What to give for Easter instead of candy? Half the fun of Easter is the treats! But it couldn’t hurt to have a little less sugar in your Easter traditions. Here are 8 simple, healthy – (but also tasty) – non-candy treats to try out this Easter!
- Whole Wheat Bunny Pancakes
What you’ll need: whole wheat pancake mix, fruit and chocolate chips.
Get the kids in the kitchen with you and have fun whipping up these delicious and healthy pancakes! Decorate with your favourite fruit and some chocolate chips or mini marshmallows for a fun bunny face.
What you’ll need: Popped popcorn, clothespins, pipe cleaners, markers and Ziplock sandwich bags.
This is a great idea for your kid’s classroom Easter party! Also works great as a fun on-the-go snack.
Easter Trail Mix
What you’ll need: Pretzels, bunny shaped crackers (if you can find them), popcorn and mixed nuts or cereal.
This is great for a party! Mix up a big bowl, have some cute small serving cups and let people dive in! Kid and adults will all love this treat!
Chick Fruit Cups
What you’ll need: Fruit cups, googly eyes, orange foam and yellow feathers.
Grab a gluestick and have fun making these adorable little chick fruit cups! These are fun to add a seasonal touch of whimsy to your kid’s lunchboxes!
Cheese Sandwich Hatching Chicks or Bunnies
What you’ll need: A hatching chick or bunny cookie cutter, cheese, bread and mayonnaise or butter.
Take the staple cheese sandwich that every kid loves, and give it an Easter spin! Use a seasonal cookie cutter to make the hatching egg or bunny shape and your kids will ask for this for lunch all the time!
Baked Sweet Potatoes Bunnies or Chicks
What you’ll need: A hatching chick or bunny cookie cutter and sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are a delicious and naturally sweet treat and you can easily make these! Thickly slice a peeled sweet potato, bake until cooked then cut out with an Easter themed cookie cutter. Cool and enjoy!
Fruit Filled Easter Eggs
What you’ll need: Plastic Easter eggs, assorted fruit and an empty egg carton.
This makes a fun road snack for the kids on the way to a family gathering and is also a healthy alternative to sugar-filled treats!
Goldfish Cracker Carrots
What you’ll need: Goldfish crackers, sandwich bags and green ribbon.
Fill the sandwich bags so the corner is angled down and tie off at the top with the green ribbon. Voila! Instant carrot-shaped snack bags!
So, if you’re wondering what to give for Easter instead of candy, we hope these ideas inspire you!