Wilton gel)
  • Edible grass

Begin by having your child whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and the milk.

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Measuring and mixing are simple tasks kids can do in the kitchen.

Once combined, have them add the Cool Whip and gently mix it together.

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Pudding tastes better with Cool Whip.

Now comes the fun part.  Put the Oreo’s into a Ziploc® bag and seal it, make sure to press out as much air as possible.  Give the kids a rolling pin and have them crush the Oreo’s into smaller pieces.

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Crushing Oreo’s with a rolling pin is a lot of fun.

Add between 1/3 to 1/2 of the crushed Oreo’s to the pudding mixture and mix to combine.  Spoon the pudding mixture into small soufflé cups, then top with the remaining crushed Oreo’s.

Carrot Patch Dirt in a Cup

Dirt in a cup makes a delicious party treat.

Add the orange icing to a piping bag with a circular tip.  If kids want to try making the carrots have them try on a cutting board first.  Carefully pipe a circle of orange icing onto the top of each pudding cup to resemble the end of a carrot.  Cut small pieces of edible grass and pop into the carrot.

Carrot Patch Pudding Cup

Serve your carrot patch treats chilled.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Do you have any fun Easter crafts for kids?  Share them in the comments below – we’d love to hear about them!

Zui Mom

Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning, decorating, and travel tips.  She has three kids (twin kindergarteners and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.

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12 Responses to Homemade Easter Treats for Kids

  1. Marcy says:

    Sounds delicious! We must try this. Thank you for the recipe. :0)

  2. Wendy says:

    Hi! So adorable! I’d love to duplicate for my daughter’s first birthday party. Where can I purchase the small plastic cups? Online or restaurant supply store?


  3. Gigi says:

    Thanks for this. Think about looking for plastic wine or champagne glasses at dollar stores. The kids will have the stem as a handle and they’ll look extra cute on the table. Gummy worms, too.

  4. Katie says:

    How many servings does this recipe make? (how many punch cups?)

  5. Carla says:

    “Homemade”?!?!?! Huh? The only ingredient which qualifies is milk!

    • Teri says:

      Of course they are ‘Homemade”……you didn’t buy them like this….you put them together and that’s ‘Homemade’!!

  6. Jessica says:

    if you don’t think it’s homemade enough thes make it .. people are just rude

  7. Shannon says:

    Do you think these will be okay to leave in the refrigerator over night?

  8. Even more fun is to roll a carrot shape out of an orange flavored tootsie roll or fondant or marzipan and let the child “harvest” the carrot out of the dirt and eat it!

  9. Sara says:

    What a cute idea I think my little guys would love to do this!

  10. i think is even easier if you use chocalate icecream, you can make them in the morning, leave them in the freezer and done ill be using it, thanks…

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