A Fun, Yet Frugal Vegan Easter

Say that five times fast.

A quick picture of the baskets before letting the kids have them.

We have a few different goals with our Easter baskets. First, we give them to the kids on Saturday to not distract from Sunday. We belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and as such, a Christ-centered Easter is important to us.
Secondly, we like to eliminate wasteful things. No disposable toys, no extravagant spending on all the perfect things. Enough is enough.
Thirdly, we like to make things feel special. So we have Easter baskets, and plastic eggs we’ve kept from year to year so the plastic isn’t sitting in a landfill for millennia. Instead of plastic grass we use colorful scarves to make them pretty. Our kids are still pretty young and we try to be careful of our sugar intake, but we do have chocolate Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs we made ourselves.

The weird splotchy eggs have candied violets we picked and candied ourselves. Unfortunately, not very pretty. We made strawberry flavored white chocolate for the pink eggs, store-bought vegan chocolate chips for the dark chocolate eggs, with reese’s style PB filling.

I made cookies N’ Cream Bunnies with this mold, which makes little round bois a little bigger than a chicken egg. There’s more info in my other post on the bunnies.
For the eggs we used this mold which makes eggs the size of a quail egg (about 1/4 a chicken egg ish. I used strawberry white chocolate based on this recipe which I added ground freeze-dried strawberries to. For the chocolate eggs, I used store bought vegan chocolate chips, since they don’t have dairy or palm oil, I use those thing every chance I can, they’re amazing. I also made some peanut butter filling with peanut butter and powdered sugar until it makes kind of a play-doh consistency, ball it up and stick that in the eggs for a vegan reese’s egg that is deliciously vegan.

Last year, we actually bought egg gourds to paint, which was a lot of fun. We bought the cute little gourds (about the size of what I estimate to be a goose egg) from this etsy shop, and we covered the table and painted them with acrylic paints I already had. One purple glow in the dark egg is making an appearance again this year.

The dolls are getting their own post, but that little samurai and the Rapunzel doll both are so cute.

I do have some amazon links in here, but I’m not making any money off those, I just wanted to share what molds and chocolate I used to make vegan easter treats easier for everyone.

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