I have a really cute and really easy little treat for you for Easter. These would be darling for Church events, class parties or your own Easter egg hunts.
I love these treats because they are festive and fun for the kids but they don’t require ages in the kitchen. You can even have the children help you make these and there is no baking required. Awesome right?
I did these on a plate of crushed up cookie crumbs to look like dirt which I think is really fun. For individual servings, you might add the cookie crumbs to the bottom of a small mason jar and put the cookie in and you would have a grab n go treat to eat outside.
The wafers are on the small size so these are little mini carrots not huge cookies. I think they are perfect for small fingers and would be fun on top of cupcakes too! I would do chocolate frosting- add cookie crumbles on top of that and then the carrot.
Here are the supplies you need:
Here are the instructions:
- Orange Sugar Wafer Cookies (1 wafer makes 2 cookies)
- Lime Flavored Tootsie Rolls (1 Tootsie Roll makes three carrot tops)
- Orange Wilton Candy Melts
- Oreo cookies for the dirt (optional)
- Using a bread knife, carefully saw and cut the wafer cookies as shown. You can make two carrots out of 1 cookie. Discard scraps (or save them to nibble on later!)
- Working with 1-2 tootsie rolls at a time, place them (with wrapper on) into the microwave. Microwave for 5-10 seconds until soft. Unroll tootsie roll and using a sharp knife, cut the roll into three sections.
- Mold the small section into a cylinder shape.
- Make two cuts in each cylinder shape to create three carrot leaves.
- Using your fingers, and working quickly, shape the tootsie rolls into carrot tops. Flatten bottoms on a counter top. Set aside to re-harden.
- In one corner of a Ziploc bag, place 10 orange candy melts. Microwave on 50% power for 60 seconds or until candy is melted. Cut a small opening in the corner of the bag to create a writing tip.
- Squeeze a liberal amount of candy melts across the top of the carrot. Set the green top in the candy and hold for a few seconds until set. Lay on a flat surface to completely harden.
- Serve on a plate of crushed chocolate cookies.
The package of sugar wafers I purchased had 16 cookies inside which should make 32 of these little carrots.
And here is how I cut the cookies:
Pretty simple and then here is how to shape the Tootsie rolls- it sounds complicated but really these are so simple:
And here is what they look like in the end:
I hope you will come back and let me know how your cookies turn out!
If you like this recipe, you might also check out:
Magical Jelly Bean Garden– my kids LOVE this every year. Such a simple and magical thing to do.