For the past three years, my husband and I have been going to Saratoga Springs for Easter. And this year will be no different!! Tomorrow I will get to see aunts, uncles, sisters, cousins, my nephew and friends. It is an exciting weekend filled with catching up, good times and usually a little shopping .
A lot of my family is originally from the city and they miss certain things like BAGELS…so we will be sure to pick up a few dozen tomorrow morning before hitting the road. I also made some delicious Easter Treats that we will be bringing along as well!!
I made Easter Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese icing, and Easter Cookie Truffles. Here are the recipes and some photos as well:
EASTER CUPCAKES WITH COCONUT CREAM CHEESE ICING:
For the cupcakes I made traditional yellow cupcakes and followed this recipe here (from Martha Stewart). I doubled the recipe and made 48 mini cupcakes (instead of 24 regular sized). The mini cupcakes cooked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
FOR THE COCONUT CREAM CHEESE ICING:
I mixed 3 blocks of Philadelphia cream cheese, 2 stick of unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract and 5 cups of powdered sugar (all ingredients at room temperature). I then added a 14 ounce bag of sweetened shredded coconut and blended well. Then I mixed in some purple food coloring. refrigerate.
After the cupcakes cooled completely, I added the icing and decorated.
Here are some photos of my Easter Cupcakes:
EASTER COOKIE TRUFFLES:
For my next Easter adventure, I made cookie balls. I made 3 different kinds: Lemon-Blossom Oreo Cookie Balls, Cool Mint Oreo Cookie Balls, and Pink Berry Oreo Cookie Balls.
- For the Lemon-Blossom Oreo Cookie Balls, I followed this recipe here.
- For the Cool Mint Oreo Cookie Balls, I followed this recipe here.
- For the Pink Berry Oreo Cookie Balls, I followed the same recipe as the Mint, but instead used Berry Blast Oreo Cookies and dyed the white chocolate pink.
- ****If you alter which cookies you use in a recipe just be careful to adjust the amount of cream cheese to the size package. A few Oreo flavors have less ounces per package and therefore would use less cream cheese.
- In the past I have made these cookie balls with regular Oreos to make chocolate, vanilla Oreos for vanilla, peanut butter Oreos for peanut butter cookie balls and have altered covering them in white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. For Easter, I used all white chocolate so I could make them look more festive.
Here are some photos of my Easter Cookie Balls:
OH AND TRY NOT TO DO THIS!!
I hope everyone has a sweet and wonderful Easter. Happy Cadbury Eggs!!!
<3 Luv and I Do xxoo